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Weekly Eater: Toronto food events for May 28 to June 3

El Gastrónomo Vagabundo is hosting a viewing party for their appearance on Eat. St. on Wednesday

Monday, May 28

  • Jamie Kennedy’s Spring Feast: A Local Food Movement dinner featuring hors d’oevres and a four-course meal of seasonal goodness. Gilead Cafe, 4 Gilead Pl., 647-288-0680. Find out more »
  • 86’D with Ivy Knight: Launch of the Ontario Culinary Adventure Guide with special guest Rebecca LeHeup. The Drake, 1150 Queen St. W., 416-531-5042. Find out more »
  • Raw Essentials Workshop: Learn the basics of raw food preparation with Marni Wasserman.  Marni’s Kitchen, 26 Lauderdale Dr., 647-477-8131. 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 29

  • Grilling Celebration with Rob Rainford: Food Network Canada’s grill master teaches the basics of barbecuing. LCBO Summerhill, 10 Scrivener Sq., 416-922-0403. Find out more »
  • NOW Talks with Ted Reader: NOW drinks columnist Graham Duncan talks with Ted Reader, author of Beerlicious: The Art of Grillin’ and Chillin’. St. Lawrence Market, 92 Front St. E., 416-392-7120. Find out more »
  • 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 »
  • Dolce Vita in Puglia: Chef Massimo Bruno teaches a variety of dishes inspired by the “cucina povera” of his native Puglia. Dish Cooking Studio, 390 Dupont St., 416-920-5559. Find out more »

Wednesday, May 30

  • El Gastrónomo Vagabundo Eat St. Viewing Party: The popular food truck is hosting a group viewing complete with global street food to celebrate its appearance on the Food Network program. The Cookbook Store, 850 Yonge St. Find out more »
  • 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 »
  • Cuisine et Cuvée: The annual food and wine fundraiser in support of Providence Healthcare. Evergreen Brick Works, 550 Bayview Ave., 416-285-3630. Find out more »

Thursday, May 31

  • Kampai Toronto: Over 100 sakes will be represented at Canada’s largest-ever festival devoted to the Japanese rice wine. Fermenting Cellar, Distillery District, 55 Mill St. Find out more »
  • Taste The Rainbow: Marni Wasserman teaches recipes inspired by colourful vegetables. Marni’s Kitchen, 26 Lauderdale Dr., 647-477-8131. Find out more »
  • A Taste Of Marrakech: Learn to cook with the bold flavours of Morocco with chef Paula Bashford. Dish Cooking Studio, 390 Dupont St., 416-920-5559. Find out more »
  • Drop-In Dinner: Pork Ninja Barbecue at The Depanneur. 1033 College St., 416-828-1990. Find out more »
  • An Afternoon With Trou Du Diable: Keep 6 Imports, the beer importing company run by the folks at Bar Volo, is hosting an event to showcase the Shawinigan microbrewer. WVRST, 609 King St. W. Find out more »

Friday, June 1

  • Drop-In Dinner: Featuring Yorktown Pie Company. The Depanneur, 1033 College St., 416-828-1990. Find out more »
  • Be A Little Italian: Eat-and-learn Italian appetizer demonstration at Scheffler’s and Domino’s in the market. St. Lawrence Market, 92 Front St. E., 416-392-7120. Find out more »

Saturday, June 2

  • Supper Club—Taste of the Mediterranean: A culinary tour of the Mediterranean with gourmet adventurer Natalie Ryan. The Depanneur, 1033 College St., 416-828-1990. Find out more »
  • Tournament of Tacos: Help College Street’s Jang Bang choose which taco to add to its menu at this vote-by-Twitter tournament. 430.5 College St. W. 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 »
  • Baking And Buttercream: Learn how to bake and finish the perfect cake. Bonnie Gordon College, 868 Eglinton Ave. W., 416-440-0333. 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»
  • Chocolate And Cheese Crawl: Why choose one when you can have both? ChowBella Culinary Experiences hosts a chocolate and cheese tour of Queen and King West’s food shops. 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»
  • Oakville Place Farmers’ Market: 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Oakville Place Shopping Centre, 240 Leighland Ave., Oakville. Find out more »

Sunday, June 3

  • Burger Day: The Grid’s inaugural Burger Week features a day of carnivorous good times with 20 of the city’s meatiest restaurants. Artscape Wychwood Barns, 601 Christie St. Find out more »
  • Boot Camp—Made You Cook 101: Learn to cook essentials like soup, risotto and poached chicken. Dish Cooking Studio, 390 Dupont St., 416-920-5559. Find out more »