Toronto is Winterlicious: January 29 – February 11

You don’t have to travel to Manhattan to experience urban haute cuisine.

Celebrate, explore and savour the amazing and diverse foods and cooking styles that can be found in the city. More than 100 local restaurants will be participating in the 8th annual Winterlicious foodie event in this year.

Several delectable culinary events will be taking place, including:

 January 29th and 30th, 6:30 p.m. and 9 p.m.   Eats, Beats and Tweets: Fans of the Food Network show Everyday Exotic can visit chef Roger Mooking’s Nyood restaurant on Queen Street W., which will feature a tasting of Mediterranean nibbles for $50.

January 31st, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 1:30 p.m. to 3 p.m.  The Rosewater restaurant at 19 Toronto Street will be showcasing the diverse cultures found in the city with a brunch featuring Italian, Peruvian and Brazilian cuisine.

February 2nd, 6 to 8:00 p.m. The Rising Chef Citrus Cookoff: Culinary students from around the country will create appetizers, entrees and desserts all revolving around the far from simple grapefruit at the SCHOOL restaraunt at 70 Fraser Avenue. For 35$, spectators can enjoy their own grapefruit-themed yummies made by celebrity chef Brad Moore.

 February 4th, 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. and February 6th, 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Fans inspired by the hit film Julie & Julia can attend a Julia Child-themed cooking class featuring her most popular dishes for 99$, along with receiving parting gifts that include a whole pound of butter as well as a copy of My Life in France, Julia Child’s memoir.

The rest of the restaurants will be offering three-course prix fixe meals starting at $15 for lunch and $25 for dinner.

 The list of restaurants and events can be found here: http://wx.toronto.ca/inter/se/restaurants.nsf/winterlicious

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