In this edition of Foodie Fortnight: unconventional croissants, chef collaborations and a three-course meal devoted to beer and cheese.
Croissunday at Nadège Patisserie
Next Sunday, the city’s sleekest bakery is selling a limited-edition line of unconventional croissants. The flaky pastries come in flavours like “black squid ink,” “pink praline” and “matcha green tea.”
Feb. 23. Nadège Patisserie, 780 Queen St. W., 416-368-2009; 1099 Yonge St., 416-968-2011, nadege-patisserie.com
Chef’s Charity Almanac Dinner
Six of Toronto’s hottest chefs, including Marc Thuet, Dustin Gallagher and Hudson Kitchen’s Robbie Hojilla, are joining ranks to cook a lavish, six-course feast hosted by local caterer Provisions Catering and Events. All proceeds go to The Stop Community Food Centre.
Feb. 24. $145. Loft 404, 263 Adelaide St. W., eventbrite.ca
Beer and Cheese Dinner at Indie Alehouse
The Junction pub teams up with Toronto cheesemonger Afrim Pristine to serve a three-course meal paired with sophisticated Alehouse beers. The menu includes a traditional Swiss fondue matched with a five-beer flight of barrel-aged brews and hoppy IPAs.
Feb. 27. $65. Indie Alehouse, 2876 Dundas St. W., 416-760-9691, eventbrite.ca
Recipe for Change at the St. Lawrence Market
Guests at Food Share’s annual foodie fundraiser will get to sample 20 wines, six local beers and snacks from thirty big-name Toronto chefs, like Pizzeria Libretto’s Rocco Agostino and Valdez chef Steve Gonzalez, who’ll be serving duck tamales.
Feb. 27. $125. St. Lawrence Market North Building, 92 Front St. E., foodshare.net
Fashion Week Kick-Off Dinner
George restaurant on Queen East is once again hosting “Cuisine and Couture,” a celebratory runway-show-slash-feast. Attendees can admire local designer Caitlin Power’s tailored designs while enjoying a four-course meal by exec chef Lorenzo Loseto.
March 3. $99. George, 111C Queen St. E., 416-863-6006, facebook.com