Thursday, November 4, 2010

Win tickets to the Gourmet Food & Wine Expo!

Thursday, November 4, 2010
Want to go to the Gourmet Food & Wine Expo on Saturday, November 20th for free? Of course you do - let us help you with that!

You and a guest could win tickets if you tell us what the word "gourmet" means to you before Friday, November 12th!

Good luck, everyone!
Yours in food,
-Stacey

Contest closes November 12, 2010. Open to residents of Ontario 18 years or older. Entry: Either comment on this post or tweet to us @TastingToronto telling us what the word ‘gourmet’ means to you. Prizes to win: One (1) of five (5) pairs of tickets to the Gourmet Food and Wine Expo on Saturday, November 20, 2010 valued at approximately $32.00 per pair. One entry per person. Odds of winning depend on number of eligible entries received. Mathematical skill-testing question to be correctly answered to win. No purchase necessary. Full rules below.

Tasting Toronto “What does ‘Gourmet’ mean to you?” Contest

The Tasting Toronto “What does ‘Gourmet’ mean to you?” Contest (the “Contest”) is open to residents of Ontario who are 18 years or older. The Contest Period starts on November 4, 2010 at 7:00 p.m. and ends November 12, 2010 at 7:00 p.m. No purchase necessary. All times are Eastern Times.

HOW TO ENTER – Either comment on this post or tweet to us @TastingToronto telling us what the word ‘gourmet’ means to you.

PRIZE – Entrants are eligible to win one (1) of five (5) pairs of tickets to the Gourmet Food and Wine Expo on Saturday, November 20, 2010 valued at approximately $32.00 per pair.

FINAL DRAW – The names of all eligible entrants will be entered into a random draw. The random draw by a representative of Tasting Toronto will be made November 12, 2010. The names of the five winners will be posted November 12, 2010 via a Tasting Toronto blog post and via @TastingToronto on Twitter. The winning entrant is responsible to verify if he/she has been selected. Selected entrants must make themselves known by 9:00 p.m. on November 15, 2010 by either tweeting to us or contacting tastingtoronto@hotmail.com.

If a selected entrant fails to make him/herself known by 9:00 p.m. on November 15, 2010 or to claim the prize as instructed, incorrectly answers the skill-testing question, declines the prize, fails to sign a Release of Liability as may be specified by Tasting Toronto or fails to present valid ID, entrant will have forfeited the opportunity to claim the prize and Tasting Toronto reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to select another entrant or to cancel the prize.

Prize must be accepted as awarded and are not transferable, redeemable, refundable or exchangeable for cash. Tasting Toronto reserves the right to substitute a prize of at least equal value in the event of the unavailability, for whatever reason, of the advertised prize.

To be declared a winner, selected entrants must first correctly answer, unaided, a time-limited, mathematical skill-testing question at the time of claiming the prize and may need to sign a Release. Contest judges' rulings are final and without appeal in all matters related to the promotion and the awarding of prizes.

By entering this Contest and/or accepting a prize, entrants consent to the use of their entry and name for publicity, advertising or informational purposes carried out by Tasting Toronto in any medium or format without further notice or compensation.

The Contest is subject to all applicable federal, provincial and municipal laws and regulations.

Odds of winning depend on the number of eligible entries. All entries that are incomplete, illegible, damaged, irregular, do contain offensive material or inappropriate content, have been submitted through illicit means, using any robotic, automatic programmed method that artificially increases the odds of winning or do not conform to or satisfy any condition of the rules may be disqualified by Tasting Toronto. Tasting Toronto takes no responsibility for lost, stolen, delayed, damaged, misdirected, late or destroyed entries, or for typographical or other production errors. Tasting Toronto is not responsible for any errors or omissions in printing or advertising this Contest. All entries become the property of Tasting Toronto.

Tasting Toronto is collecting personal data about entrants for the purpose of administering this Contest. No further informational or marketing communications will be received by entrants.

By entering this Contest, entrants release and hold harmless the Contest Sponsor (the “Releasee”) from any liability in connection with this Contest or, if declared a finalist or a winner, the prize.

This Contest will be run in accordance with these rules, subject to amendment by Tasting Toronto. Entrants must comply with these rules, and will be deemed to have received and understood the rules by participating in the Contest.

31 comments:

Tasting Toronto said...

I'll post the Twitter entries here for all to see as well :) -Stacey

Tasting Toronto - Entry from @markweist said...

from @markweist

Gourmet means specially prepared with wholesome ingredients and a delectable taste. (now I'm hungry)

Tasting Toronto - Entry from @thefilmchick said...

from @thefilmchick

Gourmet means the highest quality of food/drink in aspects of taste and presentation. It is the standard quality for foodies

Tasting Toronto - Entry from @Salanth said...

from @Salanth

Gourmet means appreciating the finest foods, searching for extraordinary flavours and having the zest for the best!

