Toronto Food Events: Thrill of the Grill, Oyster Fest, Taste of Thailand, Summer Sundays, Sausage League
Toronto 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.
- Taking place on Saturday, July 19 from noon to 4pm, the Thrill of the Grill, organized by the Danforth BIA, will raise funds for kidney cancer research while showcasing local restaurants and merchants. Five Danforth restaurants and one butcher will compete to win over crowds and celebrity judges with delectable racks of BBQ ribs.
- Taste of Thailand, a free outdoor festival celebrating Thai food and culture, takes place at Nathan Phillips Square th July 19 and 20 from noon until 8pm. The event will feature free cultural shows, Thai delicacies for sale, cooking demos and carving workshops.
- The 26th Ontario Oyster Festival at Rodney's (469 King St. West) promises a shuckin' good time, featuring fresh oysters, mussels, and lobster, on Sunday, July 20 from 2pm to 10pm. Tickets ($32) get you admission plus two drink tickets, and one plate of oysters or one hot food item. Additional food and drink tickets are $5.
- Summer Sundays, happening July 20 and 27, will transform the rooftop terrace at Malaparte (at the Bell Lightbox) into a champagne garden featuring full service brunch stations catered by O&B. Tickets are $45 and include two complimentary Perrier-Jouët champagne cocktails.
- The Sausage League at Marben (488 Wellington St. West) continues this week with, Valdez facing off against Caplansky's on Tuesday, July 22, and Geraldine taking on The Drake Hotel on Wednesday, July 23. From 5:30pm on, diners will have the chance to taste and vote for the winner.
- Fancy Franks (326 College St.) is partnering with SickKids for National Hot Dog Day on Wednesday, July 23, serving up free hot dogs from its patio from noon until 7pm. Enjoy a free weiner and support a good cause with a donation or purchase of a drink or merchandise.
- The Depanneur (1033 College St.) hosts chef Michael Kirkwood for a supper club on Sunday July 27 featuring curried cauliflower soup, 12- hour braised beef cheek, grilled corn, sautéed rapini and fresh Ontario strawberries with shaved goat cheese for dessert. Tickets are $40 and as always, it's BYOB.
- Borealia Restaurant, set to open this fall at 59 Ossington Ave., presents a five-course sneak preview pop-up at The Yukon (1592 Queen St. West) on Saturday, August 2 at 7pm. Reservations are being accepted now for the $45 dinner, and seating is limited.
- The Stop Community Food Centre 's Farm to Fork Brunch, originally planned for Sunday, July 27 fhas been cancelled. Ticket holders will be refunded.