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Slow Food and Fast Marriages

Niagara's new foodie focus

By Zoe Ackah
Special Features Editor
Created: January 31, 2013 Last Updated: January 31, 2013
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Mimi and Mark Xu embrace Chef Massimo Capra after a fantastic meal January 25, 2013 . (Zoe Ackah/The Epoch Times)

Mimi and Mark Xu embrace Chef Massimo Capra after a fantastic meal January 25, 2013 . (Zoe Ackah/The Epoch Times)

Niagara Falls, still known as the honeymoon capital of the World, has diversified since the 1950s. You can still get a marriage license in half an hour, but the honeymoon suite has forsaken the heart-shaped tub in favour of romance that includes more public entertainment.

Running the gamut from high-stakes casino gaming to down-to-earth family fun, Niagara Falls is fast becoming Toronto’s weekend playground.

A frosty dawn over the falls is beautiful from the comfort of a warm hotel room. (Zoe Ackah/The Epoch Times)

A frosty dawn over the falls is beautiful from the comfort of a warm hotel room. (Zoe Ackah/The Epoch Times)

The city, and its legendary natural wonder the falls, are in business all year round. Savvy hoteliers and restaurateurs are thinking seasonal in more ways than one. 

Connecting with the many farms and wineries that offer world-class local products and organizing culinary events and wine-tasting tours around them has become a pillar of the modern Niagara experience.

Chef Massimo Capra signed copies of his latest cookbook for guests at the January 25th culinary event at the Crowne Plaza in Niagara Falls. (Zoe Ackah/The Epoch Times)

Chef Massimo Capra signed copies of his latest cookbook for guests at the January 25th culinary event at the Crowne Plaza in Niagara Falls. (Zoe Ackah/The Epoch Times)

Food enthusiasts recently gathered at the Crowne Plaza Hotel’s Rainbow Room where chef, author, and television host Massimo Capra prepared six courses of Italian comfort food to a full house. 

Sarah Vazquez, VP of marketing for Falls Avenue Resort, explained the appeal. 

“People like to get away and do something different. It’s all about the experience. Massimo is one of Canada’s recognized chefs. Anytime we do a series with Massimo it sells out.”

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