Weekly Eater: Toronto food events for April 2 to April 8

Weekly Eater: Toronto food events for April 2 to April 8

Napa Valley comes to Toronto this week at the California Wine Fair on Monday (Image: Bala Sivakumar) 

Monday, April 2

  • California Wine Fair: A showcase of California wines, including tastings of a wide selection of styles and varietals. Fairmont Royal York, 100 Front St. W., 1-800-558-2675. Find out more »
  • 86’D: Join Ivy Knight for some delicious lobster rolls from pop-up street vendors Rock Lobster Food Co. The Drake, 1150 Queen St. W., 416-531-5042. Find out more »
  • Sorauren Farmers’ Market: 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. in the field house at Sorauren Park. 50 Wabash Ave. Find out more »


Tuesday, April 3

  • Battaglia Cocktalia: Paese hosts a bartending showdown series taking place weekly through April 19. This week: Havana Club Añejo Machismo. Paese, 333 King St. W., 416-599-6585. Find out more »
  • Making of a Chef—French Cuisine: Part one of this four-part series on French cooking focuses on salads. Learn techniques like making vinaigrettes and emulsions, as well as other key elements of salad-making and presentation. St. Lawrence Market, 92 Front St. E., 416-392-7120. Find out more »
  • Prud’homme Beer Certificate—Level 1 Beer Enthusiast: An introductory course in beer education including brewing concepts, tasting and pairing. Great Lakes Brewing , 30 Queen Elizabeth Blvd., 416-534-2570. Find out more »
  • Boxed: Chef Matthew Sullivan still has some tickets available for his Tuesday night pop-up dinner. Secret location, info@boxedtoronto.com@boxedtoronto

Wednesday, April 4

  • Global Wine Tour: An introduction to wine tasting in which you can sample a flight of eight different wines with food pairings. The Fine Wine Reserve, King St. W. (at Spadina), 416-909-0460. Find out more »
  • Girls Night Out—Julia in Paris: Learn classic French techniques like soufflés and mousses in this hands-on class inspired by Julia Child. Dish Cooking Studio, 390 Dupont St., 416-920-5559. Find out more »
  • Boxed: Chef Matthew Sullivan still has some tickets available for his Wednesday night pop-up dinner. Secret location, info@boxedtoronto.com@boxedtoronto

Thursday, April 5

  • Easter Cookie Decorating For Kids: Sue Littleton runs a workshop for kids eight and up that includes, making, baking and decorating Easter cookies. The Depanneur, 1033 College St., info@thedepanneur.ca. Find out more »
  • Green Bites—Mushroom Madness: Bruno Pretto of Fun Guy Farms shares his knowledge of growing and using mushrooms, including a cooking demonstration. Evergreen Brick Works, 550 Bayview Ave. 416-596-7670. Find out more »
  • Dufferin Grove Farmers’ Market: 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. in the rink house at Dufferin Grove. 875 Dufferin St. Find out more »

Friday, April 6

  • Weekly drop-in dinner: Stop in for a $9 bottomless bowl of something tasty at The Depanneur’s weekly casual dinners. Tonight: Margret Hefner’s Sopa de Tarasca and Tostadas. The Depanneur, 1033 College St., info@thedepanneur.ca. Find out more »

Saturday, April 7

  • Caplansky’s Seder Dinner: Take part in Zane Caplansky’s annual Passover feast. 356 College St., 416-500-3852. Find out more »
  • Pizza-Making Workshop: Free interactive demonstration featuring three different seasonal pizzas made from market ingredients. St. Lawrence Market, 92 Front St. E., 416-392-7120. Find out more »
  • Evergreen Brick Works Farmers’ Market: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. 550 Bayview Ave. Find out more »
  • The Stop Farmers’ Market: 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. Wychwood Barns, 601 Christie St. Find out more »

Sunday, April 8

  • Mariposa Easter Brunch Cruise: A two-hour cruise from the waterfront including a family brunch. 207 Queens Quay W., 416-203-0178. Find out more »