June 17th-18th 1000 Islands Wine and Food Festival Did you know that … …..there are over 1,800 islands in the 1000 Islands Region, shared between the United States and Canada? …..that George Boldt the proprietor of the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel in New York City built a castle as a tribute to his wife, who perished at a young age before the castle was completed. Boldt, heartbroken, left the island and stopped the construction of the partly erected castle. It stands to this day unfinished.
….that Thousand Islands Salad Dressing was developed in the late 1800s by Oscar of the Waldorf while accompanying his manager, George Boldt on a fishing excursion on the St. Lawrence River. Thousand Island Dressing: 1 cup mayonnaise,1/4 cup chopped green olives,3 tablespoons chopped capers,1 small onion finely grated,1 tablespoon tomato paste,1/2 teaspoon chilli sauce Join us for the 1000 Island Wine and Food Festival taking place (June 17th-18th) all weekend long at the Brockville Memorial Center. Dine on delicious cuisine created by local award winning restaurants and local food purveyors from heavenly cheesecakes, to fresh roasted coffee, pancakes, artisan cheese ,olive oils and more. Taste local and international wine, spirits and beer and be entertained by some of the best jazz music in the country. The 11th annual 1000 Islands Jazz Festival, named the Canada’s “Best Small Jazz Festival in Canada” happens to be taking place at the same time, so while you enjoy the many fruits of the 1000 Islands you’ll be able to take in the tunes of popular jazz artists while sipping on your favourite vino of choice. Look for the giant jar of corks, count them at Brockville Tourism and you could win a surprise prize!