Toronto Food Events rounds up the most delicious festivals, pop-ups,Â one-off dinners, supper clubs and other food-related happenings in Toronto this week and next. Find us here every Friday morning.
Events you might want to check out:
Winterlicious (January 26 – February 18 @ Multiple Venues)
Toronto's most popular three-course, prix-fixe meal event extravaganza begins today, with more than 200 restaurants in the city participating. Have you made your reservations yet?
Brine & Bubbles (January 26-27 @ Cafe Con Leche Espresso Bar)
Island Oysters will be pairing its signature curated selection of six Canadian oysters with locally crafted sake, sparkling wine and craft beer at this fun tasting event with two sessions per night.
4th Year Birthday Bevy (January 26 @ Junction Brewery)
The Society of Beer Drinking Ladies is celebrating its fourth birthday (already!) with a not-to-be-missed bevy bash that will feature a special one-off brew (a toasted coconut vanilla porter) and eats from The Tempered Room.
Phancy Food Brunch Pop-Up (January 28 @ Left Field Brewery)
Enjoy a beer-infused brunch snack menu by Phancy Food & Catering accompanied by some hair-of-the-dog, day-after-Saturday-night brews to start your Sunday morning off right.
Made With Love (January 29 @ Miss Thing's)
This cocktail-making competition will feature some of the city's best bartenders. Come cheer on your favourites and see who will make it to the regional finals.
Latte Royale (January 31 @ Propeller Coffee)
Propeller Coffee Co. is hosting its first annual Barista Competition with 32 competitors going head to head in a single-elimination style tournament. Food, beer and giveaways will accompany this fun, inclusive night in support of Food 4 Farmers.
Alsace Wine Tasting and Class (February 1 @ Pray Tell)
Sommelier and certified French Wine Scholar Stephen Hart hosts this ode to Alsace, France, featuring Grand Cru wines classified in the top 4 percent of all wine produced in the region.
Feast In The East (February 3 @ Matt Durant Studio)
The February edition of this bi-monthly music, food & installation series in the east end will feature a dinner by Jonas Linturn, aka, Chef Très Bohème along with performances by Bonjay, Blunt Chunks, Foonyap and Benedicte. Dinner is included with an advanced ticket!
Death by Chocolate (February 14 @ Death in Venice Gelato)
It's time to start thinking about Valentine's Day, and Death in Venice chef Kaya Ogruce has come up with a decadent 3-course chocolate culinary experience (plus a complimentary glass of Prosecco) that will be the perfect aphrodisiac for a romantic evening.
Ooh Ma La (February 14 @ The House of Common)
Toronto Common is partnering with The House of Common Executive Chef/Owner Jonathan LeBlanc for Ooh Ma La, a French-meets-Sichuan Tasting Dinner, paying tribute to the numbing spice of Sichuan peppercorn.
Brewmasters Dinner (February 20 @ Craft Beer Market Toronto)
Enjoy a 4-course, beer-paired dinner hosted by Collective Arts Brewmaster Ryan Morrow and CRAFT Beer Market's Executive Chef Cam McGowan.
Recipe for Change (February 22 @ St Lawrence Temporary North Market)
It's an irresistible premise: an all-you-can-eat-and-drink event featuring 30 of the city's chefs, all in support of FoodShare's work promoting healthy food and food literacy in schools.
Culinary Charity FoodFIGHT (March 12 @ Ada Slaight Hall, Daniels Spectrum)
Ten Toronto chefs, including Fidel Gastro's Matt Basile and Antler's Michael Hunter, have volunteered to battle it out in the boxing ring (yes, chef boxers!) to raise money for Second Harvest's food rescue program.