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EPIC EDIBLES

The taste, smell, texture and experience of food can be extraordinarily evocative, triggering life-long memories. Our Epic Edibles do just that, with one-of-kind experiences that will immerse you in a culinary journey you won’t soon forget.

ESCAPE THE CITY: CANOE PADDLE + CULINARY ADVENTURE

This dynamic Canadian Signature Experience is offered by our friends at Culinary Adventure Co. Their urban escape begins with a leisurely paddle to the beautiful Toronto Islands in a heritage voyager Canoe, a replica of those used by early Canadian settlers. Explore Toronto’s Bird Sanctuary and paddle past beautiful sailboats and yacht clubs, while you learn about the natural geography and evolution of the area.

Upon arrival, explore the Islands while Culinary Adventure Co. unveils a special Canada 150 dining experience, inspired by local artisans and ingredients, prepared by the culinary team at TOCA.

Relax after our amazing meal, watch the beautiful colours of the sun set over the island waterways … you will soon forget we are mere minutes away from Canada’s largest city. As darkness falls, we board our canoes and paddle back to the city, taking in the magnificent skyline view from the water.

At A Glance
- Enjoy the best urban paddling in North America
- Tuck into a 5-course locally sourced gourmet meal on the Toronto Islands
- See the city skyline from a once-in-a-lifetime vantage point

Schedule
Thursday Nights – All Summer
May to Mid-August | 6:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.
Mid-August to September | 6 p.m. to 10 p.m.

Cost
$150 per guest

ESCAPE THE CITY: CANADA 150TH SPECIAL EDITION CANOE PADDLE + CULINARY ADVENTURE

Join us as Culinary Adventure Co. and The Ritz-Carlton, Toronto host an exclusive Canada Day experience like no other.  This once-in-a-lifetime spectacular Escape the City: Canoe Paddle + Culinary Adventure will include a special edition Taste of Canada menu inspired by regional cuisine from across the country and will pay homage to Canada from coast-to-coast. The meal will be prepared onsite by Executive Chef Dan Craig and Culinary Team from TOCA.

To add extra sparkle, as we paddle back, enjoy an unforgettable Canada Day fireworks display.

At A Glance
- Enjoy the best urban paddling in North America
- Tuck into a 5-course locally sourced gourmet meal on the Toronto Islands
- See the city skyline and extravagant Canada Day fireworks from a once-in-a-lifetime vantage point

Schedule
July 1, 2017
6:30 p.m.

Cost
$200 per guest

ESCAPE THE CITY: URBAN MUSHROOM FORAGE

Enjoy the fall colours and discover the joys of foraging as we explore the Don Valley in search of wild mushrooms and edible plants. Toronto’s lush park system is designated one of the best urban forage landscapes in North America. Our expert Foraging Guides will share many years of knowledge and point out interesting plants and woodland animals as we hunt for these gourmet treasures.

Our 2+ hour walk/hike will culminate with an incredible harvest picnic created onsite by TOCA’s culinary team.

Upon review by our foraging expert, you’ll get to keep what you find, and will be provided with delicious wild mushroom recipes for you to try at home.

At A Glance
- Discover Toronto’s wild urban foraging landscape on a spectacular hike
- Watch and enjoy fresh foraged mushroom prepared onsite
- Take home unique memories and unforgettable stories

Schedule
October 14, 2017
9 a.m.

Cost
$80 per guest