It’s patio season! Visit a few of Canada’s best
The Broadview Hotel is the sole Canadian honoree amongst 58 international properties heralded as the best new hotels around the world in TLM’s 2018 Hit List. The east-end’s highly acclaimed Broadview Hotel has been serving locals and travelers a daring experience from their rooftop patio for less than a year, so how were they able to create so much buzz in so little time?
Well, to start with, The Rooftop offers amazing 360-degree uninterrupted views of the Toronto skyline which you can enjoy in one of two ways: through a traditional outdoor rooftop patio experience or indoors through a remarkably designed glass facade that’s truly stunning. Whether you choose indoors or out, the result is a space that feels light, airy and fresh – exactly what the doctor prescribed after a long winter.
One of the best aspects of The Rooftop’s space is that you get an amazing view whether you’re sitting outside on the patio, inside at the bar, or inside at the dining area. With a cavalcade of natural light throughout the day, and soft but stunning lights strategically situated to create the perfect atmosphere in the evening, it’s easy to find your own intimate space on The Rooftop to catch up with old friends or ignite new flames.
Evident throughout their design is the focus on sustainability; a unique combination of sharp lines and glass views are softened with the careful placement of plants and foliage. In fact, sustainability is rooted in the design and the menu.
The Rooftop features produce sourced locally in Southern Ontario and house made ingredients. The emphasis is on shared plates and drinks like mouth-watering Caccio e Pepe Arancini with pumpkin puree, Beef Short Ribs with a kalbi marinade and Fried Chicken, a summer delight that’s served with a sweet tamarind sauce. These affordable sharables are the perfect patio fare and because they range from nine to fourteen dollars, they’re a great compliment to your preferred cocktail.
Speaking of cocktails, this patio season will feature unique mixes like Becky with the Good Hair and the Canadian Tuxedo, curated by bar manager Jamison Cass. Enjoying one of these delectable cocktails on one of the city’s hippest patios is what summer in Toronto is all about, but the views and drinks aren’t the only thing that have people talking.
With in-house pastry chef Sarah Battye at the helm, delightful desserts like warm sticky buns with cardamon crème anglaise and toasted pecans make for that perfect summer indulgence. Or, satisfy your chocolate craving with a spectacular chocolate fudge and peanut butter brownie. Because really, what’s better than sharing a meal, savoring a delicious dessert and exploring new cocktails on a warm summer evening with your besties?