Summerlicious is back, running from August 12 to 28:
The top price for a prix-fixe lunch is $55, dinner $75 – higher than previous iterations of the event, but not surprising given the inflationary environment.
I see that several “high end” establishments that participated in the past are not on this year’s list: Canoe, Bymark, Auberge du Pommier.
This looks good, if a little pricey.
Turkish food at Flame Food. $48 lunch, $65 dinner.
I figure, with a $10 drink, tax and tip, the $65 dinner is now $100 including tax and tip. Hope Licious helps the restaurants fill their seats, but I’m thinking there won’t be too many bargains this year.
I’m curious which restaurants do summerlicious takeout.
Summerlicious/Winterlicious was good, and good value, the first few years of its existence (2003-2005), with many participating restos showing off their best, most innovative dishes. But it rapidly declined into just another prix fixe, with most restos offering a bland choice of chicken or salmon mains, standard-issue starters, forgettable desserts, and at times with shrunken portions compared to the same items on the main menus. At best, in my experience, you’ll get a free dessert out of your prix fixe money. If anyone knows of a resto that goes above and beyond the call of Summerlicious duty, I’d be intrigued to hear about it.
Agree with this assessment. Current roster of menus is not inspiring. The O&B 'licious offerings in the past were really excellent - Canoe was the gold-standard and was a tough seat to get for very obvious reasons. They had excellent 'licious menus and didn’t compromise their standards.