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Winterlicious 2017 is Just Around the Corner

The annual culinary event Winterlicious begins Friday, January 27 and runs till Thursday, February 9, 2017.

This year 220 restaurants will be offering a prix-fixe menu at reduced prices – giving Torontonians a chance to dine at an upscale restaurant that is otherwise beyond their budget.

Restaurants across the city, offering all types of cuisines – from French to middle-eastern, typically offer two menus: a lunch menu that is priced at $18, $23 or $28 (taxes and gratuities extra), and a dinner menu priced at $28, $38 or $48.

If you are interested in trying some Mediterranean cuisine (such as the kind you would find in Israel) try one of these:

AVIV Mediterranean Restaurant on Dupont just south of Casa Loma will be offering the traditional hummus, lamb meatballs, as well as chicken kebobs or Moroccan lamb and beef kefta, and vegetable tagine and couscous as their vegetarian option.

Tabülè at Yonge and Eglinton will offer the well-loved lentil soup, as well as falafel salad, halumi cheese salad, tawuk and kefta and the classic combination salad plates with hummus and Baba ganoush. For dessert, you can enjoy the middle eastern popular dessert knaffa (layered filo pastry with a custard).

For an upscale French cuisine experience, try Auberge du Pommier on Yonge and York Mills. This upscale restaurant, set in a beautiful environment, will be serving a local terrine, a shellfish and squash bisque, among other traditional French dishes.

If you are looking for a chance to visit one of Toronto’s top restaurant, and are lucky enough to get a reservation, try top Chef Mark McEwan’s North 44 or Bymark, his downtown restaurant. Here, you will find a fusion of contemporary, Canadian and international flavours.

Looking for a reasonably priced steak dinner where otherwise you’d be paying through the roof? Try downtown’s Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse where the steak is its own dish and can easily cost you your whole dinner budget on a regular day of the year.

In addition to the main dining event, foodie events will take place in places like Casa Loma and Palais Royale. Events are set to mark Canada’s 150th year.

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