In support of the annual feast of food that is Winterlicious, the City of Toronto has launched an interactive, Web-based tool to facilitate diners’ perusal and participation in the cold-weather culinary fest.
Each of the 175 participating Toronto restaurants (21 more than last year!) is geographically listed at http://www.dine.to/winterlicious_restaurants.php, complete with a few words specifying what kind of eatery it is and its location. Symbols indicate whether the place serves local ingredients, offers vegetarian menu options, is accessible to wheelchairs and happens to be a member of the 10th-anniversary club.
Would-be patrons nominate the parameters of their search and generate a preferences list that reflects the type of food, neighbourhood and price range they seek. With generated recommendations in hand, they might then look different restaurants up on a map, check out their websites, have a scan of their menus, and go on to make reservations for lunch or dinner.
As per usual, the program is designed to encourage Toronto’s foodies to explore mealtime options whose prices might have otherwise put them outside of those in their regular purview, but have been made accessible thanks to Winterlicious’s signature prix fixe structure. This year’s event — the tenth annual — features choices that span from a $15 three-course lunch to a $45 three-course dinner.
Winterlicious begins its two-week GTA-wide run on January 27. Reservations (which are not always required, but are always strongly recommended) can be made already though. And not a moment too soon.
Bring on the seasonal indulgences at some of Toronto's best restaurants.