Weekly Eater: Toronto food events for December 10 to December 16

Weekly Eater: Toronto food events for December 10 to December 16

Farhouse Tavern hosts F*CK Mondays on Sunday (Image: Gizelle Lau)

Monday, December 10

  • Toronto Christmas Market at the Distillery District: Every day through December 16, stop by the Distillery District for the third annual Christmas Market. Enjoy the festivities while browsing the locally made treats and gifts. 9 Trinity St. Find out more »
  • 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—Holiday Party: Stop by for some Appleton’s and eggnog and enjoy holiday cookies from the Sweet Escape. 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 $19 per person until 1 a.m.—or until the food runs out. Chantecler, 1320 Queen St. W., 416-628-3586. Find out more »
  • Indian Inspiration: Join Marni Wasserman for a lesson in how to incorporate the fragrant flavours of Indian cuisine into simple, healthy recipes. Menu includes chana masala, lentil dahl and chai lattes. Marni’s Kitchen, 26 Lauderdale Dr., 647-477-8131. Find out more »

Tuesday, December 11

  • GE Café Chef Series—Celebrating Niagara: A series of workshops connecting eaters to the unique terroir, chefs and food culture of southern Ontario. This week, Frank Dodd, executive chef at Hillebrand Estates’ winery restaurant. Evergreen Brick Works, 550 Bayview Ave. Find out more »
  • Kalofagas Supper Club—Greek Christmas Dinner: A feast inspired by the flavours and aromas of Greek Christmas, complete with Greek wine pairings. Aphrodite Cooks Culinary Loft, 201 Weston Rd., Ste. 101. Find out more »
  • Australian Wine Society of Toronto Holiday Dinner: Join Globe Bistro and the AWS for a holiday dinner of international flavours prepared with local, seasonal ingredients by executive chef Ed Ho, with Aussie wine pairings selected by John MacDonald. Globe Bistro, 124 Danforth Ave., 416-466-2000. Find out more »

Wednesday, December 12

  • 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 »
  • All the Best Fine Foods In-Store Holiday Event—Koopjesavond!: A European-style festive shopping evening with extended store hours offering specials, door prizes and sampling, including DIY gingerbread cookie decorating with pastry chef Mario Totaro. All the Best, 1101 Yonge St., 416-928-3330. Find out more »

Thursday, December 13

  • Black Oak Brewery Annual Holiday Party: Dinner from Caplansky’s food truck, gourmet beer doughnuts from Glory Hole and of course, plenty of craft brews. Black Oak Brewing, 75 Horner Ave., 416-252-2739. 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’re promising, a crazy good time. Tutti Matti, 364 Adelaide St. W., 416-597-8839. Find out more »
  • Holiday Harvest: Learn some healthy meal ideas for the over-indulgent holidays in this festive cooking class. Menu includes baked acorn squash with toasted pumpkin seeds, quinoa and cranberry pilaf and tender gingerbread. Marni’s Kitchen, 26 Lauderdale Dr., 647-477-8131. Find out more »
  • Green Bites WorkshopHoliday Baking: Chef Joshna Maharaj celebrates different baking traditions from around the world. Learn to cook five different types of cookies, and take home a gift box for your family. Evergreen Brick Works, 550 Bayview Ave. Find out more »

Friday, December 14

  • Riverside Antler Breakfast: Join the Culinary Adventure Company’s chef Scott Savoie, the Riverside BIA and An Sibín Pub for the first annual Riverside Antler Breakfast, a traditional Irish fry-up with proceeds going to the St. John’s Compassionate Mission. An Sibín, 709 Queen St. E., 416-565-1730. Find out more »
  • Mariposa’s Holiday Dinner Cruise: Kick off the holiday celebrations with a meal aboard the festively decorated Northern Spirit, with heated dining rooms and the twinkling lights of Toronto’s skyline as the backdrop. Mariposa Cruises, 416-203-0178. Find out more»
  • All the Best Fine Foods In-Store Holiday Event—Killer Condiments: Chef Andrea Nicholson showcases her handcrafted artisanal condiments. All the Best, 1101 Yonge St., 416-928-3330. Find out more »

Saturday, December 15

  • Mavrik Mrkt—Holiday Edition: Mavrik Wine Bar transforms into a holiday market for one day, with local vendors offering handmade gifts and fresh-baked goods. Expect plenty of holiday cheer, with drink specials and live music. Mavrik Wine Bar, 676 Queen St. W., 416-214-9429. Find out more »
  • Foodies on Foot Holiday Shopping Food Tour: Take the TTC across 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 »
  • 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 »
  • Chocolate and Cheese Crawl: Why choose one when you can have both? ChowBella Culinary Experiences hosts a chocolate and cheese tour of Queen and King West’s food shopsFind out more »
  • Gingerbread Decorating: Le Dolci hosts a festive workshop in gingerbread decorating. Le Dolci, 1006 Dundas St. W., 416-262-3400. Find out more »
  • Introduction to Cupcake Decorating—Christmas: A hands-on workshop teaching you how to dress up a cupcake, this time with a Christmas theme. Le Dolci, 1006 Dundas St. W., 416-262-3400. Find out more »
  • Holiday Activities in the Market Kitchen—Traditional Gingerbread Demonstration: Stop by the St. Lawrence Market Kitchen for a demonstration in traditional gingerbread making, complete with a tasting of recipes from 18th- and 19th-century cookbooks. St. Lawrence Market, 92 Front St. E., 416-392-7120. Find out more »
  • Holiday Treats at Nella Cucina: An afternoon of delicious, indulgent baking where you’ll learn five recipes for holiday treats. Menu includes fruit jellies, salted caramels, rum sour cream pound cake, spiced nuts and seeds, and chocolate cranberry and pistachio biscotti. Nella Cucina, 876 Bathurst St., 416-922-9055. Find out more »

Sunday, December 16

  • Holiday Market—Artisan Food Pop-up: A dozen or so local food talents complete your search for tasty holiday gifts with a variety of sweets, preserves and other giftable goods. Nibbles and festive drinks will also be for sale. The Depanneur, 1033 College St., 416-828-1990. Find out more »
  • Lettuce Wrap Night at Chantecler: Chantecler is offering lettuce wraps with meats, assorted pickles and condiments for $19 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 »
  • Christmas-Themed Introduction to Truffle Making: Learn the art of making scrumptious truffles by hand, including ganache basics, proper hand-rolling techniques and recipe development. Le Dolci, 1006 Dundas St. W., 416-262-3400. 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 p.m. At 8 p.m. all open wines are $8 till 9 p.m., at which point all food is half-price till 10 p.m. Farmhouse Tavern, 1627 Dupont St., 416-561-9114. Find out more »
  • Latkepalooza: Celebrate the last day of Hanukkah with the third annual Latkepalooza at Caplansky’s. Ten contestants are each bringing in six dozen of the holiday’s traditional potato pancakes for judges and diners to score, competing for a dinner for four and, mostly, bragging rights. Caplanksy’s Delicatessen, 356 College St., 416-500-3852. 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.