There must be a certain science to deciding which foods and drinks deserve to have entire weeks of the year cordoned off in their honour. Negroni Week, a worldwide booze festival dedicated to the precise mixture of gin, Campari and sweet vermouth, seems like an oddly specific international holiday, especially given all the other good cocktails out there. Still, the week is dedicated to a good cause, and Negronis really are delicious. Red Sauce, La Carnita and The Whippoorwill are among the participating Toronto bars, and they’ll each be donating some portion of their Negroni-based profits to a charity of their choice (a full list of Toronto participants can be found here). The week runs from June 2 through 8—or, to provide some food-based temporal landmarks, between the overlapping tail ends of Burger Week and Gluten Freedom Week, and the beginning of Ontario Craft Cider Week, which itself wraps up just before Ontario Craft Beer Week.
June 2-8. Various locations, negroniweek.ca