With the dismal weather outside I need every motivation possible to leave the warmth of my bed. While I usually hibernate through February, the one event that does get me out the door is Winterlicious. This year is no exception and I’ll be visiting an old favourite along with two new spots (or at least new to me) to kick off 2017. This year’s event runs from January 27th to February 9th. Lunch prices are $18, $23, $28 (same as last year) and dinner prices are $28, $38, $48 ($3 higher than last year). Links to my previous years’ guides can be found here Winterlicious 2016, Winterlicious 2015 and Summerlicious 2014.

Where I’ll Be:

  1. Auberge du Pommier – $48 Dinner / French / The “fancy” dinner
  2. Leña – $48 Dinner / Spanish / The “date night” dinner
  3. La Societe – $48 Dinner / French / The “girls night” dinner


  • Lunch – I’m looking for tantalizing menus that are similar or even more appealing relative to the dinner menu
    1. Auberge du Pommier (Past Review) – $28 Lunch / Canadian / I would order Terrine, Salmon and Chocolat
    2. Canoe (Past Review) – $28 Lunch / Canadian / I would order Foie Gras Parfait, Wild BC. Keta Salmon and Sticky Toffee Pudding
    3. Miku (Past Review) – $28 Lunch / Japanese / I would order Miku Zen, Miku Signature Aburi and Green Tea Opera
Winterlicious 2017
  • Dinner – I’m looking for great atmosphere, interesting menu items and best value
    1. Nota Bene – $48 Dinner / Contemporary / I would order Quebec Venison Foie Gras Terrine, Seabass and Artizanal Cheese Plate
    2. Bestellen (Past Review) – $38 Dinner / Steakhouse / I would order Chicken Liver Pate, Flat Iron Steak and House-Made Tiramisu
    3. Drake Hotel – $38 Dinner / Canadian / I would order Butternut Squash Soup, Pan Seared Trout and Apple Pie
Winterlicious 2017
  • Good for Groups – I’m looking for a variety of choices, easy parking/access and a spacious dining area
    1. Azure (Review to come) – $28 Lunch / Canadian / I would order Squash and Pear Soup, Lumache with Gorgonzola Sauce and the Tiramisu Parfait
    2. Lisa Marie – $28 Dinner only / Contemporary / For dinner I would order Tuna Ceviche Nachos, Seoul Fried Chicken and Oreo Cheesecake
    3. Luma (Past Review) – $23 Lunch / Contemporary / I would order Butternut Squash Soup, Steak Sandwich and Le Cendrillon
Winterlicious 2017

Check out all of my past Licious event reviews for more ideas and recommendations.  

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