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Winterlicious, Toronto’s Culinary Event Series begins in January


There is no better way to shed the winter blahs than a night out with friends or loved ones experiencing some of the best food the City has on offer. Now you can give the gift of something to look forward to during Toronto’s cold winter months.

above King Taps, by City of Toronto for WInterlicious

Winterlicious, Toronto’s popular foodie event, returns January 31 to February 13, 2020, featuring both a Culinary Event Series and Prix Fixe Promotion. Created by the City of Toronto, Winterlicious is a great opportunity for food enthusiasts to explore the city’s food culture. Tickets for the Culinary Event Series go on sale today and make for a unique holiday gift. 

“Winterlicious is a great time for residents to experience our unique and delicious food scene and to try new restaurants in the city.” says Toronto Mayor John Tory.

“Winterlicious has become a celebration of Toronto’s reputation as a culinary hub around the world and the many highly-rated restaurants and chefs that call Toronto home. I encourage residents to take part in this annual event and to support the many local restaurants across our city,” comments Mayor Tory.

above Seared salmon at Figures, photo by City of Toronto Lead photo Tequila tasting dinner with Chef Claudio Avrile, photo by Winterlicious, City of Toronto

2020 Culinary Event Series 

“This year, Toronto History Museums will be offering five unique and immersive food experiences during Winterlicious,” said Deputy Mayor Michael Thompson. The sharing of food, its rituals and traditions is an inclusive and delicious way to celebrate our city’s many cultures while also inviting participants to experience a culture different than their own. I encourage everyone to check out this amazing initiative!” said Thompson, who is also Councillor (Ward 21 Scarborough Centre), Chair of the Economic and Community Development Committee.

This year’s Culinary Event Series will include a wide range of events suitable for both adventurous and cautious food explorers.

The Winterlicious 2020 Culinary Event Series features 14 eclectic food experiences to choose from: 

• David Gibson’s Favourites: A Farmhouse Supper

Location and dates: Gibson House Museum on January 31 and February 7 

• Edible History – Taste Where Toronto All Began

Location and dates: St. Lawrence Market on January 31, February 2, 7, 8, and 9 

• Afternoon Tea at the Castle

Location and dates: Casa Loma on February 1, 2, 8 and 9 

• The Pleasure of Survival

Location and date: Palais Royale on February 1 

• A Chocolate Tasting Affair

Location and dates: Crimson Teas on February 2, 6, 8, and 13 

• Feed Your Soul – A Louisiana Culinary Experience

Location and date: Cirillo’s Academy on February 3 

• Feast by the Fire

Location and date: Babel on February 4 

• The Art of Pizza Making

Location and date: Cibo Wine Bar Yorkville on February 4 

• Dinner with the Mackenzies

Location and dates: Mackenzie House on February 5, 12 and 13 

• The Austins Entertain

Location and date: Spadina Museum on February 6 

• Historic Tavern Meal, Montgomery’s Inn Museum on February 8 

• Hungry for Comfort: Surviving a Canadian Winter

Location and date: Fort York National Historic Site on February 9 

• Scotch Tasting Dinner

Location and dates: David Duncan House, February 10 and 12 

• Tequila Tasting Dinner with Chef Claudio Aprile

Location and date: Xango on February 11 

Some events sell out fast, so interested buyers are encouraged to purchase tickets now. More information is available at toronto.ca/winterlicious

2020 Prix Fixe Promotion 

More than 200 restaurants will offer three-course prix fixe lunch menus priced at $23, $28 and $33 and dinner menus priced at $33, $43 and $53. Restaurants will start accepting reservations for the Prix Fixe Promotion on January 16. Reservations are strongly recommended and are to be made directly with the participating dining establishments. A complete list of participating restaurants is available at toronto.ca/winterlicious

Other articles from totimes.ca – otttimes.ca – mtltimes.ca

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