Taste of Toronto—not to be confused with Toronto Taste—is returning to Fort York this July for four days of refined gluttony, and event organizers just gave us first dibs on the list of participants so far. This year’s roster of restaurants and their chefs includes returning favourites David Neinstein from Barque Smokehouse, Los Colibris’ Elia Herrera, Mark McEwan of the McEwan Group, Michael Bonacini alongside his Oliver & Bonacini team, Richmond Station‘s Carl Heinrich, Victory Barry from Splendido and The Harbord Room‘s Cory Vitiello. New this year will be Michael van den Winkel of the Indonesian snack bar Little Sister. All of them will be serving three different dishes, each one costing between five and 10 “crowns” (the festival’s currency and just a fancy way of saying “dollars”). Between mouthfuls, guests will have the option of attending culinary demonstrations, hands-on cooking classes with top chefs (last year, Momofuku Milk Bar’s Christina Tosi did some) and wine tastings with Franco Stalteri of underground supper club Charlie’s Burgers. Tickets for the event go on sale mid-April; the full lineup of participants will be announced closer to the date of the event as more chefs register.
July 2–5. $25 and up. Fort York, 100 Garrison Rd., tasteoftoronto.com