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Hold Your Private Function at cafe Taste

We customize menus based upon your needs. We can accomodate private groups from 25-80 between our main room and outside patio. Our patio can be covered in case of rain. We have audio/visual capabilities, digital projector and live musicians. We do not charge any fee for the exclusive use of cafe Taste, however we do require a minimum guarantee of sales - ranging from $500 to $2100 based upon day & season.

All prices quoted include taxes. Prices of food items are subject to seasonal availability. Substitutions to menus are subject to fees.

Private Party Suggestions:

Our signature event, Tastings sample thought 5-6 wines, each paired with cheeses per course. Tastings begin with a "Tasting 101" and continues though each wine and cheese. After the discussion and evaluation of each wine is complete, we convert the tasting to a hedonistic format and free-pour all wines opened! Tutoured Tastings are $35 and include: instruction, wine, cheeses (or chocolate or pairing food), house-baked breads, crudites & dips, and taxes. Samples of Tutoured Tastings include:

Cabernet Sauvignon
Analysis of Ontario
Prince Edward County
Big, Bold, Beautiful Reds
Hot vs. Cool
The Road Ends in Rhone
Valpolicella; Dry to Sweet
Pinot Noir, The Heartbreak Grape
Red Wines & Chocolates
White Styles
South American Wines
Old World vs. New World
Dessert Wine Styles
Whiskey Tasting
Pick your favourite grape
Pick your favourite region

Below are samples of possible party trays (feed 25-30 people):

Slabs of artisan cheeses w/ fruit, crackers & house-made breads $120
Charcuterie tray of local cured meats arrayed w/ mustards $65
Assorted selection of party sandwiches
(all-local, including braised beef, chopped eggs, grilled vegetables) on house breads
Cheese & Niagara pancetta stuffed mushrooms $35
House-crafted party pizzas on wine-vinifera crust w/ local cheeses or charcuterie $70
Ontario-sausage crostinis in VQA wine w/ aged cheddar & onion $60
Leek & caper 'bruschetta' on house loaf $35
BBQ local chicken skewers w/ house marinade $70
Goat cheese bruschetta on house toast $35
Greenbelt quiche $40
BBQ station serving local chicken, sausage and beef (includes salad station) $450
Oyster-shucking station serving oysters on the half-shell $300
House-made truffles/tarts/sweets $60
Custom cakes $50+
French-Press organic coffee/tea course for everyone w. house-made biscotti $50

All menus are served w/ house-made breads, Ontario cheese course & finish w/ coffee service w/ house-made biscotti.


Menu #1 Mixed grrens w/ vinaigrette. Ontario cheese flight. Salmon w/ seasonal veg. Maple bread pudding.

Menu #2 Kale soup. Ontario cheese flight. 'Green Belt' pasta primavera. House-crafted chocolate plate.

**Add a flight of wine paired to each course for $15**


Menu #1 Charcuterie. Butternut squash soup. Ontario cheese flight. Braised short ribs w/ veg. Maple cheesecake.

Menu #2 Cream of mushroom soup. Antipasto. Ontario cheese flight. Ontario Pickerel w/ squash. Seasonal fruit.

Menu #3 Crab cake. Potato, leek & blue cheese soup. Ontario cheese flight. Portobello 'steak' w/ vegetables & celery root puree. Taste-imisiu.

**Add a flight of wine paired to each course for $20**


Menu #1 Crab cake. Niagara charcuterie. Ontario cheese flight. Peppercorn & cognac filet mignon. Maple bread pudding.

Menu #2 Antipasti (vegetarian). Cais Aran. Ontario cheese flight. Rack of lamb w/ morel mushroom & wild rice. House maple-espresso cheesecake.

Menu #3 Antipasto. Foraged mushroom salad w/ Ontario Toscano cheese. Ontario cheese flight. Vegetarian 'Green Belt' lasagna w/ roasted Ontario garlic. House-crafted chocolate plate.

Menu #4 Red wine risotto w/ Ontario cheeses. Oysters on the half shell. Ontario cheese & pancetta-stuffed portobello mushrooms. Braised brisket of beef w/ seasonal local vegetable. Deluxe cheese board.

**Add a flight of wine paired to each course for $30**

**A Gratuity of 15% will be added to private functions**

Daytime events/menus can be a sit-down plated affair, or casual buffet-style. Below are samples of party trays (feed 25-30 people):

French toast w/ local maple-syrup $85
Assorted fruit tray $50
Cereals, yogurt, cheese & muesli $85
Local sausage, bacon & hash-browns $90
Assorted veggie & meat sandwiches on house-crafted breads $75
House-crafted breads & pastries w/ honey & preserves $50
Organic French-press coffee & tea service w/ house-made biscotti $50

Below are samples of plated brunches. All are served w/ organic tea/coffee.


Menu #1 Cheese crepe w/ cinnamon bun & fruit.

Menu #2 French toast w/ maple syrup & fruit.


Menu #1 Vegetable frittata w/ fruit & cheese.

Menu #2 Eggs Benny w/ wine-infused ham & fruit.

Customize your musical ambience with live musicians that can be added to your evening for a nominal fee - from original jazz to classical acoustic guitar - or request a contemporary mix from our sound system for the background of your choice.

We have AV equipment for video, PowerPoint, and various presentations for business and marketing events.

Be sure to consider our intimate wine garden patio, available all year around - YES, even as an ICEwine patio in the winter!


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