I love being pleasantly surprised. Who doesn’t? I went out for Winterlicious lunch with my coworkers to a nearby brew pub. I had heard good things about it, and when I saw that they were participating in Winterlicious with a 3 course lunch for $18, I knew I had to go.
Batch looks unassuming from the outside, but is actually huge. They brew their own beer and it also looks like the serve up a great brunch. Our lunch came quickly, which we appreciated!
It was a tough decision for me, but I chose the Beer and potato soup instead of the housemade pretzel. (more…)
So far, we’ve been lucky enough in Toronto to have a very mild winter! Usually by this time, we are knee deep in snow, and bundled up in down parkas. Winter will come, eventually, and when it does we’ll be ready! There are lots of fun things to do in this city as the temperature drops. Expedia.ca asked me to gather a couple of my favourite things to do in Toronto when it gets cold outside, here are my top picks.
Winterlicious and Summerlicious are prixe fixe menu events in the city. For two glorious weeks, you can enjoy set menus at over 200 restaurants in Toronto! Although this happens again in the summer (hello, Summerlicious!), I have a soft spot for Winterlicious. I use it as a reason to get together with my friends that I haven’t seen in a long time, and it gives you something to look forward to in the winter! So how does it work? You can get a 3 course lunch for $18, $23 or $28, depending on the restaurant. Dinner starts at $25 and goes up to $45. (more…)
I was invited to the Hyatt Regency to experience a preview of the new menus that they were launching for February! The dishes we tried were from the King Street Social Winterlicious menu and the Valentine’s Dinner menu.
It’s my favourite time of year…Winterlicous!
Winterlicious is an annual prixe fixe menu festival where you can get 3 course meals for the price of one entree, usually. This year, the prices have been raised slightly, but it’s still a good deal. Lunch starts at $18 and dinner starts at $25.
There’s also a slew of new foodie events to check out.
New restaurants to watch out for: New French Bistro, Cluny,Trump Hotel’s America, Living Room at the Windsor Arms, Los Colibris, Momofuku Noodle Bar,Pukka, Reds Midtown Tavern, Rock Lobster, SpeakEasy 21, Scaddabush, Reds MidTown Tavern,
Good bets: Fabbrica, Drake Hotel, Mildred Temple Kitchen, Luckee by Susur Lee, Pan on the Danforth, Piola,
Feeling Fancy? Splendido, Canoe, Nota Bene, Sagano
Check out my reviews of: Pukka, The Host Fine Indian Food, SpeakEasy 21, Reds MidTown Tavern,, Mildred Temple Kitchen, Bier Markt, Origin North, Pizza e Pazzi.
This was my first time at Origin North, and I wish that I’d had a better experience. I decided to go here with a friend during Winterlicious for lunch.
I have a bunch of favourite restaurants that I inexplicably haven’t written about yet, and Pizza e Pazzi is one of them. I was thrilled when they participated in Winterlicious this year!
They make one of my favourite Neapolitan style pies in the city, and have a custom wood burning pizza oven that traveled all the way from Naples. Fun fact: I always thought Pizza e Pazzi meant pizza and pasta. Nope, it means “Pizza and the Crazies.” We stopped in for the $15 Winterlicious lunch.
Oooh…it’s time for Winterlicious again! It’s what gets me through the winter, seriously. Each restaurant will feature a three course menu at set price points ranging from $15 to $45. Lunch menus are priced at $15, $20 and $25, and dinner is priced at $25, $35 and $45.
Each year more and more restaurants get on board, and this year is no exception. Some new restaurants taking part are: Bannock, Habit’s Gastropub, Bosk, Nota Bene, Ocho Hotel and much more! Over 200 restaurants are participating this year! Click here to see the full list.
This year, I plan to eat at: Bloke & 4th, Pizza e Pazzi, Origin North and Nota Bene.
Previously I went to: Mildred Temple Kitchen, Trio, Bier Markt
Don’t forget, there’s also an amazing line up of Culinary Events!
Reservations are open today, so go and reserve!