Sip, Shop and Dine – A Weekend Getaway in Brantford | Ontario Culinary
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Sip, Shop and Dine – A Weekend Getaway in Brantford

Check in to one of Brantford’s seven hotels for the night and head to Gran Sasso for dinner. The friendly staff, cozy atmosphere and authentic Italian menu are sure to delight. Enjoy fresh bruschetta or try one of the pizzas with homemade thin crust dough.

Take a short drive to Manns Distillery, Brantford’s first micro-distillery, and sample their spirits with the assistance of their knowledgeable mixologists. They staff will be happy to share their story with you about how they have grown and developed a variety of botanical spirits. Shop from a wide variety of spirits, bitters and accessories in their retail shop.

Wake up feeling refreshed and head to the Brantford Farmers’ Market to explore the diverse products available including: fresh produce, meats, deli cuts, dairy products, fresh baked goods, homemade prepared food, fresh roasted nuts, homemade candies and crafts. If you skipped breakfast, try a meal from the onsite breakfast and lunch counter, serving hot foods and other natural products.

Continue your shopping with a visit to The Olive Oil Company. Tantalize your taste buds with extra virgin, infused and agrumato olive oils, in addition to infused dark and white balsamic vinegars. Enjoy a free tasting and shop from over 70 different varieties to take home.

Located next door, pick up lunch or dinner to-go from La Botegga Italian Fine Foods, a family owned and operated Italian deli. Lunch specials are fresh made daily and their homemade pasta sauces are made with no preservatives and no sugar. Shop from a variety of Italian inspired freshly frozen meals that are easy heat and serve option to extend your vacation when you get home.