FEB 24-26, 2019

ENERCARE CENTRE, TORONTO, ON

BAR & BEVERAGE

GO BEYOND THE RAIL

Experience the latest innovations in beverage products and techniques all under one roof. From bar menu development to theatrical cocktails, learn how to shake up a world-class beverage program through a series of interactive workshops, tastings and seminars.

PAVILION HIGHLIGHTS

Bar & Beverage Workshops

From crafting crowd-pleasing zero-proof cocktails to curating engaging beer and wine lists, don't miss our action-packed schedule of hands-on workshops.

Ontario Craft Brewers 

With a dedication to quality and natural ingredients, it's not surprising Ontario Craft Beer is as delicious to cook with as it is to drink. Come sample suds from Ontario's finest small-batch brewers.

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John Bil Oyster Shucking Competition

Tues, Feb. 26, 3:30PM-4:00PM

Canada's top shuckers go shell to shell against in a competition of speed, precision and presentation at our inaugural oyster shuck-off.

BEYOND THE RAIL COMPETITION

Mon, Feb 25 -  3:00PM-5:00PM
Bar & Beverage Stage

This year we're taking the bartender cocktail contest beyond the rail, as bartenders showcase their skills crafting cocktails that challenge innovation and sustainability. We are spicing things up with an iron-chef style, black box element. Adhering to the theme on sustainability, competitors are challenged to think their feet and utilize material found on the show floor, plus additional ingredients in a mystery box to create two signature cocktails. The winner will take home a delightful cash prize.

Our judging panel will include media personality and Duff on the Rocks' Elayne Duff.

The winner will be crowned RC Show Innovative Bartender of the Year! 

Prizes:
1st Place - $3000
2nd Place - $1500
3rd Place - $500

View Competition Rules

PRESENTING SPONSORS

BEYOND THE RAIL COMPETITION SPONSORS

JOHN BIL OYSTER SHUCKING COMPETITION SPONSORS

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