7 Toronto food events to check out this weekend: November 3 to 5

Nov 3 2017, 8:10 pm

Take advantage of the first weekend in November, before all the holiday parties and shopping excursions really begin.

Raise a glass with classic cocktails, indulge at Toronto’s Luxury Chocolate Festival, or check out the Royal Winter Fair! It’s all happening this weekend in Toronto.

Old Fashioned Week

Old Fashioned Week

Old Fashioned Week

The inaugural Old Fashioned Week in Toronto debuts on November 2 and 18 Toronto bars are joining in on the celebrations happening across the globe.

The ten-day celebration devoted to the iconic cocktail in all its variations will see local bars showcases everything from traditional versions to inventive twists

When: On now until November 11, 2017
Where: participating bars in Toronto

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Día de Muertos

Day of the Dead figurines in the market (Mexico Tourism Board)

Day of the Dead figurines in the market (Mexico Tourism Board)

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Celebrate the Day of the Dead in Toronto with traditional festivities and tequila-fueled fiestas. Check out this round-up of Día de Muertos events happening in Toronto.

When: November 2 to 5
Where: Venues across Toronto

Philthy Philly’s FREE cheesesteaks (and poutine) giveaway

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Start this weekend off right with your stomach full of FREE food!

Philthy Philly’s, the maker of cheesesteak sandwiches is celebrating the grand opening of its new location at Yonge and Gerrard by giving away a FREE regular-size sandwich (or poutine) to the first 200 customers through the doors after 6 pm.

When: November 3, 6 pm
Where: 372 Yonge Street, Toronto
Price: FREE

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The Royal Agricultural Winter Fair

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Dust off your cowboy boots – the Royal Agricultural Winter Fair is returning to Toronto this fall. Now in its 95th year, The Royal features the best in agriculture, food, and equestrian competitions from across the country. Save your appetite for lots of fudge, peameal bacon sandwiches, and local cheese samples.

When: November 3 to 12
Where: Enercare Centre, 210 Princes’ Boulevard, Toronto
Tickets: General admission adult tickets are$27.50, $20 for seniors, $16 for youth and free admission for children three and younger.

Chocolate High Tea

Omni King Edward Hotel high tea

Weekends in November are sweeter than ever when the OMNI King Edward hosts this special Chocolate Tea Menu featuring chocolate ganache tarts topped with chestnut chantilly, white chocolate pumpkin chai cheesecake, chocolate orange scones and so so much more.  A portion of the proceeds supports Gilda’s Club Greater
Toronto and the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation.

When: Every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday in November
Where: Omni King Edward Hotel, 37 King Street West, Toronto
Price: $54


Toronto Luxury Chocolate Show

Chcolate wine salon


The most decadent and delicious food festival of the year is on over two days this November offering a weekend full of chocolate door prizes, raffles, sampling, shopping, chocolate making demonstrations, and more.

When: November 4, noon to 6 pm; November 5, 11 am to 5 pm
Where: Toronto Reference Library, 789 Yonge Street, Toronto
Price: Tickets from $20 available online.


Knight School: Mongolian Dumplings with Nuka Batsaikhan

Drake Commissary

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Food writer and 86’d Monday host, Ivy Knight Knight School presents this series of workshops and classes focusing this week on the making of Mongolian dumplings.

When: November 5, 4:30 pm to 6 pm
Where: Drake Commissary, Toronto
Price: $40


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