Fun Things to do in Toronto

Ooh Ma La 麻辣 French Sichuan 5 Course Dinner at the House of Common

Ooh Ma La 麻辣 French Sichuan 5 Course Dinner at the House of Common

Toronto Common is partnering with The House of Common Executive Chef and Owner Jonathan LeBlanc for Oooh Ma La (麻辣) a French meets Sichuan Tasting Dinner as part of our new Toronto Common Play Series.

Play is a fun way for chefs to work with new ingredients, cuisines, and showcase their creativity.

Chefs participating in "Play" host one event based on a theme with our first theme being Sichuan, a cuisine famous for the unique numbing spice of the Sichuan peppercorn. 

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Toronto Common 4 Year Sichuan Inspired Anniversary Celebration

Toronto Common 4 Year Sichuan Inspired Anniversary Celebration

Toronto Common will be celebrating our 4 year anniversary with a 5 course Sichuan inspired tasting at Loch and Quay!

The Sichuan (四川 - four rivers) province in China is famous for its ma la (麻辣 - numbing spicy) cuisine and with this incredibly cold winter we thought it might be nice to have a little extra heat and warmth.

This year’s anniversary event will also launch our new event series “Play”, a fun way for chefs to step outside of their traditional cuisine.

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Lighten Up for Spring

Lighten Up for Spring

Spring is in the air and The Elm Tree is inviting Toronto Common for a special tasting of their spring menu on their patio (weather permitting) with a mix of old favourites and some new lighter dishes plus an optional 5 drink pairing, we will be on a patio after all :)

All dishes will feature flavours of the Mediterranean and fresh seasonal ingredients and the 5 drink pairing will be a selection of cocktails and wine pairings including a dessert wine. 

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Whisky 3.0 - Regions of Scotland Scotch Whisky Tasting

Whisky 3.0 - Regions of Scotland Scotch Whisky Tasting

Now that Boxcar Social has taken us on a world tour in Whisky 101, taught us about Barrel Aging in Whisky 2.0, and given us a small taste of Bourbon for our Toronto Common 3 Year Anniversary event, it’s time to dive into even more detail with Whisky 3.0 - Regions of Scotland Scotch Whisky Tasting.

Boxcar Social Whiskey Director Ray Zwicker will be taking us on a guided tasting through the Highlands, Speyside, Islands, Islay, Lowlands, and Campbeltown to help guests learn and develop their palate and appreciation for Scottish Whiskey.

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