Fall in love at EBW

Xoco Cava chocolates at EGM. Photo: Nicole Czorny.

Sweets for your sweetie from Toronto's Xoco Cava (Photo: Nicole Czorny)

Whether you want to entice your Valentine with a sensuous meal, take a romantic skate along our ice trail, or a picturesque walk through the Weston Family Quarry Garden, EBW is the perfect place to celebrate food, love and Valentine’s Day.

At the Evergreen Garden Market, local always tastes sweeter. For that “special someone” on your list, we recommend a few sensual and local chocolate treats from Toronto chocolatiers ChocoSol and Xoco Cava, and Olivia Chocolatiers from Montreal.

For the more daring sweet tooth, try Xoco Cava’s chocolate hearts in milk chocolate espresso bean, candied lemon and fleur de sel. For the dark chocolate lover, the sour cherry, pistachio and candied rose petal flavours are a perfect choice.

On February 11, love and food is in the air as the Farmers’ Market turns red in preparation for Valentine’s Day! Here you can learn about aphrodisiac foods that excite and entice the senses and pick up everything you’ll need to create a romantic dinner, including artisanal truffles and chocolates from our special guest vendors.

Have your picture taken from atop the Romeo and Juliet balcony, and keep an eye out for our volunteer cupids, who will be looking for the best hugs, kisses and romantic moments at the market. The winning couples will be entered into a draw for a chance to win a Burt’s Bee Spa package! And don’t forget to go on a food scavenger hunt around the market, for a chance to win two tickets to a Green Bites cooking workshop.

On Valentine’s Day, join Chef Jason Innis at his GE Café Chefs Series workshop, where you will learn to create an aphrodisiac dinner. Romance will be in the air, with lit candles and the sweet sounds of guitarist Neil Whitford serenading you in-between courses. Spots are still available, so register here!

For a slightly more traditional Valentine’s Day dinner, Chef Brad Long and his team at Café Belong have put together a special menu with three and five-course meals. For the full mouth-watering menu featuring caramelized cauliflower bisque, roast of venison, dark chocolate fondue and more, check out Café Belong’s website.

For even more romantic things to do this February, check out our What's On calendar.