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Shangri-La Hotel, Toronto Celebrates the Holiday Season With Festive Offerings

Shangri-La Hotel, Toronto Celebrates the Holiday Season With Festive Offerings

November 25, 2015 –Shangri-La Hotel, Toronto invites guests, both adults and children alike, to celebrate the festive season by indulging in culinary offerings beginning December 1st. Guests wanting to enjoy the magic of the season with holiday inspired fare can experience the popular return of the Nutcracker High Tea, and, later in the month, experience Christmas Eve Dinner, Christmas Day Brunch and Christmas Day Dinner including the option of a five course tasting menu. The hotel will end 2015 with a New Year’s Eve Dinner and a themed “Speak Easy” party featuring an open seafood, cheese and charcuterie buffet and live entertainment in the Lobby Lounge. We invite you to ring in 2016 with a New Year’s Day Brunch.

 

Nutcracker High Tea 

Inspired by the Nutcracker ballet, Executive Chef Damon Campbell and his team of expert pastry chefs have created a new Nutcracker High Tea menu with themed Nutcracker pastries inspired from the dances in Act II of the ballet where the young heroine Clara and the prince are crowned rulers of the “Land of Sweets”. These themed pastries include: the “Spanish Dance” a dark chocolate cinnamon crémeux, almond anise polvorones and white turron blando; the “Arabian Dance” a coffee cardamom crème diplomat, date molasses cake and phyllo honey crisp; the “Chinese Dance” an imperial dragon well tea cream, mandarin gelée, chestnut purée and green tea sponge; and the “Russian Dance” a Russian style gingerbread, condensed milk mouse and peppermint meringues. Other menu items include a selection of finger sandwiches: roasted turkey with cranberry preserve on herb country bread, honey baked ham with caramelized onion on dark rye, as well as favourites like Atlantic lobster and herb mayonnaise on brioche bun and truffle poached egg salad on granary bread. To finish on a sweet note, guests can savour selected tea cakes and scones served with clotted cream, house-made berry jam and “Bee-Wall” honey harvested from the hotel’s new beehive installation located on the third floor garden terrace, while sipping tea chosen for a menu of over 75 premium selections. A vegetarian option Nutcracker High Tea menu is also available.

 

The Nutcracker High Tea, which launches on December 1st, is priced at CAD$44 per person or CAD$22 per child and is served daily from 2:00 to 5:00 p.m. in the Lobby Lounge where the hotel’s official Christmas Tree resides adding to the festive ambiance. The Nutcracker High Tea service will be accompanied by live performances from performers such as award winning pianist, Thompson Egbo-Egbo, the recipient of the Duke of Edinburgh Gold Award in the province of Ontario.

 

 

Christmas Dining at Bosk 

Dining highlights of the season in Bosk, the hotel’s signature restaurant, include Christmas Eve dinner starting at 5:00 p.m. for CAD$99 per person featuring chef Campbell’s five course tasting menu with items ranging from Foie Gras Mousse with fermented concord grape, candied walnut and maple to appetizing entrées such as the Wagyu Beef Strip Loin or the Alaskan Sablefish to name a few. Guests may also select a three course prix fixe dinner starting at 5:00 p.m. for CAD$85 per person with a choice of chef’s signature seared Quebec Foie Gras or Heirloom Beet and Burrata salad to start, followed by a choice of entrée such as the seasonal Slow Roasted Organic Turkey and to finish, a choice of dessert such as the “B-Wall” Honey Poached Pears. On Christmas Day, guests can gather for a two course brunch from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. for CAD$55 per person (for an additional CAD $7, guests can indulge in a dessert of their choice such as a selection of ice cream and sorbet). The Christmas Day three course dinner can be enjoyed for CAD$85 per person or CAD$130 (includes wine pairings) starting at 5:00 p.m. or chef’s five course tasting menu for CAD$99 per person or CAD$140 (includes wine pairings).

 

Guests can complete the magical season with the New Year’s Eve four course tasting menu starting at 5:00 p.m. for CAD$99 per person or CAD$174 per person which includes wine pairings. A seven course meal is also available starting at 8:30 p.m. for CAD$175 per person which includes a glass of champagne or CAD$275 which includes wine pairings. The seven course meal menu includes a choice of chef’s signature Caviar Donut paired with a glass of Tattinger Brut NV Champagne from Reims, France or his Yazu Sashimi paired with a glass of Ronco del Gelso Riesling 2013 from Alto Adige, Italy or the Butter Poached Nova Scotia Lobster paired with Stratus White 2012 from the Niagara on the Lake or the Roasted Ontario Duck Breast paired with Churton Pinot Noir 2010 from Marlborough, New Zealand to name a few. Reservations can also be made for private parties in bosk’s private dining room based on availability.

 

New Year’s Festivities 

Guests can toast to the end of 2015 and ring in the New Year in the Lobby Lounge which will feature a “Speak Easy” themed party with live performances by local contemporary artists and bands with a midnight countdown and champagne toast. Guests can purchase “Speak Easy” tickets which include a seafood, cheese and charcuterie open buffet at 8:00 p.m. starting at $188 per person.  On New Year’s Day guests can begin 2016 with a three course brunch from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. starting at CAD$55 per person.

 

For more information or to make reservations, please call 647-788-8888 or email boskreservations.slto@shangri-la.com. For online reservations please visit http://www.opentable.com/bosk-at-shangri-la-hotel-toronto.

*All prices are exclusive of gratuity and HST.

 

  

MEDIA CONTACTS:

Kerry Connelly                                              

Director of Communications                         

Shangri-La Hotel, Toronto                             

Tel:  (647) 471-6318

E-mail: kerry.connelly@shangri-la.com         

 

 

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Hong Kong-based Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts currently operates over 95 hotels with a room inventory of over 40,000.  Shangri-La hotels are five-star deluxe properties featuring extensive luxury facilities and services.  Shangri-La hotels are located in Australia, Canada, mainland China, Fiji, France, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, Maldives, Mauritius, Mongolia, Myanmar, Philippines, Qatar, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Sultanate of Oman, Taiwan, Thailand, Turkey, the United Arab Emirates and the United Kingdom.  The group has a substantial development pipeline with upcoming projects in Australia, mainland China, Cambodia, Indonesia, Malaysia, Saudi Arabia and Sri Lanka. For more information, please visit www.shangri-la.com.

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