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Toronto Food Events: Bun Month, Eatable, Drake Biergarten, Buddha's Bounty, PigStock, Eat To The Beat

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.


  • Bun Month kicks off on Monday, October 5 with a week of unique bao creations from Matty Matheson (Parts & Labour) served at Momofuku Daisho (190 University Ave.) for lunch and brunch. Albert Ponzo (Le Select Bistro), Rob Gentile (Buca), and Michael Caballo (Edulis) will each participate to in consecutive weeks in October.
  • Eatable, an immersive three day food film fest opens on Sunday, October 4 with a screening of Sherry and the Mystery of Palo Cortado paired with sherry cocktails and pintxos by Bar Raval. Sergio Herman's Fucking Perfect is showing on Monday, October 5 and will be paired with 'perfect' snacks and cocktails from chef Brandon Olsen. Finally, on Tuesday, October 6, watch Japanese cult food classic Tampopo while Leemo Han (Oddseoul, Hanmoto) serves an izakaya menu during the film.
  • The Drake Hotel (1150 Queen St. West) presents Drake Biergarten from 6pm on Thursday, October 8 in The Sky Yard. The first 50 guests to order a $5 Pilsner Urquell or $5 Grolsch will take home an Urquell stein. Look forward to live music, free snacks, beer sampling and freebies.


  • U-Feast presents Buddha's Bounty at Raca CafĂŠ & Bar (1704 Queen St. West) on Tuesday, October 20. The four course menu will feature pakoras, curry, nasi goreng, and black rice pudding for $75 inclusive of wine.
  • PigStock is coming to the Evergreen Brick Works (550 Bayview Ave.) on Monday, October 26. Celebrating the mangalitsa pig, a unique heritage breed that grows a thick woolly coat, the daytime component is geared towards food industry folk interested in learning about raising heritage breeds, talks from award winning butchers, hands-on charcuterie demonstrations, and plenty of opportunities to eat. The evening edition, open to anyone features La Grand Choucroute, a collaborative feast from chefs Albert Ponzo (Le Select Bistro), Carl Heinrich (Richmond Station), Brad Long (CafĂŠ Belong) and Bettina Schormann (Bread Bar) showcasing the Alsatian dish featuring sauerkraut, sausages, heritage pork and wild juniper berries.
  • Eat To The Beat will bring together 60 female chefs on Tuesday, October 27 for an evening of food and drink, silent auctions, raffles, and roaming corset models in support of Willow Breast & Hereditary Cancer Support. The event kicks off at 7pm at Roy Thomson Hall (60 Simcoe St.), tickets are $175.

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