TORONTO — Ricarda’s 134 — showcasing modern Mediterranean fare made with locally sourced ingredients — will open its doors this summer at the new QRC West building in Toronto’s entertainment district.
Ricarda’s will feature food stations, which allow guests to meet the chefs and see firsthand how each Mediterranean-inspired dish is prepared. There will also be a bakery and cocktail lounge featuring meticulously planned menus helmed by executive chef Sam Girgis and bakery head Sarah Tsai.
During dinner hours, the restaurant’s “Mediterranean Experience Booths” will be available for reservation by small groups.
“Visiting Ricarda’s will be like journeying across the world,” says David Whissell, general manager of Ricarda’s. “But the only thing our guests will need to pack is their taste buds.”
Ricarda’s bakery and café will serve freshly prepared daily desserts, pastries and artisanal breads paired with decadent coffee roasts. Made-on-demand, grab-and-go meal options are also available for busy professionals who don’t have time for a sit-down lunch.
Attico Bar & Tapas — Ricarda’s chic cocktail lounge — is located inside the QRC West building overlooking the building’s architecturally stunning atrium. “It’ll be the perfect spot for people to grab a drink, have a few bites and really take in the atmosphere of the building’s innovative design,” says Whissell.
Ricarda’s will also offer full-service event planning and catering services. The events team provides all aspects of event planning, including audio visual, rentals, staging, florals, photography and catering. Drawing from an extensive list of preferred suppliers, Ricarda’s can assist in customizing unique events with distinctive touches.