I can see hints of red, orange and yellow on the Niagara Escarpment. The days and nights are cooler. Squirrels are in a frenzy gathering nuts here, there and everywhere. And yesterday, guests found the largest puffball mushroom I have ever seen. All signs that fall is approaching.
Much to the delight of seven ladies, Fernando prepared it and served it with Eggs Benedict and Bearnaise Sauce.
A resounding hit!
And he had plenty more to make a huge pot of wild mushroom soup, which we’ll enjoy for lunch with a loaf of fresh-baked bread.
The Wine Ladies
We had a blast guiding Georgia and Susanne — a.k.a. The Wine Ladies — around Niagara-on-the-Lake earlier this week in preparation for the Niagara-on-the-Lake Bed & Breakfast Association‘s 14-week Fall 2012 campaign during which six two-night getaway packages will be given away. All you have to do to enter the draw is tweet to win: #NiagaraB&BTWLContest. Enter as often as you want. You could be a lucky winner of a two-night stay at a B&B or vacation rental in Niagara-on-the-Lake, plus perks, such as a $100 gift certificate toward dinner for two at Ravine Winery Restaurant or at the Epicurean Restaurant; a $300 gift basket from The Ice House; a welcome bottle of wine from Stonechurch Winery; a tour and strawberry chocolate dipping lesson at Chocolate F/X; a $100 gift certificate toward a wine tour for two with Grape Escape; free entry to the Niagara Historical Museum!
Taste the Season
Another indication that fall is around the corner is the very popular, must-do Taste the Season event that happens every weekend in November. Start planning now. There are two great ways to taste your way around our close-knit neighbourhood of 28 wineries during the upcoming harvest and winemaking season:
Taste the Season touring passes cost $44.25 per person plus taxes and can be used ANY Friday, Saturday or Sunday in November 2012 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Touring passes can be purchased online or call 905-468-1950.
Visiting 28 wineries during one trip to wine country is a tall order, so Taste the Season organizers have come up with the Winemakers’ Selections Tasting Pass, which you are welcome to use at all 28 wineries, year-round. Buy your Winemakers’ Selection Tasting Pass today for $28 per person online or call 905-468-1950.