Tickets for the Winterlicious Culinary Event Series launch today.
The annual city-wide prix fixe promotion returns January 27 to February 9, 2017 and while multi-course menus are the main event, a line-up of food-focused events are also among the highlights.
Conveniently, tickets are on sale now in time for holiday gifting.
This year, look forward to nine one-of-a-kind cooking and dining experiences hosted by top chefs and restaurants across the city.
Celebrate Canada’s 150th birthday with a five-course meal that samples from coast-to-coast. On the menu, a taste of Nova Scotian Evangeline boullabaisse, foraged salad from the Rocky Mountains, bison filet with wild mushroom and oxeye daisy capers that nods to the Northwest Territories, and more.
When: January 27, 7 pm to 12 am
Where: Palais Royale, 1601 Lake Shore Boulevard West, Toronto
Price: $100 (cash bar)
Chef Jerome Bishop and team showcase the contributions made by Black Caribbeans to soul food and music in Canada. On the menu at this three-course dinner, selections like warm corn bread, slow-roasted BBQ ribs and Jamaican-style snapper accompanied by musical performances by R&B/soul singer Liberty Silver, contemporary jazz musician Eddie Bullen, and gospel vocalist Patricia Shirley.
When: January 27 and 28, 6 pm to 9 pm
Where: FUSE Restaurant, 364 Queen Street East, Toronto
Honours the 150th anniversary of Canadian confederation with admission to Toronto’s only castle AND a buffet stocked with items like a British Sunday roast beef, poutine, seafood and other iconic Canadian foods.
When: January 28 and 29 and also February 4 and 5, 11 am, 1 pm, 3 pm, 5 pm, 7 pm each day
Where: Casa Loma, 1 Austin Terrace, Toronto
Mixologist Clayton Cooper leads this journey to the golden age of bartending. Hosted in the lower level of the Rosewater, guests can look forward to a trio of classic mixed drinks showcasing Canadian spirits paired with tapas-style treats such as seared venison and scallops.
When: February 1, 8:30 pm
Where: Rosewater, 19 Toronto Street, Toronto
Cocktails in the gallery followed by a four-course dinner in the Court from Chef Robertson featuring chicken pot pie and other old school dishes that time travel with each course. Ticket price includes wine and live music too.
When: February 2, 6 pm to 10 pm
Where: Arcadian Court, 401 Bay Street, 8th Floor, Toronto
This three-course, Italian-Canadian dinner will be presented by Chef de Cuisine Missy Hui. The evening opens at the bar with an introduction by Mark McEwan and a sampling of house cured meats, cheese and appetizers, then moves to the dining room, for a multi-course feast with wine and cocktail pairings.
When: February 2, 7 pm to 11 pm
Where: Fabbrica, 49 Karl Fraser Road, Toronto
Dinner with a side of mystery! Executive Chef Joanne Lusted will serve this four-course menu featuring maple glazed salmon, beer braised beef and roasted root vegetables. During dessert, join the crew and fellow shipmates to solve a murder mystery.
When: February 3 and 4, 6:30 pm to 10:30 pm
Where: Mysteriously Yours Dinner Theatre, 2026 Yonge Street, Toronto
Executive Chef Saverio Macri leads this interactive cooking demo centred on preparing a traditional three-course Italian meal. Dishes will include a wide variety of Canadian seafood and each guest will take home recipes and their own fresh pasta.
When: February 6, 5:30 pm
Where: Cibo Wine Bar, 133 Yorkville Avenue, Toronto
Enjoy a four-course meal from renowned chef Mark McEwan at this dinner is inspired by the Aga Khan Museum’s current exhibit, Syria: A Living History, and opens with a glass of wine, features dining accompanied by a live performance from Indo jazz musician Justin Gray, and a special opportunity for an after-hours tour of the exhibit.
When: February 9, 7 pm to 10:30 pm
Where: Diwan, Aga Khan Museum, 77 Wynford Drive, Toronto
Price: $105 (cash bar)