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Weekly Eater: Toronto food events for May 21 to 27

Pedestrian Sundays at Kensington Market are back on May 27 (Image: Min)

Monday, May 21

  • 86’D: Join Ivy Knight for a tea party in honour of Queen Victoria. Featuring Victoria Gin tea cocktails and dainty tea sandwiches from Fresh City Farms. The Drake, 1150 Queen St. W., 416-531-5042. Find out more »
  • Queen Victoria’s Secret: The launch of Brewer’s Backyard, a new craft beer series at the Brick Works. This time around: beer by Great Lakes Brewing of Toronto and sandwiches from Fidel Gastro. Evergreen Brick Works, 550 Bayview Ave. Find out more »
  • Piola’s Monday Night Mixer: Piola’s weekly aperitivo italiano, with cocktail and beer specials and complimentary snacks. 1165 Queen St. W., 416-477-4652. Find out more »
  • Sorauren Farmers’ Market: 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. in the field house at Sorauren Park. 50 Wabash Ave. Find out more »

Tuesday, May 22

  • Escape the City—Canoe and Beach Dining Adventure: Paddle to the island with the Culinary Adventure Company for a gourmet beach picnic. 416-565-1730. Find out more »

Wednesday, May 23

  • A Chef’s Tour of Little Italy: Join the Culinary Adventure Company on a behind-the-scenes tour of Little Italy’s finest kitchens. 416-565-1730. Find out more »

Thursday, May 24

  • Exploring the Wines of the World: Taste a flight of six wines from around the world with the Global Wine Tour. The Fine Wine Reserve, King and Spadina. 416-909-0460. Find out more»
  • Mediterranean Flare: Marni Wasserman teaches recipes for healthy vegetarian meals inspired by the flavours of the Mediterranean. Marni’s Kitchen, 26 Lauderdale Dr., 647-477-8131. Find out more »
  • Sweet and Savoury Pies and Tarts: Baking expert Daphna Rabinovich demonstrates recipes that highlight the ingredients of the season. LCBO Summerhill, 10 Scrivener Sq., 416-922-0403. Find out more »
  • Epicure’s Revue: To celebrate Victoria Day, the Revue Cinema will be screening the 1952 The Importance of Being Earnest, followed by an expert discussion of English tea. 400 Roncesvalles Ave., 416-531-9959. Find out more »

Friday, May 25

  • Cake Pops and Whoopie Pies: Learn to make and decorate these trendy treats. Bonnie Gordon College, 868 Eglinton Ave. W., 416-440-0333. Find out more »

Saturday, May 26

  • Supper Club—DK Kitchen does Louisiana: Explore the culinary traditions of the American South with Alexandra Albert. The Depanneur, 1033 College St., 416-828-1990. Find out more »
  • Easy Entertaining—Get Grilling: Get ready for grilling season by learning what cuts of meat to buy and how to prepare them, from marinating to grilling. St. Lawrence Market, 92 Front St. E., 416-392-7120. Find out more »
  • Vegan Spring Expo: Visit the second annual expo for a day of vegan-friendly tastes and talks. 34 Little Norway Cres., 647-858-7764. Find out more»
  • Sweets Tour in Support of Meagan’s Walk: Tasty Tours hosts a charity tour with half of the proceeds going to Meagan’s Walk, which aims to raise awareness about paediatric brain tumours. Tour begins at Ding Dong Bakery, 321 Spadina Ave. Find out more»
  • Discover Greektown on the Danforth: The Culinary Adventure Company offers a tasting tour of the largest Greek neighbourhood in North America. 416-565-1730. Find out more »
  • Introduction to Cupcake Decorating: A hands-on workshop teaching you how to dress up a cupcake. Le Dolci, 416-262-3400. Find out more »
  • Stop Market Café: Enjoy a weekly meal sourced from ingredients found at the adjacent farmers’ market. Proceeds from the sales of food at the café are reinvested into The Stop’s programs. 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. Green Barn, 601 Christie St. Find out more»
  • Evergreen Brick Works Farmers’ Market: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. 550 Bayview Ave. Find out more »
  • The Stop Farmers’ Market: 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. Wychwood Barns, 601 Christie St. Find out more»

Sunday, May 27

  • Toronto Taste 2012: Second Harvest presents an evening of gourmet food and drink with over 60 of Toronto’s top chefs and beverage providers. Proceeds from the event go to Second Harvest. ROM, 100 Queen’s Park, 416-408-2594. Find out more»
  • The Return of The Stop’s Beer Garden: The first event of the 2012 series kicks off with beer from Muskoka Brewery and food from Hot Mess Halland. Green Barn, 601 Christie St. Find out more»
  • Mushroom Forage and Gourmet BBQ: Learn about foraging with a trip to the Don Valley in search of wild mushrooms, leeks, fiddleheads, and other edibles, followed by a tasty lunch prepared by The Culinary Adventure Company’s chef. 416-565-1730. Find out more»
  • Kensington Market Pedestrian Sundays: The ninth year of events begins this Sunday. Come out and enjoy street festivals, market vendors, street food and more. Kensington Market. Find out more»
  • Preserves: Learn the basics of fruit preserving, and its many uses in cake recipes. Bonnie Gordon College, 868 Eglinton Ave. W., 416-440-0333. Find out more »
 

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