Foodie Fortnight: the top five Toronto food events for November 12–26
In this edition of Foodie Fortnight: Momofuku and The Gabardine host a fried chicken dinner, a gluten-free farmers’ market at Wychwood Barns, and three more food events coming to Toronto in the next two weeks.
Gourmet Food and Wine Expo
The massive annual food show includes cooking demos, seminars and exhibits from food purveyors, wineries and restaurants, including trendy spots like Playa Cabana, Rock Lobster and Hudson Kitchen. Saturday’s event lineup includes a live Top Chef Canada judging session with celeb chef and host Roger Mooking.
Nov. 14–17. $20–$25. Metro Toronto Convention Centre, 255 Front St. W., foodandwineexpo.ca
A farmers’ market for the gluten-sensitive (or merely gluten-curious) set, devoted entirely to celiac-friendly food. Over 60 vendors will be selling burgers, baked goods and even cosmetics.
Nov. 17. $10. Artscape Wychwood Barns, 601 Christie St., glutenfreegarage.ca
Over 30 Toronto bakeries, cafés and restaurants are taking part in the two-week-long vegetarian food fest. Score gourmet prix-fixe meals and other deals at Queen West restaurant Grasslands, Middle Eastern eatery Tabülè and other veggie-friendly havens.
Nov. 15–30. Various Locations, veggielicious.ca
Bent-O Dinners at Bent
Susur Lee’s limited-time-only bento boxes are the ideal meal for indecisive eaters. No gloppy teriyaki here: the exquisite boxes include taster-size portions of lobster bisque, braised beef bao, tuna-watermelon ceviche and jerk-spiced octopus.
Nov. 19–30. $35–$42. Bent, 777 Dundas St. W., 647-392-0092, bentrestaurant.com
Momofuku + Gabardine Fried Chicken Dinner
A Southern-style dinner collaboration between Momofuku Noodle Bar and Gabardine chef Graham Pratt. The menu includes whole fried chickens for 4–8 people (which must be ordered at least 48 hours in advance), as well as deep-fried poultry à la carte. Reservations can be booked online.
Nov. 24. Momofuku Noodle Bar, 190 University Ave., 647-253-8000, momofuku.com