When travelling, it’s one of those things you’d like to take for granted: finding a world-class restaurant in the hotel where you are staying. Because whether you’re enjoying a romantic dinner à deux, or meeting colleagues for drinks and a brainstorming session, your hotel’s preferred dining options should be stellar ones. Look for a warm environment, an innovative menu and of course, an avant-garde chef.
Look no further than the Intercontinental Toronto Yorkville.
Savour marvellous cuisine and stylish settings within each of the restaurants and bars at this acclaimed Toronto Yorkville hotel. Choose from the award-winning Signatures restaurant, which features seasonally inspired International and Mediterranean fare served in a sleek, colourful atmosphere; the swanky, see-and-be-seen Proof Vodka bar; and SkyLounge, an outdoor patio tapas restaurant which was selected as the best patio in Toronto.
And what do the three eateries above have in common – besides their convenient location inside the Intercontinental Toronto Yorkville? The restaurants are all under the watchful eye, talented hands and culinary artistry of Chef Andrew Frastacky.
Pictured above: Marinated octopus and tomato salad, with black olive crumble, baby basil and olive oil. The octopus is tender, melt-in-your-mouth divine with the correct amount of acidity for a perfectly balanced bite. I’ve dreamt about this dish at least a few times per week since our visit in March. Chef Andrew prepared a tasting menu for the #FamilyTravelCA crew, and I’m pleased to take you through some of my favourite dishes today, all of which will be featured on their NEW Spring/ Summer 2015 menu. (more…)