Anyone who’s seriously into food should consider attending this year’s Terroir Symposium. The annual conference is like a State of the Union for the Canadian hospitality industry: an educational assembly of chefs, food writers and other obsessives, all gathered to philosophize about food and wine with the rigour of professors. The list of speakers at this year’s edition, curated by local food blogger Ivy Knight and Cook It Raw founder Alessandro Porcelli, includes some of the biggest names in the industry: among them, keynote speaker David Chang (of international Momofuku fame), Top Chef winner Kristen Kish, Café Boulud’s Daniel Boulud and Spanish pastry genius Albert Adria, as well as Toronto faux-chef and Twitter troll, Grant Soto. A gourmet lunch will be provided by a cross-border team of Canadian and American chefs. The event fills up fast, so local foodies should snap up their tickets early.
May 12. $229. Arcadian Court, 401 Bay St., terroirsymposium.com