9 food events to check out this week: January 20 to 26

Jan 19 2019, 1:19 am

Start your week off with some free sweet treats and close it with lessons on fermentation.

From bubble tea giveaways to miso-making classes, here’s what’s going on in Toronto’s food and drink scene this week.

Free Taiwanese Dessert

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Meet Fresh is opening up their third Ontario location in Markham’s Langham Square this weekend. And to celebrate their grand opening, they’re going to be giving away free dessert to their first 100 customers, for three days in a row.

Where: Meet Fresh Markham – Langham Square: 28 South Unionville Avenue, Unit 1037-1038, Markham
When: January 18, 19 and 20

Free Bubble Tea


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For this sweet spot’s grand opening, you’ll be able to try one of their signature drinks for free. To get one, 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: Song Tea – 550 Highway 7, Unit 83, Richmond Hill
When: January 19 and 20 from 11:00 am

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Open Kitchen Toronto

This female-chef-focused event is meant to inspire and support women entering the hospitality industry and to celebrate the many leading female figures that have shaped the Toronto dining scene. Enjoy food, drink and inspiration for $40; you can get tickets here.

Where: Ufficio – 1214 Dundas Street West
When: Sunday, January 20 at 11 am and 1 pm

Indian Cooking Class

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Spice up your life. Dive into a range of beautiful flavours, fascinating techniques, learn about traditions and celebrate nutrition in this cooking class opportunity.

Where: Cambria Gallery – 91 Parliament Street
When: Tuesday, January 22 from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm

Japanese Pickling and Miso Making

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Learn how to preserve veggies in traditional methods such as koji and miso fermentation. Enjoy samples and light refreshments along the way! It’s good for your gut, and a mindful practice too… tap into your body and mind connection.

Where: Skippa – 379 Harbord Street
When: Wednesday, January 23 from 6 pm to 9 pm

Chefs for Change

This event is one excuse to brave the cold: It’s a fun, cozy night out with friends and a way to support empowering programs that change lives in low-income communities through food.
You can feast on world-class dishes co-created by dozens of Canada’s top chefs, while supporting empowering food programs that change lives. Get your tickets here.

Where: Propeller Coffee – 50 Wade Avenue
When: Wednesday, January 23 at 6:30 pm

Healthy Cooking Class

Learn how to make comfort food that is both nourishing and delicious, and then indulge in the finished product! You can have your health foods and eat them, too.

Where: 99 Yorkville Avenue, Suite 200
When: Thursday, January 24 from 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm

Women’s Wine and Cheese

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Classy and sassy, this is an interactive opportunity to learn more about how to pair wines of all kinds with cheeses of all varieties in an empowering, all-women environment.

Where: Cucinato Italian Culinary Studio – 1338 Lansdowne Avenue
When: Thursday, January 24 from 6:30 pm to 10 pm

The Art of Food Preservation

At this event, local farmers and food suppliers will share secrets about maintaining local and sustainable eating habits in Ontario’s often um… unforgiving winter months. Everyone who attends will go home with a fermented gift.

Where: Archeo Trattoria – 31 Trinity Street
When: Friday, January 25 from 6:30 to 10 pm

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