Thursday September 22 is the first day of fall – in case you hadn’t heard.The Milton Fall Fair in Milton ON. and a “Farm to Fork” restaurant in our town O are ready for the picking!
Noble Bistro www.noblebistro.com – a fresh new restaurant on Lakeshore Rd. in downtown Oakville features chef inspired Farm to Fork cuisine and does not disappoint. On a recent visit our table ordered the tasting menu – release all control (dietary restrictions accommodated) to the creativity of chef JohnRoss Woodland. Delivered to our table were yummy egg filled homemade raviolis followed by poached fresh Halibut with local organic vegetables. For dessert we had fabulous individually baked meringues topped with seasonal fresh fruit.Scrumptious! Excellent service. Love the banquette seating.
Chef JohnRoss Woodland started his career training with famed locavore chef Michael Potters at Harvest in Picton ON. He eventually followed this by owning and then selling his own establishment the Devonshire Inn in Wellington ON. – now the Drake Devonshire. In 2014 JohnRoss won Chopped Canada on Food Network Canada . He has also been named one of the Top 30 chefs under 30 in Canada. Today he is the chef and purveyor of local farm to table ingredients at Noble Bistro here in Oakville. This talented young chef and his love of “farm fresh” local ingredients is creating and cooking delicious meals in our downtown and this is to be celebrated!
The menu is obviously dictated by seasonally available ingredients which keeps eating at Noble Bistro exciting – with an ever changing menu for diners to select from. Suppliers such as Prince Edward county peas from www.millcreekfarm.ca, high quality farm fresh pork from www.willowgrovehill.com, and eggs from family owned www.homesteadeggs.com are just a sampling of a long list of farms that supply farm fresh ingredients to the kitchen at Noble Bistro. An authentic take away from Noble Bistro are the restaurants own gorgeous looking and mouthwateringly tasty canned local produce – for gifts or for your kitchen shelf. These in-house preserved jars of natures deliciousness are beautiful!
Just to the north of Oakville The 163rd Milton Fall Fair www.miltonfair.com runs this weekend Friday thru Sunday Sept. 23-25. The Milton Fairgrounds, 136 Robert St. Milton is where all things rural+country+agriculture come together for the annual Fall Fair! Yes there is a pie baking competition – 9″ double crust – Apple, Cherry, or Peach – in case you are feeling inspired – or competitive. Canning/Preserving and vegetable growing categories as well (see website”Prize and competition list”) – traditional country fair activities – That I love!
More Milton Fall Fair offerings include Sport Pony, Light Horses, Cattle, Sheep, Commercial Grain,and Commercial Hay judging – real agricultural fair stuff. Truck and Tractor pull, Hunter Jumper Horse Show and even a Baby Show -“Curliest Hair” and “Chubbiest Baby” are amongst several possible winning baby categories – old fashioned fun for sure!
Friday is Youth Day at the Milton Fall Fair– part of the fair’s mandate is to present an informative and educational agricultural experience designed especially for school aged children. Perfectly groomed farm animals and their handlers, farming displays that convey the importance of farming and our local food supply and 4H Club presentations are all on display.
A midway with rides and games, dog shows, “Pedal Tractor Pull” – for kids, motocross, musical entertainment, food and the must have Saturday night Demolition Derby are also part of the action on the busy fair schedule! What else is soooo comforting and fun as these traditional fall fair offerings?
It’s all about Fall, Farms and Country style fun this weekend in our town and just north of us in Milton! Even the weather may be turning a little cooler – the leaves are slowwwwly changing colour and falling. The deep red, gold and orange days of autumn are just ahead – more of natures goodness is on its way!
Enjoy yourselves lovely readers of OurtownO on this first weekend of fall 2016!