They say nothing brings people together like good food. With this in mind, we compiled a few local culinary events happening in the Niagara Region for you to mark on your calendar. 

Restaurant Week

October 13-27, 2016

Over 15 internationally inspired restaurants on Lundy’s Lane will feature special lunch & dinner menus at an incredible price. Take advantage of this special opportunity to sample some of the best restaurants in Niagara Falls.

Oktoberfest

October 14, 2016, Niagara Brewing Company

Oktoberfest is one of the world’s most famous and lively festivals, drawing millions of people to Munich, Germany every year in celebration of traditional Bavarian beer, food, and entertainment. Celebrate this beloved festival at Niagara Brewing Company with an exciting evening featuring premium brews and traditional Oktoberfest cuisine. We’re bringing the spirit of Oktoberfest to Niagara Falls and honouring this joyous tradition with some of the best beer and food the city has to offer. More info at niagarabrewingcompany.com

Savour the Sights – Fright Night

October 15th at 6:30, Jackson Triggs Niagara Estate Winery

This Halloween themed culinary experience is sure to treat your taste buds! There will be a five-course meal, each served in a different area of the winery. More info at jacksontriggswinery.com

Au Revoir Summer Dinner

October 15th from 6:30pm to 11pm, Peller Estates Winery

Join CityLine personality and Winery Chef, Jason Parsons, as he and Peller Estates’ very own French Sous Chef, Helene Belanger, create a delectable, French-inspired four course-tasting menu. Chef and Helene will tease your taste buds with a dining experience straight out of Provence, complemented by our stunning aromatic whites and favourite reds. Enjoy our irresistible lure of French cuisine paired with our award winning VQA wines. $125 per person, plus taxes and gratuities. $115 per person plus taxes and gratuities for Wine Club Members. More info at andrewpeller.com

Fall Cooking Club

October 30, 1pm to 3:30pm, Inniskillin Estate Winery

Come enjoy a fun filled afternoon with our Executive Chef Tim Mackiddie where he’ll share his passion for local Niagara ingredients and the culinary arts. This 2.5 hour culinary experience includes a delectable cheese and charcuterie board upon arrival and some of Inniskillin world-renowned wines. Tim will guide you through some basic training in the kitchen and more advanced techniques for the pros! When your afternoon of delight comes to an end you’ll be leaving with your sublime creations for later. Tickets are $79.65.

Taste the Season

Weekends in November, 11am to 5pm

Taste the Season is Niagara-on-the-Lake’s must-do event in November! Celebrate the season’s bounty with locally inspired VQA wine and food pairings at each of our member wineries. Visit wineriesofniagaraonthelake.com

Niagara On The Lake Ultimate Foodie Tour

Running Until November 27th, Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays at 1:30pm

The tiny town of NOTL is filled with tons of old world charm and new world cuisine. This 3.5-hour walk along the streets of Old Town NOTL focuses on both history and culture, while introducing you to fantastic local foods.  This tour visits several local restaurants, where you will get to taste the food, meet the chefs and more. Vegetarian options are available if requested in advance. Tickets are $65 per person.  More info at niagaraculinarytours.com

Fabulicious

Running from November 10th to November 17th

Experience the culinary artists of the Signature Kitchen collection at this event fit for connoisseurs of all things culinary. There will be 3 courses, fixed price menus, which consist of an appetizer, main course and dessert. 14 restaurants will be participating. Lunch is $25, dinner is $39. For more information, visit signaturekitchensofniagaraonthelake.com

Friends of Fort George Beefsteak Society Dinner

November 19th from 6pm to 11pm

The Friends of Fort George are putting on a special fundraising dinner, which will be fashioned after the Sublime Beefsteak Society of England. The evening will include a steak dinner, live music, an auction and great entertainment. The money raised goes towards supporting student employment opportunities at Fort George and Brock Monument. For more information, visit friendsoffortgeorge.ca