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Work up your appetite with Winterlicious 2015 in Toronto

Pesto cream fettuccini at Grasslands restaurant in Toronto. SOURCE: City of Toronto

The weather outside can be frightful at times, but don’t let that affect your taste buds.

Winterlicious, the 13th annual mid-winter culinary feast, which kicked off on Friday and runs until Feb. 12, is sure to tempt you out of your hibernation.

Choose from an array of over 210 restaurants, offering three-course prix fixe lunch priced at $18, $23 and $28, and dinner menus priced at $25, $35 and $45. Reservations are strongly recommended.

Twenty-five new restaurants are taking part this year, including Bindia Indian Bistro, Luckee by Susur Lee, La Creole and Pero Restaurant.

Event-goers can also buy tickers for various culinary experiences hosted by the city’s top chefs and restaurants.

A charity element is also back this year. Interac has partnered with Second Harvest to help feed the hungry in the city. For every meal paid with Interac, the company will donate $1 to Second Harvest. For every dollar donated, the charity will give out two meals.

The Winterlicious and Summerlicious started in 2003 in order to boost the city’s restaurant industry. So far, it has generated more than $215 million.

Click here for a full list of restaurants.

Click here to find a restaurant on an interactive map.

With files from Amber LeBlanc and Irene Preklet