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A gastronomic romp to brighten up your winter palate; try something new, try something exotic, try something traditional or try it all!
For two scrumptious weeks, Winterlicious Toronto brings a series of mouth-watering culinary events to the city at over 220 restaurants. Indulge in creative cuisine from around the world at great prix fixe value.
Celebrate Canadian and International Cuisine in Toronto with Winterlicious 2017 For Innovative Japanese Dining: Miku Toronto
Winterlicious Menu: $28 Lunch | $48 Dinner
Experience a new take on a traditional Japanese staple at first-time Winterlicious participant Miku Toronto (10 Bay Street). It may very well be the first time you try aburi sushi (“flame seared” sushi,) but it almost certainly won’t be the last.
For your foray into flame seared flavour perfection, try the Miku Signature Aburi Sushi Plate, featuring Salmon Oshi Sushi, Saba Oshi Sushi, Coal Harbour Roll and Aburi Nigiri.For First-Class French Fare: Cluny
Winterlicious Menu: $23 Lunch | $38 Dinner
Casual French Cluny Bistro (35 Tank House Lane) in the Distillery District serves up classic French dishes with contemporary flair and a dash of Asian Moroccan influence.
Try the Duck Confit Pot Pie with Andouille sausage and root vegetables for the perfect cozy-yet-elevated mid-winter meal.For Flavourful Middle Eastern Offerings: Diwan
Winterlicious Menu: $28 Lunch
Set in the luxurious Aga Khan Museum, Diwan (77 Wynford Drive) serves up flavourful menu offerings from the Middle East, North Africa and the Indian subcontinent.
For a Winterlicious experience that’s nothing short of savoury, try the Lamb Merguez Ragu with orecchiette pasta, tomato harissa sauce, Macedonian feta, mint and pine nuts.For Authentic Italian Taste: Vivoli
Winterlicious Menu: $18 Lunch | $28 Dinner
If you need some classic Italian on your Winterlicious menu, make your way to the heart of Little Italy and sit down to an authentic culinary experience at Vivoli (665 College Street).
Our pick? The Alla Marco Pizza, with extra virgin olive oil, mozzarella, goat cheese, grilled chicken, and roasted red peppers, made in an authentic wood burning pizza oven.Immerse Yourself in Winterlicious Culinary Events
Celebrate Canada’s 150th birthday with a gastronomical journey from coast to coast, sampling savoury dishes made by the country’s top chefs at Winterlicious 2017’s many culinary events.Celebrating 150 years of Canadian Cuisine
Take a trip through Canada’s culinary tradition at stunning Casa Loma (1 Austin Terrace) and celebrate 150 years of Canadian Federation. From dining on Sir Henry Pellatt’s favourite British Sunday roast beef, to savouring Canadian classics such as Quebec poutine, celebrate our country’s rich culinary heritage surrounded by the majestic beauty of Canada’s very own castle.
Tickets: $65 including taxes and gratuity
Dates & Times: January 28 & 29 and February 4 & 5 at 11:00 am, 1:00 pm, 3:00 pm, 5:00 pm, 7:00 pmLa Dolce Vita
Leave the winter doldrums behind this Winterlicious with an evening of sweetness at Fabbrica Restaurant (49 Karl Fraser Road). With an introduction by celebrity chef Mark McEwan, and a full three-course meal highlighted by Canadian and Italian ingredients, it’s one way to live the good life this winter in Toronto.
Tickets: $85 plus taxes and gratuity
Dates & Times: February 2nd at 7:00 pm to 11:00 pmMartinis, Manhattans and Old Fashioneds: Time Honoured Classics from the Golden Age of Bartending
If you’re looking for a culinary event that’s a little more spirited, make your way to the Rosewater (19 Toronto Street) this Winterlicious to take a trip to the Golden Age of Bartending courtesy of mixologist Clayton Cooper. Enjoy classic mixed drinks made with Canadian spirits, complemented by mouthwatering, tapas-style delicacies like scallops and seared venison.
