TORONTO — The recently redesigned Matisse Restaurant & Bar has been unveiled at the Toronto Marriott Bloor Yorkville Hotel, featuring globally inspired cuisine made with fresh local ingredients.

Designed by executive chef Michael Picken — previously of the world-renowned Gleneagles Hotel — the innovative new Nosh menu features small sharable nibbles such as grilled-cheese toasties with sriracha and crisp apple; parmesan-cheese lavash with beet-hummus, olive oil and fig balsamic; and jumbo shrimp with garlic and herb butter, served with baguette. Local craft beer is available on tap alongside the hotel’s signature Bourbon ‘smoke-infused’ Old Fashioned, featured in the just-launched Marriott Bourbon Program and mixed by one of Matisse’s expertly trained bartenders.

Matisse’s intimate layout incorporates a warm contemporary design and plush lounge-style seating with Henri Matisse artwork highlighted throughout the space. An elegant private dining room is available for group events. Its expansive interior is dominated by a sleek transformed lobby bar situated outside the restaurant doors and designed to inspire an upbeat and social atmosphere.

The new Marriott Greatroom concept — where the traditional lobby area blends into Matisse — gives guests the opportunity to munch and sip some of the finest foods and drinks, with the flexibility of remaining in the lobby to lounge, commune or simply people watch.

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here