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Toronto Food Events: Re-Discovering Flavour, Taiwanese Street Foods, Andean Flavours, CraveTO

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

  • The Chelsea Food Truck launches today and is giving away 1000 free tacos and Mill Street beer samples between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Find the truck permanently stationed next to the Chelsea Hotel (33 Gerrard St.) all summer long.
  • The Rotary Club of Whitby hosts 25 food trucks for the 2nd annual Gourmet Food Truck Frenzy from 11am to 9pm on Saturday, May 9, and from 11am to 6pm on Sunday, May 10. The weekend event takes place at Iroquois Park Grounds in Whitby on Saturday May 9th and both parking and admission are free.
  • Chefs Richard Turner (Hawksmoor, London, UK) and Matthew von Teichman (Grandview Farms) join Jesse Vallins in the kitchen for an An Ode to Beef at The Saint (227 Ossington Ave) on Tuesday, May 12. Tickets are $85 per person.
  • Lisa Marie (638 Queen St. West) teams up with New York's Big Gay Ice Cream for Big Gay Bingo on Tuesday, May 12 from 6pm to 8pm. Tickets are $45 and include an ice cream treat and a signed copy of their debut cookbook, Big Gay Ice Cream: Saucy Stories & Frozen Desserts.
  • Beast (96 Tecumseth) presents a collaborative dinner featuring culinary rock star chefs Scott Vivian and guests Shaun Hussey and Michelle LeBlanc (Chinched Bistro), Mike Barksy (Bacalao), Terrence and Courtney Howell (Grates Cove CafĂŠ), Katie Hayes (Bonavista Social Club), and Five Brothers Cheese. Tickets are $104.
  • Kanpai Snack Bar (252 Carlton St.) hosts guest chefs Tawfik Shehata (The International Centre), Nuit Regular (Pai) and Jim Poris (former editor of Food Arts Magazine) at 7pm on Wednesday May 13 to offer creative riffs on Taiwainese street foods. Tickets are $50.
  • On Wednesday, May 13, Jump (18 Wellington St. West) presents (re)Discovering Flavor with Chefs Anthony Walsh and Luke Kennedy (Jump Restaurant) and guests Jair Tellez (MeroToro) and Mark Shatzker, author of The Dorito Effect. Tickets are $120.
  • Actinolite (971 Ossington Ave.) presents a seven-course Nordic tasting menu on Wednesday, May 13 from 6pm. Tickets are $150 including wine pairings by Anders Selmer from Fiskebaren, Copenhagen.

UPCOMING

  • Andean Flavours, a Peruvian culinary event and pisco tasting takes place on Friday, May 22 from 5pm to 10pm at 2nd Floor Events (461 King St. West). Tickets are $20.
  • CraveTOfood fest is on Friday, May 22 at The Burroughes Building (639 Queen St. West) and bills nine food vendors like Junked Food Co., NaanSense, and Oyster Boy, plus five beer vendors. General admission is $15.
  • In Conversation with Cory Lee (Benu) and David Chang (Momofuku) takes place on Wednesday, May 27 from 6 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. at the Centre for Hospitality and Culinary Arts (290 Adelaide St. East). Following the discussion, there will be a reception catered by Momofuku while Corey Lee will sign copies of his new cookbook (included in the $75 ticket price
  • The Sake Institute of Ontario hosts Kampai, a celebration of sake on Thursday, May 28 at the historic fermenting cellar in the Distillery District. Ticketholders can look forward to tasting 120 top sakes from Japan and North America plus international foods from 11 Toronto restaurants like Zakkushi, Kingyo, and Guu.

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