Winterlicious Restaurants Must Eat In Toronto (January 31- February 13, 2014)

There are about 200 top restaurants within the Greater of Toronto area that offer their best Prix Fixe Winterlicious menus for both lunch and dinner. Based on my experience in the past, I would suggest to dine-in one of  these below restaurants – It’s affordable with excellent tasty foods.

The McEwan Group own several restaurants including North 44, Fabbrica, By Mark and McEwan –  Fabbrica‘s Winterlicious menu has 3 courses, $20 for lunch and $35 for dinner (49 Karl Fraser Rd., Toronto, ON)

Factory Girl ( 193 Danforth Ave., Toronto, ON) – $15 lunch menu of 3 courses and $25 for dinner.  It is a great place for you and your friends to enjoy brunch with cheap price.

Pan on the Danforth (516 Danforth Ave.) – My husband love their Greek foods and you can’t go wrong with different variety choices of food they offer. And yes, again, they join Winterlicious 2014 to offer their best dishes with only $15 for lunch menu and $25 for dinner menu.

Windsor Arms Hotel (18 St. Thomas St.) – If you ever have a tea party at their tea room, you would fall in love with the display and foods. It is one of the high end hotels that has a fine dining restaurant. You can now try their formal dining at the price of $25 lunch and $45 dinner with 3 courses.

Café Pleiade (557 Mount Pleasant Rd.) – If you live in midtown like I am, you should drop by this cafe shop. The atmosphere is always fresh and comfortable, that make you and your friends cannot deny to try their brunch menu for only $15. They also offer $25 for 3 courses dinner menu. Highly recommend to try their fruit pie that they bake fresh daily.

If you work in downtown, you shouldn’t miss Canteen (330 King St. West) for lunch or dinner. I guarantee you would please with their customer service. As soon as you walk in, you would see two separate sections: one for dine-in, and the other side for take out with displayed fresh and tasty foods. I love their butter squash soup, but on their Winterlicious menus ($15 for lunch & $25 for dinner) you can try other dishes.

**I just wish Bucca and Lisa Marie (638 Queen St West) offer their own Winterlicious menus too. Since I have to wait until January 31, 2014 to taste different Winterlicious menus, I may drop by Copacabana Brazilian Steakhouse (150 Eglinton St. East), a buffet restaurant tonight to please my meat craving.

Happy Winterlicious! Happy Eating!


Month of December, 2013 – “I AM GRATEFUL” Jar

Time fly so fast! It comes to the end of the year 2013, and hopefully new year 2014 will open with more promises, luck, opportunities and happiness in life for everyone.
1. First I am thankful for being born as a girl, so that I could experience the roles of daughter and wife (Hopefully I could become a mom in a near future too)
2. I am grateful for getting older every year. I’ve learned a lot through mistake – it is not easy to overcome all challenges, but there are always ways to solve those problems.
3. I am also thankful for having a roof over my head. (I know I say this many times, but I’ve never understood as deeply as I do now – I just experienced with power outage for 4 days in the Greater of Toronto, Canada, after a massive ice storm hit us. The worst was that it happened in winter time, people had to stay in dark and cold places, in fact, some people died because of  breathing carbon monoxide poisoning. Fortunately we got power back after couples days, imagine other people have to live on street from month to month. Only 4 days without hydro power but enough for me to realized how lucky I am to have a home, family and friends)
4. Finally I am grateful for all different recipes out there. Some recipes are easy to follow, some are not, but I am still thank you for everyone, who post and share their recipes online for others. I’ve learned and made many dishes, desserts, as well as drinks. (Poor my family have to taste all of those foods, doesn’t matter how good or bad they are). I am proud to say that my future children will enjoy their mama’s foods just as much as I love my grandma’s and mommy’s foods.

WHAT ABOUT YOU? What are you grateful for? (Write quick notes about something you are grateful for and put in a jar. At the end of the month, read each note and appreciate all the blessing in your life, either big or small)

Good luck!