Day: February 27, 2015

Seasonal Izakaya Menu Tasting at Ryoji Ramen & Izakaya

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This month Ryoji Ramen & Izakaya is featuring their izakaya side with their seasonal “tapas” menu and a beer with Toronto Common every Tuesday in March!

Ryoji loves changing things up including regularly bringing in guest chefs from their 11 sister restaurants in Okinawa and regularly adding new dishes to their menu.

For March we’re eating & drinking izakaya style, small plates and beer, with 6 izakaya items off their seasonal “tapas” menu and a pint of Sapporo for $20 tax & tip included. Plus an option for a mini ramen to make it a meal for $5!

  • Saba Goma-ae Okinawa Tofu
    house made Okinawa tofu with mackerel sashimi, sesame seeds, sweet wasabi sauce, and scallions.
  • Fresh Tomato Tempura
    with garlic salt and mustard mayo
  • Calamari Salad
    crispy calamari with mixed greens and their original miso dressing
  • Kobe Beef Sushi
    Seared Kobe Beef on sushi rice with gluten-free soy and fresh wasabi
  • Sous-vide chicken carpaccio
    with “ko-re-gusu” vodka infused with chilli peppers, red onion, and pickled jalapenos.
  • Braised Beef Cheek
    simmered in miso cream

Izakayas are found throughout Japan, and casual bars that serve flavourful snacks to accompany drink, similar to a tapas bar.



Ryoji Ramen & Izakaya
, established in January 2013 in Toronto, but with multiple locations in Okinawa Japan, is the only Okinawan-style Izakaya in Toronto.

With Okinawa’s rich history and slightly different culture from mainland Japan, Ryoji offers traditional and inventive cuisines and ramens reflective of the unique culture of Okinawa.

Simple yet delicate flavours, fresh ingredients, creative cuisine, served in a bistro style.

Staying true to the Ryoji values of gratitude, passion, and awareness, Ryoji looks to evolve their menu with appreciation to their surroundings and to continue to evolve the art of Japanese cuisine.


PLEASE READ BEFORE PURCHASING:

All tickets must be purchased online before 11pm Monday, March 23rd, 2015.

No tickets will be available at the door.

Maximum attendance: 12 people

Guests should arrive 5 minutes prior to event to check-in.

Tickets must be presented (printed or electronically) to check-in.

Each ticket is a unique one-time use code and cannot be shared.

This is a communal event, guests will be seated with other guests.

If you have any questions about this event or Toronto Common events in general please visit our FAQ or Contact us directly.

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Okinawa Tasting at Ryoji Ramen & Izakaya

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Ryoji Ramen & Izakaya is going back to their roots this month with a taste of Okinawa with Toronto Common every Tuesday in February!

Ryoji has 11 ramen & izakaya locations in Okinawa and is the only Okinawa ramen & izakaya restaurant in Toronto.

Okinawa is the southern most prefecture of Japan with its own unique flavours and style. The Okinawians believe their lifestyle promotes a happy and longer life.

Ryoji is offering a sampling of 8 Okinawa favourites in tasting portions plus a 2 oz yuzu awamori (distilled rice spirit) for $26, tax and tip included!

  • Fresh Tofu
    Made in-house daily in the Okinawan style and topped with katsuobushi, grated ginger, chopped green onions and soy sauce.
  • Atsuage
    House tofu, deep fried and topped with green onions and chilli sauce
  • Mimiga
    Sliced steamed pork ear served with peanut miso sauce.
  • Tebichi
    Slow braised pork feet in soy broth
  • Rafute
    Sweet soy braised pork belly with lotus puree and house pickle
  • Goya Champru
    Stir fried bitter melon slices, tofu, scrambled egg and pork belly slices
  • Soba
    A traditional, thicker soba noodle in a light katsuobushi and pork broth, served with scallions, red pickled ginger, aosa seaweed and a side of “koregusu” vodka infused with chili peppers.
  • Ji-ma-mi
    Ryoji’s signature peanut tofu made in-house daily and served with Ryoji’s original sauce.

