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Taste the Countryside 2021

Explore food in the region’s countryside!

From September 23 to October 3, 2021 we invite you to dine your way through the Countryside for your chance to win amazing prizes!

Front of the Taste the Countryside 2021 brochure, showing a person holding a tray of cherry tomatoes

Downloadable Menu Guide

This year’s #TastetheCountryside is a 10-day dining event with an extra local twist, as it features local restaurants that purchase and use local produce in their menu!

Prix Fixe #TastetheCountryside menus will be $15 or $35 and can be purchased for dine-in or take-out. Download the Taste the Countryside Menu Guide for a complete list of restaurants and their menus!

Locals will be encouraged to dine their way through the Countryside for a chance to win prizes. Guests can enter a ballot each time they enjoy a #TastetheCountryside meal. The more you dine the more chances you have to win!

Make sure to follow @tastethecountrysidewr and stay tuned to this page for more updates on the event!

  1. PRIZE #1: WEEKEND GETAWAY IN THE COUNTRYSIDE

Two nights stay in the Region. One at Staybridge Suites in St. Jacobs and the other at Holiday Inn Express & Suites St. Jacobs, a return train and country wagon tour combo (with a meal on the train) which will take you through the region’s countryside. Finish with a take-home dinner from Never Enough Thyme!
*Train ride with Waterloo Central Railway
* Wagon Ride with Elmira Wagon Rides

  1. PRIZE #2: FARMERS’ MARKET TO GO

Your very own, handmade, wooden charcuterie board by craftsman Gerry Kuglin at @oldcorralplankfurniture with basket and preserves from Gmach Gardens. Finally, some extra goodies from vendors at the St. Jacobs Farmers’ Market including a hat from A Great 1, and a $20 gift card for jewelry from Firstwater.

  1. PRIZE #3: FOODIE FUN AND AUTHENTIC MENNONITE TOUR

2 tickets to a virtual cooking event with Chef Nick from the Fat Sparrow Group, a museum tour with the Mennonite Story and a $25 gift card from Chef Duff at Riversong.

Get ready to Explore the Food in Waterloo Region’s Countryside! 

Click on the images below to see each restaurant’s Taste the Countryside Prix Fixe menus

Want to find out more about this year’s Taste the Countryside event? Check out Andrew Coppolino’s latest blog!

Enjoy Waterloo Region’s Bounty with Taste the Countryside