Foodie Fortnight: the top seven food events for January 7–21

Foodie Fortnight: the top seven food events for January 7–21

Learn to shuck oysters like a pro (Image: ganesha.isis)

In this edition of Foodie Fortnight: a 12-course feast at Momofuku Shōtō, a Japanese street food festival and the reservation kick-off for Winterlicious 2014.

Winterlicious Reservation Kick-Off
On January 16, over 200 participating restaurants, including Splendido, Daishō and Susur Lee’s Bent, begin taking reservations for this year’s ‘Licious fest. Eager foodies will need to act fast—the hottest tables are guaranteed to disappear in nanoseconds.
Jan. 31-Feb. 13. Various Locations,

12-Course Momofuku Feast
Sean Gray, the chef-de-cuisine at Momofuku Ko in NYC, joins Shōtō chef Mitch Bates in the kitchen for an epic, 12-course tasting menu.
Jan. 21. $200. Momofuku Shōtō, 190 University Ave.,

Wine Dinner at Daishō
Not feeling quite so flush? Opt instead for a wine-focused meal at the slightly less-fancy Momofuku Daishō, where $100 buys a family-style feast with pairings from Prince Edward vintner Hinterland.
Jan. 20. $100. Momofuku Daishō, 190 University Ave.,

Sake-Sipping Festival
At this winter pop-up, attendees can snack on Japanese street food, sip a variety of sakes and get a tasting lesson from noted chef and sake sage Michael Pataran.
Jan. 20 $30. 99 Sudbury, 99 Sudbury St.,

Oyster Shucking Lessons
This intense, three-hour seminar teaches amateurs how to buy, store, cook, dress and, of course, shuck oysters. Added bonus: you get to take home your own oyster shucker and recipe book.
Jan. 12. $95. Hogtown Pub and Oysters, 633 College St.,

Latin Food Tour at Nota Bene
The Queen West restaurant bills its month-long Las Americas dinner series as a “warm break from the January blahs.” The four-course meal includes Ecuadorian, Peruvian, Argentinian and Mexican dishes.
Jan. 8-30. $68. Nota Bene, 180 Queen St. W., 416-977-6400,

Ontario Pinot Tasting
An evening of food, wine and intelligent discussion with 11 Ontario vintners and pinot expert Edward Finstein.
Jan. 13. $75. University of Toronto Faculty Club, 41 Willcox St.,