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16 Toronto food events worth checking out this February

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Liora Ipsum Feb 01, 2017 4:24 am 410

February might be the shortest month of the year, but it’s hardly the dullest.

Jam-packed into just 28 days, you’ll find everything from city-wide prix fixe promotions, night markets, beer dinners, pop-ups, and brunches happening in Toronto this month.

Here are 15 food events worth checking out in Toronto this February.

Winterlicious

The annual prix fixe promotion is on now until February 9 at 220 participating Toronto restaurants across Toronto. Book a table now to take advantage of three-course menus at a set price.

When: Until February 9
Where: 220 restaurants across Toronto
Price: Menus range from $18 to $48

Giro d’Italia

The first ever Italian restaurant week in Toronto is on until February 5th. Look forward prezzo fisso (prix fixe) menus offering three- and four-course feasts showcasing various regions of Italy,

When: Until February 5
Where: 10 restaurants across Toronto
Price: Menus range from $30 to $45

Winter Midnight MRKT

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Shop, eat, drink and dance in to the night at this winter night market featuring a mix of local vendors, fave food trucks and street food pop ups, a bar, and live DJs.

When: February 3, 8 pm to 1 am
Where: 2nd Floor Events, 461 King Street West, Toronto
Price: $2 cover

Brews of the 6ix

This fundraiser in support of Crohn’s Colitis Canada promises an evening of beer samples, food pairings, mixing and mingling. General admission includes five beer samples.

When: February 4, 9 pm
Where: Canvas Event Space, 1381 Castlefield Avenue, Toronto
Price: General admission is $60

Discover Wild Winter Foods

Join Forbes Wild Foods on this foraging adventure to collect wild foods with an emphasis on sustainable harvesting. Special attention will be paid to the history and production of maple syrup.

When: February 4, 1 pm
Where: Toronto Botanical Gardens, 777 Lawrence Avenue East
Price: $30

The Drake Barn Burner Hockey Game

Take a day trip out to Prince Edward County to cheer on Toronto chefs as they take on Montreal chefs in this friendly Hockey Game. Toronto fans hop on a bus leaving from The Drake Hotel then watch the game and nosh on concessions provided by Bar IsabelDaiLoBeastCheese BoutiqueFlock, The Drake and more.

When: February 4, 2 pm to 5 pm
Where: Essroc Arena, 111 Belleville Street, Wellington, Ontario
Price: Tickets are $20 and include concessions or $30 including transportation

World Nutella Day

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Toronto bakeries, cafes, and brunch spots will join in on this global celebration of all things chocolate-hazelnut. At least one midtown bakery is going way, way overboard and offering almost 30 different Nutella-based treats.

When: February 5
Where: Toronto-wide

The Giant’s Causeway: Irish & Scottish Pop-Up

Chefs Daniel Holloway and Eoin Ramsbottom collaborate for this special UK themed supper. Inspired by “the legend surrounding the Giant’s Causeway; an area located on the northeast coast of Northern Ireland with over 40,000 interlocking basalt columns,” the feast is set to include an Irish Stew, Baked Coley Cullen Skink, Black Pudding with Fried Quail Egg, and more.

When: February 8, 7:30 pm
Where: Farmhouse Tavern, 1627 Dupont Street, Toronto
Price: $100

Goose Island Gillian Beer Launch

The Summerhill LCBO is rolling out all the stops for the very limited run of Gillian on offer for the first time ever in Canada. Available on a first-come, first-serve basis, the bottles will be paired with treats CXBO chocolates made just for the occasion.

Find the beers in early February (while supplies last) on menus at Carbon Bar, Victor Restaurant, Drake One Fifty and Piano Piano.

When: February 8, 9:30 am
Where: Toronto Summerhill LCBO, 10 Scrivener Square, Toronto
Price: $34.95

A Few of Our Favourite Tings

Escape the cold by embracing Caribbean cuisine at this Jamaican-themed from chef Ryan Michailoff. On the menu, Oxtail Ravioli, Jerk Spiced Duck Confit, rum cocktails, and more.

When: February 9, 7 pm
Where: Cadillac Jenkins, 930 Queen Street West, Toronto
Price: $60

Gusto 101 with a Twist

Billed as an evening of culinary discovery, captivating art, and groovin’ tunes, this pop-up event offers the opportunity to sample Gusto 101’s latest & greatest eats while sipping on cocktails, beer and wine. General admission includes entry, bites and two drink tickets.

When: February 9, 7 pm
Where: Twist Gallery, 1100 Queen Street West, Toronto
Price: $45

Nyam: An Afroculinary Experience

Meet, greet and nyam in celebration of Black History Month at this bar on The Danforth. Chef Teneile Warren pays tribute to her Black food history with a melting pot of African, Jamaican and Canadian eats. On the prix fixe menu, look forward to selections like Spiced Buttercup Squash Soup with Masa Bread, Jamaican-style Patties, Jerk Chicken and Waffles, Three Bean Curry, Pumpkin Cheesecake, and more.

When: February 16, 5 pm
Where: The Dylan Bar, 1276 Danforth Avenue, Toronto
Price: $33

Brunch for Dinner

Be among the first to try dishes from Fidel Gastro’s upcoming Brunch Life cookbook. Expect family-style platters showcasing four types of chicken and waffles, four types of pancakes, and sides like white cheddar grits, duck fat potatoes, cocktails and cold brew coffees.

When: February 19, 6:30 pm
Where: Lisa Marie, 638 Queen Street West, Toronto
Price: $45

Recipe for Change

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The annual fundraiser for Toronto’s FoodShare will take over St. Lawrence before month’s end. Look forward to 30+ dishes and drinks at this ALL-YOU-CAN-EAT affair in support of a good cause.

When: February 23, 6:30 pm to 9:30 pm
Where: St. Lawrence Temporary North Market, 125 The Esplanade, Toronto
Price: $135

Smak Polski – A Taste of Poland!

Chef Adrian Rusyn prepares a traditional Polish feast complete with beer and vodka at this dinner in part of the Trending Now series hosted by George Brown’s Centre for Hospitality & Culinary Arts.

When: February 23, 6:30 pm
Where: The Chefs’ House, 215 King Street East, Toronto
Price: $95

Deconstructed Beer Dinner

Brewmaster Andrew Bartle and Chef Meagan Andrews collaborate on this five-course beer menu showcasing components of one of the world’s oldest beverages; grain, malt, yeast and hops. Look forward to dishes including, Spent Grain Corn Dogs, Aged Beef Slider on Beer Mash Buns, and Peanut Butter S’mores, and more, each served with BATCH craft beer pairings.

When: February 28, 7 pm
Where: Batch, 75 Victoria Street, Toronto
Price: $60

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Liora Ipsum
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