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April Sake Events in Toronto

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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 exciting events coming to Toronto in April.  Kampai!

photoThursday, April 9 – Toronto Dumpling + Sake Festival                                                                    

Featuring Nine Chefs and their Dumpling Creations

This Spring’s culinary “Smash Up”,  hosted by Propeller Coffee and That’s Life!, will be a competition between some of Toronto’s best chefs and their specialty dumplings.

Showcasing the best dumplings in the city, attendees will have the chance to try 9 different dumplings from 9 different chefs inspired by Chinese, Japanese, Tibetan, Italian and other international cuisines alongside a selection of sakes. The night will be an evening of fun, exploration and celebration of Toronto’s diverse food scene. Your vote will decide who will win the Golden Chopsticks!

Time: 6:30 – 9 pm

Place: Propeller Coffee Co. 50 Wade Avenue (Bloor & Lansdowne, one block from Lansdowne subway station)

Tickets: $55 at

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April 8 – June 3 – Wine and Spirits Education Trust Sake Course at IWEG Drinks Academy Come experience the unique world of sake and become a sake certified expert.  The course will immerse you in everything from the basics, terminology,  sake production, and history to learning how to taste and assess sake like a pro.  The course is complemented by a guided tour of the Ontario Spring Water Sake Company and a food / sake pairing class at Ki Modern Japanese + bar.   Everyone with an interest in sake is welcome!

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Sake Brewery Tasting Tours – Ontario Spring Water Sake Co. This is your chance to talk to a sake expert and hear how sake is made.  The tasting 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 a tasting flight of the signature Izumi sakes produced onsite.

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