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Winterlicious 2006


Just when I thought that the gluttony has come to an end, I'm forced to loosen another notch from my belt as I prepare to make my Winterlicious reservations.

This year's Winterlicious is running between January 27th and February 9th, and gives foodies the opportunity to experience some of the city's best restaurants at a fixed price for three courses of either $15 or $20 for lunch and $25 or $35 for dinner.

The over 120 participating restaurants will start taking reservations to the general public on January 12th. But those lucky enough to have an Amex card have Front of the Line privileges and can start making reservations tomorrow and Wednesday.

Here are some of blogTO's recommendations for Winterlicious picks:

Tanja will be checking out Fred's Not Here and Truffles.

StDan has his sights on Truffles, as well.

Truffles is definitley a must. But be warned, from previous experience, it can be a difficult reservation to nail down.

The great thing about Winterlicious is that it gives folks a chance to try out some of the pricier restaurants which they may otherwise not try. Although not on the list this time around, I tried Fat Cat on Eglinton for the first time during last year's Summerlicious and had a super meal and friendly service. I have recommended it to a few people since then.

As for this Winterlicious, my recommendations would also include Truffles, as well as Bymark (although their infamous burger is not part of the prix fixe menu), Centro (recently renovated), Crush (their menu will be changing soon - perhaps one of the last times to try their great Flatiron Steak & Frites), Il Posto (I believe it is their first time doing a Winterlicious), ORO (I think also their first time), and Romagna Mia (unbelievably delicious fresh pasta and panna cotta).

Those are my recommendations... but here's my tentative list of where I'm hoping to go: Mildred Pierce, North 44 and Mistura (one of my favourite restaurants in the city). We'll be posting our reviews in the upcoming weeks.

Share your recommendations with us. Happy Eating!


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