TORONTO — Food and entertainment mogul Charles Khabouth, who recently opened Briscola Trattoria with Toufik Sarwa, is adding a new restaurant to his portfolio.La Société Bistro, which is the result of a partnership between Khabouth and Munge Leung design partner Alessandro Munge, is slated to open this month. According to a recent story in the Toronto Star, the new Parisian-inspired restaurant is distinctly belle époque and features built-in furniture outfitted with mahogany, aged leather banquettes and a zinc bar with boulevard lamps.
“I was inspired by brasseries and bistros in Paris,” Khabouth told The Star. “A bistro is less formal than a brasserie and less bar-oriented. I looked at a restaurant menu that would work on Bloor for lunches, brunches and late-night. Italian is not as flexible. A bistro menu works all day. It’s easy. You can have eggs Benedict all day long.”
The kitchen will be helmed by executive chef James Olberg, who hails from the Queen’s Landing restaurant in Niagara-on-the-Lake. Diners can expect to find such French classics as eggs Benedict ($15), bouillabaisse ($29) and steak tartare ($16).