Planta’s doors to open in Toronto’s Yorkville neighbourhood this September 2016
Chase Hospitality Group (CHG) announces their latest restaurant endeavor, Planta, set to open in early September 2016. Chef David Lee (owner of Nota Bene) has partnered with CHG and will be Planta’s Executive Chef.
The Yorkville restaurant will feature an entirely plant-based menu, a collaboration between Chef David Lee and CHG’s Culinary Leaders, Chef Michael Steh, and Chef Tyler Shedden. Planta will replace former Pangaea Restaurant at 1221 Bay Street, and will be CHG’s sixth restaurant.
The combination of Planta’s playful menu, fun relaxed atmosphere and casual dining experience makes CHG’s newest restaurant unlike anything Toronto has seen before.
“We’ve wanted to introduce this type of restaurant and dining experience to Toronto for quite some time now, and are excited to offer innovative plant-based meals inspired by all parts of the world,” says Steven Salm, President of Chase Hospitality Group. “The Yorkville neighbourhood could not be a better fit for our vision.”
The 100% plant-based, globally inspired menu is crafted with flavourful profile cooking techniques that highlight the ingredients and offers guests a fresh alternative to thinking about food.
Keeping in line with CHG’s commitment to sustainability, the thoughtfully developed wine list will be 100% biodynamic and organic, while the beverage list will feature fresh-pressed juice cocktails. Breakfast, lunch and dinner will be served, and take-out options are offered at all meals.
Planta seats 165, including a 32-seat private dining room. The bright and open space, combined with touches of wood detail, bronze accents, will play off the natural Bay Street light shining through the oversized street-facing windows.
Planta will be opening its doors September 2016 at 1221 Bay Street.
ABOUT THE CHASE HOSPITALITY GROUP
The Chase Hospitality Group is a premier hospitality company that develops, manages, and operates five of Toronto’s top restaurants which include: The Chase, voted Number #1 restaurant in Toronto (2014) by Toronto Life, is a social destination offering upscale casual dining. The Chase Fish & Oyster offers quality seafood with a strong focus on sustainability and creativity. Colette Grand Café has become a Toronto institution boasting modern French flare and featuring a stunning outdoor pavilion, bakery, and dining room. Little Fin is CHG’s first quick-service seafood shop with a focus on fresh and healthy ingredients. The newest addition to the group is the contemporary Japanese restaurant and lounge Kasa Moto, in the heart of Toronto’s esteemed Yorkville neighbourhood. CHG now offers 25% plant-based menus at all of their restaurants.
The name CHASE is an acronym derived from CULINARY, HOSPITALITY, ATMOSPHERE, SERVICE, and ENTERTAINMENT. The group was established in early 2013 with a vision to redefine hospitality in North America by combining thoughtful and inspired culinary experiences with genuine, approachable, and humbled service.