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Toronto Food Events: Toronto Taste, Lobsterfest Sundays, FeastON, Campo Viejo Pop Up, PintxoTO

Posted by Liora Ipsum / June 6, 2014

toronto food eventsToronto Food Events rounds up the most delicious events, festivals, pop-ups, winemaker dinners, supper clubs and other food related happenings in Toronto this week and next. You can find us here every Friday morning.


  • Toronto Taste, Second Harvest's fundraiser food fest takes place on Sunday, June 8 at Corus Quay (25 Dockside Dr.). The event will feature 70 gourmet food and beverage stations. Tickets for are $250 (with a tax receipt issued for $125).
  • Lobsterfest Sundays start June 8 at The Drake Hotel (1150 Queen St. West). The $37 meal features a one-pound lobster, bottle of Corona and all the fixings. Bibs and lobster crackers are included.
  • Celebrate Local Food Week at FeastON, a free pop-up event on June 7 at the Evergreen Brick Works (550 Bayview Ave.). Chefs from Ciboulette et Cie (Midland), The Masonry (Perth County), and Mercer Hall (Stratford) will cook up seasonal dishes sourced from the Brick Works farmers market; plus, enjoy cooking demos, tastings and contests.


  • Campo Viejo Pop Up Restaurant is happening Thursday, June 12 at 2nd Floor Events (461 King St. West) from 6pm. The $75 dinner, from Stuart Cameron (Patria) and María José San Román (of Michelin star-awarded Monastrell in Alicante, Spain), will feature five courses and the wines of Campo Viejo, introduced by winemaker Roberto Vicente.
  • Tickets are on sale now for PintxoTO, a snack-sized Spanish food fest from the the same team behind YumCha. Held on Sunday, July 6 over two sessions (11:30am and 1:30pm) at 395 Wellington Ave. West, the event will feature vendors including Cava, Carmen, Torito, Patria, Pimenton and Marben selling miniature dishes for $2 to $7.
  • Join Dali Chehimi on Sunday, June 15 at The Depanneur (1033 College St. West) for a supper club instalment titled Taste of the Tunisian Coast. Tickets are $40, and it's BYOB.

Photo via the Drake Hotel website.



Amy / June 6, 2014 at 12:26 am
MMMMM> Bring on the Lobsters! Love it!
Cheryl / June 6, 2014 at 05:46 am
A 1 pound lobster? Only 1? For $37? Pretty small lobster for that price, even if it does come with a Corona.
Fooooodie / June 6, 2014 at 12:20 pm
Wow a bottom of skunk smelling Corona and a bottom feeding sea-scum lobster for $37. Where do I sign up??
Bob Belcher replying to a comment from Cheryl / June 6, 2014 at 12:30 pm
i'm not a big lobster person but it's well known that prices for them have plummeted in recent years. $37 is outrageous! I get they have to make a profit but this is just gouging. In Chinatown i can get a whole fresh lobster for $7.50 to cook at home or 2 ginger stir-fried for $24. SMDH
goodDealLOL / June 6, 2014 at 01:45 pm
The *retail* price for a lobster around Toronto (live, or even steamed or boiled for you by the fishmonger) is anywhere between $5.99/lb to $8.99/lb normally. The *wholesale* price I'm sure is much cheaper. At $37 for one 1 lb lobster, being VERY generous here, it's around 400% mark up based on *retail* price. In reality it's probably closer to 600-800% mark up based on the wholesale price. Yikes. For my anniversary last year I think I spent around $50 to buy about 6 whole 1.5lb lobsters, pre-cooked to order by the fishmonger. My love and I aren't cheap, we're just not stupid that's all. We ate so much lobster we were stuffed and then there was enough left over for lobster omlettes the next day and then a couple of small lobster rolls for lunch. And our dining room is nicer than the f*cking douchey Drake anyway.
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