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Attendees of Rum Royale​'s Festival Tasting Day on Saturday, September 26, 2020, at Locomotive Hall will have the opportunity to dine on regional cuisine from rum-producing countries and truly see the diversity this spirit has to offer. VIP ticket holders will receive these food items included with their ticket. General Admission ticket holders can purchase items from each vendor at their leisure. Here are our featured chefs and restaurants.

TRUE TRUE DINER

True True Diner is a soulful modern diner and home to Chef Suzanne Barr. Suzanne has become one of North America’s most respected chefs with her signature flair for fresh comfort food. Her impressive culinary repertoire includes a starring role in, The Heat: A Kitchen (R)evolution; and as a judge on Food Network Canada’s Wall of Chefs.  Savour Suzanne's dishes with a nod to her Jamaican heritage. 

For more information on True True Diner, please visit www.truetruediner.com. 

La Cubana

Chef & Co-Owner Corinna Mozo's food is an ode to Cuba, and the food her father and grandfather used to make. Based on traditional recipes, Corrina puts her memories onto a plate with her own signature spin. Guests at the Festival Tasting Day will get the opportunity to taste a little bit of Cuba, also home to Havana Club Rum.

For more information on La Cubana, please visit www.lacubana.ca.

Photo Credit: Judy Wu

DaiLo

DaiLo is one of Canada's best restaurants featuring New Asian Cuisine by Chef Nick Liu. While their fare is predominantly Cantonese cooked in the French tradition, DaiLo's Chef de Cuisine, Dennis Tay is of Filippino descent, and they often feature dishes inspired by Dennis' heritage. Taste the diversity of rum through these dishes inspired by the Phillippines and rums such as Don Papa. 

For more information on DaiLo, please visit www.dailto.com.

SCOUT EVENTS

PEI Native Chef Charlotte Langley is leader extraordinaire of Scout Canning and Scout Events.  Scout's history brings together the heritage of the seafood industry with the personal story of Chef Charlotte and her mission to create a sustainable seafood company that treats the ocean with care. Enjoy delicious fare by one of Canada's top chefs giving an ode to her Eastcoast roots and the celebrated rum community that resides there.

For more information on Scout Canning, please visit www.enjoyscout.com.

PATOIS

Like Jamaica’s national language, “Patois” is the merging of great food ideas from various cultures, executed with respect for the ingredients.  Chef Craig Wong is less concerned with geographic borders and more focused on delicious food. His cuisine incorporates his Jamaican-Chinese heritage along with the techniques and discipline he acquired from years working in Michelin starred restaurants such as Fat Duck. Enjoy a taste of Craig's Caribbean meets Asian soul food.

For more information on Patois, please visit www.patoistoronto.com.