Toronto welcomes fall by celebrating seasonal cravings like beer, soup, and butter tarts this week.
From Toronto Beer Week to Jollof Wars, Soupilicious and a Butter Tart Taste Off, here are all the most delicious events on the calendar from September 18 to 24.
30+ events are planned in part of this collective series of events showcasing local beers, brewers, and bars.
When: September 15 to 23
Where: Bars and breweries across Toronto.
Toronto chef and owner of Café Belong, Brad Long celebrates the launch of his new book at this edition of 86’d Mondays at The Drake Hotel. Meet the author and taste buttery canapés from the book.
When: September 18, 8 pm
Where: The Drake Hotel, 1150 Queen Street West, Toronto
In this six-week course, Dr. Franco Gallippi explores the history and cultural significance of some of Italy’s most famous dishes as examined through Italian cinema and literature.
When: Fridays September 22 to November 3
Where: Hot Docs Ted Rogers Cinema, 506 Bloor Street West, Toronto
20+ small batch beers get together for this festival featuring unique brews like Roasted Sweet Potato Belgian Blonde, Salted Caramel Stout, and Lavender and Apricot Saison. Also look forward to beer-friendly foods from the kitchen at 3030.
When: September 23, 3 pm to 8 pm
Where: 3030 Dundas Street West, Toronto
Local chefs fuel this 19+ fiesta promising tacos, tequila, wild DJs. The full line-up of vendors has yet to be released but look forward to food priced between $2 and $5.
When: September 23, 4 pm to 10 pm
Where: Tequila Jacks, 184 Pearl Street, Toronto
Price: $10 (Admission)
Road trip alert! The Kawarthas Northumberland Butter Tart Taste-Off will see an entire warehouse-sized building filled with butter tarts this week as competitors vie for the honour of best butter tart flavours in various categories.
When: September 23, 9 am to 1 pm
Where: Peterborough Farmers’ Market, 136 Lansdowne Street, Peterborough, Ontario
Black Foodie and Supafrik bring together West African caterers, restaurants, bloggers, and home cooks for a culinary showdown featuring secret recipes and spices. Attendees get to sample and vote on the best jollof rice dishes, plus access to a bumpin’ day party.
When: September 24, 4 pm to 8 pm
Where: Ristorante Buonanotte, 19 Mercer Street, Toronto
Price: $15 to $50
Sip, slurp and savour at this annual soup-tasting and harvest celebration. Local gardeners, farmers, restaurants, and chefs will create signature soups for this AYCE event ushering in fall.
When: September 24, noon to 3 pm
Where: Artscape Wychwood Barns, 601 Christie Street, Toronto
Price: $15 in advance, $22 at the door.