food on film @ TIFF

Beginning in February and running until June is the Food on Film series at TIFF. It brings together foodies and film buffs, as well as culinary experts together in one place. Every month TIFF will feature a guest that will do a talk and among them, David Chang of Momofuku fame.

It’s a subscription event, which means you’re going to have to shell out for a package of tickets which is $180 for those non-members and $153 for members. I read on The Grid that TIFF may release single tickets depending on availability. Definitely don’t count on seeing David Chang if you’re banking on single tickets…

Here is the schedule of events/talks:

  • Wednesday, February 13 – Claire Stubbs on I Am Love
  • Wednesday, March 13 – James Oseland on The Trip
  • Wednesday, April 3 – David Chang on Eat Drink Man Woman
  • Wednesday, April 24 – Aldo Sohm on Sideways
  • Wednesday, May 15 – Anita Stewart on Food Inc.
  • Wednesday, June 19 – Kent Kirshenbaum on El Bulli: Cooking in Progress

Porchetta & Co Celebrate 2 years

And as such, they are selling their Porchetta sandwiches for $1!

URBNSPN Review: Sukho Thai

Great Thai food in the Market

While the music can feel too club- and lounge-like, the food definitely makes up for music choice. The pad thai was great – something I would compare closely with that at KSR. Also tried the Khao Soi, which was amazing! The coconut soup base was fragrant and flavourful; which in turn made the beef and egg noodles fragrant. Looking forward to more visits here!

New Restaurant Opening: Hawthorne Food & Drink

Finally after much anticipation on my end, as I’ve walked past this developing restaurant for some time, Hawthorne will be OPEN December 3! YAY! I was tempted to crash the preview lunches today at lunch, but instead I somehow mistakenly ordered a very soupy pad thai…(why am I always doing this to myself?! Oh yes, because Khao San Road is too far away…)

Can’t wait to try it out!

Fahrenheit celebrates 1 year~

Tomorrow’s the day that Fahrenheit celebrates its one year anniversary at their Jarvis and Lombard location in downtown Toronto. To celebrate, Sameer is offering up FREE AMERICANO’S all day! YAY!

In addition, all TIPS will be donated to the MOVEMBER cause.

Fahrenheit is definitely one of my favourite spots in Toronto – great coffee, great vibe, great people and delicious baked goods. To boot, they’re also top barista competitors – 3rd and 4th at 2012 Central regional Canadian Regional Barista Championship and 5th at the Canadian Barista Championship.

This picture is from a friend. AMAZING!

New restaurant: Sabai Sabai

I was walking around today enjoying the awesome autumn weather when, on Church Street, I noticed a sign that said Chef Nuit (of Sukho Thai and Khao San Road fame) was opening up a new Thai restaurant!

The papers on the window indicated the new restaurant will be called Sabai Sabai. According to some sources, Sabai Sabai will be opening up in late October. You can find the place at 225 Church Street at Dundas.

Can’t wait to try it!

Caution: Art

For the past 6 years Nuit Blanche has created an opportunity for an art explosion across downtown Toronto. It’s a great event for all those who love to create art, those who love art and those love to stay up late with a whole bunch of other like-minded people.

I have a love/hate thing for Nuit Blanche, not so much hate but it’s always soo freaking cold!!! As I generally dislike cold temperatures, it’s not a big deal :P

And for those who missed Nuit Blanche, a cool and short video of few of the many great installations at this years event.