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Marriott International

June 27, 2013 15:44 ET

Yorkville, Toronto Restaurant Savours Summer With an All-New Prix-Fixe Menu

Matisse Restaurant & Bar Unveils Its Mouthwatering Summerlicious Menu

TORONTO--(Marketwired - Jun 27, 2013) - At the Toronto Marriott Bloor Yorkville Hotel, summer is warm, sunny and... scrumptious. Joining forces with 196 of Toronto's best eateries, the hotel's Matisse Restaurant & Bar will participate in the city's Summerlicious event between July 5 and 21, 2013 and showcase Executive Chef Michael Picken's culinary prowess in the process.

When guests reserve a table at Matisse for the Summerlicious menu, they can look forward to a tempting trio of choices for each of the three courses. The lunch menu, for example, starts with appetizers like heirloom tomato-and-watermelon salad or a pan-seared crab cake. Entrée options, depending on whether diners are there for lunch or dinner, range from grilled mahi mahi with salad niçoise, to flat-iron steak with hand-cut fries. And dessert is sure to turn first-time guests into regular patrons with choices like vanilla crème brûlée and a warm, chocolate-walnut brownie. Especially when the check comes: The lunch menu is $20 CAD, and the dinner menu runs $35 CAD (excluding tax and gratuity).

Adding to the appeal of Matisse's thoughtfully constructed menus are Executive Chef Picken's personal touches. Herbs from his garden (which is located in the hotel's courtyard) infuse his dishes not only with flavour but with a sense of dedication as well.

One of the best ways to taste Matisse's Summerlicious menus is through this Toronto hotel's promotional deals. The Stay for Breakfast package, for example, offers complimentary daily breakfasts and a 20-percent discount off the regular package room rates. Or guests can book the Fuel Your Stay package to receive complimentary valet parking, complimentary buffet breakfasts and a $25 CAD gas card. No matter which package travellers choose, the Summerlicious menus make an excellent addition.

Of course, the hotel is a perfect starting point for any visit. This hotel in downtown Toronto is strategically located in the fashionable Yorkville neighborhood with shops and restaurants just steps away. And when guests want to travel further afield to destinations like the CN Tower or Ontario Science Centre, the hotel provides direct underground access to the subway.

Matisse Restaurant & Bar will began accepting Summerlicious reservations on June 20, 2013 and guests are encouraged to book soon. Find out more about Matisse at

About the Toronto Marriott Bloor Yorkville Hotel
With an enviable location in the trendy Yorkville neighborhood of Toronto, this downtown corporate hotel offers guests the best of service, style and substance. The hotel's upscale 222 rooms and 36 suites are equipped with amenities like Marriott's Revive bedding, 42-inch LCD televisions, ergonomic chairs for heightened productivity and Plug & Play technology that affords in-room Nintendo access. Yet the hotel goes even further to offer allergen- and fragrance-free rooms for sensitive guests. The hotel's award-winning service extends to business travellers as well with 12,000 square feet of total meeting space, high-speed Internet access and a full-service business centre. The property also offers a concierge level with lounge access and upgraded amenities, as well as a fitness centre and sauna to unwind. Everyone, meanwhile, can appreciate the Marriott's gastronomically satisfying restaurant, Matisse Restaurant & Bar, whose palette was inspired by the artist and whose menu -- which features local ingredients and global influences -- inspires the palates of its diners. This upscale property also offers convenient underground access to the subway and close proximity to such attractions as the Art Gallery of Ontario and the Ontario Science Centre. At the Toronto Marriott Bloor Yorkville Hotel, in other words, guests are poised to experience the finest aspects of this Canadian city. 

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