Summerlicious 2014 - My Top 5 Picks

Wednesday, July 09, 2014

Summerlicious is here Toronto and the best restaurants in the city are showcasing their delicious cuisines with an affordable 3-course prix fixe menu! Summerlicious has already started but you have up until July 20th to enjoy a lunch or dinner at one of Toronto’s culinary hot spots!

If you’re visiting Toronto or have never experienced a Summerlicious or Winterlicious before I’m going to give you a quick run-down.  Over 200 restaurants in Toronto participate in the event and create an exceptional  3 course prix fixe menu for lunch, dinner or both. The lunch menus range from $15 to $25 and dinner from $25 to $45.  All summerlicious restaurants are located throughout Toronto and offer a cuisine for every palette. Here is a list of the participating restaurants .You can view all of the set menus of each restaurant online which will allow you to see which food offerings suit your appetite.  Reservations are HIGHLY recommended and can be made online or by calling the restaurant directly.

Here are my top 5 Summerlicious picks!

Photo taken from STOCK website.

STOCK® is situated on the 31st floor of the Trump International Hotel & Tower and offers guests a sophisticated dining experience. If you wish to dine outside, STOCK has a wonderful sky-patio with absolutely stunning views. STOCK will be offering up a lunch and dinner prix fixe menu featuring a creative and appetizing menu created by Executive Chef Markus.  Some of the highlights include: 100 KM Spinach Salad, Chilled English Pea Soup, Roasted Royal Sea Bream, Roasted Corner Veal Loin, Strawberry Pavolva. Menu for STOCK

Photo taken from the Oliver & Bonacini Website

LUMA is one of the Oliver & Bonacini restaurants and is located inside the Tiff Bell Light box.  Luma’s menu features global and Canadian artisanal cuisine using fresh local and regional ingredients. Some of the highlights include: Tossed Octopus Salad, Slow-cooked Beef Short Ribs, Black Pepper Tofu, and Chocolate Parfait Sundae. Menu for Luma

Photo take from the BENT website

BENT brought to you by Master Chef Sursur Lee is a bright and cozy restaurant that offers modern fusion style Asiain-cuisine.  Chef Lee also owns the famous Toronto restaurant, Lee, which also has a summerlicious menu this year.  The BENT summerlicous menu is for dinner only and some of the features are: Fried Jerk Chicken, Asian Marinated Strip Loin Steak and a Tropical Dessert Trio. Menu for BENT

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Café Boulud is located in the Four Seasons Hotel Toronto and offers a French inspired menu created by Chef Daniel Boulud.  Chef Boulud and his team execute memorable French cuisine with an international flair. The menu is for dinner only and offers: Terrine of Lamb Leg, B.C. Pink Salmon, Ricotta Gnudi and Chocolate gateaux. Menu for Café Boulud

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Splendido has such a lovely space located in the Annex.  Splendido offers a creative menu that features a combination of contemporary, French and Canadian cuisine. Owner Chef Victor Barry strives to make sure that guests have a welcoming and imaginative dining experience so you will leaving satisfied.  Spelndido has a lunch and dinner menu for summerlicious that features: Watermelon Gazpacho, Black Truffle Agnolotti, Yorkshire Pork Chop, and Apricot Mousse. Splendido Menu

I hope everyone gets a chance to experience Summerlicious in the city! 
Which restaurant are you trying out?
 Let me know below or on twitter @cookingquidnunc 

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  1. We have similar events in Montreal. Going to Toronto but only in Sept, too bad.

  2. Makes me long to check out Toronto soon. Susur Lee's restaurant looks especially inviting and cool.


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