Today marks the first day of March and we all know what that means: spring is on the way and there are plenty of food events, classes, workshops, and markets to keep us busy and eating for the entire month! The March Food Calendar is up and running and this is the largest, most extensive one yet. I’ve made a separate calendar page for all of Le Dolci’s cupcake and cake decorating, and macaron making classes and I’ll be adding the supper clubs and events to add to The Depanneur calendar page very soon as well as food goodies from Culinary Adventure, the Calphalon Culinary Centre, and more.
I keep finding more and more amazing cooking classes and food event series to add to the mix each month and it amazes me just how much Toronto has to offer. These events and workshops may not be advertised as much as they could be, but that’s exactly what I’m here for! I love compiling the events for the Food Calendars and letting others know about great food related things to take advantage of each month.
Food events this month include the Toronto Underground Market on March 4th (online tickets are sold out, but tickets will be sold at the door at 8pm for $15, so if you missed out on the frantic online sale, it’s not a total loss!) and the sale of April’s Toronto Underground Market on March 16th; a new ‘Pints of March’ beer event at Wychwood Barns as part of The Stop Community Food Centre’s Brewery Market series; the celebration of Meatout 2012 at the Toronto Vegetarian Association Resource Centre, complete with a sale on the Forks Over Knives documentary and a vegan, pay-what-you-can bake sale; and for all sweet tooths and pastry enthusiasts, Macaron Day TO hits Toronto on March 20th!
Finally, there are new events to look forward to this month: the Lunchtime Office Markets are expanding! They’ve been a great success at both CSI (Centre for Social Innovation) locations and little by little, the office markets will hit more and more locations in the downtown core, catering to the lunch crowds, office crowds, students, and everywhere else who wants healthy, delicious lunch food on the go. The newest locaiton? The ING Direct Cafe at the corner of Yonge and Shuter Street right beside the Eaton Centre! Markets will be held every Thursday from 11:30am-1:30pm.
Last, but not least, there’s a cooking class line-up in Ate by Ate town: Marni Wasserman’s vegetarian and vegan cooking classes! I couldn’t believe my eyes when I saw all the amazing menus and cooking class themes. Many of the cooking classes are also tailored to those who are eat gluten, soy, dairy, and nut-free diets. I’m so happy I found these classes because they sound absolutely amazing and I think many of you would be happy to take advantage of these classes. With all this plus St. Patrick’s Day food festivities, we have a lot to look forward to this month.