If Prada can bring its Marchesi 1824 bakery to London and Gucci can have an Osteria in Florence, why can’t Toronto Fashion Week serve up another edition of Style Plate?
TFW’s most salivatory series is back, in its third season now, for a bigger, better and tastier iteration starting September 1. Alongside other activations such as Style Art, runway shows, and speaker panels, Style Plate will shine a spotlight on the food and beverage experts of downtown Toronto’s Bloor-Yorkville neighbourhood.
More than participating 10 restaurants and bars have created fashion-themed drinks and dishes that will help take the edge off a day of fashion (or cap off a fun night out!). Celebrating the best of Canadian fashion, mixologists from Yorkville haunts including Amber, Bar Reyna, d|bar, Figures, Sofia and STK have crafted special TFW-themed cocktails, while the talents at Cibo, ONE and Palm Lane have concocted both a feature dish and signature cocktail. Plus, if you’re a fan of bubbly, take note: Trattoria Nervosa will offer half price Prosecco throughout Style Plate.
Meanwhile, The Hazelton Hotel is going all out by partnering with William Ashley and Majesty’s Pleasure for an exclusive Toronto presentation of High Tea with jewelry designer Hania Kuzbari on September 4. The high tea is a throwback to fashion days past, when parlour-style presentations were held in private and intimate settings for prospective shoppers and members of the press. According to Kuzbari, who has shown at London Fashion Week, even the treats will be inspired by her bauble designs, giving new meaning to “in good taste.”
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Amber, 119 Yorkville Ave
Amber will offer a featured cocktail
Bar Reyna, 158 Cumberland St
“The Cherry Supernova” (Havana Club 7-year old rum, house-made cherry, clove and cinnamon syrup, and completed with three dashes of orange bitters)
Cibo, 133 Avenue Rd
“Je Ne Sais Quoi” (Tanqueray Malacca, Contratto Bianco, cucumber, fresh lemon)
+ Tagliatelle Natasha
d|bar, 60 Yorkville Ave
“This is Bespoke” (Brandy, whiskey, LBV Port, Sherry, lemon oleo, earl grey tea, whole milk)
Figures, 137 Avenue Rd
“Blue Steel” (Ciroc, Aperol, berry cordial, Blue Curacao, airCiroc)
One, 116 Yorkville
“Red Carpet Rocket” (Levenswater Spring 34 Gin, garden rocket, Forelle pear simple syrup, lime juice)
+ P.E.I Beef Carpaccio
Palm Lane, Yorkville Village
Fashion Week Survival Kit consisting of a salad or bowl (choice of 3), a smoothie (choice of 3), and an energy shot.
Sofia, 99 Yorkville Ave
“Rouge Affection” (Ketel One botanical peach and orange blossom vodka. Aperol, passion fruit puree, sorrel syrup, Sūpāsawā, and Prosecco)
STK, 153 Yorkville Ave
“The Cucumber Stiletto” (Belvedere, St-Germain elderflower liqueur, muddled cucumber and mint)
The Hazelton Hotel, 118 Yorkville Ave
In partnership with William Ashley, fine jewelry designer Hania Kuzbari hosts an exclusive high tea event inside the Yorkville Room on September 4 at 4 p.m. VIP guests will experience an intimate parlour-style presentation where Hania herself will take you through the artisan pieces.
Trattoria Nervosa, 75 Yorkville Ave
“Must Be Nice” (Hennessy, lime juice, fresh mint, ginger beer)
+ 50% off Prosecco for Toronto Fashion Week ticket holders