Weekly Eater: Toronto food events for May 7 to 13

Weekly Eater: Toronto food events for May 7 to 13

Learn about smoking and grilling fish at Hooked on Wednesday (Image: Gabriel Li) 

Monday, May 7

  • 86’D with Ivy Knight: Attend the Chef’s Congress Gala, and learn about the upcoming Chef’s Congress in Nova Scotia. Complimentary lamb from Michael Stadtländer’s farm and fresh oysters from Oyster Boy. The Drake, 1150 Queen St. W., 416-531-5042. Find out more »
  • Piola’s Monday Night Mixer: Piola’s weekly aperitivo italiano, with cocktail and beer specials and complimentary snacks. 1165 Queen St. W., 416-477-4652. Find out more »
  • Fit and Fabulous: Marni Wasserman teaches the positive impact of a whole foods, plant-based diet on health and fitness goals. Marni’s Kitchen, 26 Lauderdale Dr., 647-477-8131. Find out more »
  • YMC: Tweetup With Your Tea Cup: Join YummyMummyClub.ca and Metropolitan Tea at an exclusive event hosted by the Fairmont Royal York Hotel, as they walk you through everything you ever wanted to know about tea. Royal York Hotel, 100 Front St. W., 416-368-2511. 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, May 8

  • Small Plate Buffet For Mother’s Day: Chef Paula Bambrick teaches you how to prepare a buffet of scrumptious small plates for a homemade Mother’s Day meal. LCBO Summerhill, 10 Scrivener Sq., 416-922-0403. Find out more »
  • Seasonal Cooking—Spring is Back!: Vegetarian chef Denis Cotter demonstrates a variety of simple recipes using fresh springtime ingredients. Evergreen Brick Works, 550 Bayview Ave., 416-596-7670. Find out more »

Wednesday, May 9

  • The Smokin’ Grill: Learn the tricks of the trade of smoking and grilling fish at home, including what fish works best for the grill, preparation, smoking, brining and curing. Hooked, 888 Queen St. E., 416-828-1861. Find out more »
  • Gladstone Culinary Tour: The Gladstone Hotel’s executive chef Michael Smith prepares a four-course meal with wine pairings, inspired by the cultural diversity of Toronto. Gladstone Cafe, 1214 Queen St. W., 416-531-4635. Find out more »

Thursday, May 10

  • 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 »
  • For the Love of Lobster—A Classic Maritime Supper: CBC Radio’s Bernie McNamee hosts the annual lobster feast at the parish hall of St. Patrick’s Church.The event is a fundraiser, with proceeds going to community assistance programs. 141 McCaul St., 416- 203-1624 ex. 21. Find out more »

Friday, May 11

  • Paris in the Spring: Chef Paula Bashford teaches you to create a tasty four-course French meal inspired by the city’s most romantic season. Dish Cooking Studio, 390 Dupont St., 416-920-5559. Find out more »

Saturday, May 12

  • Spirit of Toronto: An annual event featuring over 100 whiskeys and premium spirits, classic cocktails, snacks and live jazz. Roy Thomson Hall, 60 Simcoe St., 416-872-4255. Find out more »
  • Discover Greektown on the Danforth: The Culinary Adventure Company offers a tasting tour of the largest Greek neighbourhood in North America. 416-565-1730. Find out more »
  • Walking Food Tour of Leslieville/Riverside: Taste wine, oysters, olive oils, cheese, desserts and more as you tour through this foodie-friendly neighbourhood with the Culinary Adventure Company. 416-565-1730. Find out more »
  • Global Wine Tour—Wines and Cheeses of Italy: Sample a flight of eight different Italian wines, each one paired with a complementing cheese. Global Wine Tour Harbour Square Suite, 33 Harbour Sq., 416-909-0460. Find out more»
  • Shop The Market—Tea Party: Learn to make dainty tea sandwiches, scones with clotted cream, and other tea-time treats. Then sit down and enjoy your creation with teas from Luba. St. Lawrence Market, 92 Front St. E., 416-392-7120. Find out more »
  • Stop Market Café: Enjoy a weekly meal sourced from ingredients found at the adjacent farmer’s market. Proceeds from the sales of food at the café are reinvested into The Stop’s programs. 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. Green Barn, 601 Christie St. Find out more»
  • Trinity Bellwoods Mother’s Day Weekend Chocolate Tour: Tasty Tours takes you on a sampling tour of the city’s best sweets shops. 416-871-7133. 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, May 13

  • Jamie Kennedy’s Mother’s Day Brunch at the Gardiner: Treat Mom to a multi-course brunch buffet in the Gardiner’s Terrace Room. 111 Queen’s Park, 416-362-1957. Find out more»
  • Mother’s Day Fun! An Introduction to Cupcake Decorating: Spend the afternoon learning techniques with fondant, piping, colouring and more. Le Dolci, 416-262-3400. Find out more »
  • California Dreamin’ Vegan Mother’s Day Dinner: Emily Zimmerman creates a Mother’s Day feast from fresh Ontario spring harvest ingredients, inspired by L.A.’s street food. The Depanneur, 1033 College St., 416-828-1990. Find out more »
  • Mother’s Day 100 Mile Buffet: Artscape Wychwood Barns hosts a buffet lunch made with ingredients from The Stop’s farmers’ market. Event also features local musicians and artists. 601 Christie St. Find out more»
  • Mother’s Day Dinner Cruise: Take Mom on an evening cruise, complete with a buffet dinner. Mariposa Cruises, 416-203-0178. Find out more»
  • Mother’s Day Cream Tea at Spadina Museum: Enjoy an afternoon tea in a beautiful historic setting, followed by a tour of the museum. 285 Spadina Rd., 416-392-6910. Find out more»