TORONTO, August 9, 2021: A reimagined British gastrobar, EPOCH Bar & Kitchen Terrace, will open later this summer, inside The Ritz-Carlton, Toronto. Opening its doors on Wednesday, September 1, 2021, EPOCH Bar & Kitchen Terrace offers a confluence of casual yet imaginative food and cocktails in an understatedly elegant setting with a warm, inviting atmosphere.
The venue boasts 61 seats in the dining room and a stunning terrace, offering an 88 additional seats, amidst lush foliage and Simcoe Park, with a stunning centrepiece bar and a feature wood-fired stone oven. Guests can sip cocktails at the bar, choose from lounge seating, dining tables or the cozy Green Room with a fireplace and pool table.
Helming the kitchen, Restaurant Chef Jeff Crump, is a Canadian slow food pioneer and founder of Earth to Table: Organic Farm, and Earth to Table: Bread Bar. Crump has authored two cookbooks based on the ‘eat local’ concept. The EPOCH Bar & Kitchen Terrace menu is a culinary homage to Chef’s earth-to-table philosophy and his roots in the UK gastrobar scene at The Fat Duck and The Hind’s Head. Thoughtfully-sourced ingredients and an emphasis on seasonality is of paramount importance to his menu concepts. Chef Crump’s cuisine can be described as approachable and seasonally inspired.
“The cuisine at EPOCH Bar & Kitchen Terrace reimagines traditional British gastrobar dishes with modern flavours.” says Jeff Crump, Restaurant Chef. “The ingredients are grown with care and cooked with conviction ensuring the guest experience is second to none.”
Each expertly crafted cocktail is a nod to the renaissance of mixology culture – the EPOCH menu is a selection of cocktails inspired from the past, while setting future trends. Bar Manager, Jason William Griffin is an award-winning bartender and hospitality professional based in Toronto with nearly two decades of experience in the industry. Jason brings his signature flair and prolific knowledge to EPOCH Bar & Kitchen Terrace’s cocktail program.
EPOCH Bar & Kitchen Terrace will begin accepting lunch and dinner reservations as of Monday, August 16th, 2021.