A Culinary Tour of Tuscany: A Must-Do Niagara Culinary Experience

Discover amazing Tuscan cuisine at A Culinary Tour of Tuscany.
Italy’s beautiful Tuscan region.

Tuscany is one of Italy’s most beloved and beautiful regions, home to picturesque vineyards, extraordinary cuisine, and the capital city of Florence, which is brimming with magnificent art, history, and architecture. And this spring at the Rainbow Room, you can discover amazing Tuscan cuisine and wine pairings from Tuscany’s Antinori Winery at A Culinary Tour of Tuscany with Massimo Capra on March 23rd.

This special culinary event is part of this year’s Niagara Culinary Experiences Series at Falls Avenue Resort and will feature a mix and mingle with Chefs Massimo Capra and John Casciato, a standing cocktail reception with canapés and Prosecco, and a five course dinner with wine pairings from Antinori Winery.

Tuscan cuisine is known for its simplicity and heartiness with many traditional dishes featuring cheese, vegetables, mushrooms, legumes, and bread. And as a world-famous wine region, Tuscany produces many renowned wines, including Chianti, which is a dry red that pairs very well with food.

Both Dinner Only and Dinner & Hotel Room tickets are available for the event, offering one night’s hotel accommodation in a luxurious Fallsview room at the historic Crowne Plaza Niagara Falls-Fallsview hotel. So get your tickets now to discover the very best wine and cuisine from Italy’s Tuscan region at this beautiful Fallsview dinner in Niagara Falls.

The Best Ways to Experience Niagara Icewine this Winter

Bottles of Niagara Icewine Beer from Niagara Brewing Company.
Niagara Icewine beer from Niagara Brewing Company.

Niagara Icewine is famous all over the world and this January you can connect with the best Icewine that the region has to offer at any of these special winter events and festivals.

Niagara Icewine Festival

The Niagara Icewine Festival will be back at the Scotiabank Convention Centre in Niagara Falls on January 26th-27th, offering guests the chance to sip and savour different VQA wines and Icewines from more than 15 Niagara wineries, indulge in delicious food pairings created by top Niagara chefs, enjoy live music, and walk through the Convention Centre’s beautiful outdoor Icewine Winter Wonderland.

Icewine Beer

Niagara Brewing Company has just released their seasonal Niagara Icewine Beer for a limited time, which is available to try on tap or buy in 375ml or 750ml at their brewery on Clifton Hill. The Niagara Icewine Beer combines the complex and sweet flavours of Icewine with the bubbly goodness of beer and is the perfect winter drink for wine and beer lovers alike. The brewery also offers daily live music, a great kitchen menu, and Hoppy Hour $4 beer specials, making it a great place to hang out with friends this winter.

Icewine Village

From January 20th-21st, 2018 the historic town of Niagara-on-the-Lake is transformed into an incredible Icewine Village in celebration of Niagara’s world-famous liquid gold. This year, top wineries from Niagara-on-the-Lake will be pouring some of their finest Icewine while renowned Signature Chefs offer up a range of Icewine-inspired culinary creations. Admission to the Icewine Village is free and there are plenty of great shops and restaurants for people to visit along Niagara-on-the-Lake’s Queen Street while in town.

An Icewine Dinner

The 2017/2018 Niagara Culinary Experiences Series features a number of fantastic dinners like A Culinary Tour of Tuscany with Massimo Capra on March 23rd, A Culinary Tour of Veneto with Massimo Capra on May 11th, and An Icewine Dinner with Jamie Kennedy on January 19th. The Icewine Dinner will feature a mix and mingle with Chefs Jamie Kennedy and Jay Jackson, a standing cocktail reception with canapés and pairings, and a 5-course dinner with wine pairings from Jackson-Triggs Winery. Icewine will be expertly woven throughout the menu and the stunning views of the Horseshoe and American Falls from the restaurant’s floor-to-ceiling windows will make for a truly unforgettable Niagara Falls experience.

Upcoming Winter Food & Wine Events in Niagara

For one-of-a-kind experiences while on a winter getaway to Niagara Falls, make sure to check out any of these amazing culinary and wine events happening throughout the region all season.

Food events in Niagara include A Culinary Tour of Tuscany culinary experience at the Rainbow Room.
The Rainbow Room by Massimo Capra’s Fallsview dining room.

New Year’s Eve Dinner at the Rainbow Room by Massimo Capra

Ring in 2018 with a spectacular dinner overlooking Niagara Falls at the Rainbow Room by Massimo Capra. Choose from an early seating from 4-6:30pm and a late seating from 7-11:30pm, each featuring 3 courses of delicious seasonal dishes. The early seating‘s menus features choices like Sicilian stuffed chicken, peach glazed angus short rib and porcini mushroom risotto, while the late seating menu offers black lager braised lamb shank, Upper Canada ricotta gnudi and porcini dusted Atlantic salmon.

A Culinary Tour of Tuscany with Massimo Capra

Embark on a Culinary Tour of Tuscany with Massimo Capra on March 23rd as part of this year’s Niagara Culinary Experiences Series and discover the very best of what this central Italian region has to offer. This exclusive dinner event will connect you to classic Tuscan-inspired food paired with wines from Florence, Italy and floor-to-ceiling views of the magnificent Niagara Falls.

Both Dinner Only tickets and Dinner & Hotel Room packages are available, offering the chance to pair your culinary experience with a spectacular stay at the Crowne Plaza Niagara Falls Fallsview hotel.

Niagara Icewine served at one of the many wine and food events in Niagara.
Niagara’s world famous Icewine.

Ice Wine Village

Visit the Niagara on the Lake Icewine Village on January 20th & 21st for a unique Niagara Icewine experience in a beautiful winter setting. Transforming the town’s downtown Queen Street into a charming winter wonderland, the Niagara on the Lake Icewine Village is the place to be to taste Niagara’s world-famous liquid gold paired with delicious culinary creations from renowned Niagara chefs.

A Very Victorian Christmas at Reif Estate Winery

On December 10th, Reif Estate Winery in Niagara on the Lake will be hosting a Very Victorian Christmas event featuring mulled wine, traditional holiday fare, and festive Christmas caroling. Taking place in the Grand Victorian Mansion, A Very Victorian Christmas will be a heritage holiday party that you won’t want to miss out on.

New Year’s Dining at The Rainbow Room

The Rainbow Room by Massimo Capra is hosting two amazing New Year’s Eve dining experiences, offering guests the chance to ring in 2018 with delicious food and spectacular views. With an early seating from 5:00-6:30pm and a late seating from 7:00-11:30pm, each dinner will offer a 3-course menu featuring modern Italian cuisine and breathtaking views of Niagara Falls from floor-to-ceiling windows.

The early seating menu features the choice between dishes like Sicilian Stuffed Chicken Supreme, Crispy Skinned Atlantic Salmon, and Peach Glazed Angus Short Rib, while the late seating menu offers choices like Sicilian Stuffed Gam Hen, N.B.C. Black Lager Braised Lamb Shank,  and Upper Canada Ricotta Gnudi.

And guests can make their New Year’s Eve experience into an unforgettable winter getaway by booking a New Year’s Eve package at the Crowne Plaza Niagara Falls Fallsview, which includes one or two nights hotel accommodations in a luxurious guestroom.

This year’s New Year’s Eve celebration in Niagara Falls will also feature a free concert in Queen Victoria Park with Marianas Trench, Simple Plan, Jess Moskaluke and The James Barker Band, and a spectacular fireworks show over Niagara Falls after the midnight countdown. Start planning your New Year’s Eve getaway to Niagara Falls today and get ready for the experience of a lifetime.