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Toronto Food Events: Dillon's Cocktail Cup, Mile End Deli pop-up, Washoku Matsuri, The Second Seder

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.


  • Celebrate the first day of spring tonight, Friday, March 20, at Fonda Lola (942 Queen St. West). The Mexican Spring Break party starts at 5pm.
  • Curryfest is on this Sunday, March 22 at 2nd Floor Events (461 King St. West). The event from the same folks behind Yum Cha will showcase curry dishes from eight vendors, including Babi & Co., Pai, Nana, and The Gabardine.
  • Food & Liquor (1610 Queen St. West) hosts round one of Dillon's Cocktail Cup on Tuesday, March 24 from 6pm to 9pm. Admission is $30 to see Erin Petty of El Caballito take on Jesse Borg of Home of the Brave (and taste the fruits of the competition).
  • The next Drake One Fifty (150 York St.) pop-up guest chef series takes places on Wednesday, March 25 from 5pm. Space is still available for the one-night-only dinner from Brooklyn Mile End Deli co-founder Noah Bernamoff. Expect the a la carte menu to feature signature smoked meats, and twists on classics like matzo balls and latkes.


  • The 10th annual Washoku Matsuri: Japanese Food Festival organized by Japanese Restaurant Association of Canada (JRAC) will take place on Monday, April 20, starting with a demonstration and appetizers at 5:30pm, followed by a dinner at 7pm held at Kobayashi Hall at the Japanese Canadian Culture Centre (6 Garamond Ct.). Limited tickets are available for $180, and while some might still have a bad taste in their mouth from the recent Sushi Fest fiasco, this event boasts a drool worthy line-up featuring Toronto's most reputable Japanese restaurants, including Cafe Michi, Hiro Sushi and Sushi Kaji (to name just a few).
  • Book your seats now for The Second Seder at Caplansky's (356 College St.) on Saturday, April 4. The seven-course Jewish Passover feast is priced at $55 for adults (or $25 for children) and promises to be "Matzoh fun".

Photo of Fonda Lola.

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