Valentine's Day Events

Thanks for sharing Valentine's Day with us! See you in 2019.

 

"My husband and I did this food tour on Valentine's Day and it exceeded our expectations! We live in downtown Toronto and go to Kensington Market often but the tour featured almost all new restaurants!...I really enjoyed this tour and recommend it to any couple who likes to try different foods or is open to a unique experience." - 5* TripAdvisor Review

 

Valentine's Day Sweet & Savoury Food Tour

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Turn this Valentine's Day into a delicious retreat for you and your sweetie! Embark on a culinary adventure through Kensington Market, tasting Chinese snacks, Middle-Eastern delicacies, Mexican treats and more. With a sprinkle of savoury dishes, a dash of sweet treats and a touch of Valentine's Day favourites, this will be a gastronomic experience to remember.

What to Expect

  • Introduction to a variety of multi-cultural food stores
  • Samples from each location (enough for lunch)
  • Guided tour on the history of Valentine's Day, food and more
  • Fun yum times for all!

Walking Difficulty
Easy. Some narrow and crowded sidewalks, crossing some major roads. Max 5-min walk from store to store.

Dietary Restrictions
The tour can be made entirely vegetarian and can be partially vegan and gluten-free. Nut-free samples are available at all locations but may contain trace amounts of nuts. Other restrictions may be accommodated. Please list any food restrictions in the 'Dietary restrictions' field when booking a tour.

Notes

  • Our events are best for those seeking unique food and chocolate experiences, and not those looking to dine at upscale establishments
  • The end point is a 7min walk from the start point
  • It might be a little crowded in some of the smaller stores and during the afternoon
  • Bring water, an appetite and some extra cash if you'd like to buy more yummies
  • Check the weather forecast beforehand & wear comfy walking shoes
  • If you enjoy the tour, please consider leaving a tip for your tour guide to thank them for their good work!

Meeting Point
Livelihood Cafe, 254 Augusta Ave

Price
$49 per person

Feb 10 (Sat), 11am - 1.30pm

Feb 10 (Sat), 2pm - 4.30pm SOLD OUT!

Feb 11 (Sun), 11am - 1.30pm SOLD OUT!

 

Valentine's Day Chocolate Tasting

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Make this Valentine’s Day unforgettable with a one-of-a-kind chocolate tasting! In this intimate experience, you'll learn how to taste chocolate like the connoisseurs. Put your new skills to the test with tasting samples of artisan chocolates, curated with your input. Along the way, you'll discover how chocolate is made, try the raw cacao bean, and leave with a deeper understanding of your own chocolate preferences. You will never see chocolate the same way again!

What to Expect

  • Learn the art of chocolate tasting
  • Sample a variety of artisan chocolates (primarily dark chocolate)
  • Taste the origin of chocolate, the cacao bean
  • Sweet times for all!

Dietary Restrictions
The tasting is vegetarian and gluten-free, but is not dairy-free. Please list any food restrictions in the 'Dietary restrictions' field when booking a tour.

Notes

  • This is not a chocolate buffet! The emphasis is on chocolate education, so look forward to trying a variety of small, high-quality samples that allow you to focus on flavour profiles, sprinkled with a whole lot of chocolate information

Venue
Livelihood Cafe, 254 Augusta Ave

Price
$29 per person

Feb 11 (Sun), 3pm - 4pm SOLD OUT!

 

Valentine's Day Chocolate Workshop

Dive into the rich and delicious world of chocolate-making with your sweetheart! Together with veteran chocolatier Odile of Odile Chocolat, the two of you will be tasting couverture chocolates, rolling champagne-infused chocolate truffles, and leaving with your very own chocolate masterpieces.

What to Expect

  • Taste and learn about couverture chocolates
  • Enjoy a chocolate truffle-making demonstration
  • Roll your own champagne-infused chocolate truffles
  • Take home your hand-made treats
  • Scrumptious times for all!

Dietary Restrictions
The workshop is vegetarian and gluten-free. The chocolates are nut-free but may contain trace amounts of nuts as the workspace is not nut-free. Please list any food restrictions in the 'Dietary restrictions' field when booking a tour.

Notes

  • Bring an apron and comfortable shoes
  • Entry-level chococolate making workshop. This workshop will likely be too basic for those with some experience in making chocolates
  • This is primarily a standing-only class. Be prepared to be on your feet making magic in the kitchen!

Venue
Odile Chocolat, 829 Dundas St W

Price
$49 per person

Feb 11 (Sun), 5pm - 6.30pm SOLD OUT!

Feb 14 (Wed), 6pm - 7.30pm SOLD OUT!

 

Death by Chocolate - A 3 Course Valentine's Day Chocolate Dinner

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You've never had a dinner date like this. We’ve teamed up with Death in Venice and Chopped Canada winner Kaya Ogruce to present the ultimate Valentine’s Day romance - a decadent 3 course chocolate culinary experience. Start with a unique chocolate tasting 'appetizer', where you’ll sample a flight of bean-to-bar chocolates. Continue to explore chocolate in savoury form as part of your main course of the night, braised short ribs with spiced chocolate mole - paired with a glass of Prosecco. Finally, top off the evening with a delightful trio of inventive chocolate gelatos.

What's on the Menu

  • Appetizer: Chocolate tasting, including 5-6 tasting bites of artisan chocolate
  • Main: Braised short ribs served with spiced chocolate mole sauce and golden rice scented with rosemary
  • Dessert: Sour cherry and cocoa sorbet, smoked chocolate and bourbon gelato and Mexican spiced hot chocolate gelato
  • Enjoy a glass of Prosecco each

Dietary Restrictions
Due to the complexity of this event, unfortunately the menu cannot be modified from the above prix fixe dinner.

Notes

  • This event is great for those interested in a unique culinary experience, and not those looking for fine dining
  • The emphasis for the chocolate tasting is on quality and not quantity, so look forward to trying a variety of small, high-quality samples that allow you to focus on flavour profiles

Venue
Death in Venice, 536 Queen St W

Price
$69 per person

Feb 14 (Wed), 7.30pm - 10pm SOLD OUT!