Notable Now Toronto: November 15, 2013

Macallan M Canadian Launch
On Nov 19 at Michael’s on Simcoe (100 Simcoe Street), be one of the first in Canada to taste the exquisitely rare Macallan M, part of Macallan’s 1824 Series of whiskies. Paired with a four-course dinner by Chef Derek von Raesfeld, the ultra-exclusive Macallan M is your final course. RSVP by calling 416.260.5100.

Noodle Bar x Gabardine Fried Chicken Dinner
Foodies take note! On Nov 24 you’re in for a down n’ dirty experience like none other as Momofuku Noodle Bar and The Gabardine join forces for a family-style feast of epically fried proportions. You’ll be able to taste two whole fried chickens – one prepared by each kitchen team – amongst a slew of other crossover eats. The dinner takes place at Noodle Bar (190 University Avenue).

Just Opened: Pukka
We’ve some more deliciousness for ya in the form of Pukka, which recently opened up at 778 St. Clair West. This modern and contemporary Indian restaurant serves a multitude of regional Indian cuisine amidst a chic dining space perfect to settle in for an evening of eats. Pukka is the latest in the resurgence of South Asian cuisine starting to take over the city.

Toronto Christmas Market
‘Tis the season for beauty and benevolence, and you’ll find one of the most stunningly picturesque marketplaces in the city down at the Distillery Historic District from Nov 29 through Dec 15. Yes, the European-inspired Toronto Christmas Market is taking over the whole District for just over two weeks of joy and merriment in celebration of the holidays.

Ocean Wise Chowder Chowdown
On Nov 19 at the Fermenting Cellar in the Distillery Historic District (28 Distillery Lane), get ready to soupify yourself at the Ocean Wise Chowder Chowdown. This celebration of sustainability sees 14 of the city’s top chefs creating fancifully flavourful chowders for all to sample. Judging is handled by a panel of, well, more top chefs and notable food industry pros.

Bloor Street Entertains
Quite possibly the city’s most glamourous and exclusive event, Bloor Street Entertains on Nov 27 is a marquee evening for Canfar – the Canadian Foundation for AIDS Research. A multitude of uber-fancy dinners will be popping up across some of Bloor-Yorkville’s chicest venues, with the city’s talented chefs preparing decadent meals for Toronto’s top philanthropists.

Top photo courtesy Bloor Street Entertains