7 Toronto food events to check out this week: July 24 to 30

Jul 24 2017, 11:45 am

Toronto food events are in full swing as July comes to a close.

On the books this week; Multiple beer-focused events, Italian Restaurant Week, a Polynesian festival, a Persian tea house, and a cocktail menu showcasing African dishes.

Giro d’Italia

Italian Restaurant Week in Toronto offers a taste of Italy in The Six. Sixteen Toronto restaurants are participating, each representing the cuisine from one 16 different regions in Italy and offering a four-course prezzo fisso (prix fixe) dinner menu for $49 while select restaurants also offer a three-course menu at lunch for $29.

When: July 20 to July 30
Where: Multiple venues
Price: $29 to $49

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Tirgan Festival

Iranian-Canadians gather on Toronto’s waterfront for this non-religious, non-partisan four-day festival of music, dance, food, discussions and historical programming.

When: July 27 to 30
Where: Harbourfront Centre
Price: Admission is free.

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Happy Hour – Under the Tuscan Sun

Campari cocktails and a menu of stuffed zucchini flowers, pizza, and sausage-stuffed clamari are on the menu at this summertime event hosted by the newly revamped Italian restaurant across from Trinity Bellwoods Park.

When: July 28, 6 pm
Where: NOCE, 875 Queen Street West, Toronto
Price: 30

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12 Beers of Summer

Just like Christmas but in July! This biannual beers event returns for a summer edition asking an “exuberant Hawaiian shirt” dress code and thirst for a dozen different brews.

When: July 28, 6:30 pm to 9:30 pm
Where: Gladstone Hotel, 1214 Queen Street West, Toronto
Price: From $30

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Toronto’s Festival of Beer

Hosted by The Beer Store, Toronto’s Festival of Beer is home to over 60 brewers featuring more than 300 brands from all over the world. Ticket price includes five sample tokens and a commemorative festival sampling cup.

When: July 28 to 30
Where: Bandshell Park Exhibition Place, 200 Princes’ Blvd
Price: $42.50

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AlohaFest Toronto

The third annual Polynesian festival presented by Hālau Hula I Ka Lā (“Hula School in the Sun”) takes place at North York City Hall. Look forward to tropical treats and Hawaiian faves (think spam and poke) plus live entertainment and a marketplace.

When: July 29, 11 am to 7 pm
Where: Mel Lastman Square
Price: Admission is free.

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Maison Mercer

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Toronto event company Reign brings together top chefs and caterers for this five-course cocktail style tasting menu celebrating African cuisine. On the menu, peanut soup paired with chapatti and fattoush salad, Injera sushi rolls, Jollof rice, and more.

When: July 30
Where: Maison Mercer Rooftop Patio, 15 Mercer Street, Toronto
Price: From $40

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