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Butter Tart Taste Off

The 4th Annual  award-winning Kawarthas Northumberland Butter Tart Tour culminates in an all-out competition to see who really makes the best butter tarts. Support your favourite bakeries from 9am – 1pm on Saturday September 24th inside the Morrow Building at the Peterborough Farmers’ Market. Free samples are available from 9:30am – 10:00am for visitors to cast their vote and judge the People’s Choice award.

Bakeries from across the Kawarthas Northumberland region will compete for butter tart bragging rights. Awards will be given for Best Overall Plain Butter Tart, Best Locally Sourced Tart, Best Alternative Butter Tart and new this year – Best Gluten Free Tart.

Celebrity Chef and Food Network superstar David Adjey, from Restaurant Makeover, Iron Chef, and founder of The Chickory restaurants will be on hand to judge one of the categories. Local food advocate and co-owner of Farm to Table Peterborough Donald Fraser, will be the emcee for the event. Twenty judges will be tasked with tasting butter tart entries and making the tough decisions on which tarts are the best.

Fans of the Butter Tart Tour have a chance to participate as guest judges. Details on how you can win one of these sweet and highly coveted judging spots can be found on the Butter Tart Tour website. Be sure to follow us on Twitter and Facebook as updates on the competition will be live-Tweeted and posted on Facebook. Use the hashtag #ButterTartTour to join the conversation and share your experience at the event!

Taste-off times:

10:00AM – Best Overall Plain Butter Tart
10:30AM – Best Locally Sourced Tart (local ingredients from the Kawarthas Northumberland region)
11:00AM – Best Alternative Tart (this is where tart makers can really get creative)
11:30PM – Best Gluten Free Tart
12Noon – People’s Choice (results of the votes cast by visitors announced)

“Our tour has grown to more than fifty butter tart providers within the Kawarthas Northumberland region.  Firm or runny, plain or with raisins, butter tarts are the quintessential Canadian dessert and there’s no better place to enjoy them than in beautiful Kawarthas Northumberland.” said Brenda Wood, Executive Director of Regional Tourism Organization 8 (RTO8). “Foodies and families will love trying all the different butter tarts while they enjoy the bounty available at the Farmers’ Market, too.”

RTO8 is funded by the Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sport (MTCS) to promote regional tourism activity in the area that is now branded as Kawarthas Northumberland.

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