8 Toronto food events to check out this week: September 25 to October 1

Sep 26 2017, 3:09 am

September turns into October this week and there are plenty of ways to celebrate the transition.

From harvest festivals centred around apples and pumpkins to wine dinners and pop-ups, here’s what to do eat this week in Toronto.

Taste of Sri Lanka

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Celebrate the Sri Lankan chefs and cooks from Toronto restaurants like Ravisoups, Saffron Spice Kitchen, and more at this edition of 86’d Monday at The Drake.

When: September 25, 8 pm
Where: The Drake Hotel, 1150 Queen Street West, Toronto
Price: Free

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Along the Indian Coast

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This Goan feast hosted by Harsh Chawla and Derek Valleau promises an evening of spicy and savoury dishes paired with wines of Rioja. On the menu, vada, chamuças, chicken cafreal, coconut pumpkin curry and so much more.

When: September 27, 7 pm
Where: Pukka, 778 St. Clair Avenue West, Toronto
Price: $70

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Deep Fried Classixx Pop-up

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Phancy Food & Catering pops up at this DuWest bar for four nights starting this week. On the menu, Buffalo Chicken Nuggets, Triple-Decker Grilled Cheese, Hawaiian Pizza Pockets, and more.

When: September 27 to 30
Where: The Garrison, 1197 Dundas Street West, Toronto
Price: A la carte

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Oktoberfest in toronto

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The beer-fueled festival might be rooted in German tradition but Torontonians are up to celebrate. We’ve rounded up some of the most noteworthy Volks-festivies across Southern Ontario this fall.

When: September and October
Where: Across Ontario
Price: Varies

An Evening with The Count of Buena Vista

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This ticketed dinner boasts three courses and four wines celebrating the Sonoma winery.

When: September 27, 6:30 pm
Where: Noce Restaurant, 875 Queen Street West, Toronto
Price: $70

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Markham Fair

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The annual fair in the ‘burbs is on this weekend and promising fireworks, a monster truck show, demolition derby, and more… not to mention, plenty of fabulous food.

When: September 28 to October 1
Where: 10801 McCowan Road, Markham
Price:  Admission from $15

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Apple Fest

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The Bayview Leaside BIA presents the second annual festival devoted to this favourite fall orchard fruit. Celebrate with ciders, pies, live music, street art, and more.

When: September 30 to October 1, noon to 5 pm
Where: Bayview Avenue from Soudan to Davisville, Toronto
Price: Admission is free.

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Colborne Lodge Harvest Festival

Colborne Lodge

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Celebrate fall in High Park at this annual Harvest Festival “enhanced for Canada’s Birthday.” On the itinerary: food, music, dance, artisans, family-friendly activities for the whole family, pumpkin carving, apple bobbing, and roasted potatoes.

When: October 1, 11 am to 5 pm
Where: Colborne Lodge Museum, 11 Colborne Lodge Drive, Toronto
Price: Free


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