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9 Delicious Ways to Spend Valentine’s Day at The Food District

February 11, 2020

Planning a romantic date night with that special someone for Valentine’s Day? Want a fun way to spend the holiday with your best friends? Or, simply looking for a delicious gift for your Valentine? You’ll want to take a look at the many gourmet offerings and unique activities available at The Food District this week.

From seasonal treats to hands-on cooking classes that encourage discovery and romance, consider Square One’s Food District your perfect one-stop shop for a fantastic night out. 

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Overtop view of three pies on a table. All the pies have chocolate and pink or red candies on them.

On February 15, join The Pie Commission pastry chef Michael Smith for a sweet Valentine’s week treat: a chocolate cherry pie making class for two. You’ll learn how to make a butter crust from scratch, decorating techniques, and leave with a handmade pie of your very own.

Two people holding wine glasses together with red wine.

Purdy’s truffle-making date night event is already sold out, but there are still a few spots available for The Wine Shop & Tasting Room’s hands-on Wine and Chocolate Discovery class on February 13. Could this be the perfect Galentine’s Day excursion?

Three cotton candy characters on sticks sitting on a table in a row. The three characters are a duck, bear, and rabbit.

Pick up one of Blooming Cotton Candy’s adorable candy-floss creatures from their Food District pop-up for your sweetheart. The cart will be open until March 1.

Overtop view of a white and red square donut on a plate.

A number of seasonal, love-themed square donuts will be available at The Box Donut this week. From heart-shaped creations to treats with a loving message, they are a deliciously decadent way to say ‘I Love You’ to your Valentine.  

Close up view of a fork lifting pasta out of a Dal Moro's white box.

Preparing a homecooked meal for your love doesn’t have to mean spending hours in the kitchen. Pick up up some of Dal Moro’s fresh, ready-to-eat pastas and sauces and spend your time connecting over a delicious dinner instead.

Close up view of rose bears on a shelf.

Blossom Moments at The Food District is known for its gorgeous floral creations and thoughtful plant gifts. This week, you can pair one of the company’s lush bouquets with a pretty flower bear for an extra-charming Valentine’s gift.

Overtop view of two plates with appetizers on them.

Head to La Carnita with your love for flavourful Mexican food, well-crafted cocktails, and plenty of moody ambiance. Be sure to end the evening on a sweet note with churros, paletas, or an order of the tres leches cake.

Chocollata’s distinctive brigadeiros (a Brazillan sweet that’s a hybrid between chocolate truffle, caramel and fudge) make for a pretty gift any time of year, but this Valentine’s Day the company is offering a special flower-and-treats combo with Blossom Moments that is guaranteed to be popular with any recipient.

Pizza in front of a wood-fire oven

Make a reservation for a Valentine’s Day dinner at MidiCi for some delicious Neapolitan-style, wood-fired pizzas. Plus, the menu offers elevated takes on Italian favourites such as insalata di mare (seafood salad), arancini and tiramisu.

The Food District Contributor: Truc Nguyen