DAVID LEE’S NEW DIRECTION
Chef David Lee's Nota Bene restaurant in Toronto will be closing its doors at the end of the year after a decade-long run at Queen Street West and University Ave. The final service will be on New Year’s Eve, but diners won’t have to wait long to see what will open next. Lee, together with Chase Hospitality Group, announced that the space will be home to a new Planta concept set to open in spring 2019. Lee says he is excited for this next phase. “We are sharing this news with sincere gratitude for all that we have been able to accomplish during a decade of Nota Bene, everything that has led us to this evolution and with immense excitement for the next phase of the journey,” he says. The new Planta location will continue to provide an elevated experience, but this menu will be inspired by Asia. This will be Planta’s third location in Toronto, after Planta Burger (4 Temperance St.) and the flagship location (1221 Bay St.). Lee also expanded stateside earlier this year with the launch of Planta South Beach.