It’s going to be a cold one in Toronto this week. Good thing there are plenty of opportunities to warm up with a cup of chowder, eat piping hot cheese fondue in a magical light tunnel or channel Caribbean islands with a Trini feast.
Here are all the top Toronto food events to have on your radar this week.
Fourteen Chefs from across Ontario will throw down at this annual event in support of Ocean Wise sustainable seafood programs. Culinary heavyweights will go “ladle-to-ladle” in this soup-centric cook-off as attendees and a panel of judges sample catfish-caviar chowder, oyster-bacon chowder, and more, before casting their votes to name the 2017 champion.
When: November 14
Where: Fermenting Cellar, 28 Distillery Lane, Toronto
Price: $60 available online.
This historic neighbourhood hosts this European market in the lead up to Christmas. In addition to the twinkling lights and holiday cheer, get ready to feed your face with Liège wafels, shortbread, sausages, and more festive foods.
Where: The Distillery District
When: Thursday, November 16 to Sunday, December 23 – closed on Mondays.
Chef Adisa Glasgow AKA Young Animal has here in the city partners with Laylow Beer Bar & Eatery for this authentic five-course Trini menu (think: Curry Gnocchi and Jerk Trout) paired with six house-brewed beer pairings.
When: November 16
Where: Laylow, 1144 College Street West, Toronto
The four-day expo showcases international cuisine, exotic delicacies, craft beers, wines, and cutting-edge cocktails when it brings together over 100 exhibitors including some of the world’s best restaurants, food producers, brewers, vintners, and distillers showcasing 1,500 different things to eat and drink.
When: November 16 to 19
Where: Metro Toronto Convention Centre, 222 Bremner Boulevard, Toronto
Price: From $25
Showcasing the luxe world of modern Chinese art and design, fashion, food and photography, this event will transform the entire third floor of the Shangri-La Hotel into an interactive exhibition and gala event complete with cocktails, curated food stations, and swag bags filled with party favours from Holt Renfrew, AGO, and more.
Canada’s all ladies craft beer festival is back! While the line-up of food and drink vendors is TBA, tickets are on sale now and include a commemorative sample glass, four drink tokens
‘Morning After’ gift bag.
When: November 18
Where: Peace & Cotton Warehouse, 500 Keele Street, Unit 101, Toronto
Price: From $35