Win a Pair of VIP Tickets to Taste of Toronto

170 years ago a brewing revolution took place in the ancient Czech town of Pilsen, a revolution that changed the world of beer forever. A group of dedicated brewers put their skills and their ambition together to create the world’s first ever golden beer, the original Pilsner lager, a beer that still sets and defines the standard for 70% of the worlds brewing output today. 

I had the pleasure of travelling to Pilsen and Prague with Pilsner Urquell in the Fall of 2013. The trip included a private tour of the Pilsner Urquell brewery and a culinary tour of Prague, the nations jaw dropping capital. This incredible experience taught me firsthand how the world’s original pilsner is crafted and what makes this beer so special.  I’m thrilled to be an Ambassador for Pilsner Urquell and excited to share that they are the official beer sponsor at this summer’s inaugural Taste of Toronto, taking place at Fort York from July 24th to July 27th.


I first experienced Taste on my travels through Europe in 2006. Sipping and nibbling my way through Regent Park in London UK was a glamorous indulgence which allowed me to come face to face with the city’s top culinary champions. This summer Toronto food and drink fans have an opportunity to tour the best of the city’s diverse cuisine as 17 restaurants serve up small plates that can be purchased with crowns, the festival currency.

Taste of Toronto offers unique opportunities to engage with the head chef from each restaurant, while they work behind the grill at their tented pop-up venue, and with various demonstrations and interactive cooking classes. In addition to the festival lineup of 17 restaurants and chefs, Taste of Toronto will also spotlight a number of celebrated chefs including Montreal’s Chuck Hughes, Franco Stalteri from Charlie’s Burgers (a fellow member of #TeamPilsner, who visited the brewery with me last Fall) and 50 local food producers in the vendor marketplace. Extensive programming will animate the space all weekend long, with historical cooking classes presented by Fort York and a live music stage curated by Arts & Crafts.


dobbernationLOVES, in partnership with Pilsner Urquell, is pleased to offer a VIP Taste of Toronto prize package! One lucky winner will have the opportunity to experience Taste of Toronto with a friend, for an opportunity to sample treats from the following restaurants:


Winner will receive 2 VIP Passes to one AM or PM session at Taste of Toronto, your date of choice. VIP tickets offer unlimited access to the festivals VIP lounge, $20 Crowns, one complimentary Pilsner Urquell Beer and fast track festival entry with access to all the features: Taste Theatre, Metro Master Class, and Music Stage. Valued at $220.

The winner and their guest will each receive an additional $40.00 crowns, to ensure you enjoy an unforgettable culinary adventure during your visit to Taste of Toronto.

The total value of this contest is $300!


Open to Canadian addresses only. Must be legal drinking age to participate. Contest closes on Monday July 21st @ 11:00 am. Winner will be contacted directly and will pick up their prize at the event for the date and session they select. Good Luck!

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  1. These types of outdoor events always make me crave bbq, so I’m anxious to taste what Barque Smokehouse has to offer! So many great restaurants participating! 😀