10 Toronto food events worth checking out in October

Sep 15 2016, 10:39 pm

Each month, Toronto celebrates its exquisite culinary scene. From sweet to savory, the city offers different foodie events to awaken our senses.

Here are 10 food & drink events in and around Toronto to check out this October.

Mill Street Brewery Oktoberfest party

Get October started off right at Mill Street Brewery’s 4th annual Oktoberfest party. The popular event takes place at the Beer Hall with 14 beers on tap including the Nightmare Pumpkin Ale, and Mill Street’s signature Oktoberfest beer. And for one night only, the kitchen is cooking up a special Bavarian menu. There will be a polka band, and lots of other entertainment.

When: October 1, 2016
Time: 5 pm – 2 am
Where: Mill Street Beer Hall, 21 Tank House Lane
Tickets: Available online at $30, and includes 3 beer tokens and a souvenir mug
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Oktoberfest at Bandit Brewery

The newest brewery in town is throwing an Oktoberfest party. Join the fun and try their new seasonal German style beers. The brewery will feature fave Oktoberfest dishes and a live Oompah band. Custom beer steins will also be available for your collections!

When: October 1, 2016
Time: 6 -10 pm
Where: Bandit Brewery, 2125 Dundas Street West
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Learn to Make Delicious Homemade Cider

Don’t miss out on this beginners cider making event! Connect with other cider lovers in a fun 2 hour foodie experience. You’ll see how easy it is to make delicious cider in your own kitchen and learn how adjusting different flavours can create tantalizing and tasty ciders.

When: October 2, 2016
Time: 1 – 3 pm
Where: Brew North, 1578 Queen Street East
Tickets: Available online from $25 – $30
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West Ave. x The Shore Leave Harvest Dinner

West Ave is one the best Cideries around is joining The Shore Leave, one of the best Tiki Bars around, for a Harvest Dinner. The dinner features a variety of curated food experience with unique drink pairings from West Ave. Cider. Make sure to show up hungry.

When: October 2, 2016
Time: 6 – 11 pm
Where: 1775b Danforth Ave
Tickets: Available online at $100
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Oktoberfest Dinner Cruise

Check out Toronto’s biggest beer garden on the water this October! Bavarian music, accompanied with 1 L steins of Steam Whistle beers, and a buffet of German classics like traditional Bratwurst Sausage and Schnitzel.

When: October 8, 2016
Time: 6 – 10:30 pm
Where: Mariposa Cruises, 207 Queens Quay West
Tickets: Available online at $75
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Taste Japan

The Chef & The Dish and Flight Centre are featuring this one time private lesson in Japanese cooking. The intimate event will also offer light snacks and refreshments to attendees, and all proceeds from ticket sales will go to the Make-a-Wish Foundation.

When: October 12, 2016
Time: 7 – 9 pm
Where: Flight Centre, 614 Queen Street West
Tickets: Available online from $10 – $15
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OktoberFEAST is a collective effort between the Canadian Cancer Society and Ontario craft brewers, wineries and gourmet food vendors to raise critical funds for the fight against cancer. Showcasing live music and local vendors, ranging from food trucks to Toronto’s hottest restaurants, craft beers to spirits, OktoberFEAST is sure to fill your belly and warm your soul.

When: October 14, 2016
Time: 6 pm
Where: Airship 37, 37 Parliament Street
Tickets: Available from $20 – $45
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Macarons for everyone

Macarons lovers, listen up! If you love these delicious treats but are afraid of making it at home, this hands-on class will help change your mind. The class will teach secrets to practically no-fail macarons covering different flavoured and coloured macarons with a variety of ganache/fillings. You’ll get to take home a selection of macarons too!

When: October 14, 2016
Time: 6:30 – 8:30 pm
Where: St. Lawrence Market, 93 Front Street East
Tickets: Available online at $80

A Taste of Chios, Kalofagas Greek Supper Club

Chios is a Greek island with inspiring cuisine. Enjoy a four course meal & wine pairing at this Chios-inspired Greek Supper Club. The delicious dinner takes place above the St Lawrence Market with a view of the market below and the city’s beautiful skyline.

When: October 16, 2016
Time: 6 – 10 pm
Where: St. Lawrence Market Kitchen, 95 Front Street East
Tickets: Available online at $86

Cask Days

The 12th Annual Cask Days returns to Toronto, offering a selection of over 400 cask-conditioned ales from across North America. Three days of beers, ciders, and food will take place at Evergreen Brickworks and will be divided in several four-hour sessions. Shuttle bus service is available from Broadview Station.

When: October 21 – 23, 2016
Time: Varies depending on session and day
Where: Evergreen Brickworks, 550 Bayview Avenue
Tickets: Available online from $35
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