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Winterlicious Family Lunch at Canoe Adventure (Review) & Outfit of the day =)

In Toronto every January there is ‘Winterlicious’ which is a culinary celebration of sorts that happens all around the city. Basically many Fine dining upscale restaurants that are normally too pricy for the average person to eat at have ‘Prix Fixe’ Menus at a discount. Me and my sister decided to treat my parents to a family Luncheon at Oliver & Bonacini’s Canoe. It was a great deal! For $25 a person, we got to have a 3 coarse meal in one of the nicest upscale restaurants in the city.

Before the Restaurant Review I just wanted to share some awesome things as we were making our way downtown.

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It was quite cold outside today and since we were taking Transit and walking i decided that I would need to bundle up a bit.

So here is my Outfit Of the Day:

  • Oversized Teal Scarf – Forever 21
  • Royal Blue knit Sweater – Forever21
  • Grey Pinstripe Shorts –  got from HongKong
  • Baby Thermal Leggings(under the Navy ones) – American Apparel (Keeps me very warm! and I got them for $5 Each!!!)
  • Cable Knit Navy Leggings – Forever21
  • Teal 1 Button Blazer (not shown) – Forever 21

I also wore some cute and girly suede boots with a ruffle and bot on the top which weren’t shown in the picture but looked very chic! Unfortunately  I didn’t realise till later that one of the heel pads for the  was worn down which made my feet unstable and made my ankle hurt quite badly. That was a super fail =(

Other than that I’m proud of my winterized outfit. I didn’t feel cold which is GREAT because I usually always feel cold and I loved the blue especially in the wintertime – It really helps pick up my mood. I hate boring dreadful colours in winter so i always try to be extra colourful.

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There happened to be this Ad on the train on the way to Union Station.

I noticed the Girl before the text. and the first thing I thought was VULCAN. I guess I truly am a huge nerd to think that a serious advertisement about depression like this is comical.

I ended up taking a picture for instagram stating:

“Your unhappy because its hard life being accepted as a half #vulcan half human. Those feelings are normal.#nerd #startrek”

This was an ad geared towards Spock. He does have a hard time with his feelings. especially because his human side and vulcan sides are constantly battling inside his mind. And what better way to get his attention than to put a pretty vulcan lady there to catch his eye.

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While we were waiting at union station to meet up with my sister I ended up buying a Honey Vanilla Tea Latte from Second Cup. I’ve never tried it before, and I was very happy I got it.

It was the best Latte I’ve ever had in my life! I usually get my Lattes with soy and this one definitely tastes amazing with soy =) I am in love!

We Finally got to Canoe!

It’s located in the TD Building on 66 Wellington St. W on the 54th floor. I’ve never really been in such a high sky rise before to be honest. The elevators travel so fast! In 5 seconds my ears popped twice and we went from the lobby to the 42nd floor. It’s such an elegant restaurant but casual enough so that everyone feels laid back and comfortable. I thought the fact that the restaurant  was in a building was kind of awkward but once we got in and I saw the view I understood why.  I’m very happy we chose to go at lunchtime so we could see everything in the beautiful daylight.

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Here is what I ended up getting from the wonderful menu:

Sheep's Milk Quark

Sheep’s Milk Quark with Baby Greens, Beet Reduction & Crisps

Maple Braised Willowgrove Pork

Maple Braised Willowgrove Pork with Orcchiette, Crackling, Kale and Oak Gouda

Spiced Chocolate Panna Cotta with Marshmallow & Graham Cracker Crumb

Spiced Chocolate Panna Cotta with Marshmallow & Graham Cracker Crumb

Everything that we all ate was just heavenly! 

My Cheese appetizer was creamy and light and airy. It was not heavy an went well with the different vegetable chips that accommodated it. The beet Reduction was sweet and it was plated beautifully.

My Pork Pasta was portioned out perfectly. Not too much pasta, and a good amount of creamy and tender pork. Everything in this dish complimented each other and was cooked perfectly. I almost never order pasta at restaurants because they tend to overcook the pasta till mushy – I’M VERY PARTICULAR ABOUT MY PASTA! But this definitely was the best pasta I’ve ever eaten.

The Chocolate Dessert was a perfect texture and taste. It wasn’t too sweet and the sauce and marshmallows were on another level!

For $25 before tax for all that, plus the great view from the top floor and the beautiful scenery it was well worth that money. Not to mention very pleasant and efficient service. I would have paid  more than $50 easily for all that. What a bargain! 

It may be too late to make a reservation for whats left of winterlicious this year but i completely recommend that everyone look into it for next year, as well as this years summerlicious! You will not be disappointed!

For more information on Winterlicious click here! 

For more information on Oliver & Bonacini Canoe  click here!

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