Winterlicious 2012 Accepting Reservations January 12

Canoe Restaurant, courtesy City of Toronto
Canoe Restaurant, courtesy City of Toronto
Canoe Restaurant, courtesy City of Toronto
Canoe Restaurant, courtesy City of Toronto

Toronto restaurants participating in Winterlicious will start taking reservations on January 12, 2012 for prix-fixe meals at discounted prices. American Express card holders will be able to make reservations at participating Toronto restaurants ahead of the general public on January 10 and 11, 2012 when they use their American Express card to reserve. The annual Toronto dining celebration, which takes place January 27 to February 9, 2012, features lunch prix fixe menus for $15, $20 and $25 per person while dinner menus are offered at $25, $35 and $45. Not all restaurants offer both lunch and dinner prix fixe menus. Toronto restaurants who are participating for the first time in Winterlicious include Chiado, Scarpetta (Thompson Hotel Toronto), earth Bloor West, Café La Gaffe, Spacco Restaurant, Factory Girl, Aquila Restaurant and Sarah’s Café and Bar.

The following are sample three-course menus from restaurants offering the prix fixe dinner menu:

Canoe, 66 Wellington St. W., 54th floor, Toronto Dominion Bank Tower, ($45 Dinner)

  1. 1st course: Mushroom and potato terrine OR lentil soup OR slow-cooked heritage salmon
  2. 2nd course: Pan-fried walleye OR duo of Ontario beef OR roasted Rock Cornish Hen
  3. 3rd course: Trio of Canadian cheeses OR Niagara Pear panna cotta OR birch syrup cake
Trevor Kitchen and Bar, Toronto
Trevor Kitchen and Bar

Trevor Kitchen and Bar, 38 Wellington St. E., 416-941-9410 ($35 Dinner)

  1. 1st course: tomato and gin soup with aged cheddar and bacon OR organic greens with toasted pumpkin seeds OR chicken liver paté with gouda OR shrimp and bacon ravioli with coconut lobster sauce OR macaroni and asiago cheese
  2. 2nd course: braised beef cheeks with turnip risotto OR aged Alberta sirloin with wild gulf prawn and goat cheese poutine OR roast chicken with sour cream and bacon gravy OR pork chop with royal gala apple chutney OR Northern Ontario whitefish OR cavatelli with wild mushrooms and brussel sprouts in parsnip ans sage cream
  3. 3rd course: dark chocolate and caramel torte with peanut butter chantilly OR cookies and cream tiramisu OR crème brulée or sorbet

The following are sample three-course menus from restaurants offering the prix fixe lunch menu:

The Chefs' House, courtesy George Brown College
The Chefs’ House, courtesy George Brown College

The Chef’s House, George Brown College, 215 King St. E., 416-415-2260 ($15 Lunch)

  1. 1st course: Beet, celeriac, pear salad with goat cheese dressing OR warm baby octopus salad with chorizo, olives and fennel OR double chicken broth with mushroom dumpling
  2. 2nd course: Mustard-crusted salmon filet with warm lentil salad OR coconut lamb curry with basmati rice OR grilled chicken panini with frites OR squash and ricotta tortellini
  3. 3rd course: Sticky toffee pudding OR apple frangipane tart with cheddar cheese and ice cream OR double chocolate pot au crème

Fabbrica, 49 Karl Fraser Rd., Shops at Don Mills, 416-391-0307 ($20 Lunch)

  1. 1st course: Garlic soup OR mushroom crostini OR house salad with fennel, celery and herbs
  2. 2nd course: Margherita pizza OR pasta with veal ricotta meatballs OR prosciutto panini
  3. 3rd course: Warm pumpkin cake OR chocolate torta OR gelato or sorbetto
Chiado Restaurant, Toronto
Chiado Restaurant
Scarpetta Restaurant at Thompson Toronto
Scarpetta at Thompson Toronto