Food + Drink

The Ritz-Carlton, Toronto presents Afternoon Tea just in time for Spring celebrations

The highly-lauded gastrobar EPOCH, pays homage to its British roots

The Ritz-Carlton, Toronto recently announced the introduction of traditional Afternoon Tea at its UK-inspired dining destination EPOCH Bar & Kitchen Terrace. The quintessentially British offering is available Wednesday to Sunday from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. 

The menu, curated by Specialty Restaurant Chef Jeff Crump, features a selection of sweet and savoury indulgences inspired by iconic tea pairings from across the pond. Guests can expect warm, home-made scones accompanied by lemon curd, strawberry and rose petal jams as well as decadent lemon cake, apple tart and chocolate fondant. Savoury options include traditional English finger sandwiches like smoked salmon and crème fraiche, cucumber and herbs and chopped eggs and dill, all served on fresh homemade bread.  

Afternoon Tea has been an esteemed British tradition for over two centuries”, says Guillaume Benezech, General Manager, The Ritz-Carlton, Toronto, “The Ritz-Carlton properties around the world share the same penchant for creating the perfect tea experience. We are excited to welcome guests to create lasting memories with EPOCH Bar & Kitchen Terrace’s new offering”.

A thoughtfully curated loose leaf tea collection features complex and fragrant varieties with elegant flavours, soothing qualities, and healing benefits. Guests can select from a range of white, green, black and herbal infused options including; Organic Emperor’s Jasmine, Peach Flowering Tea, Organic English Breakfast, Lapsang Souchong and more.  

Opened in Septemeber 2021, EPOCH Bar & Kitchen Terrace is a reimagined British Gastropub located on the lobby level of The Ritz-Carlton, Toronto. The concept offers a confluence of casual yet imaginative food and cocktails, in an understatedly elegant setting with a warm, inviting atmosphere. Restaurant Chef, Jeff Crump’s menu is a culinary homage to his farm-to-table philosophy; ingredients are thoughtfully-sourced and seasonally inspired. Jason William Griffin, Bar Manager, brings his prolific knowledge and vast industry experience to the creative cocktail menu. 

EPOCH Bar & Kitchen Terrace’s Afternoon Tea is available at $60 per guest. For an additional $18, add a glass of sparkling wine (Cuvee Catharine, Brut, Henry of Pelham, Niagara, Ontario). For reservations contact guest services at (416) 585-2500.

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