Saturday, February 03, 2007

Port Credit's Harbourlicious

The fourth year of Winterlicious is taking place currently, part of WinterCity, this is an event that allows upscale and trendy restaurants to offer three-course Price Fixe lunches and dinners, typically $15-25 for lunches and $25-35 for dinners. It is an interesting concept, driven partly as an attempt to drive up business in the lean winter months, when people are more likely to want to cocoon in their homes, avoiding the cold and snow, until spring and its accompanying warmer weather arrives. I would like to see some sort of Autumnlicious/Harvestlicious event, the same sort of deal, but featuring locally grown fruits and vegetables when they are at their peak in the Fall. Following in the success of Winterlicious, some restaurants are difficult at best to get seatings, Port Credit, located on the shores of Lake Ontario mostly along Lakeshore Boulevard in south Mississauga, has introduced an event they call Harbourlicious, which runs much longer than the two weeks of its Toronto counterpart, it runs from February 1 to March 17, some 45 days. There are lots of events going on during this event, theme nights like Mardi Gras and St. Patrick's Day; Corkless Mondays, where the restaurant pays the corkage fee when you bring your own wine; live music; a Chocolate Lover's brunch; and, of course, the three-course Fixed Price meals. Participating restaurants include Breakwater Restaurant; The Crooked Cue; The Pump House Grill Co.; Snug Harbour Seafood Bar & Grill; The Brogue; Lake Effect Patio Bar & Grill; and ten Restaurant & Wine Bar. I must confess that most of these restaurants I have never even heard of, I live close to this area, but have never ventured down to the Lakeshore to check out the local restaurants and happenings. Perhaps this event will pry me out of my own personal cocoon.


Port Credit Business Association said...

Hi Mike, I do hope you will come and experience all Port Credit has to offer any time of year. We boast lovely shops, great dining, entertainment 7 nights a week in our night spots and we are located on the City's beautiful waterfront along the Waterfront Trail. I am the General Manager of the local business association. Check out my blog, which is a blatant promotion of the area I love and the site for all the details about the village on the lake.
Regards, Ellen Timms

Leann said...

just stopped in to say I like your blog.thanks for the good resips you put on.God bless.

Mike said...

You're welcome, Leann. Hope the recipes work out for you.