 



Ryoji Ramen & Izakaya
, established in January 2013 in Toronto, but with multiple locations in Okinawa Japan, is the only Okinawan-style Izakaya in Toronto.

With Okinawa’s rich history and slightly different culture from mainland Japan, Ryoji offers traditional and inventive cuisines and ramens reflective of the unique culture of Okinawa.

Simple yet delicate flavours, fresh ingredients, creative cuisine, served in a bistro style.

Staying true to the Ryoji values of gratitude, passion, and awareness, Ryoji looks to evolve their menu with appreciation to their surroundings and to continue to evolve the art of Japanese cuisine.


PLEASE READ BEFORE PURCHASING:

All tickets must be purchased online before 11pm Monday, February 23rd, 2014.

No tickets will be available at the door.

Minimum attendance: 4 people

Maximum attendance: 12 people

Guests should arrive 5 minutes prior to event to check-in.

Tickets must be presented (printed or electronically) to check-in.

Each ticket is a unique one-time use code and cannot be shared.

This is a communal event, guests will be seated with other guests.

If you have any questions about this event or Toronto Common events in general please visit our FAQ or Contact us directly.

Tamale Tour of Mexico at Cocina Lucero

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Cocina Lucero is featuring tamales this month with a tamale tour of Mexico to showcase the different regions and tastes of Mexico with Toronto Common Wednesday November 12th & 26th at 7pm.

Try 4 classic tamales, a traditional steamed corn cake with different wraps and fillings plus 2 surprise tamales and their jamaica (hibicuis cold tea) for $20 tax & tip included.

  • Cocina Lucero’s Classic Tamalito from the Puebla region
  • Oxaca style with banana leaf wrap and mole
  • Yucatan style with banana leaf and achiote recado (sauce)
  • Chiapas style with swiss chard wrap

Plus 2 surprise tamales from different regions all with a variety of fillings.


Cocina Lucero, La Mexicana’s sister restaurant offers a more refined Mexican experieince. Featured in Restuarant Makeover in 2008 with Chef Lynn Crawford, Cocina Lucero still has many of her recipes and techniques on the menu paired with restaurant owner Lucero’s authentic Mexican style.

All tickets must be purchased online before 11pm Tuesday, November 11th, 2014.

No tickets will be available at the door.

Maximum attendance: 10 people

Tickets must be presented (printed or electronically) to check-in.

Each ticket is a unique one-time use code and cannot be shared.

This is a communal event, guests will be seated with other guests.

Toronto Common partners with local businesses to create fun, social events.

If you have any questions about this event or Toronto Common events in general please visit our FAQ or Contact us directly.

Margarita Happy Hour at La Mexicana

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This month La Mexicana, is hosting a Margarita tasting happy hour to introduce their new Cucumber Jalapeño Margarita with Toronto Common November 10th & 24th at 6pm.

8 Shot Glass Margarita’s plus their house made chips and salsa for $16 tax & tip included!

  • Classic
  • Frozen lime
  • Mango
  • Guava
  • Passion Fruit
  • Grapefruit
  • The Real Margarita (made w top shelf tequila)
  • Cucumber Jalapeño

Attendees also receive 15% off any food items if they’d like to add snacks or dinner!


La Mexicana, owner Lucero has been cooking since she was just 11 years old. And the original La Mexicana has been in operation for 26 years.

With a passion for authentic Mexican food, she wanted to bring traditional Mexican dishes to Toronto and prepares all her signature dishes with quality, authentic Mexican ingredients using traditional methods.


All tickets must be purchased online before 11pm Sunday, November 23rd, 2014.

No tickets will be available at the door.

Maximum attendance: 10 people

Tickets must be presented (printed or electronically) to check-in.

Each ticket is a unique one-time use code and cannot be shared.

