Weekly Eater: Toronto food events for December 17 to 23

Weekly Eater: Toronto food events for December 17 to 23

Porchetta and Co. celebrates two years in business on Thursday with $1 sandwiches (Image: Andrew Brudz)
 

Monday, December 17

  • Monday Night Dinners at Local Kitchen and Wine Bar: Every Monday night, Local Kitchen serves a $40 prix fixe menu of Italian fare with half-price wine bottles and no corkage fee. 1710 Queen St. W., 416-534-6700. Find out more »
  • 86’D With Ivy Knight—Annual Sagittarian Ball: Get festive in your best cocktail attire while enjoying complimentary hors d’oeuvres from Stasis Preserves, mead tasting from Rosewood Estates and cheap cocktails made by pros from the Canadian Professional Bartenders Association. The Drake, 1150 Queen St. W., 416-531-5042. Find out more »
  • Burger Mondays: Enjoy $5 burgers and $5 pints on Mondays, 5 p.m. to 8 p.m., at the Gladstone Melody Bar. Gladstone Hotel, 1214 Queen St. W., 416-531-4635. Find out more »
  • Lettuce Wrap Night at Chantecler: Chantecler’s popular lettuce wrap night is now taking place twice a week. Come out on Sunday and Monday nights for lettuce wraps with meats, assorted pickles and condiments for $21 per person until 1 a.m.—or until the food runs out. Chantecler, 1320 Queen St. W., 416-628-3586. Find out more »
  • Make, Don’t Buy—Chocolates for Beginners: As part of the Depanneur’s Make, Don’t Buy series of DIY gift workshops, join Emily Zimmerman and learn how to make old-fashioned creamy ganache truffles, chocolate bark with toppings of your choice and crunchy chili-cornflake bars, all using organic, Fairtrade and locally processed Chocosol chocolate. The Depanneur, 1033 College St., 416-828-1990. Find out more »

Tuesday, December 18

  • Chocolate Tales Workshop: Head to the Mad Bean Coffee House for a lesson in making and hand-decorating beautiful chocolates from scratch, perfect for holiday gift giving. The Mad Bean, 519 Eglinton Ave. W., 647-235-2456. Find out more »

Wednesday, December 19

  • Corktown Cheer Cocktail Party: Jamie Kennedy hosts an evening of festive drinks, treats and holiday tapas for neighbours and patrons. Gilead, 4 Gilead Pl., 647-288-0680. Find out more »
  • A Chef’s Tour of Little Italy: Join the Culinary Adventure Company on a behind-the-scenes tour of Little Italy’s finest kitchens. 416-565-1730. Find out more »

Thursday, December 20

  • Food for Change: The Stop’s chef Chris Brown prepares a five-course meal featuring local, sustainable ingredients with the theme of a global holiday party. Menu includes: smoked grits and collard greens with candied hazelnuts and crumbled blue cheese, corn flake–crusted potato Krugel with sautéed kale and preserved lemon crème fraîche, cotechino with lentils and apple mostarda, and rava ladoo with coconut dipping sauce. The Green Barn, 601 Christie St., 416-652-1602 ext. 236. Find out more »
  • Little India Food and Cultural Walking Tour: Learn about Indian culture and explore the restaurants, markets and food shops of this neighbourhood with the Culinary Adventure Company. 416-565-1730. Find out more »
  • Festival of the Crazies at Tutti Matti: In celebration of its 10th anniversary, Tutti Matti is bringing this centuries-old Tuscan celebration of food, wine and la vita Toscana to the restaurant every Thursday night for a month. Enjoy family-style dinners, special wines by the glass and, they promise, a crazy good time. Tutti Matti, 364 Adelaide St. W., 416-597-8839. Find out more »
  • Workshop—Holiday Cookies: Paula Costa teaches you how to make three different kinds of elegant cookies: ginger spice, cinnamon palmiers and Nutella almond. Guests will leave with a half-dozen of each type, ready to give or eat themselves. The Depanneur, 1033 College St., 416-828-1990. Find out more »
  • Two-year anniversary at Porchetta and Co.: The tiny Dundas West sandwich shop is celebrating two years of wrapping pork in more pork by selling their porchetta sandwiches for a mere $1 a piece (toppings extra). Limit one per person. 825 Dundas St. W., 647-352-6611. Find out more »

Friday, December 21

  • Traditional Nutcracker Afternoon Tea at the King Edward Hotel: Celebrate the holiday season with a festive afternoon tea service at the King Edward. Indulge in holiday treats including delicate finger sandwiches and pastries alongside a selection of fine teas. Every Friday, Saturday and Sunday until the end of the month. 37 King St. E., 416-863-9700. Find out more »

