Taste of Toronto with Nespresso

005_Taste of Toronto zurbainesTwo weeks ago, Nespresso invited me to attend Taste of Toronto – a food lovers’ festival where renowned restaurants from the metropolis convene to offer up small plates of their creative fare. Nespresso was also there to launch their latest Lungo – the strongest one so far on the Nespresso Lungo intensity scale. I had the pleasure of sitting down at the festival, just prior to the opening, to a delightful pairing of gourmet creations with their caffeinated counterparts. Festival goers were also treated to a sampling of the new Envivo Lungo paired with a grilled pineapple and ginger cake crumble amuse-bouche. Below are a few photo souvenirs and a quick video of my gourmet trip to Canada’s largest centre.
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Of course, Nespresso put me up at l’hôtel Germain Toronto – where I was very happy to drop off my bags and prepare a Nespresso before heading out to lunch with the Nespresso PR team.
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One of the world’s top sommeliers, Elyse Lambert presented the Nespresso pairings with dishes prepared by Chef Victor Barry and his team from Piano Piano The Restaurant.
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I particularly enjoyed this boudin noir brioche paired with the new Envivo Lungo (a strong coffee which has a slight caramel flavour).
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And that foie gras parfait – which tasted like dessert. Room Service Germain Hotel
My own personal péché-mignon (guilty pleasure) during my stay was to order room service for breakfast the following morning before catching my flight back to Montreal.

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This post is sponsored by NESPRESSO – opinions are my own.