Savour the Tastes of Winter

December 1, 2017

 

Snow falls; ice forms on your windows and windshield; the thermometer plummets. How do you handle the incoming cold? Why, by going out on the town and treating yourself to a delicious dinner of course! A Canadian doesn’t hibernate— we celebrate the wintery air and frosted panes with good food and good friends. Make this winter the season of taste, and sample the many flavours of South Georgian Bay.

Nothing makes a holiday shopping trip like a lunch break or leisurely dinner to end you day of searching for that perfect gift for your special someone. Downtown Collingwood offers an array of sumptuous dishes and delicacies. Whether you’re an adventurous foodie or have a favourite classic meal, there’s something for the whole family to enjoy. Take your sweetheart out for Pranzo— a Long Italian Dinner—at Azzurra, an authentic Italian ristorante. Or take a trip to Tuscany without ever leaving the Town limits at Brunello at 27 on Fourth, featuring signature bruschetta and fresh pasta. Tesoro rounds out the selection of Italian offerings in Collingwood’s historic downtown.

Enjoy the ambience of the Strand, a piano bar featuring a menu distinctly influenced by modern French cuisine, located in the historic former Bank of Montreal building.   The Huron Club offers an eclectic menu that ranges from upscale casual to uniquely elegant.

Have a snow day and curl up with the newspaper or a good book at any of the numerous cafés in Downtown Collingwood. Experience the fusion of old-world charm meets trendy espresso bar at The Espresso Post.  Have a coffee while you check out the new vinyl at Mad Dogs Coffee and Vinyl Café.  Support ethical practices with an organic, fair trade coffee from the Creemore Coffee Studio and then catch up with an old friend over lattes & scones at The Lethal Buzz.  The only way to enjoy the winter is with a steaming cup of cocoa, a cozy fire and good company; these charming coffee shops invite you and your family to stop by for a well-deserved break.

Looking for authentic British fare, try Fish &Sips. Bent Taco and Baked and Pickled offer authentic Mexican for something different.  Feed your soul at Sol Kitchen, featuring the very best of local fare.   Something else?  Try Ali’s Kitchen for true Indian offerings or Sushi Hon for fresh sushi … always ready to enjoy at your leisure or take out for a treat at home.

Tired of cooking for the extended family or throwing a holiday party for the whole staff? Make it simple and have it catered! Host your annual Christmas party at the Cabin Bistro or the Tremont Café, inviting locales with a casual elegance and gourmet fare. Prefer the ambience of your own home? Throw a party for a small gathering of friends, and let them marvel at your holiday décor over fine dining provided by one of the many restaurants who offer catering. Instead of a long dinner event for your club, why not host a fashionable luncheon? Don’t spend your energy slaving away in the kitchen; socialize with your guests, and take the stress out of party planning with any of these delectable catering options!

Collingwood offers a wide selection of international treats, from seafood to British fare, Italian dining and Chinese dishes. What do they have in common? Quality. Local chefs inspire and amaze patrons every day, while the atmosphere of each eatery is as enchanting as it is special and unique. So raise your glass to the snow falling outside and embrace the tastes of winter—good food makes for a good year.

 

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