By Erika Panacci
Defeat the cold winter blues with a cheap and tasty meal from restaurants across the city with the annual Winterlicious event.
Winterlicious is one of Toronto’s biggest winter culinary events, where you get to enjoy some of the city’s most popular and unique restaurants with prix fixe menus at affordable costs.
Il Mulino located at 1060 Eglinton Ave. W. in Toronto, is participating in the event.
Oscar Valverde is the owner of the Italian restaurant, and his winterlicious menu costs about $20 a person for dinner.
“For appetizers you could choose from; mixed mushroom purée soup, and an organic green beat mixed salad,” said Valverde. “Some of the entrees include 10 oz U.S. Angus beef and Spigola, which is from the sea bass family, and then you have two desserts to choose from.”
Naveen Islam, 23, goes to Summer and Winterlicious every year.
“It’s a good way to enjoy affordable food with your girlfriends, so we take advantage,” Islam said. “Winterlicious, Summerlicious it’s a nice way to eat in the city.
Do customers go back to these restaurants once Winterlicious is over?
“For a special occasion I would, but not just out of the blue,” Islam said.
Staff at Spice Route Asian Bistro and Bar, located at 499 King St. W., see a repeat in clientele once the event is over.
“We find a lot of repeat customers,” said hostess of the restaurant Amanda Cabral. “Fridays and Saturda’s are our busy nights. We also see a lot of people coming in during the week because of Winterlicious.”
Spice Route’s menu is $15 per person for lunch and $25 per person for dinner.
Winterlicious runs from Jan. 25 until Feb. 7, hosted by various restaurants across Toronto.