This past weekend, Yorkville was host to the Bloor Yorkville IceFest 2012, where the main attractions were ice sculptures crafted from 35,000 lbs. of ice.
Children received a complimentary “Ice Kiddie Cube”. While all the adults were wondering what the green surprise was inside, only kids were allowed to crack the ice to get to the GoGo’s Crazy Bones toy inside!
There were a selection of the neighbourhood’s fine restaurants, serving hot drinks, soups, crepes, mac n’cheese and more hearty foods for the visitors. Baker Street had and ice sculpture and supplied desserts. We wanted to try the macaroons but were already sold out by the time we got there. Being a chocolate lover, I went for the chocolate fudge cake which did not disappoint.
Here’s what Alyson from Baker Street had to say about the event:
We really enjoyed Ice Fest. It was extremely busy & lots of action throughout the weekend. We were too busy really to go exploring but from what I saw people enjoyed all of the vendors and the ice sculpture carvings. The one thing that stood out for us was that it was a small area, so really kept people contained and ensured all vendors were visited.
As the leading Canadian manufacturer of gourmet desserts Baker Street has the unparalled capability to produce premium cakes, cheesecakes, pies, tortes and flans that are hand crafted and created with only the finest, quality ingredients.
396 Hopewell Avenue
Toronto, Ontario M6E 2S2
French-inspired Canadian cuisine in the heart of Yorkville — had a total of three ice sculptures. As people were lined up to take photos with the Sassafraz moose, they were busy selling soup outside. It appeared as though there was a constant line up of people waiting to buy.
Sassafraz’ capacity for hosting events is from 10 seated to 500 standing.
100 Cumberland Street Toronto, ON M5R 1A6
Carens Wine and Cheese
Carens Wine and Cheese offers catered dining, with prix fixe packages ranging from $38 – $48 per person (For groups of 20 – 35 people). For cocktail parties they offer Hors d’ oeuvre packages ranging from $30 – $40 per person (For groups of 20 – 45 people)
Carens Wine and Cheese
158 Cumberland Street Toronto, ON M5R 1A8
Looking forward to seeing next year’s Ice Fest and more great food vendors.