Saturday, December 22

  • Foodies on Foot Holiday Shopping Food Tour—West: Take the TTC across the west end of the city, stopping at the Foodies on Foot’s favourite food shops to stock up on holiday treats for all the food lovers on your list. 416-826-1997. Find out more »
  • Christmas by Lamplight: The Black Creek Pioneer Village hosts a holiday wander through the historic village lit by the glow of lanterns, candles and roaring fires. Followed by a local and seasonally inspired festive dinner. Black Creek Pioneer Village, 1000 Murray Ross Pkwy., 416-736-1733. Find out more »
  • Stop Market Café: Enjoy a weekly meal sourced from ingredients found at the adjacent farmers’ market. Proceeds from sales at the café are reinvested in The Stop’s programs. 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. Green Barn, 601 Christie St. Find out more »
  • Hands in the Bowl: The Evergreen Brick Works invites children (ages four to seven) and their caregivers to roll up their sleeves and learn how to mix, grate, mash and then eat their delicious creations—using only their hands. Evergreen Brick Works, 550 Bayview Ave. Find out more »
  • Discover Greektown on the Danforth Walking Tour: Explore this quickly changing neighbourhood with the Culinary Adventure Company. Sample some Greek mezethes, indulge in Greek wine tasting and find the perfect addition to your kitchen while gourmet shopping. Culinary Adventure Co., 416-565-1730. Find out more »
  • Traditional Nutcracker Afternoon Tea at the King Edward Hotel: Celebrate the holiday season with a festive afternoon tea service at the King Edward. Indulge in holiday treats including delicate finger sandwiches and pastries alongside a selection of fine teas. Every Friday, Saturday and Sunday until the end of the month. 37 King St. E., 416-863-9700. Find out more »

Sunday, December 23

  • Foodies on Foot Holiday Shopping Food Tour—East: Take the TTC across the east end of the city, stopping at the Foodies on Foot’s favourite food shops to stock up on holiday treats for all the food lovers on your list. 416-826-1997. Find out more »
  • Christmas Cookie Creation for Children: Colborne Lodge hosts a workshop for children, where they’ll make tasty treats for the holidays in a historic baking workshop (there’s a Canadian gingerbread recipe from the 1830s). While their cookies bake, participants will tour the house and discover Victorian Christmas traditions and stories. 11 Colborne Lodge Dr., 416-392-6916. Find out more » 
  • Lettuce Wrap Night at Chantecler: Chantecler is offering lettuce wraps with meats, assorted pickles and condiments for $21 per person until 1 a.m.—or until the food runs out. Chantecler, 1320 Queen St. W., 416-628-3586. Find out more »
  • DIY Vegan Gingerbread Houses at Tori’s Bakeshop: Every Sunday from now until Christmas, head to Tori’s and build your own vegan gingerbread house with her impressive array of vegan candy for decoration. Tori’s Bakeshop, 2188 Queen St. E., 647-350-6500. Find out more »
  • F*ck Mondays at Farmhouse Tavern: Keep the weekend alive at Farmhouse Tavern with a weekly Sunday night party featuring excellent hourly deals. It starts at 5 p.m. with $1 oysters for one hour; 6 p.m. is $6 pints; $7 cocktails at 7; and at 8 all open wines are $8 till 9, at which point all food is half-price until 10. Farmhouse Tavern, 1627 Dupont St., 416-561-9114. Find out more »
  • Traditional Nutcracker Afternoon Tea at the King Edward Hotel: Celebrate the holiday season with a festive afternoon tea service at the King Edward. Indulge in holiday treats including delicate finger sandwiches and pastries alongside a selection of fine teas. Every Friday, Saturday and Sunday until the end of the month. 37 King St. E., 416-863-9700. Find out more »

Farmers’ Markets:

  • Sorauren Farmers’ Market: Monday from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. in the field house at Sorauren Park. 50 Wabash Ave.
  • Withrow Farmers’ Market: Tuesday from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Danforth Church. 60 Bowden St.
  • Dufferin Grove Farmers’ Market: Thursday from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. 873 Dufferin St. (in Dufferin Grove Park)
  • St. Lawrence North Farmers’ Market: Saturday from 5 a.m. to 5 p.m. 92 Front St. E.
  • Evergreen Brick Works Farmers’ Market: Saturday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. 550 Bayview Ave.
  • The Stop Farmers’ Market: Saturday from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. Wychwood Barns, 601 Christie St.