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A few weeks ago, I was totally spoiled and had the opportunity to experience a Winterlicious lunch at the Four Seasons Hotel followed by a Winterlicious dinner the next day at the Toronto Hyatt Regency on King.

From January 30 to February 12, more than 200 of Toronto’s top restaurants are offering three-course prix fixe menus at one of three price categories:

Lunch:   $18  |  $23  |  $28

Dinner:   $25  |  $35  |  $45

There’s still time to pick up the phone and secure reservations of Winterlicious and I do hope that you would consider both of these restaurants!!

Here’s my (brief) review of my Four Seasons Winterlicious lunch at Cafe Boulud:

Cafe Boulud doesn’t disappoint when it comes to service, atmosphere or execution. For some reason, I had never been to the new Four Seasons before but I would certainly return!! I even dressed up for the occasion which is not something I usually do.

Please click on this link to check out their Winterlicious menu!

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b) Toronto Hyatt Regency Winterlicious Dinner:

Again, I was treated to exceptional service. There’s no question there’s value in any Winterlicious meal at a hotel!! Please click on the link to read more about their Winterlicious menu.

hyatt - winterliciousNow – go pick up the phone and make a reservation.

Toronto Hyatt Regency:  370 King St. West, Toronto,  416-963-6000

Four Seasons – Cafe Boulud: 60 Yorkville Ave, Toronto 416 964-0411

Happy Winterlicious!!

Discloure: Both meals were complimentary however all opinions are my own.

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When I saw this restaurant, the first thing that came out of my mouth was “what happend to my favourite furniture store”. You see, Destingo has replaced a furniture store that I use to check out. Not sure if I ever bought anything but I certainly did like this store.

When I told this to our charming waiter..he replied “well now we can become your favourite Italian restaurant”. Cute reply.

Here’s why I would recommend this restaurant:

Destingo offers their patrons SPACE. I love the fact that your table isn’t two inches from the table next to you!! Plus there’s an open kitchen for foodies like me who like to see the chefs in action (when I’m not eating…of course)

destingo - space

We tried a lot of food that was well executed, fresh and flavourful.

Top Left: Bruschetta, Top Right: Mussels in a wine sauce

Bottom Left: Grilled Calamari  Bottom Right: Toasted Farro Salad ( a good choice – not something you see on a lot of menus)

I must say that the Grilled Calamari was the biggest calamari I’ve ever eaten. It was an appetizer but seriously it was the size of a main dish!! #tastystuff.

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We continued eating (can you believe?).

On the left: Spaghetti Di Mare

Top Right:  Seafood Alla Destingo Bottom Right: Veal Scallopini.

All these dishes were winners. Not joking.

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The food was so good that we even made room for dessert.

Top: Panna Cotta, Bottom: Tiramisu

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I can’t say enough about the warm friendly service either. Our waiter was friendly, attentive and knew his stuff!!

One last thing: As I was writing this blog post, I noticed that Destingo is participating in Winterlicious. Click here to see the menu that they are offering.

Many thanks to Destingo for reaching out to me to review this restaurant. I can’t wait to return.

For Further Information:

Destingo 741 Queen St. West, Toronto ON  Tel: 647.748.3113

Twitter: @DestingoToronto


Instagram: DestingoToronto

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