Sake Institute of Ontario

November Sake Events in Toronto


If you are looking to learn more about sake, sip a few new sake brands or explore the realm of sake and food, check out the following events coming to Toronto in November. Kampai!

Monday, November 3 @5-7PM – 86’d Series with Arlene Stein
The SIO’s Vivian Hatherell is guest bartending at Drake One Fifty, making sake inspired cocktails. Complimentary cocktails will be on hand. View more info >

November 20-24 – Gourmet Food & Wine Expo
Come out and try a wide selection of sake from Ozawa Canada’s portfolio, including Hakkaisan, Nambu Bijin and Wakatake. Sake Samurai Timothy Sullivan will also be in attendance to talk about sake! View more info >

Monday, November 24 – Sake Dinner with Izumi and Jamie Kennedy at Gilead Café
What happens when a star chef and Ontario’s sake brewery get together? Magic! The cocktails and sake begin at the Ontario Spring Water Sake Co. at 6:30PM; dinner commences at Gilead at 7:30PM. For more information or to reserve your spot, please contact the Ontario Spring Water Sake Co. at 416-365-7253. View more info >

Wednesday, November 26 – Sake and a Movie at the Japanese Canadian Cultural Centre 
Uzumasa Limelight Screening followed by Sushi and Sake reception and get to meet the actors from Japan! JCCC is located at 6 Garamond Court. For more information, please view the poster.

Sake Brewery Tours – Ontario Spring Water Sake Co.
This is your chance to talk to a sake expert and watch firsthand how sake is made. The tours are held on Saturdays & Sundays (1-2 pm & 3:30-4:30 pm), and the cost is $15 per person. The tour ends with an ochoko of fresh pressed namazake! View more info >