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Toronto Food Events: Thomas Lavers & Cold Tea Drink Competition, Fishing in The Park, Songkran

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. Starting this week, you can find us here every Friday morning.


  • Kensington Market's Thomas Lavers and Cold Tea team up for a Drink Competition at 8pm on Monday, April 1st. Chefs and mixologists from restaurants across the city will face-off and all proceeds will be donated in support of Breast Cancer.
  • Ocean Wise and Parkette Kitchen and Bar (874 West Queen West) host Fishing in The Park on Wednesday, April 3rd at 6pm. Tickets are $28.50 to join the discussion on sustainable seafood and enjoy maritime themed drinks and seafood dishes.
  • Casa Loma (1 Austin Terrace) host a Five Stars wine tasting event on Wednesday, April 10th from 6pm to 9pm. Tickets are $68 for wine tasting focused on Ontario products plus pod tastings and a buffet.
  • The Cookbook Store celebrates 30 years in business with an Anniversary Open House on Saturday, April 6th from 11am to 4 pm. Stop in for birthday cake, or meet James Cunningham (Eat St.) at 1pm as he launches his new cookbook.
  • The Depanneur (1033 College Street) presents Supper Club: For The Love of Tea on Saturday, April 6th at 7:30pm. Tea sommelier, Carol Mark prepares a unique meal featuring tea infused cocktails, dishes and desserts. Tickets are $40.


  • The Gardiner Museum presents the Jamie Kennedy Culinary Series this spring with first locally-sourced, moroccan themed dinner happening on Friday, April 26th from 6pm to 9:30pm. Tickets are $150 per person (save $15 as a Gardnier Museum Member).
  • Khao San Road presents its third annual Songkran festival on Saturday, April 13th in celebration of the Thai New Year. The event featuring a beer garden, dance party and traditional water fight will offer Thai-inspired street food stalls helmed by chefs like Matt Blondin of Momofuku Daishō and Alec Martin of Hawker Bar. Tickets are $29-$39.
  • Tickets are available now for the Brewer's Plate, an annual spring event that offers unlimited tastings froms chefs, artisans and breweries from around Ontario. The event takes place on Wednesday April 17th at the CBC Barbara Frum Atrium (250 Front Street West). Tickets are $125.


  • Leslieville's Rashers has begun a promotion geared at runners and cyclists billed, Sweat Like a Pig Then Eat One. Anyone who can complete a circuit shaped like a pig (prove it on any running or biking app) will be reward with a 30% discount.

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