Tickets: $55 plus taxes and gratuity
Dates & Times: February 1st at 5:30 pm and 8:30 pm
When Winterlicious comes to a close, your Toronto gastronomical journey doesn’t need to end! From family-friendly eateries to cozy brunch spots and everything in between, Toronto is home to more than enough world-class cuisine options to indulge in every day of the year.More Annual Events
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Winterlicious takes over Toronto restaurants from January 25th through February 7th, 2013, and reservations open to general public on January 10th…
Hush, now, and pay close attention dear readers. The time is nigh. We have been waiting six months for these 12 days… and they’re but a month away. I speak, of course, about Toronto’s Winterlicious, coming back from January 25th through February 7th, 2013. The prix fixe extravaganza is the culinary wet dream of the city’s foodies, avant garde grubbers, the ‘culinarily’ curious, cheap diners, and the list goes on.25 Best Bets for Winterlicious 2013
Sure… you can try to snatch reservations at the top of the top restaurants during Winterlicious… but are you definitely going to head back during the pay-full-price rest of the year? Winterlicious in Toronto is a great time to discover other hidden gems and restaurants you’re more likely to return to on the regular. With that in mind, we’ve selected 25 restaurants – some top-tier, some mid-range, and some down-right homey – that have great menus to sample their best…
A staple in the heart of Toronto, the newly renovated Little Anthony’s shines for the first time at Winterlicious. While the menu remains soulfully Italian at its roots, Chef Aaron Foster (formerly of Ritz-Carlton) has managed to put his spin on the traditional, making the menu more eclectic and innovative. Case in point: Winterlicious dishes like shrimp a la plancha, potato and gorgonzola soup, and goat cheese and chocolate pana cotta.
Sitting pretty in the Park Hyatt, Annona’s decor is subdued opulence. For Winterlicious 2013, they’re pleasing palates with options like seared scallops with grilled polenta, sumac crusted halibut with roasted red pepper beurre blanc, and a dessert duo sure to delight discerning diners.
A player in the ACC area restaurant scene, Aria’s beautiful dining area with its bright windows and to-the-sky ceilings provides the perfect backdrop for its fusion of rustic and ultra-mod Italian food. This year’s Winterlicious lunch is a dream, with beef carpaccio and egg mimosa, gnocchi with venison ragout, and flourless walnut cake pon de block to tantalize your tastebuds.
This is one of my favourite stops in Leslieville. (If you sit alongside the Eastern wall banquettes you have a light switch that when flicked beckons a server over… great to keep the functioning alcoholic, such as myself, wet an entire night through.) Their gastropubby grub will have you back on the regular, and Winterlicious is a great time for neophytes to break their seals, so to speak. Try the mac n’ cheese with black truffles and cave aged gruyere, or the burger le banquet with house-ground organic bison patty, and finish off with creme de mascarpone. Magnifique!
The crown jewel in the O&B restaurant empire, Auberge du Pommier consistently serves some of the city’s most deluxe French cuisine. Or rather, most deluxe cuisine. Period. And the service, absolument parfait. The $45 Winterlicious dinner is a total steal, with leek and cabbage soup, pot au feu with braised beef short rib and dashi bouillon, and a sticky date pudding being among the glorious dishes on offer.
The supper club that is Bloke & 4th has prepped a tummy-rumblin’ Winterlicious meal if ever there was one. We’re loving the sound of the spicy tartare with BC albacore tuna and wild salmon with yuzu, the ultra gourmet mac n’ cheese with spicy marzano sauce and lemon panko, and the PB&J bombs – deep fried peanut butter and Cherryvale berry jam covered in a cornflakes batter. Feed me. Now.
Hands down the best high-end Greek in the city, Estiatorio Volos is a prime spot for Winterlicious. The $35 dinner couldn’t be more worth the small fee, if for the glory of the exohico alone. With tiger prawn saganaki, fig-glazed Cornish hen, and saffron and pistachio ice cream all on order during the prix fixe extravaganza, Volos is one reservation you simply won’t regret.
One of the most coveted Winterlicious reservations to be had, Canoe does the prix fixe extravaganza like nobody’s business. Whether the $25 lunch – with options like roasted squash and parsnip soup, smoked pan-seared heritage salmon, and spiced chocolate panna cotta – or the $45 dinner – with St-Canut pork rillette, duo of Ontario beef, and maple gingerbread pudding – Canoe is absolutely prime during Winterlicious.
Not so much a chop house as a surprisingly locally-focused steak restaurant and bar, Canyon Creek on Front is offering up grilled top sirloin, chicken marinated in herbs de provence, and pumpkin creme brulee among other delightful dishes during Winterlicious in Toronto.
Another coveted reservation during Toronto’s Winterlicious, Colborne Lane’s gastronomical fusion cuisine is some of the city’s most creative fare. The tom yum soup sounds like appetizer gold with chestnuts, shiitake mushrooms and crispy chicken wing. The braised pork belly with fermented black bean and lily bulb will likely be a visual spectacle. And for dessert, the chocolate bar with caramelized peanut sounds like music to thine ears…
It’s no surprise that Toronto’s hotbed of culture – which hosts countless food events throughout the year, including Ivy Knight’s 86’d Mondays – is partaking in the glory of Winterlicious 2013. Their $20 lunch is like finding a designer ensemble marked down for quick sale. Potato soup with escargot and parsley, Ontario flank steak with green peppercorn roasted cauliflower, and pear upside down cake with candied ginger are but three of the order options.
