Enjoy Winterlicious in East York

Feb 12 2015

Foodies all over Toronto are in for a treat as Winterlicious is here to brighten up the season.


Hosted by the City of Toronto, Winterlicious (January 30 to February 12) gives Preston Apartments residents a unique opportunity to sample cuisine from the best local eateries in East York and around Toronto. Today we are highlighting five spots to try near 90 Eastdale Avenue and 2 Secord Avenue.


Sarah's Café and Bar - 1426 Danforth Avenue


Go to Sarah's Café and Bar for the atmosphere but stay for the Bistro-style cuisine. Sarah's hallmark is their chef-prepared meals. They go the extra mile with wine lists curated by their Sommelier and thirteen craft beers available on tap. Mussels Mariniere with Hand-Cut Frites, and Chicken & Mushroom Crepe will be available for lunch. For dinner, choose from Stuffed Salmon Fillet, Pork Loin Chop and more for $25. Sarah's is only a thirty-minute walk west of 90 Eastdale Avenue and 2 Secord Avenue.


Morgans on The Danforth - 1282 Danforth Avenue


Morgans on The Danforth is a traditional pub with a variety of local craft beers and a strong restaurant menu. Morgans loves Winterlicious where they get the chance to present their affordable prix fixe dinner and lunch menus from $18. Lunches include Spicy Kale Caesar Salads and The Martino slow-roasted pork shoulder. For dinner, they serve Confit Duck Wellington and Persian Stuffed Eggplant from $25.


Rally Sportsbar and Smokehouse - 1660 O'Connor Drive


Why not be entertained while sampling a delicious prix fixe menu? 90 Eastdale Avenue and 2 Secord Avenue residents can kick off Winterlicious at Rally Sportsbar and Smokehouse from $18 with a game and their lunch or dinner menus. Dinner starts guests off with a Smoked Chicken or Tacos, before the Blackened Catfish and traditional Fried Chicken meals. Rally takes pride in smoking their meats everyday in their wood burning ovens.


Globe Bistro - 124 Danforth Avenue


Globe Bistro is a finely decorated restaurant on the corner of Danforth Avenue and Broadview Avenue. Top chefs prepare the prix fixe, multi-course dinners and lunches from only $23. The first course includes Canadian Oysters and Elk Tartare, and the second includes Rainbow Trout and Grilled Striploin Steak. Guests have the choice to pair their meals with their favourite red or white wine from $25.


Velouté Bistro - 2343 Queen Street East


Winterlicious wouldn't be quite the same without Velouté Bistro, a contemporary French/Italian restaurant twenty minutes south of 90 Eastdale Avenue and 2 Secord Avenue. Velouté is upscale but not exclusive, and anyone is welcome to enjoy fine appetizers like Prosciutto Arugula Salad and Grilled Calamari. If you prefer, you can skip the appetizers and go straight to the main course, featuring AAA Rib Eye Steak and Lamb Shank. This year, the prix fixe menu begins at $35.


If you're dying to discover the top-rated restaurants around 90 Eastdale Avenue and 2 Secord Avenue, then Winterlicious is your chance. Remember to make early reservations online or by phone to get a spot before they all fill up. Bon Appetit! 

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