Tasting Toront - Entry from @pronosher said...

from @pronosher

To me a gournet is an individual that knows quality ingredients and can distinguish when come together nicely.

Tasting Toronto - Entry from @Nucleii said...

from @Nucleii

To me, gourmet is about the quality and the taste of food to myself

Tasting Toronto - Entry from @missemcee said...

from @missemcee

#whatgourmetmeanstome: a refined version of a type of food; a special treat; #nomnomnom ... :)

Tasting Toronto - Entry from @andreat76 / @CdnFoodieGirl said...

from @andreat76 (also known as @CdnFoodieGirl)

In a word: "Tasty!" (my other answer is that it's a bullshit buzzword)

Elizabeth said...

IMO, a gourmet is someone who seriously enjoys and gets pleasure from good food! That would be me!

Erika said...

Gourmet is sitting in Tuscany with a glass of wine and enjoying everything life has to offer!

Tasting Toronto - Entry from @veggieventures said...

Entry from @veggieventures

Gourmet foods: indulgent, luxurious experience for the senses; ingredients chosen w/originality & care, precisely prepared

canadianfoodiegirl said...

I'll add "refined" and "thoughtful" to my answer even though I only get one entry.

Tasting Toronto - Entry from @nguyencathy said...

Entry from @nguyencathy

Gourmet: Dining with your eyes before your stomach.

Tasting Toronto - Entry from @TalkingColleen said...

Entry from @TalkingColleen

To me gourmet means tasty, a little above the ordinary and non-processed! #gourmet

Dash said...

To me, gourmet means that it has been specially prepared, to bring together many flavours to produce a unique one.

Tasting Toronto - Entry from @HeatherLochner said...

Entry from @HeatherLochner

Gourmet means delicious & not mac/cheese, hot dogs or oatmeal. I love food. Love cooking and await the day my kids do too.

Tasting Toronto - Entry from @Highflyer55 said...

Entry from @Highflyer55

Gourmet expresses the art of fine food/drink. A term used to describe food in a higher culture, design, quality and taste.

Tasting Toronto - Entry from @TheDashBored said...

Entry from @TheDashBored

Gourmet is a food or drink that is distiguishable and unique. either to a region, or to the person who has prepared it.

Tasting Toronto - Entry from @lotsofolives said...

Entry from @lotsofolives

The Gourmet Equation "Quality ingredients + a chef’s magic touch + presentation in an artful manner = bon appétit"

Tasting Toronto - Entry from @Sarah_Han said...

Entry from @Sarah_Han

gourmet to me is high quality food with an emphasis on presentation.

Tasting Toronto - Entry from @J_MacIndoe said...

Entry from @J_MacIndoe

my "gourmet" is elaborate, fine, sophisticated and refined. That's why I love each visit to @TheBlakeHouse :)

Sandra said...

For me gourmet means wanting to taste something really slowly, and if it's really gourmet, I only need to taste a very small amount to feel "satisfied".
wrotek5 at gmail dot com

Tasting Toronto - Entry from @terencelo said...

Entry from @terencelo

"gourmet" means experiencing of top notch food and wine and the pleasures that come from it.

Tasting Toronto - Entry from @WellPreserved said...

Entry from @WellPreserved

a gourmet is he who selects, for his nice and learned delectation, the most choice delicacies, prepared in the most scientific manner. who am I to argue - that was Brillat-Savarin :)

Tasting Toronto - Entry from @lobakes said...

Entry from @lobakes

Gourmet:Thoughtfully produced savory dishes that entice you to voluntarily indulge your senses in the delectable experience.

Nic said...

Gourmet to me means high quality ingredients thoughtfully presented.

@ennsee

Tasting Toronto - Entry from @katerodas said...

Entry from @katerodas

Gourmet is anything that I had to work to get and/or makes me feel special just for eating or cooking it. Not to be wasted.

Stephanie said...

Good question! I think gourmet food has to have an element of surprise, whether it's a new flavour profile, a special ingredient or a way of preparing the food to bring out certain flavours.

Shilpa said...

An epicurean attention to crafting fine food and drink.

Tasting Toronto - Entry from @RosemaryValente said...

Entry from @RosemaryValente

'gourmet' to me means food cooked with fresh ingredients,flavour, precision, passion and love. :-)

Natalie Currie said...

Gourmet means cooking with the freshest ingredients and love. @nataliecurrie

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