16 Toronto food events worth checking out this March

Feb 25 2017, 1:24 am

Spring is in the air and just as temperatures are starting to heat up so too are our appetites for adventure.

Luckily there’s plenty to do, see, and eat in this city next month.

Here are 16 food events happening in Toronto this March.

Trashed & Wasted

Toronto’s newest food fest is garbage. Literally. Devoted to raising awareness on food waste, expect a roving feast from participating food and drink contributors(Sanagan’s Meat Locker, Porchetta & Co., Hooked Inc., Arepa Cafe, Blackbird Baking Co., and Montgomery’s to name just a few) serving up dishes from foods diverted from the trash bin.

When: March 1, 6 pm to 10 pm
Where: Wychwood Barns, 76 Wychwood Avenue, Toronto
Price: General admission is $35

Vegan Supper Club Series: An Ode to NOLA

Celebrate Mardi Gras with this meatless meal featuring courses of Jambalaya, King Oyster Mushroom Rockefeller, Po Boy Sandwiches, Fried “Chicken” with buttermilk biscuits and gravy, and Banana Foster to finish.

When: March 3 and 4, 7 pm
Where: Urban Acorn Catering, 1 Wiltshire Avenue, Toronto
Price: $50

Seven Lives Pop-Up

The popular taco purveyor is serving up food and, for the first time ever, DRINKS! at Kintori Yakitori for a two-night stint this March. Look forward to cocktails, mezcal, tequila, and beer to accompany a selection of tacos and tostadas.

When: March 3 and 4
Where: Kintori Yakitori, 668 Bloor Street West, Toronto
Price: A la carte menu

Canadian Chefs Series

Experience a one of a kind 10-course tasting dinner prepared by the renowned Chef Sean MacDonald of Hexagon teams up with Executive Chef Romain Avril of Lavelle for this unique 10-course tasting menu.

When: March 6
Where: Lavelle, 627 King Street West, Toronto
Price: $200

Sustainable Dim Sum Festival

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This evening of good eats promises dumplings, rolls, buns, and drinks all showcasing local and sustainable ingredients from Ocean Wise approved sources, and local, family-run farms. Participating restaurants include Cafe BelongDaiLoDaniel et DanielKanpaiLake InezPure SpiritsHawthorne Food + DrinkBruce Wine BarCeili CottagePork Ninjas, and C-fu Foods.

Where: Rotunda, City Hall, 100 Queen Street West, Toronto
When: Wednesday, March 8, 6:30 pm to 9:30 pm
Price: $55 includes all dim sum and drinks

Beer, Bacon & Beats

Rashers hosts this new event series geared towards “unapologetic carnivore[s] and craft beer connoisseur[s].” For this first instalment, the bacon-only sandwich makers are partnering with Great Lakes Brewery to offer one-of-a-kind bacon dishes paired with unique craft beers.

Where: 182 Ossington Avenue, Toronto
When: March 9
Price: $30

Expect an array of Filipino favourites at this entirely utensil-less, communal feast from Rudy Boquilla.

Where: Gladstone Hotel, Toronto
When: March 9
Price: $65

Cerolla Cafe Pop-Up

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This pop-up is a preview to cereal-centric cafe that’s set to debut in Little Italy later this year. Expect pimped-out pop-tarts and exotic breakfast foods that are sure to wake-up your taste buds.

When: March 10, 5 pm to 10 pm
Where: 867 Dundas Street West, Toronto
Instagram: @cerollacafe

Sugar Shack TO

In true Canadian tradition, this celebration of all things maple syrup will bring a food marketplace and beer-serving Sugar Shack to Toronto’s waterfront. Look forward for an outdoor day of entertainment and interactive ice activities for kids, photo ops, chainsaws battle, and more.

When: March 11 and 12
Where: Sugar Beach, 11 Dockside Drive, Toronto
Price: Admission is free

Pi Day

In celebration of Pi Day, the pizza parlour Yorkville will be serving up individual size pizzas loaded with unlimited toppings for only $3.14 from noon until precisely 3:14 pm. All day look out for Pi related math questions every 3 hours 14 minutes, for the chance to win free pizzas.

Four Corners of Mexico

Travel from Baja to Oaxaca, Jalisco to Yucatanthe all in one meal presented by Chef Paola Solorzano. of Santo Pecado’s inspired cooking. On the menu, lamb barbacoa flauta, braised chicken with poblano mole, traditional Mexican bread pudding, and more.

When: March 22
Where: Reposado Bar & Lounge, 136 Ossington Avenue, Toronto
Price: $60 per seat

Old Chinatown Dim Sum Tour

Eat your way across Spadina Avenue and Dundas West at this newly launched food tour. On route, expect generous tastings including Northern-style dumplings, hand-pulled noodles, pastries, and more.

When: March 23, 6 pm
Where: Dim Sum King
Price: $75

Manna Expo

Toronto’s first Kosher food fest aims to showcase culinary innovations and emerging chefs in the Kosher-eating community.

When: March 26, 10 am to 11 pm
Where: Russel-Hendrix, 77 Samor Road, Toronto
Price: TBA

Seoul de France

At Chef Paul Kim’s French-Korean eatery in Little Italy, look forward to dishes that mingle Korean flavours with French techniques. On the menu at this one-night only ticketed dinner, a Waldorf salad, Korean-style ceviche, spicy honey-glazed chicken roulade, beef striploin with crispy black truffle rice, and mugwart tiramisu.

When: March 29
Where: DOMA , 50C Clinton Street, Toronto
Price: $70

Canada’s All Ladies Craft Beer Festival presented by The Society of Beer Drinking Ladies is back with this epic festival taking featuring craft beers, food vendors, and a makers’ marketplace. General admission tickets include a 5 oz commemorative sample glass, 4 drink tokens, and a ‘Morning After’ gift bag.

When: March 31, 7 pm
Where: Evergreen Brick Works, 550 Bayview Avenue, Toronto
Price: From $30

Toronto Food & Drink Market

This massive exhibition of edibles will offer a multitude of opportunities to sip, savour and sample from wine-makers, brewers, chefs, restaurants, and even grocery store aisles.
When: March 31, 5 pm to 10 pm; April 1, noon to 9 pm; April 2, 11 am to 5 pm
Where: Toronto Congress Centre, 650 Dixon Road, Etobicoke
Price: TBA
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