People love to eat and Culinary Tourism is certainly a growing trend. It's important for locals and visitors to our community be familiar with the incredible dining options available right here in town! From international restaurants like Le Cafe Siam and Bella Jacks in Downtown St. Thomas to the Best Burger in Town at Snack Wacky Foods, gourmet grilled cheese and locally roasted coffee at Streamliners, world-class macarons at Seed Confections, or the option to take fresh delicious meals home for the whole family from Salt & Pepper Meals, the list of incredible opportunities to enjoy local flavours and produce just keep growing.
#tasteofstthomas has been popping up on social media for a few months now and we want you to join the conversation! Start using the hashtag to share your foodie finds in St. Thomas and area. This community is surrounded by local farms, produce markets for you to experience the #tasteofstthomas at home too! We want to see your local creations and share the stories of our local restaurants and producers!
Railway City Tourism is partnering with Savour Elgin on a #TasteofStThomas Culinary Tour on September 22. This culinary adventure will combine the railway heritage of our community with its rich agricultural roots to create a taste experience like nothing else. This full-day experience will bring together the very best the region has to offer in partnership with our local restaurateurs and producers in several locations throughout the day ending with dinner at the Elgin County Railway Museum prepared using locally sourced ingredients. Guests will experience sweet and savoury food and beverage pairings on the train as they journey through Elgin County, a sample and produce purchase market, engage with local providers and learn about the craft of beekeeping and herbal teas and so much more. More information about the tour and tickets will be available soon so be sure to follow along with our social media for announcements.
As we are finalizing details for the fall celebration of what's in season and local, we are excited to announce that our first video highlighting local flavours and the people behind them is ready for viewing!
If you haven't already experienced Elgin Harvest it's time to check out this FeastON Certified wood-fired mobile pizzeria and get to know the chef who believes in just how much local food matters, Cindy Bircham. Elgin Harvest is the first #tasteofstthomas feature - stay tuned for more introductions to local flavours!