Torontonians that like to dine in uncharted territory take note: these freshly opened restaurants and ephemeral food events are cooking up new and notable things to taste this week.
Light, airy maple glazed doughnitsWhite corn grits topped with gravy and runny eggs, chicken fried pork chops and
Address: 678 Queen Street West, Toronto
The Ojibway taco bar is the latest addition to Kenssington Market. On the menu, tacos built on bannock topped with options like chili, pulled pork and jerk chicken.
Address: 213 Augusta Avenue, Toronto
The OG bagelria has newly opened a bagel bar in the Financial District. Whether you’ve ever made the pilgrimage to Bathurst and Steeles to eat blintzes and bagels with the bubbies or not, you might still be familiar with these holey dough-balls. They’re the same bagels served Schmaltz.
Address: 133 Richmond Street West, Toronto
This prix fixe menu features four-courses of rotisserie-cooked joy and there’s not a piece of chicken in sight. Lobster, bacon-wrapped trout and rib-eye are the main events.
When: Monday, November 14 to Wednesday, November 30
Where: Cafe Boulud, Four Seasons Hotel, 60 Yorkville Avenue, Toronto
Price: $95 per person
Support sustainable seafood at this soup-centric cook-off. Sample chowders and beers then vote on your favourites from local chefs competing for the title of Ocean Wise Chowder Chowdown Champion.
When: Tuesday, November 15, 7 pm to 10 pm
Where: Fermenting Cellar, 28 Distillery Lane, Toronto
Price: Tickets are $55 inclusive
This expo of all things food and drink has a reputation for getting attendees wasted. Now in its 22nd year, the indoor showcase promises 1,500+ wines, beers, spirits and gourmet foods sip and sample from.
When: Thursday, November 17 to Sunday, November 20
Where: Metro Toronto Convention Centre
Price: Tickets are $15 in advance, $20 at the door
This casual but chic fundraising gala, in support of West Park Foundation, promises craft beers, wines, and whiskys along with food stylings from The McEwan Group, live entertainment and silent auctions.
When: Thursday, November 17, 2016
Where: Airship 37, The Distillery District, 37 Parliament Street, Toronto
Price: From $199
Grand Trunk Road will be dishing out Punjabi po’boys, vegan black bean bowls, and turmeric lattes at this veg-friendly drop-in dinner taking place at The Depanneur.
When: Friday, November 18 to 20, 6 pm to 9 pm
Where: The Depanneur, 1033 College Street, Toronto
Price: $5 to $8 per dish