Photo: Local artist Debbie Kay proudly displays her artwork at the 4th annual “Artilicious” at Caesars Windsor. Photo Courtesy Of Eyes On Windsor
FOOD FOR THOUGHT – A Feast Awaits At Artilicious
By Erika Muscat
As the aromas of various types of cuisine waft under your nose, you pass by some brilliantly talented artwork, and hear the excited chatter of the people around you, you may go into sensory overload. But, that’s just a regular experience at Artilicious.
Entering its fifth year and continuing to grow in popularity, Caesars Windsor presents “Artilicious” on Wednesday, November 21 from 5 to 8 p.m. in the Augustus Ballroom. All proceeds from this event benefit The Kidney Foundation of Canada, Windsor & District Chapter.
Last year’s event boasted samples of dishes such as: New York strip steak over wild mushroom rice with chimichurri, butter chicken with naan, authentic Hungarian cabbage rolls, tuna carpaccio, pizza, arancini and more!
Sara Ducharme, Co-Owner of Macro Foods, participated for the first time in 2017 and states “it was a great event and it did bring us lots of business. Since there were so many great local companies participating, it drew quite the crowd and raised some big awareness for our brand. It was great to see the buzz created by this event and have lots of new faces try our food!”
Etta’s Greeklish Eatery is a regular participant at “Artilicious,” providing mouth-watering delights such as Greek salad, Greeklish salad, pastitsio and mousaka.
Another new participant from last year included Walkerville Eatery, who provided an abundance of their feature sliders for guests to enjoy.Yes, this event certainly does draw a crowd, which is why it is important to get there early. Doors open at 5 p.m., always to a line-up of eager guests! This event is so much fun that people stay until the very end.
Please note food is available while quantities last. Eateries generously donate the food provided to attendees. This is a true testament to the generosity of the entire community: the businesses, organizations and people of Windsor Essex.
As if the food wasn’t enough, the art is spectacular.
Consider this your ticket in to an exclusive show where approximately 25 local artists display and sell their unique, handmade creations. From visual arts, jewellery, music, literary arts, and so much more — there is some high-end work and extremely talented people participating in this show.
New this year, “Artilicious” features live art. Visit the Kidney website for other exciting news about the art and list of confirmed restaurants and follow the event @ArtiliciousWindsor.
Advanced tickets sell for only $25 and are available until Saturday, November 17 online or you may get your tickets in person at Nancy Johns Gallery and Framing (4755 Wyandotte Street East, Windsor). After November 17, they can only be purchased at the door for $30. Do not forget the food is included in this low ticket price!
So come hungry, but be prepared to shop the vendors and play the famous “noodle” raffle. Funds raised contribute to kidney-related research and programs and services for people living with kidney disease in our community.
“Artilicious” is proudly supported by the following businesses: AM 800 CKLW, Biz X magazine, Caesars Windsor, Eyes on Windsor, Infiniti of Windsor and Riverview Steel.