Toronto, ON. (January 2012) – Looking to sample Toronto’s best Italian, French, International Fusion, Steakhouse and Modern Comfort Food cuisine during Winterlicious? From January 27th - February 9th, Bloor-Yorkville will be the Winterlicious neighbourhood to visit! Recognised as home to many of Toronto’s most celebrated restaurants, food aficionados should look to celebrate the tenth anniversary of Winterlicious’ prix-fixe culinary event in Bloor-Yorkville!

“We are proud of Bloor-Yorkville’s reputation as Toronto’s premier dining destination,” says Briar de Lange, Executive Director of the Bloor-Yorkville Business Improvement Area. “Winterlicious offers Toronto residents with an incredible opportunity to experience new restaurants and sample fabulous cuisine. Bloor-Yorkville looks forward to welcoming guests to the area. I have no doubt Winterlicious will continue to be a highlight for Bloor-Yorkville and the entire city for years to come.”

From appetizers to mains to indulgent desserts, the culinary creations being offered at Bloor-Yorkville’s restaurants are varied and mouth-watering. Starting with appetizers, Prime Steakhouse is serving a fresh and unexpected twist on the classic coleslaw with their Marinated Winter Kale Slaw Salad. Crème Brasserie follows suit with a unique Pickled Fig and Triple Cream Brie Crostini drizzled with Pistachio Oil, while Le Trou Normand is serving up epitomes of traditional French appetizers with their Escargots Provençale and Pâte de gibier.

Moving on to the main course, hearty offerings include Pangaea’s take on Paella and Trattoria Vaticano’s homemade Polpettone meat-loaf. Vegetarians can rejoice at the thought of enjoying Blu Ristorante & Lounge’s Stuffed Acorn Squash, Ciao Wine Bar’s Baked Eggplant and Annona’s Vegetarian Sheppard’s Pie. Even vegans are accounted for! They can join their carnivore friends at Prime Steakhouse and dig into the Cornmeal Crusted Tempeh Steaks with Spiced Sweet Potato Coconut Mash.

For dessert, pumpkin is a popular ingredient being featured in the Pumpkin Spice Bread Pudding
at Pangea and Pumpkin Crème Brulee
at Prime Steakhouse. Diners will also surely want a second helping of Wish’s Dulce de Leche cheesecake and Il Posto’s Torta Meringata al Cioccolato or Banana Chocolate Meringue Cake.