Toca. Come Sundays, the hotel offers up an indulgent brunch that, at $79, is one of the priciest in town. Originally introduced for special occasions, brunch grew into a regular affair due to its popularity. Drawing high society and the hoi polloi alike — along with, yes, tourists — the New Year is the perfect excuse for a hedonistic spread."> Toca. Come Sundays, the hotel offers up an indulgent brunch that, at $79, is one of the priciest in town. Originally introduced for special occasions, brunch grew into a regular affair due to its popularity. Drawing high society and the hoi polloi alike — along with, yes, tourists — the New Year is the perfect excuse for a hedonistic spread." />

Drink This: a classic Bellini from Toca


Published:

Toca's Bellini (Image: Karolyne Ellacott)

The holidays aren’t over yet. We’re still desperately clinging on to them while letting loose at the Ritz-Carlton’s restaurant, Toca. Come Sundays, the hotel offers up an indulgent brunch that, at $79, is one of the priciest in town. Originally introduced for special occasions, brunch grew into a regular affair due to its popularity. Drawing high society and the hoi polloi alike — along with, yes, tourists — the New Year is the perfect excuse for a hedonistic spread.

Along with the extensive selection of eats (think charcuterie, salmon, pancakes, eggs done every which way and, of course, a chocolate fountain), guests can opt to sip on mimosas or Bellinis (which are included in the price of brunch) while tucking in.

We opted for the Bellini, a traditional breakfast cocktail that originated decades ago at Harry’s Bar, a favoured Venetian haunt of Orson Welles and Ernest Hemingway. The owner was apparently quite taken with Giovanni Bellini’s paintings, naming his concoction after the artist. Toca’s version is classic, featuring Prosecco poured over either a white peach or a mixed berry purée. To the New Year!  

Toca at The Ritz-Carlton, 181 Wellington St., 416-585-2500

For more must-try Toronto cocktails, check out our Pinterest page

 

Edit Module

Join the conversation and have your say by commenting below. Our comment system uses a Facebook plugin. Please note that you'll have to turn off some ad-blockers in order to see the comments.

Edit Module

Follow us on Twitter @PostCity for more on what to eat, where to shop and what to do in Toronto.

Edit ModuleShow Tags

You may also like...

Rose and Sons transformation is deli-cious

Rose and Sons transformation is deli-cious

Restaurateur and chef Anthony Rose is changing Rose and Sons into a delicatessen.
Posted 3 days ago
10 hot restaurants we can't stop talking about

10 hot restaurants we can't stop talking about

These are the restaurants you need to check out right now.
Posted 4 days ago
Restaurant Review: BlueBlood's lavish castle backdrop can't save the steakhouse from mediocrity

Restaurant Review: BlueBlood's lavish castle backdrop can't save the steakhouse from mediocrity

Joanne Kate from Post City's Best 100 Restaurants checks out Casa Loma's "fancy steakhouse".
Posted 4 days ago
16 Italian restaurants in Toronto will be participating in Giro d'Italia starting this Thursday

16 Italian restaurants in Toronto will be participating in Giro d'Italia starting this Thursday

The Italian restaurant answer to Winterlicious, Giro D’Italia, runs from February 15-25.
Posted 6 days ago
Edit ModuleShow Tags
Edit ModuleEdit Module