For two scrumptious weeks, Winterlicious Toronto brings a series of mouth-watering culinary events to the city at over 220 restaurants. Indulge in creative cuisine from around the world at great prix fixe value.
For Innovative Japanese Dining: Hibachi Teppanyaki & Bar
Winterlicious Menu: $23 Lunch | $33 Dinner
Experience Hibachi cuisine at Hibachi Teppanyaki & Bar (550 Wellington Street West), which uses an iron griddle to cook seafood and meat right before your own eyes. You and your guests can watch in awe as these skilled chefs slice and dice on the Teppanyaki grill.
With California Rolls, Tofu Steak, Atlantic Salmon Fillet and Green Tea Mochi Ice Cream on the menu, it will make a wonderful and cultural dining experience.
For Essential French Fare: Veloute Bistro & Catering
Winterlicious Menu: $53 Dinner
Located in the heart of the Beach, Veloute Bistro & Catering (2343 Queen Street East) offers farm-to-table slow food movement using local sourced ingredients. Chef Fawzi Kotb, a formal private Chef to the royal family of Persian Gulf and the Marriott Hotel Champs- Élysées in Paris, France has continued to master his craft with delicious dishes.
Try the Crispy Rougie Muscovy Duck Confits for the perfect cozy-yet-elevated mid-winter meal.
For Flavourful Middle Eastern Offerings: Diwan
Winterlicious Menu: $33 Lunch
Set in the luxurious Aga Khan Museum, the décor of Diwan (77 Wynford Drive), extends the Museum experience to fellow diners. Celebrity Master Chef Mark McEwan and Chef de Cuisine John Kovac serve up flavourful menu offerings from the Middle East, North Africa and the Indian subcontinent.
For a Winterlicious experience that’s nothing short of savoury, try the Pan Seared Bandari Chicken with baked rice pulao, sumac potato, tomato, cucumber and onion sambal.
For Coveted Canadian Cuisine: Canoep>Winterlicious Menu:$33 Lunch | $53 Dinner
Our pick? The Halibut with fennel, fingerling potato, cauliflower velouté, seeds and grains.
Immerse Yourself in Winterlicious Culinary Events
There are 12 culinary events hosted by some of Toronto’s top venues and chefs. Here are our top picks.
Lil’ Gourmets – The Flavour of Family
This family event features an interactive cooking experience to make their very own pizza. With guided instructions from a cooking teacher, each person will make their own dough as well as amaretti cookies from Nonna’s special recipe at Acqua Dolce (50 Prince Edward Island Crescent).
Tickets: $40 plus taxes
Dates & Times: January 26th, 27th, February 1st, 2nd, and 3rd at 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
A Culinary Tour of Toronto
Celebrate the different cultures of the world with an exotic multi-tasting menu and eclectic entertainment, all at a historic lakeside venue, The Palais Royale (1601 Lake Shore Boulevard West). Chef de Cuisine Joao Medina and Executive Chef Steffan Howard will provide a flavourful journey featuring Toronto’s Caribbean, Chinese, Greek, Korean, Indian, Italian, Portuguese, Maltese, Mexican and Persian neighbourhoods.
Tickets: $100 plus taxes and gratuity
Dates & Times: January 25th at 7:00 p.m. to midnight
Dinner with the Mackenzies
Travel back to 1861 and dine with Mr. and Mrs. Mackenzie in their home at Mackenzie House (82 Bond Street) for a night of unique dining and theatrical entertainment. Feast on a Victorian inspired meal prepared by award-winning Chef Karen O’Connor of Daniel et Daniel Catering. Guests will be able to interact with the actors and leave with a souvenir menu they have printed on the museum’s historic 1845 flatbed press.
Tickets: $125 including taxes
Dates & Times: January 25th, January 26th, January 27th, January 31st, Friday, February 1st and February 2nd at 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.