Nota Bene Closing to Make Way for New Planta Concept 

Photo by Nick Wong

TORONTO — Chef David Lee and Chase Hospitality Group have announced plans to close Nota Bene in order to welcome a new Planta concept to Toronto’s Queen West.

Nota Bene will host its final service on New Year’s Eve to celebrate its 10-year legacy. The new restaurant joining the Planta family is slated for a spring 2019 opening and will feature a menu and experience “inspired by the best of Asia.” Drawing inspiration from the distinct Chinese alleyways known as Hutong, designer Nivek Remas is transforming the 7000-sq.-ft. space into a high-energy environment.

“We are sharing this news with sincere gratitude for all that we have been able to accomplish during a decade of Nota Bene, everything that has led us to this evolution and with immense excitement for the next phase of the journey,” says Lee. “We are dedicated to pushing boundaries. Focusing on Planta and plant-based cuisine unlocks new challenges and compels us to be our most creative, to take risks, to be our very best.”

This new Planta concept will be the third Planta’s third location in Toronto and fourth overall, joining Planta South Beach, Planta Burger and the flagship location in Toronto’s Yorkville neighbourhood.

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