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RC Show features movie-dining event, dozens of seminars and 700 brands


Toronto – The Restaurants Canada Show takes place this Sunday, Feb. 26 to Tuesday, Feb. 28, at the Enercare Centre in Toronto.

Among its presentations, workshops and seminars is a Sunday evening movie and dining event. Lidia Bastianich, public television host, best-selling cookbook author, restaurateur and co-owner of Eataly, will speak at a screening of the classic Italian-American restaurant movie Big Night in the Presentation Theatre at the Enercare Centre, followed by dinner at Terroni Adelaide. Lidia Bastianich will share what it takes to be successful while staying true to authentic Italian cuisine.

Also of interest to pizzaiolos is a demo called “Pizza and Gelato Making 101” scheduled for the culinary stage.

The show, entitled “Canada Unleashed,” will see more than 700 food, technology, equipment and services companies and brands in one location.

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Here’s a selection of show features:

Uniquely Canadian Food Experience: A taste of Canada’s finest from our provinces, restaurants and chefs from coast to coast at the show in the Food Experience feature area and off-site at an exclusive Nations Feast event which will bring the industry together to celebrate Canada’s exceptional culinary scene.

It’s a Small World: Celebrate the world of cuisines that have shaped how we dine in Canada. You can find a representation of countries including products from Japan, Italy, Spain, Mexico and the U.S that have inspired creativity with menus.

Taste the Difference: Let your taste buds guide you with a bigger and bolder Shake & Sling Pavilion with bartending competitions, beer garden, Ontario craft breweries, sake bar. Don’t miss the Tasting Lounge offering whiskey and bourbon sampling, cocktails, mocktails. beer, sake and wine pairings.

Menu Innovation: The culinary stage inspires menu ideation and profit-making ideas that are vital to long-term success for operations. Demos include: Butchery Course; Art of Spanish Tapas; Pizza and Gelato Making 101; Cooking with Beer; Innovation with Eggs; Seafood Revolution and so much more.

Business Builder Series: Experts gather to share their experiences, expertise and insights on top trends, marketing strategies, technology, front and back of house best practices along with sustainable business practices.

Breakfast With Champions: RC Leadership Innovation and RC Culinary Award will be announced as leaders and icons highlight the industry’s successes, best practices, current issues and the future of hospitality.

Competition Heats Up: See who has what it takes to stand above the rest. Highlights include: Top Shelf bartending competition, Canadian Culinary Federation chef competition, Iron Chef local food student competition and much more.

Canada’s Best: For the second year in a row, an expert panel of chefs, restaurateurs, food critics and diners judge and rank restaurants from across the country. Canada’s Top 100 Restaurants will be revealed at the RC Show.

Tickets still may be purchased at the door. For complete show information, visit www.rcshow.com or call 1-800-387-5649 ext. SHOW (7469).