1 Hotel Toronto, one of Toronto’s top hotels, is celebrating the holiday by bringing together the best local purveyors for an outstanding selection of seasonal offerings. The property will also host 12 Days of Festive, a combination of free and ticketed community events encouraging families and residents to gather together this season.
Come Christmas Day and Boxing Day, 1 Kitchen Toronto highlights Canadian suppliers with a festive prix fixe menu. The highly inventive, low-waste menu begins with a delicious chicken liver pate appetizer, followed by a beet and scallop corn toast, and for the main, a savoury beef cheek with honey nut squash, gooseberries and yellow foot chanterelles. To finish off the meal, Chef Jose Matamoros has created an incredible zero-waste carrot cake using the vegetable in three ways to ensure nothing goes to waste.
Inspired Holiday Cocktails
Tis’ the season to sip on winter warmers in the cozy comforts of Flora Lounge. 1 Hotel Toronto’s lush lobby bar, Flora Lounge, invites guests to cozy up at its fireplace and indulge in a limited-edition festive cocktail menu. Cocktails include sweet, savoury and sustainable options such as:
Snow Angel: a reimagined and sustainably made vegan espresso martini with Flor de Caña 12-Year Rum, the first carbon-neutral rum on the market. This take on an espresso martini uses Bluestone Lane coffee, a cardamon star anise simple syrup and chai-infused almond milk foam, which provides a perfectly balanced sweet and spicy cocktail.
Nutcracker: a light and refreshing cocktail using organic eggnog and Flor de Cana 12-year rum shaken to perfection with toasted marshmallow syrup and topped with nutmeg.
Sleigh Away: those looking to satisfy their sweet tooth can indulge in this innovative creation with candy cane-infused Dillon’s vodka with Briottet cacao liqueur, Baileys and a splash of milk. To top it off, whipped cream and a sprinkle of crushed candy cane is added for an extra sweet touch.
New Year’s Eve
Whether celebrating with friends or with family, 1 Hotel Toronto serves as the perfect spot to ring in the new year in the heart of the King West neighbourhood.
1 Kitchen Toronto for family-friendly fun
Calling all young families looking to celebrate but who won’t make it to midnight. 1 Kitchen Toronto, will have a countdown to 10:30 pm that will feature a delectable prix-fixe four-course menu for parents to indulge. The menu features a Castelfranco radicchio salad, a bison tartare with shitake mushrooms, a Cornish hen escabeche, and a steamed corn cake with Amarena cherries, gouda cheese and shiso ice cream for dessert. Children have the option to order from an a la carte menu featuring the restaurant’s most beloved menu items.
Harriet’s Toronto Studio 54 Countdown
Soak up panoramic views of the Toronto skyline from the hotel’s 16th-floor rooftop, Harriet’s Toronto. Themed Studio 54. Surrounded by incredible vistas, guests will have the chance to have fun and dance the night away with performances. They will enjoy sipping on a complimentary glass of bubbly as DJ Michel Brack counts down to midnight while spinning all evening.