Summer has arrived and so has Summerlicious — the city’s annual culinary event.
Starting Friday, Toronto foodies and restaurant-goers alike can indulge in three-course prix fixe lunch and dinner menus at more than 200 of the city’s top restaurants that are participating.
There are 21 new participants, including Grasslands, L’ouvrier, Rock Lobster and Weslodge.
The prix fixe lunch menus are priced at $15, $20 and $25, while the dinner menus cost $25, $35 and $45.
— Summer/Winterlicious (@LiciousTO) July 3, 2014
Mayor Rob Ford and Coun. Michael Thompson, chair of the city’s Economic Development Committee, kicked off the event at ONE Restaurant in Yorkville on Thursday morning.
“Produced by the City of Toronto, Summerlicious offers three-course lunch and dinner menus at an exceptional value,” Ford said.
“Since 2003, the popularity of the Licious programs have made an impressive impact.”
Ford said the Winterlicious and Summerlicious programs have served more than 4.6 million meals, generating more than “$200 million in economic activity for the local restaurant industry.”
“[It’s] been a terrific boost for the city and is extremely well-received. This is a great opportunity for us and I know that some 250,000 meals are going to be served,” Thompson said.
Reservations for Summerlicious started on June 19 and can be made with the individual restaurants.
Click here for a list of participating restaurants.
The list of restaurants can also be narrowed down by cuisine, neighbourhood, vegan menu, and accessibility, to name a few, or sort them on a map. You can even share your top picks with your friends.
Those who attend Summerlicious are also invited to post a review of their meal on Twitter using the hashtag #InteracFoodCritic. Interac, who is sponsoring the event, will be doing a daily draw of $200. Click here for more details.
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