2017 Event Line-Up

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BRAC1328_WhatsCooking-WEB-Fest

We’re spicing up the annual lineup with Smoke on the Water, a barbecue themed festival on the iconic Silver Bridge in downtown Bracebridge. Sip and sample your way through gourmet food and drinks from some of the best restaurants, culinary artisans and craft beverage producers of Muskoka and area.

Special guest, Matt Basile creator of street-food brand, Fidel Gastro’s and host of the TV show ‘Rebel without a Kitchen” will be performing a demonstration of his favourite bbq eats live on the demo stage.

Foodies will unite to enjoy culinary delights, live cooking demos, a culinary marketplace, live music and more!

Ticket Price: $15.00 in Advance, $20.00 at the Door. Kids 12 & under are free!

Ticket Includes:

  • Festival Entry
  • 5 Sample Tokens
  • Re-Usable Sample Cup

View the full festival line-up and vendor list.

Click here to purchase your Smoke on the Water Food and Drink Festival tickets today!


 

BRAC1328_WhatsCooking_web-Dinner Cruise

The day of great Muskoka food and drink continues!

Grab your friends and climb aboard the charming Lady Muskoka to enjoy a barbecue dinner and watch the sunset in-style! Passengers will enjoy a 3-course meal catered by local chef and barbecue master, David Friesen. Also on-board for the evening, will be Matt Basile creator of street-food brand, Fidel Gastro’s and host of the TV show ‘Rebel without a Kitchen” providing a demonstration of one of his favourite BBQ recipes.

This evening is about great food and great company! Ditch the fancy dress and the suit and tie, and come dressed in your best Muskoka formal.

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Ticket Price: $85.00

Click here to purchase your Smoke on the Water Dinner Cruise tickets today!


 

BRAC1328_WhatsCooking_web-Lunch&Learn

Join Food Media Specialist Charmaine Broughton for a fun filled interactive cooking class of ‘healthy’ barbecue side dishes for the fall season. Charmaine’s simple cooking methods and sense of humor, will have you at ease in the kitchen, even while entertaining a crowd.  Recipes will include: Roasted Cumin Infused Carrots with Pumpkin Seeds, Crumbled Feta & Pumpkin Oil; Curried Cauliflower & Kale Salad w/Dried Blueberries & Cashews; Mashed Sweet Potatoes with Caramelized Onions, Crumbled Blue Cheese & Sunflower Seeds and for dessert: Double Chocolate Black Bean Brownies w/Pumpkin Spiced Cream Cheese Swirl (gluten free). Ticket includes demonstration and lunch including all four recipes.

Ticket Price: $49.00

Click here to purchase your Lunch and Learn Tickets today!


 

BRAC1328_WhatsCooking_web-ForagingHike

Foraging can be the ultimate local, sustainable food source – providing you do it safely and with care for the environment. Come out for an educational, exciting foraging walk led by Laura Gilmour of Wild Muskoka Botanicals where you will be introduced to many wild edibles that grow in the region, as well as tips and tricks to forage on your own following the workshop.

Come dressed for the outdoors with sturdy shoes, a water bottle and a notebook.

Meet at the Bracebridge Resource Management Centre. The Centre is located east of Hwy 11 North, 2.5 kms past Hwy 117 you’ll turn off on the right hand side. Follow the driveway into the parking lot. What’s Cooking Bracebridge volunteers will be waiting for you to arrive.

Use the google map to get to the location:  https://www.google.ca/maps/place/Barcebridge+Resources+Management+Area/@45.1062568,-79.3090301,14z/data=!4m5!3m4!1s0x4d2a7d6ebc8e5377:0x624ebd00eb24e9b1!8m2!3d45.112623!4d-79.309429

Ticket Price: $30.00

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BRAC1328_WhatsCooking_web-MexicanBrunch

Join us for a Mexican fiesta! Grab your friends and enjoy an extensive menu of the chef’s favourite Mexican brunch dishes – the best ending to a great What’s Cooking Bracebridge weekend!

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Ticket includes:
Coffee and tea are included. Other drinks are extra.
Ticket price includes gratuities

Ticket Price: $30.00 SOLD OUT

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BRAC1328_WhatsCooking_web-BBQBrunch

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Ticket includes:

  • Coffee and tea are included. Other drinks are extra.
  • Ticket price includes gratuities

Ticket Price: $30.00 – tickets can be purchased on-site!


BRAC1328_WhatsCooking_web-IrishBrunch

Start your day with a 3-course Irish brunch at Kelly’s Kitchen Pub. There will be live music, delicious food, and fantastic company!

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Ticket includes:

  • Coffee and tea are included. Other drinks are extra.
  • Ticket price includes gratuities

Ticket Price: $30.00 – tickets can be purchased on-site!


BRAC1328_WhatsCooking_web-CulinaryWalkingTour

Stroll through beautiful downtown Bracebridge, while speed dating with Bracebridge restaurants! On this guided walking tour you’ll sample 5 specially created culinary delights from local chefs, artisans, and specialty food producers. Taste, experience and explore Bracebridge by foot.

Please meet at the parkette beside The Ice Cream Shoppe in Downtown Bracebridge at 1:45 pm. The tour will start promptly at 2:00 pm.

Use the google map to get to the location:

https://drive.google.com/open?id=1VNf_Cfst9u8yg7wdROe-MrnDsA0&usp=sharing

We will be stopping at the following restaurants to taste their signature dishes and beer pairings provided by Muskoka Brewery: Kelly’s Kitchen Pub, The Pasta Shoppe, The Old Station, El Pueblito and, Mama Bear’s Ice Cream & Sweets.

Remember to dress comfortably for walking. Tracy Larkman & James Bowler will be leading the walk.

Ticket Price: $30.00

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Community Events

Bracebridge Farmers’ Market

Saturday, September 30 | 8:30 am – 1:00 pm

Memorial Park on Manitoba Street, next to the Norwood Theatre

Live Music at Muskoka Brewery

Saturday, September 30 | 2:30 – 5:30 pm

Muskoka Brewery, 1964 Muskoka Beach Rd, Bracebridge

Come for the free 2:30 brewery tour and learn how Muskoka Brewery crafts their unique and refreshing beers. Afterwards, head back to the tap room, grab a sample, and relax by the fire while enjoying beer pairings and live music! Free!

The Legion Spaghetti Dinner

Saturday, September 30 | 5:00 – 8:00 pm

Royal Canadian Legion Branch 161, 168 Muskoka Rd S (Veterans Way), Bracebridge

Menu will include: spaghetti, caesar salad, dessert and a beverage. Cost for adults is
$10, children 10 and under $5. Tickets may be purchased in advance or at the door. For more information contact: 705-645- 8500.

The Royal Canadian Legion Branch 161 is located at 168 Muskoka Rd S (Veterans Way), Bracebridge.