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Weekly Eater: Toronto food events for September 10 to 16

The chef from Copenhagen’s Kiin Kiin, the only Thai restaurant with a Michelin star, is coming to Yours Truly on Wednesday (Image: cyclonebill)

Monday September 10

  • 86’D With Ivy Knight: TIFF Overdrive edition. Join the crew from Fidel Gastro’s as they film an episode of Rebel Without a Kitchen. The Drake, 1150 Queen St. W., 416-531-5042. 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 »
  • Feast in the East: Chef Maggie Grant demystifies Asian home cooking with a variety of simple, healthy recipes in this hands-on workshop. Menu includes miso scallops with cilantro slaw, Malaysian noodle stir-fry, Panang curry with coconut rice and banana fritters with coconut-lime ice cream. Dish Cooking Studio, 390 Dupont St., 416-920-5559. Find out more »

Tuesday September 11

  • 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 »
  • Food Fables from the Spice Routes: Join Smita and Sanjeev Chandra to explore how spices transformed the cuisines of the countries through which they were carried. Menu includes chicken satay skewers with peanut sambal dip (Thailand), cucumber salad (Indonesia), Malaysian chicken curry served with nasi goreng (Singapore) and stir-fried cabbage with curry leaves and coconut (India). Kingsway LCBO, 2946 Bloor St. W., 416-239-3065. Find out more »
  • Star-Struck Menu: In celebration of TIFF, chef Domenic Chiaromonte presents dishes honouring the favourite foods of celebrities. Menu includes Meryl Streep eggplant soufflé, Robert De Niro seared black cod with soba noodles, George Clooney chaya steak and Morgan Freeman key lime pie. LCBO Summerhill, 10 Scrivener Sq., 416-922-0403. Find out more »


Wednesday September 12

  • Thai Pop-Up at Yours Truly: Bangkok-born guest chef Kiki Sontiyart, who currently works at Michelin-starred Kiin Kiin Modern Thai Cooking in Copenhagen, is in town for a visit and will take over the Yours Truly kitchen for one night of authentic Thai food. 229 Ossington Ave., 416-533-2243. 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 »
  • Drop-In Soup Evening: Stop by Le Dolci for a bowl of homemade soup, a bread roll and a treat for $12. Le Dolci, 1006 Dundas St. W., 416-262-3400. Find out more »
  • Wine on a Budget: From full-bodied whites to intense reds, an expert consultant reveals an unexpected selection of exceptional wines, all under $20 a bottle. Kingsway LCBO, 2946 Bloor St. W., 416-239-3065. Find out more »
  • Workshop—Preserving 1: First in a series of four classes in which Christine Manning talks you through safe canning practices and the process of preserving the freshness of summer and fall. Tonight, learn to preserve fresh pears with ginger. The Depanneur, 1033 College St., 416-828-1990. Find out more »
  • Gladstone Culinary Tour—Chinatown: Join Gladstone executive chef Michael Smith for his monthly celebration of Toronto’s cultural diversity. Four-course menu with wine pairings. The Gladstone Hotel, 1214 Queen St. W., 416-531-4635. Find out more »

Thursday September 13

  • Dishcrawl—Markham Food Adventure: Join Dishcrawl and discover a new culinary world as you take a food tour of Unionville’s historic Main Street. Find out more »
  • Raw Made Easy: Marni Wasserman teaches simple recipes to incorporate raw food into your diet. Marni’s Kitchen, 26 Lauderdale Dr., 647-477-8131. Find out more »
  • Learn to Make Parisian Macarons: Discover the secrets to making no-fail macarons using everyday kitchen items. Make two different flavours and colours of maracon, each with its own ganache filling. Le Dolci, 1006 Dundas St. W., 416-262-3400. Find out more »
  • Wines for the Stars: In honour of TIFF, discover a selection of great wines with a movie twist as an expert consultant conducts a tour of wines with a Hollywood theme. LCBO Summerhill, 10 Scrivener Sq., 416-922-0403. Find out more »

Friday September 14

  • Food for Change: The Stop’s chef Chris Brown prepares a delicious five-course meal featuring local, sustainable ingredients. This meal’s theme: childhood meals. Menu includes: chicken wing tacos with blue cheese emulsion, spaghetti and meatball wood oven pizza, crispy mac-and-cheese ball stuffed with mozzarella and foie gras, pulled pork grilled cheese sandwiches and, naturally, milk and cookies. The Green Barn, 601 Christie St., 416-652-1602 ext. 236. Find out more »
  • Bar Gilead Series: A Friday-evening series at Gilead that focuses on tapas and cocktails. 4 Gilead Pl., 647-288-0680. Find out more »
  • World Café at the Harbourfront Centre: Returning for 2012. Enjoy a rotating variety of ethnic treats. 235 Queens Quay W. at the Harbourfront Centre, Lakeside Terrace. Find out more »

