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Toronto Food Events: Intro to French Mother Sauces, Aviation Invasion, Muskoka Bound, Recipe for Change

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.


  • Cantina by Campbell's hosted by Rock Lobster's chef Matt Dean Pettit continues until February 22 at 501 Queen West. Stop in at lunch or dinner to sample four original soups.
  • It's Soup-er Bowl Sunday on February 7 at The Ceili Cottage (1301 Queen Street East). The fifth annual fundraiser in support of the Leslieville Farmers' Market will feature 100 gallons of hearty vegetarian Guinness Stew being served for PYWC from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m in BYOBowls (or mugs or buckets).
  • The Depanneur (1033 College Street) presents an Intro to French Mother Sauces by Chantal Vechambre on Tuesday February 9 from 6:30 p.m.. Tickets are $50 for the class covering the basics of making a Roux, BĂŠchamel. Mornay, VeloutĂŠ and variants such as Soubise, Bercy & Poulette.


  • Aviation Invasion lands at 86'd Mondays at The Drake Hotel (1150 Queen Street West) on Monday, February 15. The free event kicks off with a seminar and gin tasting at 7 p.m. followed by cocktails featuring Aviation American Gin and nibbles.
  • The Chef's House (215 King Street East) hosts a Valentine's themed dinner as part The George Brown College Centre for Hospitality and Culinary Arts Trending NOW dinner series on Wednesday, February 17. Tickets are $85 to attend the Chocolate Dinner with Chef Jean Pierre Challet and Head Chocolatier Royce Li of Cocoa Barry.
  • Chef Matt Blondin hosts Chef Justin Leboe of Calgary's Pigeonhole for a collaborative 10-course dinner on February 21 at Omaw (88 Ossington Avenue). The dinner is priced at $80 and reservations can be made by email.
  • Lisa Marie (638 Queen Street West) is Muskoka Bound on Thursday, February 25 with a family-style feast featuring hot and sticky ribs, steak tacos, chimichurri corn, fried chicken and more for $60 per person including drinks.
  • Tickets are available now for Recipe for Change, the annual fundraiser event in support of FoodShareTO's innovative school food programs. 30 Toronto chefs, two craft brewers, and four wineries are participating in the event happening Thursday, February 25 at St. Lawrence Market.
  • Indian cuisine experts Smita and Sanjeev Chandra are offering India Cooking Classes at The Chef's House (215 King Street East) on Saturday, February 25 and Saturday, April 2 from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.

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