TORONTO — Chef Mark McEwan is teaming up with Lori Heller of Heller Productions, Ian Sparks and Matt Dales — Toronto’s premier event promoter — for the return of the second annual Rosé Picnic.
Taking place on August 11, this year’s event will be hosted at the recently restored Stanley Barracks at Hotel X Toronto.
“Summer 2017 saw the inaugural Rosé Picnic take over the beautiful grounds of Fort York in downtown Toronto with over 1,500 people in attendance. The McEwan Group looks forward to working with the Rosé Picnic team again, making this year’s festival even bigger and better,” says McEwan.
The event will feature rosé wines including Hogwash Roséfrom Napa Valley and Moet & Chandon Rosé Champagne, along with other premium wines, beers and cocktails. The picnic will also feature dishes inspired by a signature menu item from each of McEwan’s restaurants, as well as Pizza Romana prepared at Fabbrica Restaurant’s newest location at the TD Centre. Chef Sash Simpson of North 44 will also be catering the Rosé Picnic’s VIP section with a selection of passed appetizers and large sharing platters.
The picnic will feature additional attractions, such as top Canadian DJs, premium vendors, strolling fashion shows and activities in the Game Garden.
The Rosé Picnic has also partnered with the Feeding Canadian Kidscharity and will donate $2.50 from each ticket sold to provide a meal for a child in need. General-admission tickets range from $30 to $50 and VIP experiences from $1500 to $5000.