Your Guide to Summerlicious 2017

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Event date July 2018 (dates to be announced) LocationVarious Toronto restaurants Official website Summerlicious

Three course, prix-fixe menus offered by some of the finest chefs in the city. Check out several of the over 200 participating restaurants and you can experience an amazing array of culinary excellence. Bon Appetit!

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Toronto’s most mouth-watering culinary celebration is back – and it’s bigger and tastier than ever.

This year, 22 new restaurants have been added to the Summerlicious offering – meaning even more opportunities to indulge in superior 3-course dining, at exceptional prix fixe prices.

Feeling a little overwhelmed by the 200+ restaurant options? We’ve got you covered. Start planning your Toronto gastronomical getaway with our Summerlicious 2017 guide.

Newcomers

Leña

The latest offering from Oliver & Bonacini, Leña’s Chef Anthony Walsh takes culinary inspiration from his Argentinian mother-in-law, Elena. Boasting an imaginative Summerlicious menu inspired by the vibrance and passion of South American cuisine, it’s no wonder this newcomer is already generating buzz.

Jamie's Italian

Torontonians can get a taste of British celebrity chef Jamie Oliver’s culinary creations at his eponymous recently-opened restaurant – his first in North America. Located in Toronto’s Yorkdale Shopping Centre, it’s the perfect opportunity to taste the rambunctious restaurateur’s no-fuss flavours for yourself.

TOCA Restaurant

Located in the luxurious Ritz-Carlton on Wellington Street West, TOCA’s Summerlicious menu offers memorable Italian culinary creations crafted with high quality ingredients, PLUS an in-house cheese cave, where you can take your pick of flavourful cheeses to pair with your wine.

Hot Tickets

Colette Grand Café

This chic bistro offers up a classic French dining experience. From the refined Summerlicious menu boasting lamb tartare and sockeye salmon, to the stylish décor, this is a must-try for lovers of French fare.

Bar Buca

Executive Chef Rob Gentile’s Italian snack bar is a true Toronto hotspot, serving up small plates with big flavor, carefully-crafted cocktails and an extensive wine list.

Fring's Restaurant

In 2015, celebrity chef Susur Lee teamed up with Drake to bring this hip resto-lounge to the streets of King West. Crafting comfort food with an Asian fusion twist, you’ll want to have reservations for this hot Summerlicious ticket.

Old Favourites

Canoe

Consistently ranked as one of the country’s best restaurants, this Summerlicious favourite offers up a sumptuous showcase of Canadian cuisine – and this year’s menu is no exception.

Momofuku Daishō

Located on the 3rd floor of Toronto’s Momofuku complex, David Chang’s Asian steakhouse has been a favourite for years – whether it’s your first time or your twenty-first, it’s a Summerlicious must. The Ontario-inspired flavours of this year’s menu include roasted trout, BBQ skirt steak and those famous pork and eggplant buns.

Sassafraz

The French-inspired menu of this Yorkville mainstay is as elegant as it is delectable. With duck pâté, Cornish hen and seared Atlantic salmon on the menu, it’s the perfect opportunity for an elegant night of dining – at a fraction of the price.

Vegan and Vegetarian

Hawker Bar

Dishing out Southeast Asian street food, this energetic Ossington Avenue hotspot is inspired by Singaporean hawker centres – where food vendors gather to flog specialty dishes – and caters to vegans and vegetarians alike.

Banu

This Queen West Iranian eatery offers up vegan options on both their lunch and dinner menus, like the savoury Khoresht e Bamiyeh – an okra stew with fresh herb, tomato and turmeric, served with saffron basmati rice.

Ufficio

This Italian pescatarian restaurant serves eclectic seafood dishes with authentic Italian flare and boasts vegetarian appetizers and main courses – like the insalata with fennel, arugula and blood oranges and the farro, with Tuscan grain and Ontario summer vegetables.

With lunch menus priced at $18, $23 or $28, and dinners at $28, $38 or $48, it’s a pleasantly affordable opportunity to experience Toronto’s vibrant culinary scene – but hurry, reservations open June 22nd!