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December 4, 2008
The perfect gift for foodies: Winterlicious culinary events on sale now
Just in time for the holidays, tickets for a mouth-watering array of unique culinary events go on sale today.

The Winterlicious Culinary Event Series features 12 one-of-a-kind ticketed gastronomic experiences hosted by some of Toronto’s finest restaurants and venues. Guests can pair beer with food, create their own culinary masterpiece, dine in the dark, combine food with fashion and more.

Some highlights are listed below. A complete list can be found at

Thai Cooking for Teens
Younger foodies can join chef Sasi, “Canada’s Most famous Thai Chef” (MacLean’s Magazine July 2008) from Toronto’s acclaimed Mengrai Thai, for her cooking class for teenagers. She will show participants how to cook everyday simple healthy dishes and provide tips on creating a great family Thai dinner party at home.
Mengrai Thai - Sunday, February 1 and Sunday, February 8, from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.
$85 including taxes and gratuity

Under a Winter Sky
Chef Lorenzo Loseto, Executive Chef at George Restaurant, will prepare a five-course menu accompanied by wine that will be served at a candlelit harvest table in The Stop’s 3,000 square-foot organic greenhouse at the Green Barn. The focus will be on local, organic food. All the veggies/herbs in the meal will come from the greenhouse itself.
The Stop Community Food Centre’s Green Barn - Monday, February 9, from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m.
$200 including taxes and gratuity
416-652-7867 ext. 250

Dining in the Dark
Dining in the Dark is an evening that will take participants on an exciting culinary journey with only their senses to guide them. A six-course prix-fixe menu featuring diverse and exciting tastes from some of the best culinary regions in Spain, and wine from the country’s largest winemaker - "Torres," will heighten and stimulate the senses as guests enjoy each course blindfolded.
Embrujo Flamenco - Tuesday, February 3 at 7 p.m.
$85 plus taxes and gratuity

Artisanal Brewers at Todmorden
In the 19th century, the residents of the village of Todmorden provided beer, paper and bricks to the growing city of Toronto. Beer lovers can immerse themselves in Toronto’s history, sampling artisanal beers created in the Todmorden brewery tradition. Each ticket entitles guests to a choice of eight pairings of craft beer produced by Ontario craft brewers and food created by local Toronto restaurants as well as a complimentary souvenir tasting glass.
Papermill Gallery at Todmorden Mills Museum - 67 Pottery Rd., Saturday, February 7, from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m.
$50 plus taxes and gratuity

The Culinary Series is part of Winterlicious presented by American Express. Winterlicious is part of Toronto's WinterCity Festival presented by RBC. A celebration of culture, creativity and cuisine, WinterCity is 3 festivals in 1: the WOW! Series at Nathan Phillips Square, the Warm Up Series at Toronto’s cultural and tourist attractions, and the ever-popular restaurant promotion, Winterlicious presented by American Express.

For more information about all three streams of WinterCity programming and other events produced by Toronto Special Events, call Access Toronto at 416-338-0338 or visit

Toronto is Canada’s largest city and sixth largest government, and home to a diverse population of about 2.6 million people. It is the economic engine of Canada and one of the greenest and most creative cities in North America. In the past three years, Toronto has won numerous awards for quality, innovation and efficiency in delivering public services. Toronto’s government is dedicated to prosperity, opportunity and liveability for all its residents.

Media contact:
Giannina Warren, Economic Development, Culture and Tourism, City of Toronto, 416-395-7318,



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