Burlington is quickly becoming known as a culinary destination with so many great restaurants, pubs, cafes and more! We are excited to showcase Burlington food & drink all year round. What started as a prix-fixe dining program twice a year now features Burlington restaurants and eats all year long with blog posts, event updates, directory of restaurants and more! Of course our prix-fixe dining program will continue twice each year.
Here’s how Taste of Burlington came to be: in March of 2008, Tourism Burlington invited local restaurants to meet with representatives from Tourism, Burlington Downtown and Aldershot Business Community to discuss how to increase awareness of Burlington as a dining and culinary destination.
From that initial meeting it was suggested that a committee be struck to look into the feasibility of offering a Prix Fixe Dining Program. This type of program has successfully been offered by a number of cities including Toronto (Winterlicious & Summerlicious), Oakville (part of Fabulous February – Taste of Downtown Oakville), and Bronte (Brontelicious).
Committee members came together from Tourism Burlington, Aldershot BIA, Burlington Downtown and local restaurants to develop and design the program. A Taste of Burlington encourages residents and visitors to dine in one or more of our many dining establishments and enjoy new culinary experiences. The program began in July/August 2008 with 12 restaurants participating. It has grown with each successive program with 41 restaurants that participated in the 2019 winter program. We have had wonderful support from our community, our partners and our restaurateurs as we worked to establish Burlington as a culinary destination.
Taste of Burlington runs as a prix-fixe program twice each year in February/March and again in August/September (October in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic), with restaurants across the city offering a prix fixe dining menu for lunch/dinner; with lunch offered at $15,$20 or $25 and dinner at $30, $35 or $40. However, the rest of the year we promote Culinary programs and events in and around Burlington, such as Burlington Food Tours, E-A-T, Lakeside a la Carte and more!