This Liberty Village gem has been around for four years and we never get sick of it. Donna Dooher is the woman behind the temple and always keeps the menu innovative with fresh and local ingredients. Best part is they have some awesome vegetarian options, like the fantastic curried cauliflower. Better part, the MTK burger is topped with tobacco onions… yeah, they’re a thing, and they’re delicious. Winterlicious schminterlicious, Mildred’s is a hotspot anytime of year.
The Royal York Hotel’s epic restaurant, called, aptly, Epic Restaurant, is offering up pan-seared lemon glazed diver scallops, hot-smoked Atlantic salmon filet with a warm lentil and baby mushroom salad, and chocolate truffle and caramel fudge with brandied apricot reserve during the 10 days that is Toronto’s Winterlicious.
A proper gastropub if ever there was one, Habits is getting in on the prix fixe Winterlicious action this year with a bevy of drool-inducing dishes. Take the rabbit terrine or the warm waldorf salad, the pan-seared Ontario pork tenderloin or the Ontario pickerel with lemon risotto, or how about the Tahitian vanilla creme brulee? Need a towel…?
Elmwood Spa is one of the city’s best, and after a long day relaxing with oxygen facials and massages, who wants to wander ’round in search of sustenance? Luckily for spa-goers, Bangkok Garden is in the throes of prepping for Winterlicious 2013. Order the crispy tofu to start, followed by the steamed rainbow trout and the Thai tea creme caramel and keep up the relaxation while you refuel after your… uh… refueling.
Here’s one of those meals where pointing at the Mexican delights on the menu is totally apropos instead of bastardizing their pronunciation. For instance: empanadas (easy) de rajas con queso (hard); bunuelos con agua (difficult) de rosas (simple). Either way, you’ll be fully impressed post-Winterlicious dining at this ModMex resto.
Sitting in Kultura can be an ethereal experience thanks to its historic setting mixed with rustic decor and chic lighting. Not to mention, their fusion of worldly flavours, as evidenced in their Winterlicious dishes like chicken samosas with asiago, sage, and spiced apple, or their mushroom orrechiette with pinot noir pear chutney, or the famed doughnut bites. Go ahead, get cultured at Kultura.
Featuring teppen-style cooking at your table, Benihana is a visually-stunning dining experience to be sure… and one oft overlooked by the city’s foodies. You can discover the experiential dining found within during Toronto’s Winterlicious 2013, with their famed teriyaki playing a big part on the $45 dinner menu.
Located in Yorkville on Avenue Road, this Toronto staple is a must-try during Winterlicious. Ideal for a first date or dinner with friends, the rustic farmhouse decor is cozy and comfortable and the menus reflect authentic Italian fare with a creative Canadian twist. For Winterlicious 2013, the menu is top notch with luxe items like burrata, duck ragout, and mascarpone cannoli. All for $35? Definitely worth checking out.
Yes, it’s pronounced akin to being in the buff, but there’s nothing humble about Nyood’s Winterlicious offerings. Truffled pierogies, hoisin ginger short ribs, and Valrohna chocolate cake with chantilly cream… as I said, nothin’ humble.
Pan on the Danforth has one of the largest sets of dish options during Winterlicious in Toronto. The $35 dinner has six apps, seven mains, and four desserts on offer. Now that’s a selection to appease any diner. The homestyle Greek cookin’ and smiling service just add to the ambiance of this Danforth stalwart.
This is another gem of a spot to try out during Winterlicious. I had a nine-course truffle dinner there once… shoot-me-in-the-face-good, I tell ya. This year’s gastronomically glorious grub includes porchetta carpaccio (had no clue that could be a ‘thing’), confit Peking duck leg, and Tuxford & Tebbut stilton with Tabasco meringue and celery. Shut the front door and turn off the porch lights that’s an intriguing menu!
Filling a nice ol’ spot in the Distillery District, Tappo Wine Bar is Italian excellence. Take for instance their papardelle con cinghiale (wild boar ragout atop wide ribbon pasta), or the arancini, or the pistachio cannoli. Classic Italian dishes marrying the north and south with culinary curiosity.
This urban tavern sitting on the waterfront is an interesting choice for Winterlicious, we know. But for lovers of casual dining, their menu is uniquely gourmet: curried cauliflower and red lentil soup, firecracker fried oysters with spicy mango wasabi dip, and stout braised lamb stew are just a few of the belly satisfying options.
This North York institution has been around for years, and for those who’ve yet to make the trek over, Toronto’s Winterlicious 2013 is the perfect excuse. Order from the menu of Continental Canadian fare of plates ranging from jump-fried escargot and tiger shrimp, duck confit braised with double smoked bacon, and pink velvet cake, and see why they’ve been there for decades.
We’ll be out and about non-stop during Winterlicious doing our due diligence (read: eating to the point of permanent waist-line damage), so be sure to follow us on Twitter – @viewthevibe and @amazerall, respectively – and send us your favourite meals as you nosh your way through Toronto. And before you bid us adieu, check out our Winterlicious Survival Tips.Adam Mazerall Latest posts by Adam Mazerall (see all)
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Thinking about studying in the US can be overwhelming, especially since there are so many options of where to study.
