TORONTO, Jan. 14, 2014 /CNW/ - Toronto's culinary enthusiasts and restaurateurs are gearing up for Winterlicious 2014 presented by Interac Association, a city-wide participation in prix fixe menus and culinary events. Among this year's 200 plus participants are chefs in 27 of the Toronto Entertainment District Business Improvement Area's (TOED) restaurants. This year's participants open the reservations on January 16 for exclusive prix fixe menu seating. The "Winterlicious" Promotion is available in Toronto's Entertainment District beginning January 31 and running through to February 13, 2014.
The annual Prix Fixe Promotion is combined with a Culinary Event Series and was named in Toronto marketing firm Field Day Inc.'s second annual Toronto entertainment survey as: "the number two All-Time Favourite Festivals, Fairs & Events." This year, the number of participants has increased from 175 in 2012 and 191 last year to more than 200 restaurants.
According to Janice Solomon, Executive Director of TOED, "…Toronto's Entertainment District has welcomed "Winterlicious" since its launch in 2003, and every year we have seen an increase in participation from restaurants and diners in the Entertainment District. This year we have 27 of Toronto's best restaurants participating and one dining destination is hosting a Culinary Event. It's a great opportunity for new diners to try our member restaurants." Solomon comments further by stating that "Since 2003, Winterlicious and Summerlicious have served 4.3 million meals and have generated more than $190 million in economic activity for the local culinary industry."
The "Winterlicious" Entertainment District restaurants with a dinner only option include: Benihana at The Fairmont Royal York, Bloke & 4th, Momofuku Daishō and The Fifth Grill and Terrace. Dinner at these restaurants ranges from $35 - $45 per person and is exclusive of taxes and gratuities.
In addition, 23 "Winterlicious" lunch and dinner options are available in the Entertainment District and include: 259 Host, Aria Ristorante, Arriba Restaurant, Azure Restaurant at InterContinental Toronto Centre, Big Daddy's Bourbon Street Bistro & Oyster Bar, Bosk at Shangri-La Hotel Toronto, Canteen, Canyon Creek Chophouse, EPIC at The Fairmont Royal York, Fred's Not Here, Horizons Restaurant at The CN Tower, Hush Restaurant, Joe Badali's Ristorante Italiano, Joe Mama's Bar & Grill, King Street Social at the Hyatt Regency Toronto, La Fenice, Luma, Marcel's Bistro, Momofuku Noodle Bar, N'Awlins Jazz Bar, Paese Ristorante, The Shore Club and Tutti Matti. The pre fixe lunch menus at these restaurants start at $15 through to $25 per person. Their pre fixe dinner menus are set at a slightly higher rate, spanning $25 to $45 per person. All "Winterlicious" lunch and dinners are priced exclusive of taxes and gratuities.
New this year, Toronto's Entertainment District plays host to a Culinary Event: Breaking Bread with the Walshes at the Malaparte event space, located in the TIFF Bell Lightbox on Tuesday, February 11, 2014. Celebrity Chef Anthony Walsh and his immediate and culinary family will prepare his renowned authentic Canadian cuisine, infused with exotic flavours inspired by his wife's Argentinean roots. The meal features grass-fed beef from Grandview Farms, is paired with Argentinian wines and is served in an intimate dining atmosphere. The dining experience is $85 per person including taxes and gratuities and can be purchased at www.oliverbonacini.com
About the Toronto Entertainment District Business Improvement Area:
Established in 2008, TOED's mandate is to promote, improve and preserve a dynamic area of Toronto. Benefitting from economic, environmental and social factors driving downtown growth, the Entertainment District is in the midst of a renaissance, firmly establishing itself as a thriving and vibrant district for living, creating, working and entertainment. From the Air Canada Centre to the Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts, the Entertainment District includes many of Toronto's most iconic buildings. In the heart of the District is the CN Tower, Steam Whistle Brewing, Ripley's Aquarium of Canada, MetroToronto Convention Centre, Rogers Centre, Roy Thomson Hall, Princess of Wales Theatre, Royal Alexandra Theatre and TIFF Bell Lightbox.
Winterlicious Restaurants in Toronto's Entertainment District:
SOURCE: Toronto Entertainment District Business Improvement Area
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