Completely revamped space and menu, complemented with a new chic bar and café now welcome locals and travellers
TORONTO, Sept. 6, 2017 /CNW/ – Nestled in Le Germain Hotel, Toronto’s original boutique-hotel in the heart SoKi (South of King), Victor Restaurant has emerged from an extensive makeover. The new concept serves approachable classics while a new cafe and bar complement the offer, in a chic yet warm setting of this neighborhood go-to destination.
“After the 123-hotel guest rooms were beautifully redecorated last year, the time is right for Victor to write a new chapter,” says Hotel General Manager Nicolas Lazarou.
Victor’s new Look
Remodeled by DesignAgency, an award-winning design firm based in Toronto, the team was inspired to create a modern interpretation of the classic, comfortable American-style brasserie. Victor’s highly fluid space now comprises a stunning dining area, an intimate bar, and a coffee-and-breakfast café; each integrates with the other to transition seamlessly with the further-redesigned hotel lobby for a lively feel.
The newly expanded Victor seats 60, with a glass-walled dining room reaching two-storeys high, to complement the open-plan design. The eye-catching 700-square-foot twisted gold metal hanging light fixture and meandering banquettes create an intimate and romantic effect. The restaurant, bar and café are replete with timeless and luxurious details with soft, rich colours, authentic wood and peacock leather. Historic homages come in antique-bronze accents, frosted amber mirrors, playful concrete tiling and soft Salisbury-green table tops. A semi-private table nestled into a discreet alcove is a coveted favourite.
“Victor’s new concept blends the look and flavours of great New York brasseries. It will be the perfect place to have some oysters and a beer before the game, or celebrate good times with friends and family,” adds Michael Sullivan, Director of Food and Beverage and restaurant partner. “Our goal is to make Victor not only a great hotel restaurant for guests, but also make it a cozy and familiar neighbourhood spot to come to any time for a great meal and a drink in a beautiful setting.”
The revamped Victor Restaurant menu is relatable and enticing. From festive seafood towers to 36 oz. Tomahawk steaks and award-winning house-ground Victor Burger, Executive Chef Lanny MacLeod’screations are soulful and rich in nostalgia.
New Victor Bar
With its sophisticated and intimate vibe, the new Victor Bar will delight cocktail enthusiasts, offering a curated wine list and classic cocktails with entertaining names such as ‘The Orange Dictator’ and ‘Mercer Boulevardier’, a nod to the street address. There is even Negroni on tap, a new fun way of serving this all-time favourite cocktail.
New Victor Café
The white wood paneling and pastel colours of the new Victor Café gives the space a cheerful, casual feel. Accessible from the hotel and Mercer Street, the luminous café serves comforting hot beverages and homemade pastries such as lemon tart, dark chocolate cake, and cheesecake by the hotel’s multi-award-winning Pastry Chef Martin Gouthro. Delicious take-away sandwiches and salads are perfect for those on-the-go, while a communal table equipped with convenient power outlets allows locals and hotel guests alike, to work while sipping on high-end fresh roasted coffee.
Bring Victor Home
Responding to popular demand from guests, Chefs Macleod and Gouthro have launched their own home pantry range. Finishing salts made from herbs grown on the hotel’s rooftop garden, Macleod’s strawberry sriracha sauce, and Gouthro’s homemade jams, marmalades and a variety of granolas are now available for purchase.
For Every Occasion
The new-look Victor is also where breakfast for hotel guests and locals is now served. Perched on the mezzanine, above Victor, ‘The Hatley‘ has become a unique event space for up to 100 guests. The versatility of this and other Le Germain Hotel Toronto event spaces enables the hotel to cater receptions large and small.
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About Le Germain Hotel Toronto
Located at 30 Mercer Street in the heart of the Entertainment District, Le Germain Hotel Toronto and Victor Restaurant is within walking distance of the financial district, the Rogers Centre, the CN Tower, Ripley’s Aquarium and Metro Toronto Convention Centre.
About Le Germain Hotels
As the first boutique hotel in Canada, Le Germain believes in the value of staying small and intimate. Whether in Calgary, Toronto, Montreal, Quebec City, Charlevoix, or soon Ottawa, we ensure that guests are welcomed warmly and continue to enjoy attentive, personalized service throughout their stay. And it all comes wrapped in an elegance matched only by the timeless appeal of our stylish, carefully designed rooms.
About Group Germain Hotels
Group Germain Hotels is a family-run business that owns and operates Le Germain Hotels and Alt Hotels across Canada. Ranked as one of Canada’s 50 Best Managed companies, Group Germain Hotels is renowned for the impeccable warmth and style that characterizes its hotels. Since opening its very first property in 1988, the 1000 staff members of Group Germain Hotels have welcomed a multitude of guests, totaling nearly 4 million overnight stays to date. Visit www.groupegermain.com and www.legermainhotels.com.
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