Winterlicious at Yonge and Eglinton

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Some people would say that “the most wonderful time of the year” has just come to an end, but if you ask the foodies and gourmands of the GTA, they would definitely say that the most wonderful time is about to begin! Winterlicious season is close at-hand, beginning January 25th and running through February 7th.

This year’s participants list was recently revealed and many of the city’s dedicated diners have already begun making their reso wish list. So, you may want to start planning now, since participating restaurants will begin accepting reservations on January 10th. Here is a list of some of the participating restaurants located in and around Yonge and Eglinton.

Cibo Wine Bar –2472 Yonge Street

Cuisine: Italian

Cibo is the has recently taken the neighbourhood by storm. This bold, 10,000 square foot dining space boasts a 40ft open kitchen counter, and an award-winning, two-storey wine room. Come for the atmosphere, but return again and again for the delectable, authentic, southern Italian fare. Cibo’s Winterlicious menu includes their irresistible arancini, veal osso bucco, and homemade zeppoli!

Winterlicious Dining Options: Lunch and Dinner

Alleycatz Restaurant & Jazz Bar –2409 Yonge Street

Cuisine: Mediterranean

Alleycatz is one of Yonge and Eglinton’s most legendary restaurants. They have been treating the neighbourhood to delicious Mediterranean dishes, mouthwatering martinis, and lively music for many years. Their Winterlicious menu includes comforting favourites like PEI mussels, grilled Atlantic salmon, and eggplant cannelloni.

Winterlicious Dining Options: Dinner

Granite Brewery and Restaurant – 245 Eglinton Avenue East

Cuisine: Beer cuisine, Canadian

This Winterlicious, be sure to stop by Toronto’s oldest brew pub for a pint of craft beer and a casual pub fare. Meals here are approachable, satisfying, and perfect for both lunch with friends or a weekend date night. Their Winterlicious menu includes smoked prime rib, an inspired creole seafood stew, and crab salad crostini.

Winterlicious Dining Options: Lunch and Dinner

Tabule –2009 Yonge Street

Cuisine: Mediterranean, Middle Eastern

Vegan and vegetarian diners rejoice! Tabule has got you covered. This local Mediterranean resto has filled their Winterlicious menu with loads of flavourful meat-free options like hallum salad, cauliflower banadura, and a fragrant lentil soup.

Winterlicious Dining Options: Lunch and Dinner

Florentia Ristorante –579 Mount Pleasant Road

Cuisine: Italian, Seafood

Satisfy your craving for Italian comfort food with the delicious handmade pasta and bread from Florentia Ristorante. Florentia’s Winterlicious menu is filled with classic favourites like manicotti and penne Bolognese, pollo parmigiana, penne alla vodka, and tiramisu.

Winterlicious Dining Options: Lunch and Dinner

Marigold Indian Bistro –552 Mount Pleasant Road

Cuisine: Indian

This is the perfect time to sample dishes from the neighbourhood’s best loved Indian restaurant. Award-winning Marigold Indian Bistro’s Winterlicious menu is filled with craveable Indian street food, curries, and vegetarian delicacies, including their absolutely Instagram-worthy butter chicken fries! Definitely a must try!

Winterlicious Dining Options: Lunch and Dinner

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