11 Toronto food events to check out this week: December 9 to 15

Dec 6 2018, 6:23 pm

Did somebody say “holiday cocktail party?”

Also there’s a hangover pizza battle, champagne tasting and Indian food buffet. This is going to be a good week.

These are the food events you should check out in Toronto this half-fortnight, December 9 to 15.

Hangover Pizza Battle


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Which brunch ‘za is best? Blondies’ “Then the Morning Comes,” with breakfast sausage, hollandaise, spinach, pimentos and potato chips? Or Village Pizza’s “Nacho Mama’s Hangover Cure” with salsa, mozzarella, scrambled eggs, grilled chorizo, avocado, cilantro and spicy sour cream drizzle. Swing by this epic battle and try samples of the ‘zas to find out.

Where: Village Pizza – 759 Dovercourt Road
When: Sunday, December 9 from 12 pm to 2 pm

Holiday Baking

Learn how to make cookies, confections and candies just in time for holiday gifting at this downtown event. There’s nothing like homemade gifts, made with love and lots of sugar, amirite?

Where: The Centre for Hospitality and Culinary Arts – 300 Adelaide Street East
When: Monday, December 10 from 6:15 to 10:15

MomsTO does the Holidays


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Shoutout moms! You work super hard all year ’round and it’s about time you celebrated you. Give yourself a well-deserved morning to ring in the holiday season with a boozy brunch. Grab your best girlfriends and get your mimosa on.

Where: Harbour Eats by Mercatino – 1 York Street
When: Tuesday, December 11 from 9:30 am to 12 pm

Wine and Chocolate Pairing

Brush up on your vino and cocoa knowledge so you can outdo your distant-aunt’s snobbery at the upcoming holiday get together. Or simply so that you know what pairing will be best for your Gossip Girl marathon on Friday night. The only thing that could make this better is if there was also cheese.

Where: Humber College – 205 Humber College Boulevard
When: Tuesday, December 11 from 6 pm to 8 pm

Holiday Cocktail Party


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This holiday party at cozy Pray Tell will offer you an exclusive taste of seasonal cocktails, like Santa’s Spiked Coffee. You’ll also have the opportunity to play games and win prizes, with all proceeds going to Sistering. Hosted by Salty Paloma, this night is bound to be sweet.

Where: Pray Tell – 838 College Street
When: Tuesday, December 11 from 7 pm to 9 pm

Bollinger Champagne Tasting

Prestigious, elegant, complex… again, this is the stuff to brush up on before you see your snobby aunt. It’s also just a great opportunity to sample delicious wines and learn about the processes behind making champagne. Alcohol-nerds, unite!

Where: CHCA Wine Lab – 215 King Street East
When: Tuesday, December 11 from 7 pm to 9:30 pm

Regent Park Multi-National Holiday Market

At this holiday market, you’ll be able to try food from over 10 countries including Ethiopia, Lebanon, Trinidad and Sri Lanka. You’ll get a passport that allows you to go to different stations, granting you access to the food of that region. Talk about a holiday vacay.

Where: TD Learning Centre – 540 Dundas Street East
When: Thursday, December 13 from 6 pm to 8 pm

Wellness in Wine

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Paris isn’t the only place where you can sip wine for better health! Learn about the health benefits of wine, organic options and sustainable wine-making practices at this event. Good for your heart and your soul.

Where: 91 Parliament Street
When: Thursday, December 13 from 7 pm t0 9 pm

Indian Cuisine Buffet and Market

Shop the Regent Park Sewing Studio and Jewelry Making vendors at this market, plus check out the henna artists and enjoy a delicious, flavourful (and halal) Indian food buffet.

Where: 555 Dundas Street East
When: Friday, December 14 from 1 pm to 4 pm

Toronto Christmas Market


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It’s still here. There’s still time! If you haven’t visited yet — and even if you have — it’s still the season to soak up stuff your face with all the festive beauty of the Toronto Christmas Market. In case you (somehow) haven’t heard yet… there are wafel bites.

Where: The Distillery Historic District
When: Thursday, November 15 to Sunday, December 23  (closed Mondays)

Miracle on Queen Street

Get blitzened at this holiday-themed pop-up bar, decked out with holly jolly decorations and serving up seasonal cocktails. Bring your Sroogiest pals along to add some cheer to the end of their year.

Where: 251 Queen Street West
When: November 23 to December 26: 5 pm – 2 am Monday to Friday; 12 pm – 2 am Saturday and Sunday

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