Friday Favourite: City Adventure – Eat to the Beat


For years now, we’ve celebrated Breast Cancer Awareness Month by attending one of our very favourite food events in Toronto – Eat to the Beat. Celebrating their 20th year, this culinary delight takes place Tuesday, October 27 at Roy Thomson Hall and the whole thing is in support of Willow Breast & Hereditary Cancer Support, a not-for-profit organization that offers free peer support to anyone coping with breast cancer.

Guests will have access to 60 female chefs, who are donating their time and talent for the event, and will tantalize guests by personally preparing their delectable specialties on-site.  Mouthwatering sweet and savory delicacies, premium beers, wines and spirits will prove irresistible temptations for Toronto’s foodies and Willow supporters and will be set up around Roy Thomson Hall’s outer lobby.

2014 Catherine O'Donnell, Willow Cakes and Pastries - Chocolate Nutella Crunch Cream Cake 2014 Jacqueline Lo, Ruelo - Cream Puff Macaroon 2014 Robyn Perlmuter, Pauline's Pastries - Apple Caramel Cheesecake 2014 Wanda Beaver, Wanda's Pie in the Sky - Lime Curd Tarts

Chefs that have signed up to date include:  Sandra Abballe (Succulent Chocolates); Wanda Beaver (Wanda’s Pie in the Sky); Renée Bellefeuille (Art Gallery of Ontario); Arvinda Chauhan (Arvinda’s); Kyla Eaglesham (Madeleines Cherry Pie and Ice Cream); Alexandra Feswick (The Drake Hotel); Bonnie Gordon (Bonnie Gordon College of Confectionary Arts); Kimberly Humby (East & Main Bistro/Pomodoro); Anna Janes (Cocomira Confections); Leyla Kizilimak (Art Square Gallery and Café); Jacqueline Lo (Ruelo Patisserie); Kimberley Lugsdin (Catering by Kimberley); Joshna Maharaj (Ryerson University); Erin Marcus (Ace Bakery); Joan Monfaredi (Park Hyatt Toronto); Catherine O’Donnell (Willow Cakes and Pastries); Angela Panigas (The Sultan’s Tent & Café Moroc); Jennifer Perusini (BerBer Social); Karen Rachlin (Bite Catering); Emily Richards (Professional Home Economist); Dufflet Rosenberg (Dufflet Pastries); Trista Sheen (Crush Wine Bar); Lili Sullivan (Waupoos Winery); Karen Viva-Haynes (Viva Tastings);  Vanessa Yeung (Aphrodite Cooks); and many more.

Tickets are $175 (with a tax receipt) and include all food and beverages.  For tickets or to see the line-up of chefs to date as well as beverage participants, please visit or call 416.778.6314 x 236.