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Weekly Eater: Toronto food events for March 26 to April 1

Catch A Matter of Taste, which follows 10 years in the life of Paul Liebrandt, at the Revue Cinema on Thursday

Monday, March 26

  • 86’D with Ivy Knight: Join Bob Blumer on his search for the weirdest cocktail. Chef Nick Liu serves Chinese takeout to represent his upcoming restaurant, GwaiLo. The Drake, 1150 Queen St. W., 416-531-5042. Find out more »
  • The World’s Weirdest Pop-Up Dinner: Meanwhile, in the dining room, Bob Blumer hosts a wacky meal celebrating the launch of his newest TV show, World’s Weirdest Restaurants. The Drake, 1150 Queen St. W., 416-531-5042. Find out more »
  • Made With Love: Thirteen of the city’s best bartenders showcase their cocktails—sample and vote for your favourite. Drinks, food and music in the fermenting cellar in the Distillery District. 55 Mill St., 416-203-2363. 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, March 27

  • The Best of the Food Blogs: Cooking class inspired by popular food blog recipes. Dish Cooking Studio, 390 Dupont St., 416-920-5559. Find out more »
  • Battaglia Cocktalia: Paese hosts a bartending showdown series taking place weekly through April 19. This week: Avion Takes Flight. Paese, 333 King St. W., 416-599-6585. Find out more »

Wednesday, March 28

  • Vegetable Gardening For Beginners: Learn the basics of veggie gardening at The Stop’s greenhouse. Free snacks included. The Green Barn, 601 Christie St., 416-651-7867 ext. 27. Find out more »

Thursday, March 29

  • Raw! The Great Tartare-Off: Some of Toronto’s hottest chefs—Mark Cutrara, Jamie Kennedy, Didier LeRoy and more—compete in a battle of the best tartare. Sample their creations and paired wines and vote for your favourite in this $125-a-head fundraiser hosted by Grapes for Humanity. The Fairmont Royal York, 100 Front St. W., 416-368-2511. Find out more »
  • The Epicure’s Revue: The food and film evening at the Revue Cinema this week includes a screening of the excellent A Matter of Taste: Serving Up Paul Liebrandt, followed by a discussion period and samples from local restaurants. 400 Roncesvalles Ave., 416 531-9950. Find out more »
  • Beau’s Total Takeover of Bar Volo: For one night only, Beau’s All-Natural Brewing Company takes over the Yonge Street bar with 27 different beers, including four one-offs. Bar Volo, 587 Yonge St., 416-928-0008. Find out more »
  • Lucky Gnocchi Day: All-you-can-eat homemade gnocchi in a variety of sauces, on the 29th of every month. Piola, 1165 Queen St. W., 416-477-4652. Find out more »
  • Dufferin Grove Farmers’ Market: 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. in the rink house at Dufferin Grove. 875 Dufferin St. Find out more »

Friday, March 30

  • Spring Restaurant Flip: Eat and drink your way through the evening with a progressive dinner including visits to Against The Grain, Mozz and Rye. Find out more »
  • Weekly drop-in dinner: Stop in for a $9 bottomless bowl of something tasty at The Depanneur’s weekly casual dinners. Tonight: French lentil soup, salad and garlic bread. The Depanneur, 1033 College St., info@thedepanneur.ca. Find out more »

Saturday, March 31

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  • Rusholme Park Supper Club presents All Things Masa: A Mexican dinner including sopes, chochoyotes and tamales with Margret Hefner. The Depanneur, 1033 College St., info@thedepanneur.ca. Find out more »
  • Shop The Market: Spring Brunch: Learn to prepare a seasonally inspired brunch menu, and then tour the market to learn where to buy the ingredients. St. Lawrence Market, 92 Front St. E., 416-392-7120. 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, April 1

  • Rusholme Park Supper Club presents April Fool’s Vegan-o-rama with Emily Zimmerman: A meal of vegan riffs on classic dishes like crab cakes, Waldorf salad and crème brûlée. The Depanneur, 1033 College St., info@thedepanneur.ca. Find out more »

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