Weekly Eater: Toronto food events for June 18 to 24

Weekly Eater: Toronto food events for June 18 to 24

(To Make a Farm plays Thursday at the Royal Cinema)

Monday, June 18

  • 86’D With Ivy Knight: Watch top chefs compete for the finest in sustainable ceviche at this annual battle. The Drake, 1150 Queen St. W., 416-531-5042. Find out more »
  • Canadian Beer News Dinner Series: Amsterdam Brewery vs. Flat Rock Cellars. Beast restaurant hosts a four-course dinner with both beer and wine pairings. 96 Tecumseth St., 647-352-6000. Find out more »
  • Super Foods for Super Health Workshop: Join Marni Wasserman for a workshop about nutrient-rich foods and what they can do for your health. Marni’s Kitchen, 26 Lauderdale Dr., 647-477-8131. 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 »

Tuesday, June 19

  • Group of Seven Chefs—Hogtown Throwdown: The chefs join forces with Derek Dammann of DNA in Montreal to serve two pigs from Perth Pork Products, wine from Fielding, Cave Springs and Hinterland, and beer from Kronenbourg 1661. Evergreen Brick Works, 550 Bayview Ave., 416-863-8360. Find out more »
  • Sperling/Gamble Winemakers Dinner: Join esteemed winemakers Ann Sperling and Peter Gamble as they showcase their finest bottles alongside a multi-course dinner at Cava. 1560 Yonge St., 416-979-9918. Find out more »
  • Jamie Kennedy’s A Rosé Soirée: Join top Niagara region winemakers for a cocktail reception to celebrate the beginning of summer with some of the best local rosé wines. Gilead, 4 Gilead Pl., 647-288-0680. Find out more »
  • Ontario Field to Table: Chef Tawfik Shehata teaches how to prepare a menu made with local ingredients inspired by Foodland Ontario. LCBO Summerhill, 10 Scrivener Sq., 416-922-0403. Find out more »
  • Escape the City—Canoe and Beach Dining Adventure: Paddle to the island with the Culinary Adventure Company for a gourmet beach picnic. 416-565-1730. Find out more »

Wednesday, June 20

  • The Stop’s Night Market: The Stop transforms the Honest Ed’s Alley into an all-you-can-eat street food party with the city’s top chefs and Ontario microbreweries. 581 Bloor St. W. Find out more »
  • 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 »
  • Boxed: There are still some seats available for Matthew Sullivan’s latest pop-up dinner at a secret location in Little Portugal. The $90, six-course meal, with plenty of drinks, will be based on his recent stages in Taiwan. [email protected]. Find out more »

Thursday, June 21

  • Food for Change: The Stop’s chef Chris Brown prepares a delicious five-course meal featuring local, sustainable ingredients with wine pairings by 13th Street Winery. The Green Barn, 601 Christie St., 416-652-1602 ext. 236. Find out more »
  • Seafood for Thought: The Toronto Zoo hosts its annual Sumptuous Sustainable Seafood fundraising event. An elegant outdoor setting with seafood tastings from some of the city’s top chefs, wine and beer pairings, and, of course, wild animal encounters. Toronto Zoo, 2000 Meadowvale Rd., 416-392-9113. Find out more »
  • BQM Ultimate Poutine-Eating Challenge: Back by popular demand, BQM hosts its second annual poutine-eating contest. BQM Diner, 354 Queen St. W., 416-792-7792. Find out more »
  • To Make a Farm—Toronto Premiere: Join director/producer Steve Suderman and new farmers Tarrah Young and Audrey McDonald, along with the GTA Agriculture Action Committee, Sustain Ontario, the West End Food Co-op and other partners for this thought-provoking documentary, followed by a panel discussion. Royal Cinema, 608 College St., 416-466-4400. Find out more »
  • Little India Food and Cultural Walking Tour: Join the Culinary Adventure Company to discover the best of Little India. 416-565-1730. Find out more »
  • A Southern African Celebration: An evening of Southern African food, wine, music and dance on the summer solstice. Evergreen Brick Works, 550 Bayview Ave., 416-863-8360. Find out more »
  • Preserving and Pickling: Adell Shneer, former test kitchen manager at Canadian Living, discusses the basics of pickling at this workshop hosted by The Cookbook Store. Rosemill Kitchen Studio, 1 Yorkville Ave., 416-920-2665. Find out more »
  • Fresh And Frozen: Learn to make both fresh and frozen summer treats, like chocolate avocado pudding or raspberry sorbetto, using raw ingredients. Marni’s Kitchen, 26 Lauderdale Dr., 647-477-8131. Find out more »

Friday, June 22

  • Bar Gilead Series: A series of Friday evenings at Jamie Kennedy’s Gilead focused on exploring tapas and cocktail culture. 4 Gilead Pl. 647-288-0680. Find out more »
  • Drakeland Launch Party: The Drake launches their new summer amusement park theme with cocktails at the menu stand and Drakeland menu specials. Fortune tellers, magicians and a patio dunk tank are just a few of the attractions. Free cotton candy! The Drake, 1150 Queen St. W., 416-531-5042. Find out more »
  • The Art of Wine and Fine Belgian Chocolate: Global Wine Tour presents a flight of eight different wines, each one paired with a different type of chocolate. Global Wine Tour Harbour Square Suite, 33 Harbour Sq., 416-909-0460. Find out more »

Saturday, June 23

  • Shop The Market—Summer Dinner Pary: The Market’s chefs shop for local ingredients and then guide you in preparing a three-course summer meal. St. Lawrence Market, 92 Front St. E., 416-392-7120. Find out more »
  • Ultimate Sandwich Smackdown: Mark McEwan and Fidel Gastro (a.k.a. Matt Basile) go head-to-head in celebration of the third anniversary of the former’s eponymous grocery store. A portion of the proceeds go to Second Harvest. McEwan, 38 Karl Fraser Rd. Find out more »
  • World Café at the Harbourfront Centre: Returning for 2012, enjoy a variety of ethnic treats from vendors that change every weekend. This weekend, Latin cuisine from Aqui Columbia. Saturday and Sundays. 235 Queens Quay West at the Harbourfront Centre, Lakeside Terrace. 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 »
  • Parisian Macaron: Learn how to make these delicate French treats filled with buttercream, jams and ganache. Bonnie Gordon College, 868 Eglinton Ave. W., 416-440-0333. Find out more »
  • Stop Market Café: Enjoy a weekly meal sourced from ingredients found at the adjacent farmers’ 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»

Sunday, June 24

  • Supper Club—Paleo Dinner: Join holistic nutritionist Summer Innanen of Haute Life for a Paleo dinner at The Depanneur. The Depanneur, 1033 College St., 416-828-1990. Find out more »
  • Cake Pops!: Learn to make and decorate delicious cakes on a stick. Le Dolci, 1006 Dundas St. W., 416-262-3400. 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.
  • Nathan Phillips Square Farmers’ Market: Wednesday from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. 100 Queen St. W.
  • Queens Quay Terminal Farmers’ Market: Wednesday from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. 207 Queen’s Quay W.
  • Bloor-Borden Farmers’ Market: Wednesday from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. Green P Lot, Lippincott St. and Bloor
  • 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 Civic Centre Farmers’ Market: Thursday from 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Mel Lastman Square, 5100 Yonge St.
  • Toronto Botanical Gardens Organic Farmers’ Market: Thursday from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. 777 Lawrence Ave. E.
  • 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.