Wine Dinners with Peter Boyd - Fall 2023!

As we approach our 10th Anniversary this October, Pukka is honoured to have Peter Boyd return for our popular wine dinners!  Peter will lead a small group of the wine-curious on a voyage of discovery, trying to make sense of where and how wine fits with complex, wide-ranging Indian flavours. 100% Snob-Free! Peter’s thirty years of teaching and working in the restaurant industry have sadly done nothing to diminish his irreverent sense of fun.

Each wine dinner includes a four-course prix fixe meal complimented with approximately 6-8 wines.

Price for each event is per person plus tax and service. Seating is limited to 16 guests.

To reserve, please email or contact the restaurant directly by calling 416-342-1906.

Fall Schedule 2023 - All evenings begin at 6:30pm

SOLD OUT - Cage Match: Whites vs. Reds! - September 18 - $125pp

We’ve deliberately pitted some interesting wines against each other in the past, but this will be the first time we’ve gone full Merlot-a-Mano! Each course will feature both a red and white counterfoil and, when the dust settles, we’ll see if we have a consensual winner! Always interesting trying to match wines with Indian cuisine, this raises the bar a little.

SOLD OUT - Trans-Alpine Zipline - 
October 16 - $125pp

The past decade of Pukka wine dinners has shown us that, more often than not, the most dependably delicious wines to match the kitchen’s delights are clean, vivid whites and reds from cool Alpine climates. We’ll source tonight’s matches from Alsace, Germany, Austria and Alto Adige, Italy. Heck, we might even add a Swiss wine if we can find one!


SOLD OUT - Cool New Wines From Emerging Regions - November 13 - $125pp

If you’d told me in 1979 that New Zealand would burst on the world scene as a producer of fine, distinct Sauvignon Blancs but also become a global wine business powerhouse because of it, I would have laughed you out the door and down the street to the funny farm. But here we are.

Tonight, we’ll explore some wines from regions that have flown under the radar – for some – and see how they do against the spices and flavours of the Sub-Continent. Patagonia, anyone?


SOLD OUT - Kristmas Kick-Off Sparkling Wine Dinner - December 11 - $175pp

When Derek proposed this premise, I wasn’t sure it would fly – so many wines chasing the same Champenois flavour profile - but I came round to the idea because of the challenge it posed. And who doesn’t like bubbly? Let’s kick off the Festivus season with a far-flung range of sparklers and see who emerges victorious: the refined, the pretenders, or the precocious! Pop!


{Please note: These evenings will provide each participant with somewhere
between 2/3 and 3/4 of a bottle of wine/person. Please make safe
arrangements for your trip home so you can join in with abandon and enjoy the
evening’s conviviality}

Wine makes learning fun! Learning makes wine taste better!