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.


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