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Toronto Food Events: Torontoberfest, Cask Days, World Poutine Eating Championship, Cookin' It Like a Boz

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.


  • The Toronto Chocolate Festival starts this Saturday, October 12th and runs until Sunday, November 3rd. See the official site for a full list of chocolatey events.
  • Sneaky Dee's celebrates Thanksgiving starting at 4pm on Sunday, October 13th until late Monday night. On the menu is a full spread including roasted turkey, mashed potatoes, stuffing, gravy, cranberry sauce and a dinner roll for $15.
  • Torontoberfest, the final Brewer's Backyard of the season returns to the Evergreen Brick Works (550 Bayview Avenue) from noon until 4pm on the holiday Monday, October 14th. The afternoon event will feature Oktoberfest beers from Black Oak Brewing and Beau's All Natural Brewing, plus, sausages and duck fat frites from WVRST. Admission is free.
  • Food & Liquor starts a Monday night bar Take-Over series this week on October 14th. First up, James Playford of Cafe Bar Pasta.


  • Cask Days at Evergreen Brick Works (550 Bayview Avenue) is on next weekend, October 19th and 20th. Limited tickets were still available ($25-$30) at last glance for the festival of cask-conditioned craft beers that will bring together 124 breweries to tap 230 casks over two days.
  • The World Poutine Eating Championship presented by Smokes Poutinerie is happening at Yonge and Dundas Square on Saturday, October 19th from 10am to 5pm. Go to watch professionals compete and to mow down on free poutine.
  • Tickets are still available for Ksenija Hotic's instalment of the Rusholme Park Supper Club event titled, Cookin' It Like a Boz on Saturday, October 19th at The Depanneur (1033 College Street). The $40 Bosnian feast will feature five traditional dishes and it's BYOB without any corkage fee.
  • The Visa Infinite Dining Series will offer unique culinary events in top dining rooms around Canada, including Toronto dinners at Farmhouse Tavern, The Chase and Hopgood's Foodliner (to name just a few). Reservations are limited to Visa Infinite card holders.
  • The inaugural Canadian Artisan Tasting Fair will be held on December 1st at Artscape Wychwood Barns. Early bird admission is available now and includes $10 to spend at the fair with more than 40 participating vendors including bakers, charcuterie butchers, cheesemongers and craft breweries.

Photo from last year's World Poutine Eating Championship

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