Weekly Eater: Toronto food events for October 8 to 14

Weekly Eater: Toronto food events for October 8 to 14

Magnus Nilsson, whose Fäviken has been called “the most daring restaurant in the world,” is at the Cookbook Store on Thursday (Image: Bruno Cordioli)
 

Monday October 8

  • Monday Night Dinners at Local Kitchen and Wine Bar: Every Monday night, Local Kitchen serves up 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 »
  • Brewer’s Backyard—Torontoberfest: Brewer’s Backyard celebrates Oktoberfest for their final event of the year. Wvrst will be serving up their tasting sausages alongside beer from Beau’s. Evergreen Brick Works, 550 Bayview Ave. 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 »
  • Burger Mondays: Enjoy $5 burgers and $5 pints on Mondays, 5 to 8 p.m. at the Gladstone Melody Bar. Gladstone Hotel, 1214 Queen St. W., 416-531-4635. Find out more »


Wednesday October 10

  • 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 »
  • Gangnam Style Dishcrawl in Cabbagetown: Dress up and join Dishcrawl as they flashmob Gangnam-style through three hot Cabbagetown restaurants. Find out more »
  • Single Malts—The Highlands: Sample a selection of fine scotches from the heartland of Scotland’s malt whisky production. LCBO Summerhill, 10 Scrivener Sq., 416-922-0403. Find out more »
  • Workshop—Preserving III: Third in a series of four classes in which Christine Manning talks you through safe canning practices and the process of preserving the freshness of summer and fall. Tonight, learn to pickle carrots and cauliflower. The Depanneur, 1033 College St., 416-828-1990. Find out more »

Thursday October 11

  • 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 »
  • Delicious Dinner Party: Marni Wasserman teaches you how to host a gourmet vegan dinner party with simple, tasty recipes like mango rice paper rolls, angel hair collards, grilled tempeh skewers and chocolate pudding. Marni’s Kitchen, 26 Lauderdale Dr., 647-477-8131. Find out more »
  • Premium Knife Skills: The chefs of Dining In Chez Vous teach you how to slice, dice and chop using premium equipment to create top-quality dishes. The entry fee buys participants a Santoku knife, a paring knife, a peeling knife and a wooden cutting board from Wüsthof-Trident. Kingsway LCBO, 2946 Bloor St. W., 416-239-3065. Find out more »
  • Make Room For Mushrooms: Chefs Lesley Stoyan and Sandra Latcham from Daily Apple prepare a variety of mushroom-filled dishes, including Tuscan mushrooms stuffed with garlic, olives, basil and pecorino. LCBO Summerhill, 10 Scrivener Sq., 416-922-0403. Find out more »
  • Book LaunchFaviken by Magnus Nilsson: The Cookbook Store hosts an onstage interview followed by a Q&A and book signing with Magnus Nilsson, whose Swedish restaurant was described by Bon Appétit as “the most daring restaurant in the world.” George Ignatieff Theatre, Trinity College, U of T, 15 Devonshire Pl., 416-920-2665. Find out more »
  • Oktoberfest in the Square: The Shops at Don Mills host a four-day Oktoberfest celebration with live music, a variety of beers and German delicacies like Bavarian sausage and pretzels, provided by Bier Markt. October 11-14. The Shops at Don Mills, 1090 Don Mills Rd., 416-447-0618. Find out more »

Friday October 12

  • Harvest Cornucopia—The Best of Nigel Slater: Chef Antoaneta Julea demonstrates a winter menu inspired by the recipes of British food writer Nigel Slater. Dishes include celery root and blood orange salad and mussel and leek chowder. Dish Cooking Studio, 390 Dupont St., 416-920-5559. Find out more » 

