Written by: Emily De Sousa
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This Spring, the city of Toronto is honouring its beloved favourite dish by hosting its first ever poutine fest! While other Canadian cities like Montreal and Ottawa have hosted poutine fests in the past, it’s the first event of its kind in Toronto and Torontonians can finally indulge in their favourite cheat meal on a massive scale.
Toronto Poutine Fest will be held from May 24th-27th in Young and Dundas Square. 9 food trucks will serve up over 50 different kinds of gourmet poutine inspired from all over the world.
Some of the craziest features expected to headline the festival are the “Land and Sea” poutine with lobster and shrimp, the “Onion Ring” poutine, the “Deep Fried Cheese Curd Poutine”, the “Double Smoked Bacon” poutine, and the “Bacon Double Cheeseburger Poutine”.
The event is free to enter and poutines will range in price from $6-$14.
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A TAVOLA, which means “to the table” or “come and eat” in Italian, is set to be a premiere Italian Cuisine and Cultural Experience that will fulfill your dreams of visiting Italy.
The 19+ event will take place on a yet-to-be-decided weekend this summer at Ontario Place’s West Island and indulge visitors with the best of Italian food and the authentic taste of Italy from rich Southern Italian limoncello to the intense flavours of Northern Italian olive oils.
The event is still accepting vendors so more details about exactly what dishes will be offered are still up in the air so stay tuned for more details.
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The Black and Diamond Mac and Cheese Festival is North America’s largest festival of its kind celebrating everything Mac and Cheese, and it’s finally coming to Toronto!
The three-day festival at the end of July brings together talented chefs, savvy cooks, and innovative food entrepreneurs to feed tens of thousands of hungry fans with insanely creative versions of Mac and Cheese.
Entry to the festival is free and will feature over 25 different variations of Mac and Cheese available for purchase. There are also a ton of family friendly activities such as carnival games, line dancing, a cheese tasting market, and movie nights.
The best part is that you can feel good about indulging because a portion of the proceeds from the festival are donated to local community charities in need.