For a real food adventure in Toronto, invite your friends for a special “whole animal” dinner at Beast. It’s just what it sounds like, an entire nose-to-tail preparation of your choice of beef, pork, or lamb, so you can all take turns daring each other to take bites of the different bits. Just pick a date and an animal and the skilled chefs at Beast will do the rest, creating a multi-course culinary safari that includes everything from pickled tongue to barbecued hind quarters. Some of the dishes might seem like something straight out of Fear Factor, but rather than be grossed-out, your crew will end up delighted when they discover just how delicious bone marrow, grilled heart, specialty “poutine,” and all the various steaks, fillets, and chops can be. Beast uses local and sustainable ingredients whenever possible, and has a deep wine list that, not surprisingly, leans toward the kinds of hearty reds that pair best with meat-laden feasts like this one. So don’t be scared, make a reservation for one of these daring dinners and conquer the beast with your friends.