Saturday October 13

  • Toronto Garlic Festival: Garlic lovers, growers, and chefs gather to celebrate the versatility of Ontario garlic. Sample signature dishes, watch cooking demonstrations and attend informative talks. From the 50-plus vendors, find rare and heirloom varieties of garlic, as well as jellies, jams, relishes and many other treats. Evergreen Brick Works, 550 Bayview Ave. Find out more »
  • Behind the Scenes of Bestellen’s Menu: Come and meet Rob Rossi, executive chef of Bestellen, and get a first-hand look at what goes into creating his menu. Victorinox Swiss Army, 95 Bloor St. W., lower level, 416-929-9889.
  • Toronto Chocolate Festival: Need to satisfy your sweet tooth? Look no further than this gloriously chocolate-filled festival, returning for its seventh year. From October 13 to November 4, attend a variety of decadent events and tastings. Various locations. 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 »
  • Chocolate and Cheese Crawl: Why choose one when you can have both? ChowBella Culinary Experiences hosts a chocolate and cheese tour of King and Queen West’s food shopsFind 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 »
  • Introduction to Cupcake Decorating: A hands-on workshop teaching you how to dress up a cupcake. Le Dolci, 1006 Dundas St. W., 416-262-3400. Find out more »
  • Date Night—Oktoberfest: Join chef Angie MacRae for a hands-on lesson in creating an Oktoberfest feast. Menu includes weisswurst with caramelized apple and grainy mustard en croute as well as beer-braised mussels. Dish Cooking Studio, 390 Dupont St., 416-920-5559. Find out more »
  • Mariposa’s Lobsterfest Cruise: Enjoy the spirit of the Maritimes with Mariposa’s three-hour cruise of the Toronto Harbour, featuring a traditional East Coast–style lobster dinner. 416-203-0178Find out more »
  • Culture.licious Presents Yugoslavian-Bosnian Cooking With Aleks: After enduring the Bosnian war, Aleks moved to Canada with her family. She shares her culture here by making food from family recipes. During her class, you will learn the personal techniques to make her delicious pastry dishes such as burek and apple strudels. Whole Foods Market Square One, 155 Square One Dr., Mississauga, 416-571-5864. Find out more»

Sunday October 14

  • 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 the food runs out. Chantecler, 1320 Queen St. W., 416-628-3586. Find out more »
  • Parisian Macaron: Learn to make delicate macarons filled with buttercream, jam and ganache. Bonnie Gordon College, 868 Eglinton Ave. W., 416-440-0333. Find out more »
  • Supper Club—Mediterranean Vegan Deluxe: Emily Zimmerman prepares a vegan feast of fall flavours including roasted garlic and cauliflower soup, butternut squash gnocchi with coconut butter and rosemary, warm braised apple and fennel salad and café au lait panna cotta. The Depanneur, 1033 College St., 416-828-1990. Find out more »
  • The Stop’s Beer Garden: This week, beer from Beau’s and food by Adventure Food. Green Barn, 601 Christie St. Find out more»
  • Toronto Garlic Festival: Garlic lovers, growers, and chefs gather to celebrate the versatility of Ontario garlic. Sample signature dishes, watch cooking demonstrations and attend informative talks. From the 50-plus vendors, find rare and heirloom varieties of garlic, as well as jellies, jams, relishes and many other treats. Evergreen Brick Works, 550 Bayview Ave. 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.
  • East York Farmers’ Market: Tuesday from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. 850 Coxwell Ave.
  • Riverdale Farmers’ Market: Tuesday from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. 201 Winchester St. (in Riverdale Park)
  • Ryerson University MyMarket: Tuesday from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. Gould St., east of Yonge
  • SickKids Hospital Farmers’ Market: Tuesday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. 555 University Ave.
  • Trinity Bellwoods Farmers’ Market: Tuesday from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. Northwest corner of Trinity Bellwoods Park near Dundas St. W. and Shaw St.
  • 401 Richmond Farmers’ Market: Tuesday from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. 401 Richmond St. W.
  • Nathan Phillips Square Farmers’ Market: Wednesday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. 100 Queen St. W.
  • Queens Quay Terminal Farmers’ Market: Wednesday from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. 207 Queens Quay W.
  • Bloor-Borden Farmers’ Market: Wednesday from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. Green P Lot, Lippincott St. and Bloor St. W.
  • Dufferin Grove Farmers’ Market: Thursday from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. 873 Dufferin St. (in Dufferin Grove Park)
  • East Lynn Farmers’ Market: Thursday from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. 1949 Danforth Ave.
  • Metro Hall Farmers’ Market: Thursday from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. David Pecaut Square, 55 John St.
  • North York Civic Centre Farmers’ Market: Thursday from 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Mel Lastman Square, 5100 Yonge St.
  • 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.
  • Withrow Park Farmers’ Market: Saturday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. 725 Logan Ave. (in Withrow Park)
  • Junction Farmers’ Market: Saturday from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Green P Lot, 385 Pacific Ave.
  • Leslieville Farmers’ Market: Sunday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Jonathan Ashbridge Park, 20 Woodward Ave.
  • Liberty Village Farmers’ Market: Sunday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Green P Lot, Hanna Ave. and East Liberty St.