In the Spotlight, December 19
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The Senator Restaurant Dresses Up for Dinner
A new look, a new chef, and a new Senator are ready to serve you dinner tonight. Under the masterful watch of chef Andrew Taylor (Langdon Hall, Sequoia Grove), the Senator is announcing a brand new dinner menu inspired by Canadian classics and the youthful spirit of Downtown Toronto.
The Senator has always been known for the highest quality food at the most amazing prices. Toronto has been enjoying our locally sourced ingredients, hand squeezed juices, and house-smoked salmon for more than 80 years (making the senator the undisputed oldest restaurant in Toronto). The Senator is bringing those same principles to a totally revamped dinner menu inspired by modern technique, old world dishes, and Senator classics.
Highlights include an Ontario Beet and Chicory Salad with apple cider pumpkin seed vinaigrette and pomegranate ($8), Chicken Pot-Au-Feu with roast parsnip, carrot, fennel, roasted potato and salsa verde ($18), Braised Boneless Shortrib of Beef with mash, honey-mustard glazed root veg ($18) and the tried and tested 8 oz Cumbrae Naturally Raised Beef Burger served with Hand Cut French Fries, Sautéed Onions, Tomato and Lettuce ($15).
Our BYOB policy also makes every meal feel like hosting dinner at home. For the more adventurous, there are one-of-a-kind cocktails such as the East India (St. Remy Brandy, Kraken Dark Rum, Chambord Raspberry Liqueur, Triple Sec, Maraschino Liqueur, Bitters), craft beers (Highlander Scottish Ale, Beau’s Lug Tread, St-Ambroise Pale), and our totally original “Chocoholics”; lightly alcoholic milkshakes inspired by 1920s soda jerks (S’more Like It - Marshmallow Vodka, Organic Peanut Butter, Organic Honey, Vanilla Ice Cream, Sheldon Creek Organic Milk, and Chocolate Syrup)
The Senator isn’t changing, but it’s learning some new tricks and with $8 apps and desserts, and $18 mains, it’s possible to eat well here, and to eat here often.
The Sen has been a Toronto landmark for over 80 years, come join us for our next, delicious chapter!
More About the Senator
The Senator is Toronto’s oldest restaurant, dating back to the 19th century when it was just a house at 249 Victoria. Since then, the Senator became a Toronto landmark under the guidance of Bobby Sniderman. Bobby purchased the Senator in 1984 after a successful run at Sam the Record Man. The Senator has always focused on the highest quality ingredients like Cumbrae’s Farms Beef, organic milk from Sheldon Creek Dairy, fresh-squeezed orange juice, home-made stocks, sauces, and batters, and a commitment to only use organic wherever possible. The Senator is entering the digital age with an expanded social presence and a whole new look. Learn more about the Senator at: thesenator.com, Facebook, Twitter, and more.
Please Contact Peter Moscone for Inquiries 416-909-6461 or email@example.com
What's New in Downtown Yonge
Join the ‘Swingalong Saturday Brunch’ at Jazz Bistro, in support of Daily Bread Food Bank and CBC’s Sounds of the Season
Jazz Bistro, the home for jazz in the city, presents their Swingalong Saturday Brunch this weekend and for the next four Saturdays - November 30, December 7, December 14, and December 21, in support of Daily Food Bank and CBC’s Sounds of the Season.
We invite holiday revelers of all ages to come and join popular jazz and cabaret singer Jenni Burke, for a songs of the season swingalong. Admission to the Swingalong is $5 or, free with a non-perishable food item.
You can also enjoy a great meal from Chef Brad Macdonald’s new brunch menu both delicious and reasonably priced.
Jazz Bistro Swingalong Saturday Brunch from 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm - Saturdays’ November 30, December 7, December 14, and December 21.
Make your reservations today by calling 416.363-5299. For further information about Swingalong Saturday Brunch and our upcoming schedule of great jazz talent, visit www.jazzbistro.ca. For the jazz fans on your list, a Jazz Bistro Gift Certificate is a thoughtful idea.
Hockey Day in Toronto
On Saturday, January 11th, we are hosting Hockey Day in Toronto. The Ryerson Rams Men's Hockey Team face-off against the visiting University of Waterloo Warriors at 2:30 PM. Tickets to the Men's game will also be valid for the Women's game at 7:30PM. The women host their cross town rivals, U of T Varsity Blues. The first 2,000 fans will receive a Hockey Hall of Fame 2 for 1 Admission Voucher. We'll also be giving away a pair of Toronto Maple Leafs tickets courtesy of Molson, and a ton of other great prizes.
Grand Opening of RBC at Yonge & Gerard on January 28, 2014
To Do in Downtown Yonge
THE CHRISTMAS STORY at the Church of the Holy Trinity captures the true spirit of the Holiday season
The Holiday Season fast approaches and that meanssoon it will be time for THE CHRISTMAS STORY at the Church of the Holy Trinity (right beside the Eaton Centre). The cast of Angels, Shepherds, Kings and Singers - even an infant Baby Jesus! - are ready to remind you of the most important message of Christmas. Plays December 6-22, 2013 (Fri-Sat-Sun).
A cast of more than 100 volunteer performers from across the city - many of who return year after year - join with professional choral musicians and organist to tell this ages-old story through mime, narration, and song. Beautiful costumes, dramatic lighting design and the majesty of the Holy Trinity Church (an 166 year old architectural treasure in its own right) bring a special magic to this not-to-be-missed Nativity experience.
The story of the Nativity is told through a series of narrated scenes linked by beautiful organ music and carols from an unseen choir. Close to 100 volunteers, including babies who take turns playing the role of baby Jesus, perform in one of two casts. The Church of the Holy Trinity, a 166-year-old architectural treasure, brings its own charm to the presentation.
Time: 4:30 pm matinees: December 21 & 22.
7:30 pm evening shows: December 20, 21 & 22
Admission: Reservations recommended. Suggested donation: Adults $20, Children $5.
Location: The Church of The Holy Trinity, 19 Trinity Square, Toronto (beside the Eaton Centre)
More information: http://www.holytrinitytoronto.org