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The Best in the World of Food and Drink This February

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The Dandelion Chandelier Luxury Food and Drink Calendar highlights the best in the world of food and drink, including food and wine festivals, craft beer festivals, and wine auctions in February 2020. Here, you’ll find luxurious events in food, wine and spirits and craft beer all over the world. Plus new February 2020 cookbooks! For the full Luxury Calendar for February 2020, click here.

the best in the world of food and drink this february 2020

Culinary aficionados and travelers, grab a fork. This month is jam-packed with options that will leave you feeling more than satisfied. Even though Valentine’s Day is drawing near, there’s a lot more on offer than just romantic dining destinations and chocolates.

Dreaming of a trip down under? Drop by the Marlborough Wine & Food Festival in New Zealand. Love celebrity chef sightings? Then head to Florida for the sunny Food Network & Cooking Channel South Beach Wine & Food Festival. Prefer testing recipes in your own kitchen? The Vegetarian Kitchen hits the shelves this month. Wash it all down with stops at the Bruges Beer Festival in Belgium or in Brooklyn during NYC Beer Week.

what are the best events in food and drink, wine and craft beer in february 2020?

1. food and wine festivals in february 2020

The annual Taste of the NFL will be held in Hollywood, Florida this year on the eve of the Super Bowl; the annual fundraiser benefits organizations engaged in the fight against hunger – Feb 1

The Marlborough Wine & Food Festival, held annually in a lovely vineyard in New Zealand since 1985, is reportedly the country’s longest-running wine festival – Feb 8

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One of the best food and wine festivals to attend this February: Marlborough Wine and Food Festival. Courtesy Photo.

COCHON 555, a traveling culinary event centered on a nose-to-tail pork cooking competition, touches down in Dallas at the Four Seasons Resort and Club. Chefs from around the country come together with local farmers and prominent winemakers. Chefs also come together with distillers and brewers to showcase heritage breeds and farm-to-table menus – Feb 9

2. more food and wine festivals in february 2020

Started in 1933 as a simple local fruit show, the Fête de Citron in Menton, France has grown to be much more. It’s now an internationally renowned event, drawing 160,000 visitors to a joyful jamboree every year – Feb 15 – Mar 3

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Fete de Citron. Courtesy Photo.

With over 700 different flavors of chocolate, the Chocoa festival in Amsterdam is definitely the perfect Valentine’s Day-adjacent event in the food world. It includes a live auction of some of the worlds finest cocoa beans, and a chocolatier masterclass – Feb 19 – 23

The 19th annual Food Network & Cooking Channel South Beach Wine & Food Festival takes place over the course of 5 days. A showcase for renowned wine and spirits producers, chefs and culinary personalities, this year’s festival will feature more than 100 events across Greater Miami – Feb 19 – 23

The annual Montréal en Lumière winter festival celebrates performing arts, gastronomy, music, theater, dance and more. 500 renowned chefs, wine producers and other culinary speakers will be featured – Feb 20 – Mar 1

Dubai’s diverse culinary offerings will be on full display at the Dubai Food Festival – Feb 26 – Mar 14

3. new cookbooks in february 2020

For those looking to spice up their 2020 wellness goals there is Spice Diet: Spice Up Slim Down ($15) from Kalpna Woolf. The Spice Diet combines delicious recipes and healthy eating, using the tastes, healing powers and weight-loss properties of spices from around the world – Feb 4

Any aspiring home baker knows that making super sourdough is the true test of a good bread-maker. The Super Sourdough: The Foolproof Guide to Making World-Class Bread at Home ($32.50) from James Morten promises 40 foolproof recipes to get you started – Feb 4

Make thirst-quenching and healthy kombucha, kefir and natural sparkling sodas at home with Kombucha, Kefir & Natural Sodas: A Simple Guide for Creating Your Own ($20) by Sebastian Landaeus and Nina Lausecker – Feb 4

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Using vegetables in one of the new cookbooks published this February 2020: Vegetarian Kitchen. Courtesy Photo.

The Vegetarian Kitchen ($27) includes 100 heartwarming vegetarian recipes from Prue Leith, the founder of Leiths School of Food and Wine, chef and Bake Off judge, and her niece Peta Leith, former patisserie chef at The Ivy and lifelong vegetarian – Feb 20

4. wine and spirits auctions in february 2020

Sotheby’s Wine hosts the annual Perlman Music Program Wine Dinner & Charity Auction at Le Bernardin Prive. The dinner will be followed by a live auction led by Sotheby’s Jamie Ritchie – Feb 6

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One of the best wine auctions to attend this February 2020: Bonhams Whisky. Courtesy Photo.

Bonhams will present an online Whisky Sale dedicated to budding whisky enthusiasts. Among the 180 lots of Japanese and Scotch whiskies on offer are the most sought-after distilleries including Yamazaki, Karuizawa and Bowmore – Feb 15 – 22

5. craft beer festivals in february 2020

The Bruges Beer Festival is reportedly one of the best beer festivals in Belgium, with more than 70 breweries and over 300 different beers – Feb 1 – 2

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One of the best craft beer festivals to attend this February 2020: Bruges Beer Festival. Courtesy Photo.

The Beer, Bourbon & BBQ Festival Tour heads to Tampa, FL with you guessed it – plenty of beer, bourbon and bbq – Feb 16

Columbia, South Carolina will host its 12th annual World Beer Festival, featuring a sampling of local, national and international breweries – Feb 22

NYC Beer Week kicks off with an opening party at the Brooklyn Expo Center featuring 75+ of the best breweries in the US – Feb 22

the best in the world of food and drink this february 2020

That’s it. Our picks for the top events in food and drink, wine and craft beer and wine auctions in February 2020. Plus the new cookbooks of February 2020 that we’re most excited about. Forks in the air!

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see other february 2020 events:

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  • Planes, Yachts and Autos
  • Fitness, Wellness and Sports
  • Fashion, Art and Design
  • Pop Culture
  • The Arts

Jillian Tangen is the Head of Research at Dandelion Chandelier and a former Senior Research Analyst at McKinsey & Co and Analyst at Shearman & Sterling. She is an avid fan of Nordic design, having owned an independent lifestyle store and sales agency focused on emerging Scandinavian design. Jillian lives in New York and is married with three young children. She loves cross-country skiing, the New York Rangers, reading, travel and discovering new brands.

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