Luxury Travel: Four Seasons Toronto

It’s rare that one has the opportunity to experience a destination, luxury hotel – in the heart of their own city. The Four Seasons Hotel Toronto, soaring 55 storeys in Toronto’s most glamorous quarter, blends warm sophistication with spectacular design.

This weekend, my family will be embarking on a family staycation at the Four Seasons. Here, we’ll enjoy family-friendly amenities without sacrificing refinement; we’ll explore the city’s most lavish surroundings while making lasting memories. On our agenda: a romantic dinner for mom and dad (sans kids!) at Café Boulud; an in-room family movie night; breakfast in bed; an aromatherapy massage at The Spa  for mom while dad and the kids enjoy the pool; lunch at d|bar, and more. Follow #FamilyTravelCA on Twitter as I chronicle our adventures in luxury family travel.

Before I pack, I wanted to share with you a little “taste” of what’s in store for us at Café Boulud tonight. My husband has followed the career of Chef Daniel Boulud for years; a renowned Michelin-starred French chef and restaurateur, he effortlessly pairs the cosmopolitan flavours of Toronto’s diverse cultures with classic and contemporary French dishes. On the menu –

CRISPY DUCK EGG with button mushrooms, glazed onions, smoked bacon and parsley.

Cafe Boulud 1SEARED ALBACORE TUNA with spring radish, edamame, yuzu vinaigrette and katsuo mirin spice.

Cafe Boulud 2RISOTTO OF SPRING HERBS with sheep’s milk fromage frais, wood sorrel, peas, and fines herbs.

Cafe Boulud 3SHELLFISH PAELLA with spanish fried rice, mussels, clams, chorizo, gulf shrimp, squid and saffron aioli.

Cafe Boulud 4GRANDVIEW FARM CHICKEN with roasted breast, stuffed leg, ricotta gnudi, white onion, & sage jus.

Cafe Boulud 5GRAPEFRUIT GIVRÉ with sesame halva, rose loukoum and grapefruit sorbet.

Cafe Boulud 6I unearthed the above photos from the twitter account of @CafeBouludTO. Now would be a great time to follow them – but only if you’re into a blend of classic and contemporary fine cuisine. (Or enjoy looking at gastronomic perfection.)