For Toronto food event lovers, January means one thing: Winterlicious is fast approaching. This month the St. Lawrence Market, Cibo Wine Bar, and Palais Royale are all hosting special Winterlicious events. But before that, there are free feasts, flea markets, and pop-ups to attend.Events you might want to check out:
Global Boogie Banquet (January 5 @ Handlebar)
Kensington Market's Handlebar transforms into a global banquet celebrating the different cultures of the world. It's entirely free and features DJ Oreku spinning international grooves all night.
Pierogi Me Pop-Up (January 12 @ Left Field Brewery)
Pierogis and beer, the ultimate power couple, unite at the brewery for a free admission food fest. Your carbs count will be off the charts, so make it a cheat day you'll never forget.
Australia's Chef Scott Pickett (January 20-21 @ Canoe)
One of Melbournes most celebrated chefs comes to Toronto for one night to serve an exceptional six course tasting menu largely inspired by the South Australian terroir.
The Trinity Bellwoods New Year Flea (January 21 @ The Great Hall)
The Bellwoods flea market returns with new vendors, bakers, and designers that'll cure the winter blues. Expect the best in local baked goods waiting for you.
Food, Art & Nature (January 26 @ Palais Royale)
Share in the love of food at this 10 course tasting experience associated with Winterlicious' Culinary Event series. Senses of sight, sound, aroma, touch and taste meld together for a heavenly feast.
Savour St. Lawrence Market (January 26 - February 5 @ St. Lawrence Market)
As part of Winterlicious, Chef Scott Savoie shares his passion for the local food and drink scene through a tour of the 215 year old market. After the tour, guests will enjoy a four course meal in the Market Kitchen.
Classic Cocktail Tasting (January 28 - March 25 @ Do Not Disturb)
The Beverley Hotel's new restaurant bar, Do Not Disturb, invites you over to taste classic cocktails including Old Fashioned, Sidecar, Aviation, and Negroni.
The Art of Italian Breads (January 31 @ Cibo Wine Bar)
Executive Chef Saverio Macrio leads an interactive cooking experience on the art of Italian doughs for Winterlicious. Learn to make your own focaccia and woodstove pizza from an expert.
A Very Canadian Whisky Tasting (February 13 @ SpiritHouse)
Spencer Gooderhman, whose family legacy in whisky dates back seven generations, guides you through 4 outstanding Canadian whiskies. All the while you'll snack on cheese and charcuterie.
by Corey Van Den Hoogenband via blogTO