Address: Hyatt Regency Toronto, 370 King St. W, Toronto, ON
When I visited: July 2014, Summerlicious, Media event
Once again, I had the opportunity to organize and attend a media lunch at the King Street Social Kitchen at the Hyatt Regency in Toronto to sample the Summerlicious menu. I am a proud ambassador for the Hyatt Regency as they know how to throw a great event (Read the Winterlicious 2014 event here).
It was an intimate gathering with a few Hyatt executives and 8 Toronto/GTA food bloggers in attendance; a perfect atmosphere for mingling. We enjoyed an abundance of dishes and desserts in their beautiful private room prepared by Executive Chef Wesley Boodhram and team, followed by a visit to the rooftop pool where we enjoyed a refreshing sangria and was presented with more food! Good thing we did not have a swim after our meal, no one needs to see my food belly!
First off, I wanted to let you know about the Hyatt Regency’s pool program, a great way to enjoy Toronto’s beautiful weather.
On the rooftop of the Hyatt lies a gorgeous pool with a stunning view of Toronto. Guests not-registered to the hotel can enjoy the pool with a day pass for $39/person per day and includes a complimentary glass of Hyatt’s Signature Sangria, towels, and locker for the day. The pool program runs from Thursday to Sunday from 12:00pm to 8:00pm. There are plenty of sun chairs and lounge chairs to soak up the sun and enjoy drinks and food from the bar. And of course, the rooftop pool is complimentary for hotel guest. I can’t believe I did not know about this gem earlier.
You can call the hotel directly (info here) to reserve a spot, as there is a limited capacity or look out for deals online.
Summerlicious Tasting menu review:
Although Summerlicious in Toronto is over, I highly recommend the King Street Social for your next special gathering or the next #LiciousTO, which will come up before we know it. Having had my fair share of restaurants participating in Summerlicious, the King Street Social is an amazing value priced at $20 for lunch and $35 for dinner (see the 2014 Summerlicious menu here). Chef Wesley was present at the event to explain that all the dishes are farm-to-table with quality ingredients in each dish. The portions were generous with lots of beautiful summer flavours including coconut sweet potato mash, apple and watercress salad and mango sorbet. Check out what we sampled below!
We started out with a welcome “French martini” with pineapple, chambord raspberry liqueur and pineapple juice.
Chilled Casaba Melon Soup with fresh mint, 10 years old balsamic (on the lunch menu). I loved this! Finally, a melon soup that was not overly sweet with the balsamic to balance the flavours.
* The meal was complimentary but the opinions in the post are my own.
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