The top spring food events in Toronto for 2014 will lure the hungry masses out of hibernation with promises of feasts, night markets and food festivals devoted to everything from medieval fantasy feasts to dim sum to chicken wings. Get an early start on festival season with these top 10 spring food events in Toronto for 2014.
Game of Thrones Feast
Ossington butcher, Cote de Boeuf hosts a medieval feast on April 2nd and April 3rd in advance of the HBO hit's 4th season premiere. The sold-out, $175 dinner will feature Jug Brew from Bellwoods Brewery, mead from Rosewood Estates Winery along with a dozen dishes like roasted suckling pig and sussex pond pudding.
Find & Dine: Scavenger Hunt and Brunch
Discover Liberty Village in teams of two to four starting at 10am on Saturday, April 5th. Participants will compete to collect items, solve clues, answer trivia and ultimately eat a big hearty brunch. Tickets are $40 and registration is open now.
Momufuku & Hudson Kitchen Collab
The Noodle Bar hosts the Dundas West restaurant on Sunday April 6th for a menu that will see a mash up of cuisines resulting in dishes like Filipino bolognese and kare kare beef cheek tagliatelle. Reservations are being accepted now and a limited number of walk-in will be available too.
Khao San Road celebrates the Thai New Year with a water gun fight in a big heated tent on Saturday, April 12th. Admission is $16 and water guns are supplied, while $6 food tickets will get you dishes supplied by a solid roster including La Carnita, Come And Get It, and Matt Blondin's, yet-to-open Junk Bar.
Yum Cha! Dim Sum Fest
Tickets for this celebration of steamed buns and fried dumplings are selling fast even though a complete the line-up of participating vendors has yet to be announced. Admission is $10 to the festival happening at the Chinese Freemasons Association on Sunday, April 13th.
Caplansky's Second Seder
The Jewish deli on College Street will retell the story of Passover over the course of the customary feast. Expect to dine on seven courses including matzo ball soup, gefilte fish, roast beef and unleavened desserts on Tuesday, April 15th. Reservations are being accepted now for the family affair priced at $49 for adults and $24 for children.
This festival devoted to the iconic American pub food will crown the king of wings in five categories covering mild, hot, traditional BBQ and exotic styles. Taking place at Daniel's Spectrum on Sunday, May 4th, the event promises an 11-competitor line up of wing machines like Drums N Flats, Lou Dawgs and Hooters.
Gluten Free Expo
The wheatless food fair will showcase celiac-friendly foods at the Metro Toronto Convention Center on Sunday, May 4th from 10am to 4pm. Gluten intolerant eaters will find the all-day event filled with opportunities to sample recipes, buy products and learn from experts how to keep tummies happy. Tickets are $15 at the door.
The fundraiser event for Second Harvest presented by The Daniels Corporation will take place lakeside on Sunday, June 8th at Corus Quay. Over 70 of the city's finest chefs, vintners and brewers will partake to showcase their talents and delicious creations for a worthy cause. Tickets are on sale now for $225, all proceeds will go to food rescue programs.
Stop Night Market
Tickets sales haven't been announced yet, but go ahead and mark June 17th and 18th in you calendars because The Stop's vibrant, Asian-style night market is set to return to the Honest Ed's alley for it's third year of street food fun.
Photo of the Stop Night Market
by Liora Ipsum via blogTO