7 food events to check out this week: January 13 to 19

Jan 10 2019, 11:15 pm

From sourdough-making classes to raclette parties, there are a lot of warm and cozy events happening in Toronto’s food and drink scene.

Which is exactly what the city needs right now, considering it’s now officially cold.

Here’s what’s up in the consumable department this week:

Winemakers Tasting


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Enjoy tasting various wines while learning about the ways that they’re made, and then stay for a reception that will include even more wine, plus cheeses. You’ll be hard-pressed to find a better way to spend a Monday evening.

Where: 215 King Street East
When: Monday, January 14 from 7 pm to 9:30 pm

Sake Pairing Dinner


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Kingyo Izakaya and Kozaemon Sake Brewery are collaborating to bring you a special six-course menu created by Chef Takahiro, perfectly paired with Sake. This is going to infuse some warmth into your belly and soul, no doubt about it.

Where: Kingyo – 51B Winchester Street
When: Thursday, January 17 from 7 pm to 9:30 pm

Sourdough Workshop


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Spend three fun hours with your hands in the dough, learning what makes bread great, how a starter lives (and how to keep her happy), how to shape your loaf and prepare it for the oven, and how to mix and fold a classic white loaf. Happy tastebuds, happy tummy.

Where: Prairie Boy Bread – 970 College Street
When: Sunday, January 13 from 3 pm to 6 pm

Beer 101


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This is the one type of school you’ll be down to attend: beer school. From words like ‘dry hopped sour’ to ‘wild farmhouse’ to ‘Porter’ to ‘Stout,’ all the terminology surrounding brews can get a little bit… confusing. This event is for those who want some clarity. Or want to look like they know what they’re talking about. Here’s lookin’ at you, (of-age) kid

Where: Henderson Brewing Company – 128A Sterling Road
When: Thursday, January 17 from 7 pm to 8:30 pm

Raclette Party


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There’s nothing you need more in the dead of winter than a plate full of food covered in melty, gooey cheese. This traditional Alpine dinner will feature 250 grams of imported raclette cheese, a charcuterie plate, salad, bread and “as many potatoes as you need.” You’ll also get a glass of French wine.

Where: Coq of the Walk – 488 College Street
When: Monday, January 14 from 8 pm to 10 pm

Pokito and Prizes


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Enjoy a special Hawaiian platter at Pokito, and play board games while you’re there! Dishes include classic tuna poke, kalua pork sliders, spicy salmon rice balls, shrimp roti tacos and lychee lemonade. There will also be prizes, and the odds of winning are higher if you wear Hawaiian shirt or Hawaiian dress.

Where: Pokito – 420 Queen Street West
When: Sunday, January 13 from 1:30 pm to 3:30 pm

Free Bubble Tea


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For this sarcastic spot’s grand opening, you’ll be able to try one of their signature drinks for free. To get a free drink, you must be one of Song Tea’s first 100 customers on January 19 or 20, and you must bring along one of these vouchers.

Where: 550 Highway 7, Unit 83, Richmond Hill
When: January 19 (and 20) from 10:00 am

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