The Best Of unites legendary artists and world-class chefs to deliver an experience like no other, all to raise awareness for climate change initiatives. The performing arts meet the culinary arts, in never before experienced collaborations - designed to stimulate, engage and create memories that will never be forgotten.
Better food. Thriving farms. Restored climate.
tons of CO2 sequestered
A portion of each ticket purchased will be donated to ZeroFoodPrint to aid in Canadian expansion of sustainable farming initiatives.
The Best Of California
Meets Toronto, Ontario
California is a land of endless possibilities, where natural beauty and diversity intersect to create an endlessly vibrant atmosphere. From towering redwoods to sun-kissed beaches, California is home to some of the world's most talented chefs and artists.
We draw inspiration from the Golden State's bountiful, lush topography. As one of our favorite places on Planet Earth, we're proud to showcase The Best Of California for our guests.
Join us in Toronto for The Best Of California, as we explore enchanting landscapes, taste exquisite flavors, while celebrating world-class artistry and culinary innovation.
For the first time, you can experience a Three Michelin Star Experience, in Toronto.
Emcee Tony Hawk
Master Sommelier Vincent Morrow
Sommelier Christopher Sealy
Water Sommelier Christina Li
The Best Of California
The Best Of California x Shangri-La Hotel
The Best Of ticket holders are invited to an exclusive Fireside Chat with Kyle & Katina, with a chance to learn more about the husband & wife team, their incredible backstory and the compelling concept that inspired SingleThread, one of the most important restaurants in the world.
The Best Of California x Soho House
Sip & Mingle
Following the Fireside, The Best Of California ticket holders are invited to adjacent Soho House for an exclusive wine tasting and meet & greet. Master Sommelier Vincent Morrow & Sommelier Christopher Sealy will deliver a world-class wine service to The Best Of California guests, while they sip and mingle with Kyle & Katina in the club's convivial, intimate setting.
After the Sip & Mingle, The Best Of California guests may dine at one of our partner restaurants (guest’s choice, will include an additional enhancement courtesy of The Best Of).
The Best Of California Gala at The Canadian Film Center commences with cocktails, wine service, canapés and Artist Meet & Greets.
Master of Ceremony Tony Hawk Welcome Address.
Dinner, Artist Performances and Dessert
After Party at a secret location, gala guests gain exclusive access to the star-studded official Toronto International Film Festival Pre-Party
*Due to the logistical nature of presenting multiple performing artists and chefs, the agenda is subject to modification.
Our events feature the best chefs in the world, all of whom have been awarded 2 or 3 Michelin Stars. We believe that food has the power to bring people together in ways that transcend language and culture, and we're committed to showcasing the creativity that exists through cuisine—where tasting menus thrive as a form of storytelling.
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