Reservations are scheduled to be taken beginning Thursday for Toronto’s Winterlicious, one of the world’s biggest food festivals.
From Jan. 25 through Feb. 7, 191 restaurants throughout Canada's largest city are set to serve up three-course, prix-fixe meals at prices between $15 and $45. The festival also includes 14 culinary events.
In the last decade, participating restaurants (new ones are added each year) have served 3.7 million meals at promotional prices.
For example, the Drake Hotel is offering a $20 lunch. Appetizers include organic Ontario kale salad and potato soup with escargot and parsley. Grilled Pacific salmon and Ontario flank steak are among the entrees. Dessert may be Black Forest cake, pear upside-down cake or a selection of local cheeses.
Dinners are only slightly more expensive. For $35, the Frank Restaurant at the Art Gallery of Ontario will offer such dishes as Nova Scotia clam chowder with buttermilk bacon biscuits, mushroom risotto and bourbon pecan pie. (Prix-fixe prices do not include taxes or gratuities.)