Foodie Fortnight: the top five food events for April 1–15

Foodie Fortnight: the top five food events for April 1–15

Must-Try: Hudson Kitchen's inspired makeover of humble broccoli Hudson Kitchen chef Robbie Hojilla’s inspired broccoli salad. (Image: Raina and Wilson)
 

In this edition of Foodie Fortnight: Filipino food comes to Momofuku and Caplansky’s deli holds a seven-course passover seder.

Momofuku Noodle Bar + Hudson Kitchen
For one night only, Hudson Kitchen’s Robbie Hojilla will be infusing the Noodle Bar menu with Filipino fusion dishes, like adobo chicken buns and sour sinigang ramen. Earlier seatings are booked, but tables are still open after 9 p.m.
Apr. 6. Momofuku Noodle Bar, 190 University Ave., 647-253-8000, momofuku.com

Thai Food Market/Water Fight
Prepare to get wet at this celebration of Songkran (i.e. Thai New Year), a holiday that apparently involves Super Soaker fights. The party takes place in a heated tent with music and drinks, plus snacks supplied by Khao San Road, La Carnita and Matt Blondin’s soon-to-open Junk Bar. No outside weapons allowed. (Water guns will be provided.)
Apr. 12. $16 (food and drink not incl.). 326 Adelaide St. W., 647-352-5773, khaosanroad.ca

Passover Feast at Caplansky’s
Guests at deli-master Zane Caplansky’s seven-course seder can expect lots of bubbie-friendly dishes, like matzo-ball soup and gefilte fish. Kids eat for $24.
Apr. 15. $49. Caplansky’s Deli, 356 College St., caplanskys.com

Good Food and Drink Festival
Recipe to Riches judge Vikram Vij will be making an appearance at the massive annual food fest, which is expected to attract upwards of 30,000 attendees during its four-day run. The highlight? An indoor fleet of food trucks serving lavish poutines, tacos and sandwiches.
Apr. 3-6. $12-15. Direct Energy Centre, Exhibition Place, 100 Princes’ Blvd., goodfoodfestival.com

California Wine Fair
Here’s a way to drink wine and feel great about it: for every ticket sold to this wine-tasting event, $40 will be donated to food-rescue program Second Harvest. (Added bonus: the chance to sample 400 wines from 100 of California’s top producers.)
Apr. 7. $75. Fairmont Royal York Hotel, 100 Front St. W., 416-368-2511, secondharvest.ca