Battle Of The Hors D'Oeuvres To Feature 20 Food And Drink Establishments

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Windsor-Essex is kicking-off its second largest fundraiser of the year.

The 31st annual Battle of the Hors D'Oeuvres is set for May 18th at Caesars Windsor.

20 of Windsor's best food and beverage establishments will battle it out for the title of the Critic's Choice Award.

"We have a couple returning participants and we have a couple of new ones, so it is really exciting to help promote local restaurants and the breweries and the wineries here in Windsor-Essex," says Big Brothers Big Sisters Foundation Executive Director Hayley Morgan. "We like to make sure all of the participants use a local ingredient in their Hors D'Oeuvres."

Morgan says it's a fun non-gala style event.

"Dress light, wear shoes that you are going to be walking around in, that aren't going to hurt your feet and don't eat too much during the day because you are going to be stuffed," joked Morgan.


Chefs show off a sample for the upcoming Battle of the Hors D'Oeuvres. April 2017 (Photo by Teresinha Medeiros)

Tickets are $85.

All funds raised support the nine youth mentoring programs at Big Brothers Big Sisters of Windsor-Essex.

Some of the participants this year include Bean's Ladle Eatery, Dock 21, Parkside Grille, Snackbar B-Q, Twigg's, The Willistead and Just Jeff's.