As fall descends upon us we find ways to eke out as much as we can from this gorgeous Ontario weather. Al fresco dinners continue as the weather remains warm, the only necessity a sweater to wrap around as the nights cool down.

As August came to a close, it was with this feeling of endless summer that we pulled together a backyard bbq to honour the ending season. The Braestone Farm in Horseshoe Valley provided the dreamy backdrop. With a view of the fields, forest and pond, and with a perfect sunset silhouette, we celebrated into the night.

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Every decor detail we prepared fell under the theme of simplicity, cues taken from the effortless beauty surrounding us. Great weather, delicious food and live music rounded out a perfect evening.

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The musical stylings of Dani Strong and Brett Caswell carried us through the night.

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As always we were treated to a deliciously mouthwatering BBQ menu from Cravings Fine Food & Catering:

  • Artisan Cheese Board featuring a variety of artisan and international cheese with flatbreads, crostini, dried and fresh seasonal fruit
  • Cravings Signature Chips & Dips; Assorted Dips servied with Baked Rosemary & Garlic Pita, Taro Root Chips, Sweet Potato Chips
  • Ego’s Farm Summer Sweet Corn, freshly picked, cooked over an open fire and served with creamery butter.
  • Sliders & Kebabs; mini beef burgers, mini quinoa burgers served with specialty sauces and chicken and beef kebabs served with tzatziki.
  • Field greens with summer peachees, feta cheese and drizzled with a lavender honey champagne vinaigrette.
  • Grilled summer vegetables with balsamic reduction, fresh basil and olive oil.
  • Potato salad with hard boiled egg, green onion, parsley, champagne vinegar and mayonnaise.
  • Assorted homemade tarts; blueberry, butter and butter pecan.

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Our choice of Ontario wine and local beer for the bbq menu:

Mythology Canadian Pilsner, Flying Monkeys Brewery, Barrie

Amber Ale, Flying Monkeys Brewery, Barrie

2013 The Conspiracy, Foreign Affair Niagara Region

2014 Unoaked Chardonnay, Kacaba, Niagara Region

plus, the Sunday Crush Specialty Cocktail: The Braestone Honey Lavender Sparkler

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This Endless Summer BBQ was curated by Sunday Crush.

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