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Toronto Food Events: Chef Chris McDonald's farewell to Cava, Pork Ninjas Pop-Up, Toronto Plate Swap

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.

THIS WEEK

  • Starting Saturday, November 22, Chef Aleem Syed hosts a pop-up at Midpoint (1180 Queen St. West) to showcase the menu for his upcoming venture The Holy Grill. Reservations are a must, and available Tuesdays through Saturdays from 5pm onward.
  • Pork Ninjas BBQ Pop-Up Dinner at Tallboys Craft Beer (838 Bloor St. West) takes place on Monday, November 24 from 7pm to 10pm. The one-night-only menu will feature pulled pork, chicken lollipops and brisket with all the fixin's for $40.
  • Chef Chris McDonald has announced plans to move on from Cava and is handing the reins over to former partner Doug Penfold. To celebrate his eight and a half years at the acclaimed Iberian restaurant and to bid farewell, McDonald hosts one last hurrah on Wednesday, November 26, featuring eight courses and a top shelf selection of wines. Dinner is $250 per person. Seating is extremely limited.

UPCOMING

  • The Toronto Plate Swap, in part of The Winter Chef Series, presented by The Food Dudes and Danny Gunam, will take place on Sunday, December 21 at The Templar Kitchen (348 Adelaide St. West). Chefs Jonny OC (The Beverley Hotel), Cory Vitiello (THR & Co.), Tyler Cunningham (The Whippoorwill), Graham Pratt (The Gabardine), Leonie Lilla (Farmer's Daughter), Matt Blondin (The Food Dudes), Dave Mottershall (Loka Snacks) and Coulson Armstrong (Canoe) will each create a dish for the multi-course tasting menu, priced at $89 per person. Proceeds will go to support The Children's Breakfast Club.
  • Nota Bene (180 Queen St. West) and California Wines present a special prix fixe menu with guided wine pairs between January 2 and 31.

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