What do you do when you have an egg factory, a bread factory, and you're surrounded by sugar maple woods? Have a French Toast Fest!
French toast is back! Mark your calendar for March 27 - April 3, 2021.
Local chefs have created specialty French Toast dishes for you to savour for a limited time. Plus, you could win some sweet prizes! Fill out a ballot with every French Toast dish you try for a chance to win a maple-inspired gift basket. Post your French Toast photos on Facebook and Instagram with #FrenchToastFest for a chance to win a bottle of maple syrup from Hidden Mountain Maple Farms.
Pop in to Dayle's Grand Market to see the sweet, pop-up sugar cabin stocked with maple products from Hidden Mountain Maple Farms or visit Trider's Craft Beer to try their maple-inspired craft brew, the Maccan Maple.
2021 participating restaurants:
Simply for Life will be hosting a French Toast cooking demo at 11 a.m. on March 27, 2021. Christine will be going live on Facebook and in the Market at 11 a.m. on Saturday. Can't make it in? Watch from the comfort of your home! Space is limited in the Market as they will be practicing social distancing.
Maritime Pride Eggs and Weston Bakeries are also making sure local elementary students have the opportunity to dine on French Toast! They have donated eggs and bread to the schools so they can create the meal. West Highlands is using its donation to offer a cooking class for its Primary to Grade 2 students, while Cumberland North and Spring Street Academy will host a French toast lunch for their entire schools.
Some things are just better together! Our award-winning video tells the tale of a matchmaker who brings two young neighbours – one works at a local egg production facility, the other works at a local bread plant – together over a meal of french toast, and suggest things are “better together.” The video was recognized by the Economic Developers Association of Canada with a Marketing Canada Award for best marketing video in Canada for 2019.
Big thanks to the folks at One Eyed Bear Production, Brown's Guest Home, Buds to Blossoms Floral Boutique, Weston Bakeries, Maritime Pride Eggs and to the neighbours on Clifford St. for their help in pulling it all together!
Visit the French Toast Facebook Event page for more information, https://fb.me/e/3r8xwvVmJ More specials coming soon!
Visit Hidden Mountain Maple Farms pop up sugar cabin at Dayle's Grand Market during French Toast Fest or stop in to their location on Lynn Mountain in beautiful Cumberland County. We recently visited their sugar camp and you can too! Find them at 1889 Lynn Mountain Rd. Check their Facebook page before you go for visitor hours.
Did you know Trider's Craft Beer sources their sap for the Maccan Maple Beer from Hidden Mountain Maple Farms? Stop in to Trider's to hear some live tunes and try the Maccan Maple!
Good things are worth waiting for! Trider's Maccan Maple beer will not quite be ready for the start of French Toast Fest. Their brewer tells us it will be ready to enjoy March 30.
Visit their website to learn more about all Trider's Craft Beer, proudly brewed in Amherst, Nova Scotia.
The Beer of Cumberland County; Family Owned and Operated
Everytime you try a French Toast special at one of the seven participating restaurants, you will receive a ballot for a chance to win a maple bowl filled with maple goodies from Hidden Mountain Maple Farms. The total prize value is approximately $100!
Use #frenchtoastfest and the restaurant hashtag when posting photos to Facebook or Instagram for a chance to win a bottle of delicious maple syrup.