Where to take your clients: Café Boulud
Where: Four Seasons Hotel Toronto, 60 Yorkville Ave., Toronto, ON
What: Restaurant, French Brasserie
The Yorkville hot spot at Four Seasons Hotel Toronto has been reinvented as a lively brasserie, with a new menu focused on French classics and a comfortable, relaxed atmosphere.
An imaginative collaboration between Chef Daniel Boulud and Chef De Cuisine Sylvain Assié, the menu’s soulful fare is rooted in the farm-to-table experience both chefs grew up with in France. Classic rotisserie is the star here, with chicken, sea bass, lobster and lamb all cooking over the open flames of a gleaming top-of-the-line Rotisol, made in the largest and oldest rotisserie factory in France. Sure bets include the famous Frenchie Burger and Crispy Calamari, and for the more exploratory eaters, the Quenelles de Brochet and Caille en Sarcophage.
Award-winning designer Martin Brudnizki, the man behind the interiors of chic and buzzy destinations such as The Ivy, Soho Beach House Miami and its restaurant Cecconi’s Miami Beach, has redesigned the space to give it a cozy, playful energy. Incorporating elements like a wraparound bar and intimate low-banquette seating, the “new” Café Boulud is equally intimate for business lunches and classic French dinners, just steps away from the Mink Mile.