My birthday was on April 3rd and like many of you will have guessed I spent the entire day eating. First stop was lunch at Aria. I then met Mike at 6:30pm for celebratory drinks and munchies at Toca Bar, Toronto’s Ritz Carlton. I had wanted to pop in for a drink here for some time. Mike and I actually came to visit in the winter but he felt so deflated when he realized the bar was on the main floor and not on some stunning rooftop patio. Toronto really does lack a rooftop patio culture. Some of the favorites I have visited are Kuala Lumpur’s stunning Trader Hotel and Seoul’s Hamilton Hotel which hosts notorious summer pool parties.
The wee Toca Bar patio which sits hidden off Wellington Street has a delightful view of Roy Thompson Hall. I thought the service was exemplary and house made bar bites were a real treat. The mixologist here is at the top of his game!
Bar Mix Trio
potato chips, candied bacon, fried capers
La Pomme Quebecoise
calvados, pineapple puree, tabacco syrup, cava
Brunch at Tiffanys
bitter beach infused cointreau, sparkling wine