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Dec 15, 2008 02:15 PM

WINTERLICIOUS -- is out, new price ranges

Winterlicious begins Jan 30 -- new price ranges go up to $30 lunch and $45 dinner...any takers?

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  1. Interesting... I was just reading an article in Saturday's Star about how Toronto restauranteurs (eg. Marc Thuet and Marc McEwan) are dropping prices. In fact, if I remember correctly, Thuet is now offering a $48 four-course menu. In that context, a $45 Winterlicious meal doesn't seem too appealing...

    The article, if anyone's interested:

      1. I don't think that's outrageous, but it is getting pretty high. Generally speaking in guidebooks they say 50+ is considered very expensive. My bigger problem is that less than half of the restaurants that participate in Winterlicious don't have food that commands that price point, so it's no longer really a deal.

        Toronto's great at taking really awesome ideas and driving them into the ground

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        1. re: stephen.p

          "Toronto's great at taking really awesome ideas and driving them into the ground"
          Well said ($15 corkage fee is a prime example of that), why do we have to make an event out of prix fixed menus? The Summer/Winterlicous are dreadful for both the staff and the customers. People would be much happier skipping the bruschetta and grilled salmon and order what they really want. I one really wants to save money, just go to Chinatown.

        2. I just scanned the list quickly. It looks like some like Canoe are offering the $30/$45 price point, but much more than half seem to be offering dinner at the usual $35 and some at $25. Had a really good experience with Crush last Winterlicious and they're offering a $35 dinner that looks to be worth that.

          1. Most of the ones I've enjoyed in the past have jumped to $45, with what appear to be skimpier menus.