Summerlicious Returns to Toronto July 6-22, 2018

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Cafe Boulud at The Four Seasons Hotel Toronto
Cafe Boulud at The Four Seasons Hotel Toronto

Summerlicious returns to Toronto from July 6-22, 2018. This annual festival features Toronto restaurants offering prix fixe lunch and dinner menus. The foodie event provides a great opportunity to try restaurants you wouldn’t otherwise visit. Below are some Summerlicious 2018 menus that have me tempted:

Cafe Boulud at The Four Seasons Hotel Toronto
Cafe Boulud at The Four Seasons Hotel Toronto

Cafe Boulud at Four Seasons Hotel Toronto

Cafe Boulud at the five-star Four Seasons Hotel Toronto is under the helm of French celebrity chef Daniel Boulud. The three-course lunch at Cafe Boulud is $33 plus tax and gratuity and includes vegetarian options. Reserve by calling 416-963-6000. The lunch courses are:

Appetizers: Heirloom Tomatoes OR Nicoise Salad OR Chilled Pea Soup
Entrees: Cold Meuniere OR Tarragon Chicken OR Tarte Fine
Desserts: Apricot Financier OR Cherry Parfait OR Chocolate Cake

The three-course dinner is $55 plus tax and gratuity and features:

Appetizers: Heirloom Tomatoes OR Nicoise Salad OR Chilled Pea Soup
Entrees: Salmon OR Beef Short Ribs OR Tarte Fine
Desserts: Apricot Financier OR Cherry Parfait OR Chocolate Cake

Batch Pub at 75 Victoria Street, Toronto
Batch Pub at 75 Victoria Street, Toronto

Batch

Enjoy good food and Batch’s own crafted beer at this new microbrewery/pub at 75 Victoria Street, 416-238-1484. This is quickly becoming downtown Toronto’s favourite brewpubs. Batch’s three course lunch at Summerlicious 2018 is $23 plus tax and gratuity and includes:

Appetizers: Mini Cornish Pasty, Branston pickle, cilantro sprouts OR Chilled Grape and Watermelon Soup with Seabuckthorn, borage cress OR Goat Curd Mouse with Blackened apple, candied hazelnut, watercress
Entrees: Smoked Pork Belly with Summer squash, broad beans, mint, wild blueberry and maple gastrique OR Roasted Chili Prawns with Young mango and cantaloupe salad, smoked peanuts, shado benne (Vietnamese cilantro), nam prik OR Spinach Parpadelle with Blistered cherry tomato sauce, fresh herb persillade, grano padano crisp
Dessert: Burnt Almond Lemon Posset Meyer lemon curd, Saskatoon berry compote
OR Glazed Apple Fritter with Sour cream glaze, spiced shortbread crumble OR
PB&J Ice Cream Sandwich with Roasted peanut butter cookie, strawberry sorbet, berry compote

The three course dinner is $33 plus tax and gratuity and features:

Appetizers: Mini Cornish Pasty, Branston pickle, cilantro sprouts OR Chilled Grape and Watermelon Soup with Seabuckthorn, borage cress OR Ontario Blue Cheese with
Roasted squash puree, pickled shallots, toasted almonds, amaretto and IPA vinaigrette
Entrees: Shepard’s Not Pie with Beer braised lamb, roasted turnips, aged Welsh cheddar potato gratin, tomato conserva OR Sea Bass with Sprouted lentils, ponzu butter sauce, cucumber and watercress salad OR Spinach Parpadelle with Blistered cherry tomato sauce, fresh herb persillade, grano padano crisp
Dessert: Burnt Almond Lemon Posset Meyer lemon curd, Saskatoon berry compote
OR Glazed Apple Fritter with Sour cream glaze, spiced shortbread crumble OR
PB&J Ice Cream Sandwich with Roasted peanut butter cookie, strawberry sorbet, berry compote

Luma

Luma is part of the Oliver & Bonacini Hospitality Group and offers fine, innovative dining in sumptuous surroundings. Luma is located at 350 King St. W., 2nd floor at the TIFF Bell Lightbox. Call 647-288-4715 to reserve for Summerlicious 2018. The three-course lunch is $28 plus tax and gratuity and includes:

Appetizers: ARUGULA SALAD (vegetarian) nectarine, goat cheese, almonds, honey dressing
OR Grilled Boneless Sardines with chorizo and breadcrumb crumble, citrus and parsley sauce OR Marinated Tuna Poke with pineapple, jicama, pickled red onions, charred jalapeño dressing OR Luma Chopped Salad (vegetarian) cucumber, carrot, beetroot, blue cheese dressing OR Orange, Ginger & Carrot Soup (vegan) mint chutney
Entrees: Baked Hake with herb and mustard crust, smashed potato, grilled asparagus
OR Pulled Barbecue Pork Sandwich with house pickles, broccoli slaw OR Fresh Spaghettini (vegetarian) with asparagus, stracciatella, pesto, chilies, pine nut crumble
OR Grilled Chicken Thighs with yoghurt marinade, lentils, cherry tomato, spinach, herb salad OR Roasted Salmon with charred zucchini, smashed potato, caramelized cipollini onion dressing
Dessert: Strawberry Shortcake (vegetarian/local) with dulce de leche, vanilla crème fraîche, mint OR Whipped Goat Cheese (vegetarian/local) with herbs, stewed rhubarb, super seed crackers OR Chocolate Panna Cotta with cherry compote, hazelnut brittle

The three-course dinner is $43 plus tax and gratuity and includes:

Appetizers: ARUGULA SALAD (vegetarian) nectarine, goat cheese, almonds, honey dressing
OR Grilled Boneless Sardines with chorizo and breadcrumb crumble, citrus and parsley sauce OR Marinated Tuna Poke with pineapple, jicama, pickled red onions, charred jalapeño dressing OR Luma Chopped Salad (vegetarian) cucumber, carrot, beetroot, blue cheese dressing OR Orange, Ginger & Carrot Soup (vegan) mint chutney
Entrees: Baked Hake with herb and mustard crust, smashed potato, grilled asparagus
OR Grilled Calamari with warm tomato, green olive, caper and green bean salad, hummus dressing OR Grilled Chicken Breast with yoghurt and spice marinade, lentils, tomato, spinach & herb salad OR Super Beef Burger 4 oz patty, sticky beef brisket, havarti, truffle parmesan fries OR Fresh Spaghettini (vegetarian) with asparagus, stracciatella, pesto, chilies, pine nut crumble OR Roasted Salmon with charred zucchini, smashed potato, caramelized cipollini onion dressing
Dessert: Strawberry Shortcake (vegetarian/local) with dulce de leche, vanilla crème fraîche, mint OR Whipped Goat Cheese (vegetarian/local) with herbs, stewed rhubarb, super seed crackers OR Chocolate Panna Cotta with cherry compote, hazelnut brittle

Hope you are able to get out to try some great Toronto restaurants for Summerlicious 2018. Let me know in the comment section where you’re going for Summerlicious.

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