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November 17, 2005
WinterCity culinary events
  
Back by popular demand for 2006, Winterlicious is offering a series of unique
culinary events — the perfect gift for this upcoming Holiday season. American
Express ® Cardmembers can go to the Front Of The Line ® to buy tickets on
November 23, 2005. Tickets for the Winterlicious Culinary Experiences will be
available to the general public starting November 24, 2005. Events include:

  • SpaLicious Winter Getaway at the Park Hyatt
    Park Hyatt’s SpaLicious Winter Getaway features a Stillwater Manicure, Deluxe
    Pedicure and a specially-created Winterlicious Vichy Treatment accompanied by
    Annona’s prix-fixe Winterlicious lunch or dinner menu. To complete the
    Winterlicious experience guests can stay overnight at the Park Hyatt Toronto
    for an additional $199! Room rate is available only to Park Hyatt SpaLicious
    Winter Getaway participants.

    Date: January 27 – February 9, 2006
    Venue: The Stillwater Spa, Annona Restaurant, Park Hyatt Hotel
    Price: $318 with lunch or $323 with dinner plus taxes and gratuity.
    Reservations: 416-926-2387

  • Winterlicious Cooking Demonstration at Calphalon Culinary Center
    A specially-created three course cooking demonstration by the Calphalon
    Culinary Center Chef. Guests will learn to prepare and sample special dishes
    they can re-create at home and share with
    family and friends. Guests will have a chance to meet the Chef, ask questions,
    take home recipes and receive a special gift from Calphalon.

    Dates: January 27 to February 9, 2006
    Venue: Calphalon Culinary Center, 425 King St. W.
    Price: $50 (includes taxes and gratuity)
    Tickets: 416-847-2212 http://www.CalphalonCulinaryCenter.com

  • Winter Dine Around at the Distillery District
    Starting at Pure Spirits, guests will enjoy champagne and oysters. The
    Distillery trumpeter will accompany guests sipping mulled wine or cider on
    their walk through to The Boiler House for plated appetizers. Entrée while
    enjoying the sounds of a jazz band. A glass of red or white wine or
    non-alcoholic beverage will served with the meal. Dessert will follow in the
    Distillery Canteen with a sweet and savory buffet. Dining and Dancing until 12
    a.m.

    Dates: Saturday, January 28, 2006 & Sunday, January 29, 2006
    Venue: Distillery District Restaurants – Pure Spirits, Distillery Canteen and
    Boiler House
    55 Mill St.
    Price: $75 (plus taxes and gratuity)
    Tickets: 416-203-2121 http://www.theboilerhouse.ca

  • Guilty Pleasures II: Fashion + Food = Fabulous!
    This exciting prix-fix fashion brunch has all the makings of a not to be missed
    style experience. Shop through racks of cool Canadian designer clothing
    including exclusive limited editions, hot winter and spring trends and he most
    gorgeous accessories in town. A fabulous door prize will be up grabs and
    everyone walks away with a decadent goody bag compliments of Elle Canada! This
    is the perfect gift idea for a mom/daughter duo or a fun day with your
    girlfriend. Proudly presented by The Drake Hotel, Elle Canada and the Toronto
    Fashion Incubator.

    Date: Saturday, January 28, 2006, 11 am and 1:30 pm
    Venue: The Drake Hotel, 1150 Queen Street W
    Price: $30 plus taxes and gratuity
    Tickets: 416-531-5042 x 113 http://www.thedrakehotel.ca

  • Guest Chef from Spain
    Robert Bragagnolo is a Canadian born chef currently residing on the island of
    Mallorca, Spain for the past four years where he has been cooking at Read’s
    Hotel and Restaurant, noted as one of the best restaurants in Spain and
    recently awarded a Michelin Star.

    Date: January 30 – February 4, 2006
    Venue: Lobby Lounge & Restaurant, 192 Bloor St. W.
    Price: $60 plus taxes and gratuity
    Tickets: 416-929-7169

  • Moroccan Delights at the Sultan’s Tent
    Enjoy “Fez Royale” cocktail, a Sultan’s Tent creation, followed by a
    four-course premium menu featuring French Moroccan cuisine. Guests will be
    entertained by a spectacular belly dancing performance.

    Dates: Tuesday, January 31 / Wednesday, February 1 /
    Tuesday, February 7 / Wednesday, February 8, 2006
    Venue: The Sultan’s Tent, 49 Front St. E.
    Price: $60 (plus taxes and gratuity)
    Tickets: 416-961-0601

  • Chef’s Table with Didier Leroy and Jonatan Lome
    An intimate dining experience with renowned French chef Didier Leroy and Azure’
    s Chef de Cuisine Jonatan Lome. The evening will begin with a welcoming
    cocktail reception at the Azure bar, followed by a four-course menu accompanied
    by specially selected wine pairings. Guests will have the opportunity to
    interact with the chefs as each course is prepared right in front of them.

    Date: Wednesday, February 1, 2006
    Venue: Azure Restaurant, InterContinental Toronto Centre, 225 Front St. W.
    Price: $125 (includes taxes and gratuity)
    Tickets: 416-597-8142

  • Taste of Liberty
    Experience the grandeur and opulence of the Liberty Grand Ballrooms while
    enjoying live entertainment and samples of world class international fare.

    Date: Thursday, February 2, 2006
    Venue: Liberty Grand, 25 British Columbia Road, Exhibition Place
    Price: $50 plus taxes and gratuity
    Tickets: 416 542-3789 http://www.libertygroup.com

  • Gospel Brunch at the Rosewater Supper Club
    Guests will enjoy an array of southern delicacies as they listen to an
    award-winning gospel choir.

    Date: Sunday, February 5, 2006
    Venue: Rosewater Supper Club, 19 Toronto St.
    Price: $50 plus taxes and gratuity
    Tickets: 416-214-5888 http://www.libertygroup.com

  • Creative Fusion at Hart House
    A celebration of creativity in all its forms — food, wine, art, theatre, music
    — set in the grandeur of Hart House’s Great Hall and the serene winter beauty
    of an open air courtyard.

    Date: Thursday, February 9, 2006
    Venue: Hart House, University of Toronto, 7 Hart House Circle
    Price: $60 (includes taxes and gratuity)
    Tickets: 416-978-8849 http://www.uofttix.ca


    WinterCity hotel accommodations make it easy to plan a winter getaway in
    Toronto. Book your stay with one of our two WinterCity hotel partners. The
    Toronto Marriott Downtown Eaton Centre package from $249 includes overnight
    accommodation, a 3-course prix-fixe Winterlicious dinner for two at JW’S
    Steakhouse, breakfast for two at the Parkside Restaurant and parking. To book
    this package call 1-800-905-0667 and ask for code: PKGW. The Courtyard by
    Marriott Downtown Toronto package from $179 per room, per night includes full
    buffet breakfast for two at Yonge Street Grille and valet parking. To book
    this package call 1-800-847-5075 and ask for code PKGV. Some restrictions
    apply, see website for details.

    For more information on WinterCity and other events produced by Toronto Special
    Events, call Access Toronto at 416-338-0338 or visit
    http://www.toronto.ca/special_events.


    Media Contact:

    Grant Ramsay
    Toronto Special Events
    416-395-7318
    gramsay@toronto.ca



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