My passion for food began at an early age. Whenever I was allowed in the kitchen, I would help prepare family meals. My traditional Italian family continuously instilled an old-world culinary philosophy of simple, ingredient-driven food. Fresh pasta with seasonal vegetables from the garden tossed in a Tuscan olive oil was the start of many nights shared around our kitchen table. My culinary education took me across Europe and North America, and in 2006, I came home to Hockley Valley Resort.
We have worked very hard over the past five years to turn Hockley Valley into a top Ontario culinary destination. One of the biggest changes was the installation of our on-site, four-acre organic fruit and vegetable garden.
Investing in the garden has been such a worthwhile feat on so many Read more
The weather was beautiful on Sept. 25, 2011, when GTA riders arrived early to register for the first-ever Rally for Vita event at Kahuna Powersports. The event attracted motorcycle enthusiasts who were seeking adventure, but also purpose: to raise money for the purchase of the MV-1, the world’s first mobility vehicle Read more
Following its 12-year trend, the Annual Monte Carlo Inns Golf and Spa Tournament was a huge success. Taking place at Hockley Valley Resort on June 8, 2011, the event raised an astonishing $22,000 for the Darling Homes for Kids – a palliative care hospice centre for children. Thanks to the generous hearts of suppliers, customers, and guests, Monte Carlo Inns is making a difference in the lives of many families. Read more
Monte Carlo Inns held its 9th Annual Charity Golf Tournament on June 10th. With gorgeous weather on their side, golfers enjoyed an invigorating and rewarding experience, from tee time to an elegant dinner. Participants also enjoyed a day at the spa in Hockley Valley Resort. Twenty thousand dollars was raised, and donated to The Darling Home for Kids foundation. www.montecarloinns.com, www.darlinghomeforkids.ca