HOTEL BYOB: YORKVILLE'S INTERCONTINENTAL REVOLUTIONIZES HOTEL DINING
April 13th, 2011
Yes that is foie gras.
If you've ever spent a fair amount of time on the road you know that eating in hotel lounges can vary from being the worst eating experience of your life to the best. Yorkville's Intercontinental is shooting for the best, best.
In a new staycation-friendly offer, the Intercontinental is asking you to bring them your wine. Not just for entertainment, but so that they can refer to your exact wine and cook you a meal specifically for it. An uncorking fee doesn't apply from Monday to Wednesdays, otherwise you pop $15 onto the bill. This. Is. Genius.
I don't know about you, but one of the reasons why I rarely eat out with the hubby is because I assume that with booze and babysitter we're going to be out more money than it's worth... but here you control the cost.
In a media preview dinner we were asked to try all (yes all) sample sizes of the courses with their preferred wine pairings and let them know how well the wine-specific meal idea worked. I think I vaguely remember tweeting something about being sloshed and happy (which I was).
I love food but I wouldn't consider myself a true 'foodie' like many there. Even so, as someone who normally hates seafood, the truffle glazed lobster dish was life altering.
So not only do you get to eat in chic Yorkville for a downright accessible fare, you're treated like family by people who can cook way better than your family. The room itself looks a bit dated, but I think adds to the warm, relaxed charm. Maybe top off your night by wandering upstairs and waking up to this view.
Throw in some morning room service, and this may be one of the sexiest nights Toronto has to offer.