Episode 4: The Blue Mountains

Make 5 stops in The Blue Mountains, picking up local ingredients, exploring hidden gems and ending with a gorgeous Food & Drink–style feast.

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Discover the 5 Stops

Photography by David Pike

The Blue Mountains   - Discover the 5 Stops

1. Thornbury Village Craft Cider & Beer

1. Thornbury Village Craft Cider & Beer

Producing goods right in an apple orchard, it’s no surprise Thornbury has an interesting range of ciders — from Honey Crisp to rose to even elderflower  — plus delicious beer.

2. Goldsmith’s Orchard Market + Emerald Grasslands

2. Goldsmith’s Orchard Market + Emerald Grasslands

Find fresh goods grown right on the farm, plus flowers and ice cream.  Be sure to stop at the bakery to pick up a pie: it’s their specialty. Plus, there you can buy Emerald Grasslands Grass-Fed Organic Jersey butter. There’s a reason organic, artisanal butter is so sought-after these days — it really enhances the taste of your cooking!

3. Black Angus Fine Meats & Game

3. Black Angus Fine Meats & Game

This butcher is known for selling wild boar, venison and elk burgers and dry-aged Ontario beef. They also carry imported game, such as kangaroo and crocodile.

4. The Roost Winery & Vineyard

4. The Roost Winery & Vineyard

From this hilltop winery, you can catch a stunning view of Georgian Bay. You’ll also discover low-intervention wines that embrace the terroir of this unexpected wine area.

5. Kolapore Springs Cabins & Fish Hatchery

5. Kolapore Springs Cabins & Fish Hatchery

Organic and sustainable, this all-natural Ontario trout hatchery is set in a lush forest. This beautiful location is host to an annual Feast in the Forest event — and the final meal in this episode of 5 Stops.

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Products Featured in This Episode

The Roost at Redwing Rosé    

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Thornbury Village Pickup No.26 Pilsner

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Thornbury Village Spiced Apple Cider

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Thornbury Village Craft Apple Cider

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Thornbury Village Ladder Run Amber Lager

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THE FEAST

 Our host, Devan, and guest Dustin Gallagher (executive chef of Peoples Eatery and 416 Snack Bar, and Top Chef Canada finalist) used the bounty they picked up on their 5 Stop journey to cook a to-die-for cabin dinner at Kolapore Springs. Recreate your own version of the meal using Food & Drink recipes.

Grilled Boar with Buttery Polenta & Corn Salsa

Grilled Boar with Buttery Polenta & Corn Salsa

Serve tasty barbecued chops over polenta and top with a charred corn salsa.

Apple Salad with Smoked Trout & Pea Shoots

Apple Salad with Smoked Trout & Pea Shoots

Make a seasonal salad with fresh greens and a combo of crisp apple and smoked trout.

Summer Squash Sauté

Summer Squash Sauté

Create a simple side by cooking up tender zucchini and pattypan squash with market vegetables.

Pan-Fried Trout with Brown Butter

Pan-Fried Trout with Brown Butter

Baked Apple Crumble with Peanut Brittle

Baked Apple Crumble with Peanut Brittle

Serve the warm base of a simple baked apple dessert topped with peanut brittle.

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