Savour the world's flavours in the heart of the city as the Toronto Marriott Bloor Yorkville invites you to the table at their redesigned Matisse Restaurant & Bar

TORONTO, Nov. 2, 2016 /CNW/ - Bon Appetite! Get a taste of the world's most delectable culinary trends without leaving the city at the recently redesigned Matisse Restaurant & Bar and newly unveiled "Greatroom" at the Toronto Marriott Bloor Yorkville Hotel. Globally inspired cuisine using fresh local ingredients and an artistic approach to food preparation is what Executive Chef Michael Picken—previously at the world-renowned Gleneagles Hotel—brings to the table.

The innovative new Nosh menu features small sharable nibbles such as grilled cheese toasties with sriracha and crisp apple, parmesan cheese lavash with beet hummus olive oil and fig balsamic, or sample the jumbo shrimp with garlic and herb butter served with baguette to soak up the flavourful juices. Travel the world with your tastebuds as you hop from one sumptuous dish to the next: Succulent Pan Seared Mahi Mahi reimagined in a fresh turmeric & lime broth; Savoury Vegetable Korma bathed in rich South Asian flavours like cardamom, coconut and toasted almond; and our Pacific Coast-Inspired Grilled Atlantic Salmon steeped in fresh flavours like coriander, green onion and edamame complimented by a soy ginger dressing. Experience a culinary getaway within your getaway or travels.

And be sure to make time to relax and enjoy a little nightcap! Cheers to the good life with a local craft beer on tap or sip on the hotel's signature Bourbon 'smoked infused' Old Fashioned, featured in the just-launched Marriott Bourbon Program and mixed by one of Matisse's expertly trained bartenders.  Regular live entertainment will be on the roster along with signature events curated for the selective tastes of Marriott guests.

Matisse's intimate layout incorporates a warm contemporary design, plush lounge style seating with Henri Matisse artwork highlighted throughout the space. An elegant private dining room is available for group events. Its expansive interior is dominated by a sleek transformed lobby bar situated outside the restaurant doors and designed to inspire an upbeat and social atmosphere. Marriott is proud to be "connected"- with free WiFi, USB and electrical outlets built within the lounge furniture. Marriott's goal is to create an environment where guests can disconnect, even if for a short time, and leisurely enjoy the presentation and flavours of their meals, while taking in the exquisite surroundings without interruption.

Always a step ahead in creating luxurious yet comfortable spaces for their guests, Toronto Marriott Bloor Yorkville is thrilled to introduce the Marriott Greatroom concept—where the traditional lobby area blends into Matisse—giving visitors the opportunity to munch and sip some of the finest foods and drinks, with the flexibility of remaining in the luxurious lobby to lounge, commune or simply people watch.  

The Marriott Greatroom integrates and activates their public space to meet the needs of todays' traveller—combining work, relaxation and play; a simple and welcoming approach for guests.

The Marriott Hotels brand is in the midst of a massive transformation, evolving everything from hotel design to associate training.  The Toronto Marriott Bloor Yorkville represents this evolution, echoing the sentiment that guests value personalized experiences and creativity.  Last year, Marriott Hotels introduced delighted travelers with its mobile innovations global roll-out, its industry-pioneering two-way chat feature Mobile Request on the Marriott Mobile App. Guests and travel enthusiasts can visit www.travelbrilliantly.com to experience the countless ways Marriott Hotels continues to innovate to meet the needs of today's travelers.

For more information or to get a look at our new look and feel please browse through the hotel's website. To get a taste of our new flavours, reserve your table with Matisse.

Media can also schedule Interactive Food Demos or interviews with Executive Chef Michael Picken.

About the Toronto Marriott Bloor Yorkville
The Toronto Marriott Bloor Yorkville Hotel offers a luxurious welcome with more than 250 guestrooms and suites, exciting international dining and more than 12,000 square feet of function space. Guests can see all the best sights from the their upscale Bloor Street location -- the hotel is near the Royal Ontario Museum, the University of Toronto, the Art Gallery of Toronto and Yorkville's premier shopping district. Business travellers, meanwhile, can look forward to inspired meetings within the 12 modern and flexible event rooms outfitted with high-speed Internet access, audiovisual services and delicious catering. A fitness centre, sauna and business centre encourage visitors to feel at home, and the hotel's Matisse Restaurant and Bar gives them a taste of the world. The restaurant uses local ingredients to craft globally-inspired dishes. At the end of the day, visitors can unwind in some of the most well-appointed guestrooms among Yorkville, Toronto hotels. They feature designer duvets, iPod docks, 42-inch televisions and plug-in panels for seamless connectivity.

About Marriott Hotels
With 500 hotels and resorts in more than 50 countries around the world, Marriott Hotels is evolving travel through every aspect of the guest's stay, enabling the next generation to Travel Brilliantly. Boldly transforming itself for mobile and global travelers who blend work and play, Marriott leads the industry with innovations, including the Greatroom lobby and Mobile Guest Services that elevates style & design and technology. All Marriott hotels participate in the award winning Marriott Rewards frequent travel program that allows members to earn hotel points or airline miles for every dollar spent during each stay. For more information, visit www.MarriottHotels.com.

SOURCE Marriott Hotels & Resorts Canada

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For further information: Alicia Bodanis, Director of Sales & Marketing, Toronto Marriott Bloor Yorkville, T: 416.515.2574 | E: alicia.bodanis@marriottbloor.com

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