TORONTO — Spanish restaurant Patria is re-opening on November 17 in Toronto. A creation born of the partnership of Hanif Harji and Charles Khabouth, this culinary institution has established itself as a staple in Toronto’s dining landscape and its evolution pays homage to the last decade of unforgettable guest experiences.
Spanning the spectrum of traditional cuisine from the rustic allure of tapas to the grandeur of full-course feasts, the menu promises classic Patria favourites as well as some new culinary additions. Small plates include salted marcona almonds, specialty Spanish quesos such as the D.O. Murcia Al Vino (red wine-soaked goat cheese) and the Cinco Jotas Jamon Iberico de Bellota, which is aged for 54 months. Other tapas signatures include classic ham or truffle croquetas, blistered padron peppers and their famous house Datiles (dates, bacon, manchego cheese, guinillas, sherry reduction). Guests can also choose from savouring plates such as Fideos Con Almejas (fideo pasta, clams, chorizo, toum anf sofrito); charcoal-cooked, ultra-premium meats (iberico, lamb, wagyu and more); and Ensaladas such as the Boquerones (white anchovies, salsa verde, baby gem, watercress, peas, lemon and crouton). The true masterpiece, however, is the return of Patria’s broadly known Paella collection.
“The entire team is elated to bring back this beloved restaurant. We’re deeply proud of its legacy on King West and look forward to revealing what the next ten years of Patria will look, sound and taste like to our immensely loyal guests,” says Khabouth.