Winterlicious 2017 Culinary Event Series

Chef Mark McEwan of Diwan at Aga Khan Museum
Chef Mark McEwan of Diwan at Aga Khan Museum

There isn’t a lot that will bring Torontonians out of their houses during the deep chill of January, but the aroma of Winterlicious 2017 will convince people to flock to local restaurants. Winterlicious 2017, which takes place January 27, 2017 to February 9, 2017, is one of the most fun things to do in Toronto and features prix fixe lunch and dinner menus at more than 200 Toronto restaurants. It’s a great opportunity to try new restaurants in Toronto at affordable prices. A lesser known feature is the Winterlicious 2017 Culinary Event Series. Below are some of the Winterlicious 2017 culinary events, which feature cooking and dining experiences hosted by some of Toronto’s top chefs:

Toronto New Year's Eve 2016 parties at Palais Royale ballroom
Palais Royale on Lake Shore Blvd. W. in Toronto

Happy 150th! A Decadent Taste of Canada

This takes place at Palais Royale, 1601 Lake Shore Blvd. W. on Fri., Jan. 27, 2017 from 7 p.m. to midnight. Executive Chef Steffan Howard will prepare a five-course meal celebrating Canadian fare from coast to coast. Cost is $100 plus tax and gratuity.

Elements of Soul – 150 Years of Caribbean Influence

Elements of Soul takes place on Fri., Jan. 27 and Sat., Jan. 28, 2017 at Fuse Restaurant Entertainment Emporium, 364 Queen Street East, Chef Jerome Bishop will prepare a three course meal of Caribbean Canadian cuisine. Enjoy music performances by R&B singer Liberty Silver, jazz musician Eddie Ballen and Juno Award winning vocalist Patricia Shirley. Cost is $60 including tax and gratuity.

Martinis, Manhattans and Old Fashioneds: Time Honoured Classics from the Golden Age of Bartending

Enjoy Martinis, Manhattans and Old Fashioneds at the Rosewater Supper Club, 19 Toronto Street on Wed., Feb. 1, 2017 at 5:30 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. Mixologist Clayton Cooper will mix classic mixed drinks with Canadian spirits for the tasting. Drinks will be paired with tapas. Cost is $55 plus taxes and gratuity.

Mare a Mare – Fresh Canadian Seafood the Italian Way

Executive Chef Saverio Macri prepares a cooking demonstration of a three course meal at Cibo Wine Bar, 133 Yorkville Avenue. Participate in the hands-on demonstration of Zuppe di Pesce, Nova Scotia Lobster Ravioli and Grilled Goosen Farms Organic Trout on Mon., Feb. 6, 2017 at 5:30 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. Take home recipes and fresh pasta. Cost is $65 including taxes and gratuity.

Chef Mark McEwan of Diwan at Aga Khan Museum
Chef Mark McEwan of Diwan at Aga Khan Museum

Syria: A Living History

Chef Mark McEwan will prepare a four course meal with Syrian-inspired dishes at Diwan at the Aga Khan Museum, 77 Wynford Heights Drive on Thurs., Feb. 9, 2017 from 7 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. Fee includes a glass of sparkling wine and tour of Syria: A Living History exhibit. Cash bar. Cost is $105 plus taxes and gratuity.

A Night at the Court

Enjoy an evening at Arcadian Court, 401 Bay Street, Simpson Tower on Thurs., Feb. 2, 2017 from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. Chef Robertson will prepare a four course meal of historic Canadian cuisine, including the Arcadian Court’s famous Chicken Pot Pie, accompanied by wine and live music. Cost is $100 plus taxes and gratuities.


  1. I love Winterlicious! Before we had our boys, my hubby and I would go to tons of restaurants during Winterlicious/Summerlicious. Now, we are lucky if we get to even get to go to one. All of these sound amazing.

  2. Those events always sound fab, but I can never make them! I love going to restaurants for Winterlicious though!

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