Have you ever wanted to try a restaurant but it happens to be way out of your price range? If you said yes, you’re not alone, I run across this quite often especially living in an expensive city. Luckily Toronto has run a program with over 200 hundred restaurants offering fixed three course meals for lunch and dinner over a 16 day period twice a year called Summerlicious & Winterlicious.
Depending on the restaurant some menus include dishes off of their regular menu and some new creations. All offerings have to be submitted for review before they are selected to partake in Summerlicious or Winterlicious. Typically each course (appetizer, main, and dessert) will have three or four options to select from.
This year Summerlicious is running between July 7th to 23rd. With this program it gives you a chance to try these restaurants without breaking the bank. Keep in mind what will add up is tax and tip, as well as drinks are separate. Lunch menus cost $18, $28, & $38, while dinner costs $28, $38, or $48 per person.
Here you can narrow down restaurants based on price, cuisine, accessible restaurant, vegan or vegetarian option, locally sourced, or location. Highly recommend making reservation as many restaurants fill up for prime dinner spots. However, who doesn’t love a great lunch instead, then you can keep the day going whether it’s with friends or a date you’re trying to impress! Hehe
Sassafraz was one of my favourite restaurants to try for Winterlicious in January. Other restaurants I’ve tried and would go back to include: Batch, Beaumont Kitchen, Bier Markt, Cactus Club, Canyon Creek, Cibo Wine Bar, Los Colibris, Luma, Matisse, Merlot, Oliver & Bonacini, Reds, Spice Route, & Wish.
Do you have a favourite restaurant to dine at?