Winterlicious begins on January 28th and lasts until February 10th this year, taking place during the annual lull in the restaurant business. At Winterlicious, 150 Toronto restaurants will offer Prix Fixe menus of lunch for $15, $20 or $25, and dinner for $25, $25 or $45. Each of these menus include a starter, entree and dessert.
Winterlicious and its warm-weather counterpart, Summerlicious, have been running since 2003, when only 35 restaurants participated. Now, 150 restaurants participate each year, serving almost 200,000 meals and injecting up to $12 million into the Toronto economy.
It might seem a little early, but Prix Fixe reservations at the restaurants will be accepted starting tomorrow (January 13th), and spots can fill up fast.
For more information on which restaurants are participating as well as to see sample menus and prices, visit the 2011 Toronto Winterlicious website here.
Along with trying sampling the cuisines of Toronto, there are 14 special Culinary Events taking place throughout the festival, including:
The Rising Chef Citrus Cook-Off, which sees students from some of Ontario’s top culinary schools pitted against one another in a competition to create the best citrus appetizer, entree and dessert.
The Taste n’ Tour Casa Loma Marketplace, which explores the culinary atmosphere of the era with seasonal cheeses, local wines, hot apple cider, chocolate bread pudding and artisanal bread throughout different stations within the castle.
The Guilty Pleasures fashion brunch at the Drake Hotel, which offers a three-course brunch that includes “sexy scrambled eggs” along with a chance to peruse Canadian-designed clothing and limited-edition, one-of-a-kind jewelry.
For a full listing of these events as well as dates, times and ticket sales, visit the 2011 Toronto Winterlicious website here.
Get out and go explore and experience all the tastes the city of Toronto has to offer!