15 fantastic February food events to check out in Toronto

Jan 28 2020, 1:30 pm

From prix-fixe dinners to tea festivals and days dedicated to chocolate, the food events happening in Toronto this month are sure to keep you cozy.

Here’s what’s on in the city’s food and drink scene this February:

Winterlicious 2020

The popular food-focused event returns January 31 to February 13, 2020, featuring both a Culinary Event Series and Prix Fixe Promotion. More than 200 restaurants will be offering prix-fixe lunch and dinner menus for the duration of the event, including Bar Buca, East Thirty-Six, Pukka, and Wish. Lunch menus will be priced at $23, $28, and $33 and dinner menus at $33, $43, and $53.

When: January 31 to February 13
Where: Restaurants across Toronto

Toronto Tea Festival

 

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On February 1 and 2 at the Toronto Reference Library, tea sippers and chuggers alike will be able to enjoy hundreds of tea tastings, as well as opportunities to chat with industry experts at one of the many complimentary presentations. Plus, if you’re ultra-tea-keen, you can partake in a special VIP event, running before the festival starts on January 31 from 5:30 pm to 9 pm.

When: January 31 VIP Event from 5:30 pm to 9 pm; February 1 and 2 from 10 am to 5 pm
Where:¬†Toronto Reference Library, Appel Salon on Floor 2 ‚ÄĒ 789 Yonge Street
Price: $13 for daily pass, $20 for the weekend, available online

Casa Loma High Tea

 

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Back by popular demand, Casa Loma will be offering a traditional afternoon tea service as part of Winterlicious this year. You‚Äôll have the opportunity to sample a selection of teas, scones, mini croissants, pastries, strawberries and cream, crumpets with flavoured butters, and little tea sandwiches.¬†To make a reservation, call 647-725-1832 or email [email protected]

When: February 1, 2, 8, and 9 from 11 am to 5 pm
Where: Casa Loma

Winter Chocolate Show

Winter Chocolate Show

For the second February in a row, Toronto will be home to a Winter Chocolate Show, for the sole reason of celebrating and indulging in this universal joy-food. The one-day festival celebrates Canada’s craft chocolate makers. Bean-to-bar creators will be offering samples of their sweet treats and selling bars and bites.

When: February 1, 2019, from 10 am to 5 pm
Where:¬†Enoch Turner Schoolhouse ‚ÄĒ 106 Trinity Street
Tickets: Available online

Roundhouse Winter Craft Beer Fest

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The Winter Craft Beer Festival returns to Toronto on Saturday, February 1, for a full day of outdoor beer-drinking that’ll spotlight craft brewers of Ontario. Taking place at Steam Whistle Brewing’s Roundhouse Park, the festival will bring together more than 40 brewers alongside campfires, marshmallows for roasting, dancing, retro ski gear, and games like giant Jenga.

When: February 1 from 11 am to 5 pm
Where:¬†Roundhouse Park ‚ÄĒ 255 Bremner Boulevard
Tickets: $35 in advance online, $40 at the gates

Super Bowl LIV

 

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Super Bowl Sunday is fast approaching and Toronto sports bars are reserving seats to watch the big game on February 2. The festivities include tailgate parties, half-time buffets, chicken wings galore, and other game day essentials. Learn where to watch Super Bowl LIV in Toronto here.

When: February 2
Where: Restaurants and bars across Toronto

Society of Beer Drinking Ladies Birthday Bevy

Twelve Junction brews, 12 guest brews, plus cider, mead, and non-boozy bevvies are coming together for this celebratory birthday bash. Plus, food by Gusto, a spa truck, sweet tunes, and all of the good vibes.

When: February 7 from 7 pm
Where: Junction Craft Brewery Р150 Symes Road
Tickets: From $15 online

Great Canadian Baking Show Pop-Up Bake Shop

 

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On February 9, Colin Asuncion and Mengling Chen will arrive at bluboho at 350 Queen Street West carting confections that’ll serve as perfect mid-winter gifts to yourself, or perhaps a sweet treat for a loved one in advance of Valentine’s Day. The season 3 and season 2 finalists, respectively, will be on-site between noon and 4 pm.

When: February 9 from noon to 4 pm
Where:¬†bluboho ‚ÄĒ 350 Queen Street West

IKEA Canada Valentine’s Day Dinner

 

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On Valentine’s Day ticket holders can head into IKEA locations for a romantic dinner for two complete with wine or beer for just $34.99. This one-of-a-kind three-course meal will offer diners a choice of soup or salad to start, followed by meatballs with bacon and herb-infused mashed potatoes, mixed vegetables and lingonberry sauce or glazed salmon, cauliflower puree, marinated vegetables or Nordic shrimp, or veggie balls with ratatouille, plus mixed vegetables topped with gremolata and parmesan crisps.

When: February 14 from 4:30 to 7:30 pm
Where: IKEA locations across Toronto
Price: $34.99; purchase a Restaurant Check Out ahead of time

Mac and Cheese Festival

 

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Praise pasta, because a massive Mac and Cheese-focused food festival is landing in the GTA this February. Get ready to try concoctions created by celebrity chefs, talented cooks, and innovative entrepreneurs all throughout the year’s most romantic weekend. From February 14 to 16, the festival will celebrate its six-year anniversary at the Small Arms Inspection Building in Mississauga. This year’s event will feature over 40 cheesy, creamy, mouthwatering creations.

When: February 14 to 16
Where:¬†Small Arms Inspection Building ‚Äď 1352 Lakeshore Road East, Mississauga

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Love Brunch

This Vancouver-import is serving up its first Toronto-location Love Brunch, featuring bottles of Veuve Clicquot for $125. Get ready to begin your day with a major indulgence.

When: February 16 from 1 pm
Where: The Parlour Р642 King Street West
Tickets: From $25 online

Caribbean Board Games and Brunch

Come together with friends and family to enjoy Acklee and Saltfish with Roast Breadfruit, wash it down with Caribbean hot chocolate, and then play some games! Best of all, admission is free.

When: February 16 from 10 am
Where:¬†The Florist’s Loft — 1092 Danforth Avenue

Australia Wildfire Grand Tasting

Fine food and wine purveyors are coming together for an even to benefit the volunteer firefighters, wildlife, and restoration efforts in Australia. Take advantage of this exclusive opportunity to taste some of the fine wines of Australia paired with some of Canada’s finest palates, all for a good cause.

When: February 18 from 6:30 pm to 9 pm
Where:¬†Terroni, Secondo — 57 Adelaide Street East
Tickets: From $50 to $100 online

Sourdough Workshop

 

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Learn how to make a starter, create a country white dough, mix and fold a classic white loaf, and shape your loaf of bread to properly prepare it for the oven. Plus, get educated on the organic, Ontario flours this spot uses.

When: February 19 from 6 pm to 9 pm
Where:¬†Prairie Boy Bread — 970 College Street
Tickets: From $90 online

Australian Fire Relief Wine Mixer

If you think you don’t like Australian wines, this event aims to prove you wrong, while making a positive impact globally. More details to come, the event’s description says.

When: February 20 from 7 pm
Where:¬†Montecito Restaurant — 299 Adelaide Street West
Tickets: From $110 online