This may just be the most wonderful time of year for local foodies. And even though many of us experience a food coma at some point over the holiday period, you'll want to save some room. Winterlicious Toronto returns at the end of January to celebrate all things food, and with more than 200 restaurants participating, you can eat your way around the world.
Running from January 31 to February 13, 2020, Winterlicious offers three-course prix fixe menus at restaurants across the city, as well as culinary events. Prices range from $23 to $33 for lunch menus and $33 to $53 for dinner menus.
At each participating venue, you'll be able to select a starter, entree, and dessert from the special menus. The fixed prices do not include tax or gratuity. You can start making reservations in advance starting on January 16.
Toronto is known for its diversity, and that is no different when it comes to its food culture. The list of participating restaurants is staggering when it comes to choice. There's everything from Italian to Chinese to Egyptian.
Winterlicious allows you to take a journey across the flavours of the world without any of the cost of travelling. Here are some of the cheapest stops you can make.
Address: 208 Bloor St. W., Toronto, ON
Why You Need To Go: Choose from options such as red wine chicken stew, prime beef cheeseburger, and ginger sesame ahi tuna salad. Think American classic with some extra options.
Mildred's Temple Kitchen
Address: 85 Hanna Ave. Suite 104, Toronto, ON
Why You Need To Go: Options include the red wine braised short ribs, huevos monty, and pan-seared rainbow trout. You can't go wrong.
Address: 783 Queen St. W., Toronto, ON
Why You Need To Go: Treat yourself to Mexican delights such as quesadilla de flor de calabaza, pozole rojo, and camarones sirena.
Address: 120 Danforth Ave., Toronto, ON
Why You Need To Go: Stuff yourself on Cuban options including pollo rancho luna, pato al vino blanco, and pato al vino blanco.
Tapas at Embrujo
Address: 97 Danforth Ave., Toronto, ON
Why You Need To Go: Tapas at Embrujo has a wide range of variety. For us, it'd be a toss-up between the paella valenciana, solomillo con salsa de whiskey, and ravioles de tinta de calamar con cangregjo (squid ink and crab ravioli).
Lisbon By Night
Address: 802 Dundas St. W., Toronto, ON
Why You Need To Go: If you've never tried Portuguese food, now's your chance and you should take it. Options include grilled red snapper, bife a Portuguesa, and piri piri chicken breast.
Address: 1251 Yonge St., Toronto, ON
Why You Need To Go: Choose from angel hair pasta, Atlantic salmon, and top sirloin burger. Bon appetit!
Address: 18 Elm St., Toronto, ON
Why You Need To Go: Delicacies include spicy chicken, emerald grilled duck, and surf n' turf pad thai.
Arisu Korean BBQ and Sushi
Cuisine: Korean and some Japanese
Address: 584 Bloor St. W., Toronto, ON
Why You Need To Go: A great spot for all your East Asian cravings. Choices include spicy sashimi bibimbap, hanbok steak, and aburi hako sushi.
Krystos Modern Greek Cuisine
Address: 3200 Dufferin St., Toronto, ON
Why You Need To Go: A high-quality dose of Mediterranean food is hard to beat. Choose from Santorini shrimp, Greek-style ribs, and keftedes.
Pulcinella Ristorante Italiano
Address: 3687 Lake Shore Blvd. W., Toronto, ON
Why You Need To Go: Who doesn't love an authentic Italian? Options include Pulcinella pizza, penne alla vodka and primavera.