In this beer obsessed world, I’m so happy that cider has found a place to grow and get bigger and bigger. I’m not knocking beer, but cider is my brew of choice. (What’s yours?)
My favourite drinks festival is back for 4th year of spreading the cider love! The Toronto Cider Festival will happen on August 24th & 25th at the Sherbourne Common, right by the waterfront.
This festival is tons of fun and a great way to get exposure to new ciders that you may not have tried before. There’s nothing better than spending a summer evening sipping cider next to Lake Ontario. This year the theme is wild Western and each session will have over 100 taps of cider available.
It’s back! Winterlicious is here, and they are taking reservations now. This year there are over 200 restaurants participating. The menu prices have increased slightly, but it’s still a great value. Three-course prix fixe lunch menus are priced at $23, $28 and $33, and dinner is priced at $33, $43 and $53. There are also a slew of culinary events to check out!
This year, if you choose to dine at a King Street restaurant, there will be art installations and ice sculptures along the street. You can also save $5 off street parking here. Winterlicious starts on January 26th to February 8th.
New this year: Figures, Jamie’s Italian,and Frings
Best Bets: Batch, The Cactus Club, Cluny, Lisa Marie, Miku, Mildred Temple Kitchen, Momofuku, Pukka,
Feeling Fancy? Try Canoe, or Cafe Boulud
See all the participating restaurants here.
Check out some of my past reviews! Pukka, The Host Fine Indian Food, SpeakEasy 21, Reds MidTown Tavern,, Mildred Temple Kitchen, Batch, and Casa Loma Winterlicious Tea.
Time seems to be flying by! I feel like fall just ended, and now we’re smack into Christmas season. With the holidays comes one of my favourite shows….the One of a Kind Christmas Show! This year, the show features over 800 artisans, free DIY workshops and more. You can catch the show at the Enercare Centre from November 23 to Dec 3. (more…)
In only a few days, one of Toronto’s hottest events will light up the night. TIFF boombox, an annual fundraiser, is on November 2nd. Each year, the theme is different. This year, the theme is inspired by the classic film, Fame! The Lightbox will come alive with art installations, performances and music all throughout the space.
“Unlike traditional charity fundraisers[…] the goal of Boombox is to take party-goers outside their comfort zone with theatrical, immersive experiences that leave a lasting impression.”
Guests will wander through the building for a choose-your-own adventure of music, art. food, drinks. Fly Lady Di fuses traditional Filipino movement with street dance. DJs Nino Brown & Dre Ngozi will be spinning, and there are a slew of other artists and performers that will keep you entertained. See the full list of artists here.
All funds raised at the event will go to Share her Journey – TIFF’s initiative supporting women in front of and behind the camera. The initiative aims to increase participation, skills, and opportunities for women behind and in front of the camera.
It’s not too late to get your tickets and attend this great event. Tickets are $160, get yours here!
On October 17th, 60 female chefs will unite at Roy Thompson Hall for Eat to the Beat! This fantastic event features top chefs from all over Toronto (and some from other cities as well) to raise money for breast cancer. (more…)
I don’t know about you, but I always have a bag of Redpath sugar in my cupboard for baking. I’m excited that Redpath has launched a bake book devoted to baking delicious treats. The Redpath Sugar Canadian Bake Book features over 200 recipes for pies, cakes, cookies, loaves and more. (more…)
You know that scene at the end of the movie Tangled, where all the lanterns are released and they are beautiful. I’ve lived my life trying to replicate that (okay, fine. I tried to recreate it for my wedding, but it didn’t work out). Unfortunately, these gorgeous lanterns are banned from most places because they are a fire hazard.
Luckily, there are awesome events like Lantern Fest! At Lantern Fest, every visitor will be able to release their own lantern into the sky! The festival will be held in an open field so that there aren’t any fire hazards. Of course, there is the possibility that the event may be cancelled if the winds are blowing the wrong way, but hopefully that won’t happen. If that does happen, the event will be held again within 3 months.
In the GTA, the event will be held in Ohsweken, Ontario. This is about an hour and 10 minutes away from downtown Toronto, so it’s pretty close! Ticket price includes your own lantern and a welcome kit. Bring your own chairs and blankets and get ready for a magical evening!
Sounds like fun? Readers can save $5 off tickets by using the code HEARTLESS.
Find out more about the festival here: https://thelightsfest.com