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  • Writer's pictureKerri King

Savour The Season Puts Durham Food, Farms In The Spotlight

Savour the Season, Durham Region’s annual culinary festival that features local food, returns this year from Sept. 12 to 23.

Participating restaurants in Durham Region have teamed up with local farmers and producers to create mouth-watering dishes inspired by farm-fresh ingredients. These restaurants will offer fixed-price lunch and dinner menus for the duration of Savour the Season, giving diners the chance to taste Durham Region’s fall harvest, while at the same time supporting local restaurants and farms.

Savour the Season’s featured menus offer at least one appetizer, main course and dessert where elements have been produced in Durham Region.

Imagine savouring a bowl of butternut squash soup, creatively prepared by a Durham Region chef using squash that was picked yesterday from a farm just down the road. Enjoy a warm apple crisp made using freshly picked Durham Region apples, and drizzled with local maple syrup. How about an entree featuring fresh, grass-fed organic local beef, and complementing your meal with a glass of Durham Region fruit wine?

Now in its second year, Savour the Season features more than 20 casual and fine-dining restaurants, located across Durham Region. Chefs are preparing these multi-course lunch menus (starting at $15) and dinner menus (starting at $25). The dishes are created using fresh, local food — including meat, fruits, vegetables and even maple syrup — from various Durham Region farmers and producers.

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