Weekly Eater: Toronto food events for May 14 to 20

Weekly Eater: Toronto food events for May 14 to 20

Chef Chris Brown prepares a five-course meal to support The Stop on Thursday (Image: Renée Suen from the Torontolife.com Flickr pool)

Monday, May 14

  • 86’D With Ivy Knight: Join Chuck Hughes for the launch of his new book, Garde Manger, and watch him bite into the battle of amateur cookie bakers. Ticketed event, with proceeds going to The Stop. The Drake, 1150 Queen St. W., 416-531-5042. 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 »
  • Raw Made Easy: Marni Wasserman teaches simple recipes to incorporate raw food into your diet. Marni’s Kitchen, 26 Lauderdale Dr., 647-477-8131. 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, May 15

  • 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 »
  • A Taste of Alsace: Chef Jeffrey Marshall introduces simple, hearty spring dishes inspired by the cuisine of Alsace. LCBO Summerhill, 10 Scrivener Sq., 416-922-0403. Find out more »
  • Vegetarian Delights for Spring and Summer: Learn to cook fresh vegetarian dishes inspired by seasonal ingredients. The Chef Upstairs, 516 Mount Pleasant Rd., 416-544-9221. Find out more »

Wednesday, May 16

  • Light and Fresh Summer Eats: Learn to make fast and easy summer fish dishes, from cooking methods to accompanying sauces, salsa and salads. Hooked, 888 Queen St. E., 416-828-1861. 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 »
  • Barley’s Angels May Meeting: Discover the many facets of Pale Ale with Barley’s Angels and Beau’s All Natural Brewing Co. Smokeless Joe, 488 College St. Find out more»
  • The Grid Pop-Up Lunch: To celebrate their one-year anniversary, The Grid is hosting no-reservations pop-up lunches at 416 Snack Bar in association with various restaurants. The final lunch: The Black Hoof. 181 Bathurst, 416-364-9320. Find out more »

Thursday, May 17

  • Food for Change: Chef Chris Brown prepares a locally inspired five-course meal in support of The Stop’s charity programs. The Green Barn, 601 Christie St., 416-652-1602 ext. 236. Find out more »
  • Foraged Foods: Join Jon Forbes of Forbes Wild Foods for an evening of wild eating. Try wild leeks, morels, fiddleheads and more, and discuss local, sustainable eating and how to forage your own foods. Evergreen Brick Works, 550 Bayview Ave., 416-596-7670. Find out more »
  • 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 »
  • Wicklow Way Farm Heirloom Tomato Plant Sale: Dish Cooking Studio hosts a sale of over 100 varieties of heirloom tomato plants. Farmers from Wicklow will be present to advise on planting, growing, and harvesting tomatoes. Dish Cooking Studio, 390 Dupont St., 416-920-5559. Find out more »
  • Corona May 2-4 Lime Drop: Corona throws a patio party to launch the long weekend. After-party at The Ballroom. 229 Richmond St. Find out more»
  • Free Pizza: To celebrate the launch of its new patio, Piola will be serving free thin-crust slices from noon to 6 p.m. 1165 Queen St. W., 416 477-4652.

Friday, May 18

  • Food for Thought: The Kadampla Temple hosts a meditation session followed by a three-course vegetarian meal. 631 Crawford St. Find out more»

Saturday, May 19

  • Food Revolution Day: Inspired by Jamie Oliver’s book Food Revolution, The Cookbook Store celebrates Food Revolution Day with a hands-on cooking class for parents and children at the Kitchen Studio next door. Learn to make a meal from Oliver’s cookbook from scratch. 850 Yonge St., 416-920-2665.  Find out more»
  • Supper Club—Where the Hell Is Belize?: Wes Allen returns from a trip to Belize with a menu inspired by the country’s cuisine. The Depanneur, 1033 College St., 416-828-1990. Find out more »
  • Easy Entertaining—Seafood: Up your confidence as a seafood cook with recipes perfect for grill season and summer entertaining. St. Lawrence Market, 92 Front St. E., 416-392-7120. 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 »
  • Introduction to Cupcake Decorating: A hands-on workshop teaching you how to dress up a cupcake. Le Dolci, 416-262-3400. 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»
  • 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, May 20

  • 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 »