Fort York’s outdoor food festival is back for its third year. Starting June 23, Taste of Toronto will take over Garrison Common for four days of food-and-drink-fuelled fun with some of the city’s top chefs. Returning participants include Carl Heinrich of Richmond Station, the Drake’s Ted Corrado, Adrian Niman from Rasa and Elia Herrera of El Caballito and Los Colibris. Victor Barry (Splendido) is back again, too, but this time it’s to represent his soon-to-open Harbord Street restaurant Piano Piano. New to this year’s lineup are chefs Kazuya Matsuoka of Miku, who will be showcasing some of his signature aburi (blow-torched) sushi, and chef David Lee of the recently redesigned Nota Bene. Every restaurant will offer three different dishes (here are some of last year’s plates), each one costing between five and 10 “crowns” (in other words, “tokens” that can be purchased on site for $1 each). Tickets for the event go on sale March 29, and the full lineup of participants will be announced closer to the date of the event as more chefs register.
June 23–26. $19 and up. Fort York, 100 Garrison Rd., tasteoftoronto.com