What is Ontario’s Lake Country ‘Flavours’?
The ‘Flavours’ program is a joint partnership spearheaded by Ontario’s Lake Country in conjunction with participating restaurants. Since its inception in 2009 this amazing event has continued to grow by offering an affordable taste from the diversity of culinary talents of restaurants in the area. All dishes offered by participating restaurants range from $20 to $30 for a three course meal. This includes an appetizer, soup or salad plus a main entrée.
Local chefs step up to the plate and create a wide variety of delectable flavours for patrons to experience. If you reside in or are visiting Lake Country during this phenomenal culinary event, you’ll want to taste some of the succulent menus the region’s finest chefs prepare to tantalize your taste buds.
It is put together by the destination marketing group for Oro-Medonte, Rama, Orillia, Severn and Ramara known as Ontario’s Lake Country [OLC]. OLC represents unique tourist attractions in specific central Ontario regions such as Casino Rama, fresh running streams, clean lakes, breath-taking scenery, one of Ontario’s largest nature trail arrangements and abundant healthy forests.
How long has the ‘Flavours’ Program been running?
‘Flavours’ was originally launched in March, 2009. It runs several times each year for 2 weeks at a time. The idea behind this culinary masterpiece is two-fold:
- Affordability & Culinary Greatness- Offers visitors to the area and residents a chance to enjoy the flavours from talented chefs of the region at an affordable price.
- Win—Win- Helps restaurants grow their businesses through increased business in slower times and a connection to new patronage.
Each year this program runs is greater than past years. This can be attributed to increasing participation, delectable menus along with attractive (high-value) price points.
As time goes on you can be sure this program will continue to grow, offering tourists and locals a bite of the region’s culinary talents.
Every good chef loves a challenge! From fine diners to eateries, chefs are required to meet the criteria of a 3 course meal from $20-$30. This inspires creativity amongst the region’s culinary artisans. You may find eateries with average price points of $10-15 create specials for two. While fine diners with average price points of $40-60 invent a distinctive valuable ‘Flavours’ menu that still showcases the savory tastes of their restaurant. Every participating establishment benefits by new patrons. New patrons get a chance to experience the divine flavors of the region at a favorable price…WIN—WIN!
Do Yourself a Flavour
Whether you are a resident of the area or a tourist, this festival of flavor is an experience created for food lovers. When you are craving a flavor at an affordable price check Ontario’s Lake Country to find a participating restaurant near you!