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Winterlicious 2011 menus are out

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    1. Thanks. We were able to go to 3 Summerlicious 2010 lunches and enjoyed the experience. This is a great promotion for Toronto's restaurant scene.

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      1. re: T Long

        Haven't been for Winterlicious, but Mistura didn't skimp on ingredients or portion size during Summerlicious. I'd return to Mistura for Winterlicious.

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        Mistura
        265 Davenport Rd, Toronto, ON M5R1J9, CA

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        1. Boring and cheap choices everywhere. Only place remotely decent is Pangea. 4 choices of apps, entrees and desserts. No cheap chicken breast or seared salmon!!!

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          1. re: Charles Yu

            The menu at Toula is using some nice ingredients, has anyone eaten there recently? I remember Andrea Bargnani saying it was his favourite Italian restaurant in the city...but then pro athletes are often not exactly epicures.

            1. re: childofthestorm

              I went to Toula last year or possibly the year before for Winterlicious and it was uniformly terrible -- everyone's dish was just awful. But perhaps they've stepped up their game as a result of past failures? The menu sounds good, certainly.

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              Toula
              1 Harbour Square, Toronto, ON M5J 1A6, CA

              1. re: Jacquilynne

                Just too many negative reviews (not just Chowhound) of Toula to take a chance on...off my list for now.

                1. re: T Long

                  Yeah, "uniformly terrible" is not making me rush to the phone to place a reservation!

                  1. re: childofthestorm

                    I remember last year's menu was lobster pasta or something like that ... and ordered it. One word - blech. Ingredients aren't everything .........

              2. re: childofthestorm

                Went to Toula last year also - I think that they are simply not equipped to handle the volume that they commit to Winterlicious. Based on trusted friends reviews on non-Winterlicious visits, I'd avoid altogether.

                Menu sounded great last year too, but the execution just isn't there.

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                Toula
                1 Harbour Square, Toronto, ON M5J 1A6, CA

              3. re: Charles Yu

                Went to Pangea several years ago and it was the worst 'Licious experience I've had out o about a dozen: poor food and very slow and hostile service.

                1. re: evansl

                  Pangea is my last licious experience. I remember there was only maybe 1 or 2 mains available on their regular menu, the others were all out. The service was so bad that we left before the food came.

              4. Folks, like most -licious related threads, this one has already headed down the road to general complaints about the -licious events, which really doesn't help anyone eat better. We've cleaned a number of posts out of this thread, and would ask that people try to keep things focused on the specifics of restaurants and menus.

                If you have specific restaurants you've tried and liked (or disliked) in the past, if you've gone through the menus and picked out some restaurants that look like they're serving interesting dishes or (once Winterlicious starts) if you've tried any of the menus and want to comment on them, please go ahead and post.

                But if you just want to talk about how much you hate -licious events in general, we'd ask that you take a step back from this thread, and leave the discussion to the specifics of what's likely to be good or bad this year. Thanks.