14 delicious food events to check out this February

Jan 29 2019, 12:09 am

From free roti to latte art competitions to sausage making, 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.

Free Butter Chicken Roti


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Butter Chicken Roti‚Äôs opening their new location on Queen Street East, and they’re offering free roti to their first 100 guests on February 1 and 2. Plus, all guests that come in on those days will be treated to a free samosa.

Where: 1610 Queen Street East
When: Friday, February 1 and Saturday, 2, from noon

Toronto Tea Festival

Are you a sipper or a chugger? Either way, you’re welcome here. Tea lovers 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 at this three-day event.

Where: Toronto Reference Library Р789 Yonge Street
When: Friday, February 1 from 12 pm to 7 pm; Saturday, February 2 and Sunday, February 3 from 10 am to 5 pm

Farm Boy Grand Opening

The city has been waiting patiently for the Leslieville location of Farm Boy to open since¬†the first one opened in Etobicoke¬†in 2018. Celebrate the grand opening of Canada’s Trader Joe’s with an abundant selection of the freshest foods.

Where: 1015 Lakeshore Boulevard East
When: Saturday, February 2 from 10 am to 2 pm

Winter Chocolate Show


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This one-day festival is going to celebrate Canada’s craft chocolate makers. Bean-to-bar creators will be offering samples of their sweet treats and selling their bars and bites. Love cacao? Get here.

Where:¬†Enoch Turner Schoolhouse ‚Äď 106 Trinity Street
When: Saturday, February 2 from 10 am to 5 pm

Ways to Wellness

Self-taught cook, food photographer and coffee enthusiast, Ronny Joseph of Primal Gourmet will be leading cooking demonstrations and sharing small bites at this free event at Yorkdale Mall.

Where: Williams Sonoma Yorkdale Р3401 Dufferin Street
When: Saturday, February 2 from 12 pm to 1:30 pm

Bean to Bar Chocolate Making


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Explore bean-to-bar chocolate making in this two-day workshop chocolate experience.¬†In the initial seminar, you’ll learn about single origin chocolates.¬†At the next one, you’ll learn about the production of artisan-quality chocolate and create own one-of-kind chocolate from start to finish.

Where: 300 Adelaide Street East
When: Monday, February 4 and Monday, February 11 or Monday, February 25 from 6:15 to 10:15 pm

Winter Warmup – Transport to Thailand

Escape the frigid cold and savour some Thai at Pai. The Winter Warmup series is hosted by the Sake Institute of Toronto, which means that at this meal, you’ll have the opportunity to try over 30 sakes. This’ll warm your belly, for sure.

Where: Pai Restaurant – 18 Duncan Street
When: Monday, February 4 from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm

Nocciola Soiree

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Pay homage to Nutella with an evening of chocolate hazelnut haute cuisine. This event features an elegant, four-course menu curated around the famed sweet treat, along with a celebratory cocktail.

Where: Cucinato Italian Culinary Studio – 1338 Lansdowne Avenue
When: Tuesday, February 5 from 6:30 pm to 10 pm

L’heure de l’ap√©ro

If you want to cultivate some wine knowledge, chat about the world of vino, and learn a few classic dishes to pair with your glass, this is the evening for you. Sample whites and reds, from light to full-bodied, and enjoy some surprises too.

Where: 93 Front Street East
When: Friday, February 8 from 6:30 to 9:30 pm

Sausage Making 101

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Grind, season and stuff your own hand-made sausages while learning the stories behind your favourite craft beers at People’s Pint, one of the city’s newest craft breweries. You’ll learn how to make wieners at home, and walk out¬†walk out with a pound of fresh sausage to grill up yourself.

Where: People’s Pint Brewing Company – 90 Cawthra Avenue
When: Saturday, February 9 from 11 am to 1 pm

Olive Oil Harvest Dinner

Join olive oil producer Gaia Massai for a dinner event that will celebrate the arrival of a new harvest of olive oil from her farm in Tuscany.

Where: Cucinato Italian Culinary Studio – 1338 Lansdowne Avenue
When: Thursday, February 14 from 6:30 pm to 9:30 pm

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Black Vegan Festival

Enjoy delicious African and Caribbean vegan foods, wines and beers, learn about food preparation and food justice, and watch cooking demonstrations at this event celebrating plant-based living.

Where: Artscape Wychwood Barns Р601 Christie Street
When: Sunday, February 17 from 12 pm to 8 pm

Pizza Making Class

Learn how to select and work with the best raw materials and the¬†proper way to knead, ferment and bake dough. You’ll also learn how to prepare classic Italian combinations like Margherita, Marinara & Funghi.

Where: CRAFT Beer Market Р1 Adelaide Street East
When: Monday, February 25 from 6 pm to 10 pm

Canadian Latte Art Competition


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Watch in awe as baristas boast their best pouring skills to craft beautiful, milky bevvies. Competitors are required to make six drinks – two sets of matching free-pour lattes and one set of matching designer patterns. Ooooh, aaaah.

Where: Enercare Centre – 100 Princes’ Boulevard
When: From Sunday, February 24 at 11 am to Tuesday, February 26 at 4 pm

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