Yesterday I participated in one of my favourite traditions: avoiding all things Super Bowl related. Luckily, for me, there were plenty of other things to do in Toronto. I began my afternoon by heading down to one of my favourite Toronto landmarks, the Reference Library, for one of my favourite new annual events, the Toronto Tea Festival. I love tea, and I love how much of it is available in this city. I love that there are so many tea shops here, beyond the chains, with such a variety of flavours, and I love that this festival brings them all together in one place. Is there a better way to spend a cold Toronto day?
If sampling all the tea Toronto has to offer is my ideal way to spend a cold winter’s day in the city, then dining out for Winterlicious with friends is my ideal way to spend a cold winter’s night. Winterlicious has become one of my favourite Toronto traditions. It gives me something to look forward to after the Christmas festivities have ended and the reality of another Canadian winter is setting in.
Over the years I’ve tried countless restaurants that I wouldn’t normally visit, either because the regular menus are too pricey, or because they’re not located in the neighbourhoods where I usually hang out. Last night I went with some friends to Destingo, on Queen West. I probably wouldn’t have gone there if it weren’t for Winterlicious, and you know what? I would have missed out on a fabulous dining experience! So, huzzah for Winterlicious! The food and service were excellent. The decor and atmosphere were lovely. Best of all, they were extremely generous with the bread. I’d like to go back. Maybe not during a snow storm, though.