This is a communal event, guests will be seated with other guests.

Toronto Common partners with local businesses to create fun, social events.

If you have any questions about this event or Toronto Common events in general please visit our FAQ or Contact us directly.

Brunch Tasting at the 8th Deadly Sin

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Last weekend Toronto Common had our first brunch event at the 8th Deadly Sin, a gastropub just off Yonge on Gloucester St.

We started with a surprise addition of mini banana muffins and cocoa puffs with our coffee or tea. Our waitress said the type of cereal and muffin often changes but it’s a fun little treat they give to all their brunch guests.

Next was a selection of fresh baked bread and homemade jam, all the bread was prepared in-house as was the jam, followed by 3 of their most popular brunch dishes all served in tasting sizes perfectly timed one after the other.

A slightly spicy roast chicken and sweet potato hash with a poached egg and hollandaise sauce, a crab cake benny and finishing with chicken and waffles, plus a mimosa all for $24 tax and tip included.

It was a great way to try 3 of their signature brunch dishes and enjoy a great, relaxing afternoon with plenty of food and great service.

Toronto Common would like to thank all our attendees and the 8th Deadly Sin for hosting such a wonderful event.

There will be one more brunch event March 8th, 2-4pm, tickets are still available but maybe not for long once these photos go up!

For more photos visit our facebooktwitter, & instagram.

Toronto Common partners with local businesses to host fun, social, unique micro-events around the city. Micro or mini events allow for more engaging social settings, more unique offerings, and an overall more manageable experience for attendees & hosts.

Visit our Upcoming Events for the latest events.

To host an event please contact us at info@torontocommon.com.

Boozy BINGO! @ 2nd Floor Events!

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Yes, Toronto Common is more than just food!

This Sunday we hosted our first non-food event at 2nd Floor Events‘ Boozy BINGO!

For $8 our attendees got 3 BINGO cards, a dabber, a signature cocktail and a chance to win some great prizes and we did!

In addition, the very generous team at 2nd Floor surprised us with a stack of additional cards, and a few heavy handed drinks extending our planned 2 hour event to 4 hours of fun!

Toronto Common would like to thank all our attendees, our wonderful hosts at 2nd Floor Events, and our new friends at Random Activity Group! Hope to see you all again soon!

For more photos visit our facebooktwitter, & instagram.

Toronto Common partners with local businesses to host fun, social, unique micro-events around the city. Micro or mini events allow for more engaging social settings, more unique offerings, and an overall more manageable experience for attendees & hosts.

Visit our Upcoming Events for the latest events.

To host an event please contact us at info@torontocommon.com.

8th Deadly Sin Burger Night

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This past Friday Toronto Common hosted a sinfully decadent Burger Night at the 8th Deadly Sin, a new restaurant and bar on Gloucester St just east of Yonge St.

With a large share table and a delicious menu of lobster poutine, freshly ground burger with 3 premium toppings (bacon, mushrooms, cheese, plus caramelized onions), and an extremely decadent toasted marshmallow cheesecake with bourbon caramel and chocolate ganache and beer, it was a great micro-event to catch up with friends and get to know new ones.

The 8th Deadly Sin was introducing their new freshly ground burgers, all prepared fresh daily in-house with locally sourced beef. Tho their lobster poutine and cheesecake were much appreciated additions as well and a beer to wash it all down.

“I don’t usually like cheesecake but it was so good!”

We’d like to thank all our attendees and the wonderful hosts at the 8th for a great night and look forward to out event this Friday with their in-house sausages and Ontario craft beers, Friday January 31st, 7-9pm.

For more photos visit our facebooktwitter, & instagram.

Toronto Common partners with local businesses to host fun, social, unique micro-events around the city. Micro or mini events allow for more engaging social settings, more unique offerings, and an overall more manageable experience for attendees & hosts.

Visit our Upcoming Events for the latest events.

To host an event please contact us at info@torontocommon.com.