The Copper Kettle Festival

Words and photography by Raleigh Seldon

The Copper Kettle Festival was such a great way to kick off the weekend. Here’s why:

Shiny, vintage cars! Yup, my fiancé was purring as he toured The Copper Kettle Classics Car Show.

 

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Hosted by The Thirsty Traveler, Kevin Brauch, the Copper Kettle Cook Off was the best part of the day. Chefs Rodney Bowers, owner of Toronto restaurant Hey Meatball and Chef Donna Dooher, owner of Mildred’s Temple Kitchen, led separate teams in hopes of winning best dish.

 

Our very own Dabble Chef, Corey Burgan got up-close and personal with the honourary foodies! Here he is with Rodney Bowers.

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Corey with Donna Dooher.

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Farmers and community members donated all the fresh produce for the Cook Off. The surprise ingredient both chefs had to implement into their dishes? Creemore Springs Beer of course! At the end of the competition all left-over foods were then donated the Clearview Stayner Food Bank.

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There’s A Party Brewing in Creemore

Saturday, August 23rd 2014. Noon to 6pm. Rain or Shine.

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Come on down this Saturday, August 23 and meet celeb emcee Kevin Brauch of the Iron Chef US. He’s taming two teams (some of Ontario’s most gifted chefs, local farmers and community members) as they face off in culinary combat. Then, National Post food columnist, Bonnie Stern dishes out some prizes.

Presented as part of Creemore Springs Brewery’s annual Copper Kettle Festival, the teams, helmed by acclaimed chefs Rodney Bowers and Donna Dooher, will each create one delicious recipe using local, seasonal ingredients and of course, a selection of Creemore beer.  For more info: http://copperkettlefestival.ca/

As long as you’re visiting, pop into some of the fun shops. Victorian Values, Seasons, and the General Store are sure to please design enthusiasts.

And, all that shopping will probably leave you hungry for dinner. No problem. Creemore has a serious food scene—something for every palate.

Dabble hopes to see you this weekend in Creemore.