Ted Reader Fires Up Muskoka’s Biggest Barbecue Event at Deerhurst Resort

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Barbecue-meister and cookbook author Ted Reader is flipping his grill lid to share his best backyard cooking tips and entertaining recipes July 16 to 18 at Ontario’s landmark Deerhurst Resort. Don’t miss this rare chance to learn gourmet tricks of the trade from Reader, competition queen Danielle “Diva Q” Dimovski and more expert friends during “Thrill of the Grill II,” Muskoka’s biggest barbecue weekend.

Ted Reader fires up Thrill of the Grill BBQ fest at Muskoka's Deerhurst Resort

In Canada we love our barbecues, even in the middle of winter

Ted Reader is firing up the grill and bringing his own gourmet brand of “World Famous Barbecue” to Deerhurst for the landmark Ontario resort’s second annual Thrill of the Grill weekend, July 16 to 18.

Known for his upscale but easy recipes and entertaining style (cooking a 268-kilo burger in Toronto’s Dundas Square just got Reader into the Guinness Book of World Records), the former executive chef turned grilling guru and author of over a dozen cookbooks, is passionate about preparing everything and anything on the grill or in the smoker, from pizza and pasta to bruschetta and desserts.

Reader’s plans for Thrill of the Grill II include cooking and sharing tips at the weekend package’s opening reception, presenting a “Cottage Grilling” workshop during the event’s public Gourmet Griller marketplace and hosting Saturday night’s “barefoot elegance” barbecue dinner on the beach.

His quest to help weekend guests add easy gourmet flair to this season’s backyard barbecues will be joined by competitive grilling champ and hostess with the mostest Danielle “Diva Q” Dimovski who will be adding authentic sizzle with a southern style barbecue workshop, and Deerhurst executive chef Rory Golden who will start things off right with a marinade-making session.

The complete Thrill of the Grill Muskoka weekend getaway package includes two night’s accommodation, breakfasts, a Friday night welcome reception, the centrepiece Gourmet Griller marketplace with lots of sampling, Saturday night’s multi-course dinner with beverage pairings and an assortment of workshops including a beer and cheese pairing session featuring Big Rock Brewery and grill maintenance how-tos from the BBQ Guys, all from just $399 per person, based on double occupancy.

Both the Saturday, July 17 Gourmet Griller marketplace ($5) and dinner ($99 plus tax and gratuity) are also open to the public.

“In Canada we love our barbecues, even in the middle of winter,” noted Deerhurst executive chef Rory Golden.

“Thrill of the Grill is your chance to enjoy summer food and fun at the lake in Muskoka while you pick up techniques and recipes you can use all barbecue season, or year, long.”

Starting with Reader’s first two burger grilling rules from his new book, “Make sure the meat is super cold. And don’t poke or prod.”

For weekend schedule details and to book the Thrill of the Grill getaway package or dinner, visit http://www.deerhurstresort.com/summerfest or call 1-800-461-4393.
A Muskoka landmark since 1896, Deerhurst Resort is known for hosting all kinds of events including major concerts, golf tournaments, the Muskoka Ironman 70.3 and the Canadian National Pond Hockey Championships. From June 25 to 26, 2010, this 400-room lakeside retreat will welcome prime ministers and presidents for the world’s most important annual executive meeting, the G8 Summit. A founding member of the growing Savour Muskoka culinary trail, Deerhurst is also the only resort in North America to produce both its own maple syrup and honey, the original inspiration behind an annual series of Flavours gourmet getaways, including summer’s hit Thrill of the Grill.

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