Toronto entrepreneurs and hospitality innovators, Brandon Marek and Michael Kimel of Harlo Entertainment, Matthew Tsoumaris and Brandon Farmer of Honeycomb Hospitaility and Chef Adrian Niman just unveiled their latest concept, Valerie.
Perched on the top floors of Hotel X Toronto, the space is inspired by the nostalgia and energy of the roaring 20s, complemented by unobstructed, sweeping views of the Toronto skyline and waterfront.
“We’ve redefined and set a new standard for unique dining and hospitality by personifying the experience,” says Matty Tsoumaris, Founder of Honeycomb Hospitality. “At Valerie, guests will find themselves embodying Valerie’s dynamic and captivating character as reflected in the food, drinks and atmosphere. Valerie is no one and everyone all at once, and this experience allows guests to embody her personality as they escape to her favourite spot.”
“Valerie was created with one goal in mind: to surprise our guests with a truly unexpected and unforgettable experience,” says Brandon Marek, Managing Partner of Harlo Entertainment. “They will join us for cocktails amidst an unparalleled view, then find themselves enticed by our menu, hypnotized by the atmosphere and energized by the entertainment.”
Valerie occupies the entire rooftop as well as the 27th and 28th floors of Hotel X Toronto, each offering a curated experience. Guests step out of the elevator onto level 28 and find themselves in the space where Valerie goes to escape. Steps below and above, the new design and ambience have a distinct nod to another era transporting guests outside of the hustle and bustle of the city. Live music, entertainment, performers and DJs will fill each room day to night making no day at Valerie the same. Those lucky enough will meet Valerie herself during one of her surprise appearances as she entertains and charms diners with her alluring aura, playful personality and bold vocals.
The menu, helmed by Executive Chef Adrian Niman, Head Chef Andrew Ttooulias and Project Chef Cory Kurtzman of Nobu Miami features Japanese-inspired plates and light bites, new-style sashimi, rolls and nigiri from the 28th floor sushi bar. Guests can look forward to, Hamachi Crudo, Wagyu Katsu, Short Rib and a Maitake Mushroom.
Valerie also offers an innovative beverage program at the forefront of the guest experience. Led by Beverage Manager Ben Kingstone, each cocktail shares a piece of Valerie’s story, from force carbonated libations and barrel-aged creations to Valerie’s signature serves.
Valerie’s 28th floor is open seven days a week from 10 AM to 10 PM. Floor 27 is open Friday through Sunday from 7 PM to late, and the rooftop is open Tuesday through Sunday from 3 PM to late. To make or reservation or learn more click here.