Gah. It’s almost November. Here are some recent delicious eats and upcoming events that you might be interested in.
Thomas Keller, October 30th (Tonight!)
The man is back in Toronto tonight to promote his new cookbook Bouchon Bakery. Expect an on-stage interview, followed by Q & A and book signing. I went last time when he was here to promote Ad Hoc and it was a full house. Give the Cookbook Shop a ring (416-920-2665) for tickets ($70 w/book, $30 for the Q&A only). The event will take place at Isabel Bader Theatre, 93 Charles St. West, Toronto. Good space for it.
AGO 1st Thursdays, November 1st
Going to make another attempt to go. I bailed the last time after seeing the line for rush tickets. Anyone else go? Was it good?
Gwai Lo Pop-Up, begins November 2
I’d gone to Chef Nick Liu’s Gwai Lo preview back in March and he’s got another pop-up in the works. 6 courses at the Sen5es restaurant, SoHo Metropolitan Hotel. There are many other dates in November listed and a free Sunday School series from Nick’s Gwai Lo partner, Christina Kuypers doing cocktail seminars for industry and “spirited guests.”
What’s On The Table, November 7th
One of the events promoted at the Food For Change dinner I went to a couple weeks back was their What’s On The Table benefit. It’s a crazy-good looking line-up of chefs. I think there were only a couple of restaurants/chefs that I didn’t recognize – and there are 29 confirmed so far. Tickets are $250 with a tax receipt of $155.
The Feasting Room’s Final Run, November 15-18
I’m so behind on posts, but this is a place you should check out. While there are still dinners throughout November, The Feasting Room’s final pop-up days at the Orbit are in mid-November. I’ll hopefully get a post up this week on these guys. Fun, tasty, and good people.
Robbie Hojilla’s Blammo Cooking Tour, Nov 5, 15, 16, 17
Going over my photos at Cask Days, Robbie Hojilla had my favourite sandwich of the day and this lovely hand-written sign featuring his “Blammo Cooking Tour.” Couldn’t find much online about it, but according to the sign, find him at Chantecler on Nov 5 and at The Bellevue from the 15-17. And by the looks of it, find him permanently at Mr. Pong’s (1576 Dundas Street West), opening sometime this month!
Some quick mentions of notable dishes recently eaten: Museum Tavern‘s blue cheese stuffed wings. Gourmet Malaysia‘s mee goreng. Chateau Des Charmes 2009 Sauvignon Icewine. Spicy bacon sandwich at Bonjour Brioche. Pickled herring at Edulis.