Hello May! Ate by Ate’s Weekly Food Event Spotlight

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dishcrawl. may 2013

Four Gastronomic Delights In One Spring Night – A Dishcrawl Event, May 7.  7pm.  Meeting spot to be revealed 48 hours prior to the event.  $50 +HST/person.  Do you think you can handle FOUR foodie delights in one night?  This Dishcrawl tour will feed those night cravings with stops at four different restaurants for a fun and unforgettable dining experience!  The restaurant locations are kept secret until the night of the event, but Dishcrawl loves to give out hints on their Twitter leading up to the event, so follow them @DishcrawlSbh if you want to take a stab at the goods!   http://www.dishcrawl.com/gastrodelights/

Pink the Town Couture

Pink the Town Invites You to Cupcakes & Couture: A Cupcake Decorating Event, May 9.  6:30pm-9:30pm.  1006 Dundas Street West.  $25 + $2.49 fee/person; 19+ ONLY as there will be alcohol served.  Walk the runway in true fashionable cupcake style! At this couture cupcake event brought to you by Pink the Town (a Canadian web and event company that connects women to their favourite brands with fun events and promotions) and Le Dolci, sip on drinks, mix and mingle with fellow fashionistas, and create stylish and delicious cupcakes with professional cupcake decorating tools, fondant, and frosting.  It’ll be a haute couture kind of night!  http://pttcupcakescouture.eventbrite.ca/# ,  http://www.ledolci.com/cupcakes-and-couture-at-le-dolci/


ChocoSol Traders Chocolate Workshop, May 10.  6pm-8pm.  225 Geary Ave. by Dufferin St. and Dupont St.  $25/person (current discounted rate; cash payment only).  Spaces must be reserved in advance; classes are a minimum of 10 people, maximum of 25.  ChocoSol chocolate workshops unveil the magic behind raw cacao and chocolate making with classes being a mix of demos, interactive hands-on fun, and plenty of history and food info.  Learn about raw ingredients, sustainable, fair-trade practices and techniques, taste raw chocolate and drinking chocolate, purchase ChocoSol products and even get a ChocoSol facility tour while you’re there! https://chocosoltraders.wordpress.com/2013/03/22/chocolate-workshops-spring-2013/

depanneur supper club. colombian

Colombian Bandeja Paisa for Mother’s Day by Cookie Martinez: A Rusholme Park Supper Club at The Depanneur, May 11.  7:30pm.  1033 College Street.  $40+HST/person.  What better way to honour your mum than making one of her classic home-cooked dishes that recreates the history, memories, comfort, love and care that went into her cooking in the kitchen?  Cookie Martinez will be doing just that at her special Colombian supper club devoted to her mother’s bandeja paisa, a regional dish in northwest Colombia, with all the fixins!

Enjoy Cookie’s bandeja paisa which includes red beans cooked with pork, white rice, ground beef, chicharon (crispy pork belly), fried egg, plantain, chorizo, arepa, hogao sauce, avocado and lemon, with regional appetizers and desserts to complete the meal.  http://thedepanneur.ca/event/supper-club-colombian-bandeja-paisa-for-mothers-day-by-cookie-martinez/

aphrodite cooks. mother's day brunch

Mother’s Day Portuguese Brunch at Aphrodite Cooks, May 12.  11:30pm-2:30pm.  201 Weston Rd.  $75 +HST/pair.  Enjoy the flavours and dishes of Portugal with mum!  Chef Paula Costa will host this breezy Portuguese brunch class where you and mum will enjoy dishes such as eggs with peas and chourico (Portuguese sausage); Bacalhau con Natas (baked salt cod with onions and potatoes, topped with a Bechemel); salad greens with lemon olive oil dressing; and for dessert, Sonhos (Portuguese mini donuts) served with Port caramel sauce.  https://www.aphroditecooks.com/class.aspx?c_id=7e073bf0-f1b4-4782-9401-7ebfc4cf342e