Winterlicious starts tomorrow! 😀 And y’all know I’m excited for that! For those who don’t know, Winterlicious is an annual foodie event in the city of Toronto where over 100 restaurants participate in offering special price fixe lunch and dinner menus, as well as special culinary events and presentations throughout the duration of the festival. The food fest starts tomorrow on the 28th, and runs until February 10th and you can bet I’m going to haul my tooshie to at least one awesome eatery!
I posted about my amazingly fun Summerlicious dinner experience at Southern Accent when I first started the blog almost 2 months ago and I also did Winterlicious for the first time last year with my dear friend Sally at Big Daddy’s Crabshack and Oyster Bar. So I’m excited to try something new for Winterlicious! The price fixe menus offer 3-course meals (appetizer, main, and dessert) and prices range anywhere from $15 for lunch to $45 for dinner, with $25, $30, and $35 menus in between. As well, if you have a day and time in mind, it certainly doesn’t hurt to make a reservation as many of these restaurants fill up their seats quickly for this event.
This time around I’ve set my sights on lunch menus and I’ve really taken the time to pore over the Winterlicious website to narrow down my choices. I’m not afraid to say that I want bang for my buck and that I’ll toss out options that aren’t up to snuff. I want to be able to tell right off the bat when I go over a menu that the establishment wants to go above and beyond with no strings attached. There’s just no sense in going if you feel you can try any of the dishes any day on their permanent menu, or if the dishes are things you’ve seen and heard a million times over. That’s the beauty of Winterlicious and Summerlicious to me; it enables you to go crazy and to try things you either wouldn’t normally try because they’re out of your comfort zone, or things you’ve always wanted to try but couldn’t because of the price tag.
I’m soooo looking forward to this! And I’m also really looking forward to a bunch of things I have up my sleeve for the blog in the near future. The Lunar New Year (or Chinese New Year as I normally refer to it since I’m Chinese) is next week (Februrary 3rd!), and Valentine’s Day is just around the corner, so I’m definitely going to take advantage of them both to share a bunch of photos and stories with you guys. I’m not a sucker for seasonal and celebratory occasions for nothing! 😀 For those planning on munching away at Winterlicious, have fun and feel free to share your awesome eats and experiences here with me! See y’all tomorrow ❤