10 food events to check out this week: February 3 to 9

Feb 1 2019, 2:56 am

Celebrate the Super Bowl, attend a Self-Love Yoga Brunch, and sip plenty of herbal brews in Toronto this week.

Here’s the tea on what’s going on in the city’s food and drink scene for the first week of February:

Toronto Tea Festival


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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 – 789 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

Super Bowl Celebrations

Restaurants and bars near and far are celebrating the big game with food and drinks, galore. Pick your nearest grub-hub or head to a new neighbourhood to eat a greasy meal, have a few beers and cheer on your team.

Where: Various restaurants and bars
When: Sunday, February 3

Saturday Beer Bread Tasting

Surprise! There’s a way to eat your beer! “The crust is chewy, and the inside is light and moist. The best sourdough bread I’ve had in years – Try it out. You won’t be disappointed.” What more do you need to hear to be convinced to try this dough, made in Toronto by the Drake’s Commissary?

Where: Fiesta Farms – 200 Christie Street
When: Sunday, February 3 from 11 am to 3 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


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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

Chinese New Year

Celebrate the Year of the Pig at plenty of spots across the city. High tea, roti, vegetarian dinners and cute pastries are just a few of the ways some of Toronto’s finest are celebrating.

Where: Various restaurants
When: Tuesday, February 5

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Nocciola Soiree

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’apéro

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

Self-Love Yoga and Brunch


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What better way to celebrate the month of love than with an act of self-love? This yoga and brunch experience is the ultimate gift to yourself. Kombucha, a gentle yoga practice, a neck massage, teas, brunch, a flea market and a goodie bag filled with goodies valued over $100? This is the ultimate way to celebrate you.

Where: 91 Parliament Street
When: Saturday, February 9 from 9 am to 11 am

Sausage Making 101

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

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