Saturday September 15

  • Insanewich! Food Tour: Let Foodies on Foot take you on a city-wide tour dedicated to the glorious sandwich. Sample the best slow-cooked, sloppy and meat-stacked options from a variety of vendors. 416-826-1997. Find out more »
  • The Slice is Right—Perfect Pies: Learn to make a variety of crusts and fillings, both sweet and savoury, adaptable to your tastes and available ingredients. Take advantage of the September harvest while perfecting your pie technique. Menu includes peach pie with vanilla and cardamom, lime meringue pie and roasted squash and mushroom pie with cheddar crust. Dish Cooking Studio, 390 Dupont St., 416-920-5559. Find out more »
  • Vietnamese Lantern Festival: Celebrate the end-of-summer harvest and explore Vietnamese culture with a day of entertainment, activities and food, including a tasting booth of traditional moon cakes. 235 Queens Quay W. at the Harbourfront Centre, Lakeside Terrace. Find out more »
  • Stop Market Café: Enjoy a weekly meal sourced from ingredients found at the adjacent farmers’ market. Proceeds from sales at the café are reinvested in 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 shopsFind out more »
  • Hands in the Bowl: The Evergreen Brick Works invites children (ages four to seven) and their caregivers to roll up their sleeves and learn how to mix, grate, mash and then eat their delicious creations—using only their hands. Evergreen Brick Works, 550 Bayview Ave. Find out more »
  • Ontario Organic Dinner Party Series—Frog Pond Farm: Join Frog Pond Farm Organic Winery and Jeff Crump, executive chef at the Ancaster Old Mill, for a delicious meal using organic ingredients from local farmers. There will also be live music and a winery tour. Frog Pond Farm, 1385 Larkin Rd., Niagara-on-the-Lake. Find out more »
  • Discover Greektown on the Danforth Walking Tour: Explore this quickly changing neighbourhood with the Culinary Adventure Company. Sample some Greek mezethes, indulge in Greek wine-tasting and find the perfect addition to your kitchen while gourmet shopping. Culinary Adventure Co., 416-565-1730. Find out more »
  • World Café at the Harbourfront Centre: Returning for 2012. Enjoy a rotating variety of ethnic treats. 235 Queens Quay W. at the Harbourfront Centre, Lakeside Terrace. Find out more »

Sunday September 16

  • The Stop’s Beer Garden: This week, beer by Mill St. and food by Paulina’s Catering. Green Barn, 601 Christie St. Find out more»
  • Lettuce Wrap Night at Chantecler: Chantecler is offering lettuce wraps with helpings of meats, assorted pickles and condiments for $19 per person until 1 a.m.—or the food runs out. Chantecler, 1320 Queen St. W., 416-628-3586. Find out more »
  • Fortune Cooking Festival: Celebrate Pan-Asian cuisine and culture at this one-day festival featuring a variety of food events. Highlights include the Street Food Spotlight, with chefs from across the city serving up all kinds of Asian street food, and the Iron Chef Competition, in which local chefs specializing in Asian cuisine face off in a battle to creatively employ a secret ingredient. 235 Queens Quay W. at the Harbourfront Centre, Lakeside Terrace. Find out more »
  • Introduction to Cupcake Decorating: A hands-on workshop teaching you how to dress up a cupcake.  Le Dolci, 1006 Dundas St. W., 416-262-3400. Find out more »
  • Haute Couture Cakes: Learn how to take inspiration from a couture gown and create a stunning and unique two-tiered cake. Bonnie Gordon College, 868 Eglinton Ave. W., 416-440-0333. Find out more »
  • Supper Club—Asian Twist: Join chef Matt Bell for a delicious meal of quality local ingredients prepared with Asian-inspired flavours. Dishes include spicy Thai halibut with jicama and watermelon-radish salad, barbecued yakitori strip loin, maple butterscotch baked apples and banana coconut tempura. The Depanneur, 1033 College St., 416-828-1990. Find out more »
  • World Café at the Harbourfront Centre: Returning for 2012. Enjoy a rotating variety of ethnic treats. 235 Queens Quay W. at the Harbourfront Centre, Lakeside Terrace. Find out more »

Farmers’ Markets:

  • Sorauren Farmers’ Market: Monday from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. in the field house at Sorauren Park. 50 Wabash Ave.
  • East York Farmers’ Market: Tuesday from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. 850 Coxwell Ave.
  • Riverdale Farmers’ Market: Tuesday from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. 201 Winchester St. (in Riverdale Park)
  • Ryerson University MyMarket: Tuesday from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. Gould St., east of Yonge
  • SickKids Hospital Farmers’ Market: Tuesday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. 555 University Ave.
  • Trinity Bellwoods Farmers’ Market: Tuesday from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. Northwest corner of Trinity Bellwoods Park near Dundas St. W. and Shaw St.
  • 401 Richmond Farmers’ Market: Tuesday from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. 401 Richmond St. W.
  • Nathan Phillips Square Farmers’ Market: Wednesday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. 100 Queen St. W.
  • Queens Quay Terminal Farmers’ Market: Wednesday from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. 207 Queens Quay W.
  • Bloor-Borden Farmers’ Market: Wednesday from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. Green P Lot, Lippincott St. and Bloor St. W.
  • Dufferin Grove Farmers’ Market: Thursday from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. 873 Dufferin St. (in Dufferin Grove Park)
  • East Lynn Farmers’ Market: Thursday from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. 1949 Danforth Ave.
  • Metro Hall Farmers’ Market: Thursday from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. David Pecaut Square, 55 John St.
  • North York Civic Centre Farmers’ Market: Thursday from 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Mel Lastman Square, 5100 Yonge St.
  • Toronto Botanical Gardens Organic Farmers’ Market: Thursday from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. 777 Lawrence Ave. E.
  • St. Lawrence North Farmers’ Market: Saturday from 5 a.m. to 5 p.m. 92 Front St. E.
  • Evergreen Brick Works Farmers’ Market: Saturday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. 550 Bayview Ave.
  • The Stop Farmers’ Market: Saturday from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. Wychwood Barns, 601 Christie St.
  • Withrow Park Farmers’ Market: Saturday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. 725 Logan Ave. (in Withrow Park)
  • Junction Farmers’ Market: Saturday from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Green P Lot, 385 Pacific Ave.
  • Leslieville Farmers’ Market: Sunday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Jonathan Ashbridge Park, 20 Woodward Ave.
  • Liberty Village Farmers’ Market: Sunday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Green P Lot, Hanna Ave. and East Liberty St.