14 Toronto food events to check out over the next week: January 26 to February 1

Jan 26 2018, 1:05 pm

The week ahead is packed full of deliciousness. This week begins with the onset of Winterlicious and ends with the kick-off of La Poutine Week.

Save the dates AND save room in your stomach for these Toronto food events.

Winterlicious 2018

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Toronto’s biannual prix fixe promotion starts today and will see restaurants across the city serve up special menus for lunch and dinner.

When: January 26 to February 8
Where: Restaurants across Toronto

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When the Pig Came Home Pop-Up

The deli pops up inside Junction-area cocktail bar Famous Last Words for one night only. On the menu: scotch eggs, devils on horseback, beef patties, mini jerk, and smoked meat beef cheek sammies!

When: January 26, 5 pm to 9 pm
Where: 392 Pacific Avenue, Toronto

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Food, Art & Nature

Palais Royale Ballroom

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Part of the Winterlicious culinary even series, this 10-course tasting experience is served up in a “forest-like” dining room and promises demonstrations and interactive elements along with dinner.

When: January 26, 7 pm
Where: Palais Royale, 1601 Lake Shore Boulevard West, Toronto
Price: $100

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Savour St. Lawrence Market

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Tour the Market with a glass of sparkling wine in hand and enjoy tastings from three Market merchants before partaking in a four-course demo and dine experience that features “the bounty of the Market paired with local Ontario wines.”

When: January 26 and 27February 2, 3 and 5
Where: St. Lawrence Market, 93-95 Front Street East, Toronto
Price: $100

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The Drake Barn Burner Hockey Game

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Chefs from Toronto and Montreal will meet in between the two cities for an exhibition hockey game this January. Now in its second yearThe Drake Barn Burner Hockey Game + Dinner takes will see all-star chefs face off at Essroc Arena (AKA Duke Dome), in support of Community Food Centres Canada, and The StoreHouse Food Bank.

When: January 27, 2018
Where: Essroc Arena, 111 Belleville Street, Wellington, Ontario
Price: General admission is $25, free for kids under 12; Add $25 with the bus ride to and from Toronto to Wellington.

All-You-Can-Eat Pierogi at Tennessee Tavern

All-You-Can-Eat pierogi

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Grant Van Gameren’s Tennessee Tavern has introduced this weekly Sunday supper featuring all the buttery potato and cheddar-packed dumplings you can stuff in your face for just $5.95.

When: Sunday nights
Where: 1554 Queen Street West, Toronto

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Tunisian Lamb Shank Tagine

The Depanneur tangine

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Lamb Tagine is the star at this supper club hosted by Dali Chehimi but also on the menu, look forward to Doight de Fatma, Tunisian-style spring rolls, Samsa, phyllo baklava, and more.

When: January 27, 7:30 pm to 10 pm
Where: The Depanneur, 1033 College Street, Toronto
Price: $50.

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High Tea at Casa Loma

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Casa Loma

Channel the Edwardian era over teas and a tiered cake stand topped with mini pastries, scones, croissants, strawberries and cream, crumpets, and tea sandwiches.

When: January 27 and 28, 11 am to 5 pm; February 3 and 4, 11 am to 5 pm
Where: Casa Loma, 1 Austin Terrace, Toronto
Price: $40

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Phancy Food Brunch Pop-Up

Phancy Food & Catering

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Brunch at the brewery! Start your day right with beer-infused snack menu of brunch foods paired with Left Field brews.

When: January 28, 11 am to 4 pm
Where: Left Field Brewery, 36 Wagstaff Drive, Toronto
Price: Admission is free.

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Classic Cocktail Tasting


Discover the classics! Toronto Common hosts this cocktail tasting series inside the restaurant and bar at The Beverley Hotel. This edition covers Old Fashioneds, Sidecars
Aviation, and Negroni along with c
harcuterie and cheese for snacking.

When: January 28, 5 pm to 6:30 pm
Where: Do Not Disturb, 335 Queen Street West, Toronto
Price: $25

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Indigenous Feast

ku kum aboriginal toronto restaurant

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Three Sister Soup, squash and cranberry bannock, braised caribou, and more are on the menu at this communal feast hosted by Chef Joseph Shawana as he celebrates his indigenous heritage on a multi-course menu.

When: January 30, 7 pm
Where: Ku-Kum Kitchen, 581 Mount Pleasant Avenue, Toronto
Price: $75

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The Art of Italian Breads

Cibo Wine Bar Yorkville

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This interactive cooking experience led by Executive Chef Saverio Macri covers the art of Italian doughs and bread. Guests will prepare their own meal including focaccia, woodstove pizzas and crostini and more served with a chocolate baci bomb for dessert, and wine pairings per course.

When: January 31, 7 pm and 9 pm
Where: Cibo Wine Bar, 133 Yorkville Avenue, Toronto
Price: $65

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Dinner with the Mackenzies

Mackenzie House

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This unique dining and theatrical experience is set inside the 1860s home of William Lyon Mackenzie and his wife Isabel. The intimate event includes period music and four-course Victorian inspired meal, as well as the opportunity for participants to interact with actors.

When: January 31 and February 1, 2 and 3
Where: The Mackenzie House, 82 Bond Street, Toronto
Price: $105

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La Poutine Week Toronto

Snack Bar Saint-Jean La Poutine Week

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La Poutine Week kicks off in Toronto the first week of February. “Brought to you by the geniuses behind Le Burger Week, this year, the festival is being held across Canada at 240 restaurants,” including five spots here in Toronto.

When: February 1 to 7, 2018
Where: Participating restaurants in Toronto

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