We thought you might like to know which are the top universities in the US based on the highly respected Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2018.
The best universities and colleges in the US number almost 160, and w herever you want to study in America, a top university will not be far away. Almost all the states are represented in the best US universities list. Approximately 130 different cities appear in the ranking.Exploring US universities
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California is the most represented state among the best American universities with 13 universities followed by 11 universities in New York, 11 universities in Texas and nine universities in Massachusetts.
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How to write a US college admissions essayTop 5 universities in the US =1. California Institute of Technology (CalTech)
Relative to the tiny size of the student population, CalTech has an impressive number of successful graduates and affiliates, including 34 Nobel prizewinners, six Turing Award winners, five Fields Medalists and a number of national awards.
There are only approximately 2,000 students at CalTech, and the primary campus in Pasadena, near Los Angeles, covers 124 acres. Almost all undergraduates live on campus.
Across the six faculties there is a focus on science and engineering.
In addition to Nobel laureates and top researchers, the CalTech alumni community also includes a number of politicians and public advisers, particularly in positions that deal with science, technology and energy.
All first-year students belong to one of four houses as part of the university’s alternative model to fraternities. There are a number of house traditions and events associated with each house.
The university has the highest proportion of students who continue on to pursue a PhD, and the trope of the CalTech postgraduate has filtered into popular culture; all the main characters in the TV comedy The Big Bang Theory work or study at CalTech.=1. Stanford University
Based right next to Silicon Valley – or Palo Alto – Stanford has had a prominent role in encouraging the high-tech industry to develop in the area.
Many faculty members, students and alumni have founded successful technology companies and start-ups, including Google, Snapchat and Hewlett-Packard.
In total, companies founded by Stanford alumni make $2.7 trillion each year.
The university is often referred to as “the Farm”, as the campus was built on the site of the Stanford family’s Palo Alto Stock Farm. The campus covers 8,180 acres, but more than half of the land is not yet developed.
With distinctive sand-coloured, red-roofed buildings, Stanford’s campus is thought to be one of the most beautiful in the world. It contains a number of sculpture gardens and art museums in addition to faculty buildings and a public meditation centre.
As might be expected from one of the best universities in the world, Stanford is highly competitive. The admission rate currently stands at just over 5 per cent.
Of the 15,000 students – most of whom live on campus – 22 per cent are international.3. Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
A long-standing rival of CalTech, MIT also cultivates a strong entrepreneurial culture, which has seen many alumni found notable companies such as Intel and Dropbox.
Unusually, the undergraduate and postgraduate programmes at MIT are not wholly separate; many courses can be taken at either level.
The undergraduate programme is one of the country’s most selective, admitting only 8 per cent of applicants. Engineering and computer science programmes are the most popular among undergraduates.
Thirty-three per cent of the 11,000 students are international, hailing from 154 different countries around the world.
Famous alumni include astronaut Buzz Aldrin, former UN Secretary General Kofi Annan and physicist Richard Feynman. Graduates are prevalent throughout science, politics, economics, business and media.4. Harvard University
Harvard University is probably the best-known university in the world, coming top in the Times Higher Education reputation rankings most years.
It was founded in 1636, and is the oldest higher education institution in the US.
There are approximately 20,000 students enrolled, a quarter of whom are international. Although the cost of tuition is expensive, Harvard’s financial endowment allows for plenty of financial aid for students.
The Harvard Library system is made up of 79 different libraries and counts as the largest academic library in the world.
Among many famous alumni, Harvard can count eight US presidents, about 150 Nobel laureates, 13 Turing Award winners and 62 living billionaires.
Unlike some other universities at the top of the list, Harvard is at least equally as reputed for arts and humanities as it is for science and technology, if not more so.5. Princeton University
Like Harvard, Princeton is a prestigious Ivy League university with a history stretching back more than 200 years.
Princeton’s distinctive social environment includes private “eating clubs” – which function as both social houses and dining halls. Many of the clubs are selective and competitive, but others simply require undergraduates to sign up.
There are fewer than 8,000 students enrolled at Princeton, and just over a quarter are international.
Princeton’s campuses, in New Jersey, are located about an hour away from both New York City and Philadelphia.
Degree courses have strictly specified requirements. All students are required to do independent research as part of their degrees, and some must take a foreign language course.
The application process is highly selective. Unlike most US universities, Princeton does not now offer an early decision application route.
Renowned Princeton alumni include US presidents, astronauts, businessmen, Olympians and numerous award-winners. Physicist Richard Feynman attended as a graduate student, as did mathematicians John Nash and Alan Turing.Compare US universities with other regions
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