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July 10, 2009 Posted by | Clubs, Eateries, fashion, Fashion Design, L’Oréal, Night club, Restaurant, Reviews, TIFF, Toronto, Toronto Lounges | Leave a comment

The Ultra Re-invention

The Toronto nightclub tries something new.

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Beirut-born Charles Khabouth is not subtle about the newly re-invented ULTRA. The CEO of Toronto-based Ink has done it again with the recently reopened restaurant by day, and nightclub after dark.

The new ULTRA, designed by Toronto’s Munge Leung, has a dark, hellish and somewhat crazed vibe with black and red as the dominant colors, and gigantic images of imposing roosters loom over 400 plus diners or clubbers.  Photographer Stephen Green-Armytage created the threatening bird pictures. Partners Alessandro Munge and Sai Leung were also in charge of the award-winning design of the original ULTRA five years ago.

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Khabouth’s Ink is engaged in a range of prominent hospitality venues, including the Pantages Suites Hotel & Spa in Toronto (club) and The Beatles Revolution Lounge in the Mirage in Las Vegas.

European sports menswear Dirk Bikkembergs Fashion show at Ultra March 19th, 2009

More info here.

March 23, 2009 Posted by | Clubs, Eateries, fashion, Fashion Design, Restaurant, Reviews, Toronto Nightclubs | , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Feel like partying on Xmas Eve (tonight)?

The ladies of W4W Toronto have just the party for you…

Music: House, Hip-Hop, R&B, Rock,
Cover: GUEST LIST ONLY (tell them W4W Toronto sent you)
Dress Code: FASHIONABLE ATTIRE
Notes: @ LOBBY – 192 BLOOR STREET WEST, TORONTO ARRIVE BEFORE 11:30PM

Wednesday
Dec. 17, 2008

Wednesday
Dec. 10, 2008

Ed Hardy Icing Launch Party
Dec. 3, 2008

Wednesday
Nov. 26, 2008

December 24, 2008 Posted by | Clubs, fashion, Restaurant, Toronto, Toronto Lounges, Toronto Nightclubs, Toronto Reviews | , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

LOBBY PRESENTS-BOUTIQUE 09 ~ NYE EVE CELEBRATION

Wednesday December 31st,  2008

LOBBY PRESENTS…

BOUTIQUE 09 ~ NEW YEARS EVE CELEBRATION ONE OF W4W TORONTO’S FAVORITE PARTY DESTINATIONS, YOU ARE INVITED TO TAKE PART IN A GLAMOROUS CELEBRATION OF DINNER & DANCE AT LOBBY.

FEATURING THE MUSIC OF DJ JC (TEAM LA ROQUE) HOUSE – R&B – CLASSICS

PARTY TICKET
$30.00

INCLUDES:
GENERAL ADMISSION
COMPLIMENTARY CHAMPAGNE TOAST
COMPLIMENTARY PARTY FAVOURS

DINNER PARTY TICKET
$100.00
TAXES AND GRATUITY FOR DINNER NOT INCLUDED.

INCLUDES:
GENERAL ADMISSION
3 COURSE DINNER
COMPLIMENTARY CHAMPAGNE TOAST
COMPLIMENTARY PARTY FAVOURS

PARTY BEGINS AT 9:00PM | DINNER SEATING AT 9:30PM

NEW YEARS EVE DINNER

STARTERS

WILD MUSHROOM SOUP, GRANISHED WITH MOREL CHIPS & TRUFFLE ESSENCE

OR

BABY ARUGULA SALAD WITH FROSTED WALNUTS, DRIED CHERRIES, APPLE CRISP, AND CIDER VINAIGRETTE

MAIN COURSE

SQUASH & ROASTED GARLIC GNOCCHI WITH BROWN BUTTER & SAGE

OR

RACK OF LAMB WITH BALSAMIC GLAZED SWEET POTATO & ROSEMARY JUS

OR

ROASTED CHICKEN BREAST SUPREME WITH PEARL ONIONS, DOUBLE SMOKED BACKON AND CREAMY TARAGON SAUCE

OR

CHILEAN SEA BASS WITH SEARED SCALLOPS, MARINATED FRENCH BEANS, CILANTRO PESTO POTATO PUREE & CITRUS BUTTER

DESERT

CRÈME BRULE FLAVOURED WITH LAVENDER AND HONEY

OR

MILK CHOCOLATE & BAILEY’S TART WITH MINT BAILEY’S ICE CREAM

DOORS FROM 9:00PM – 4:00AM
FOR BOTTLE SERVICE AND DINNER RESERVATIONS PLEASE CALL 416.929.7169

December 23, 2008 Posted by | Clubs, Eateries, fashion, Night club, Restaurant, Reviews, Toronto, Toronto Lounges | , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

NYOOD Restaurant Review *****

1096 Queen Street West

Don’t let the exterior of swank black, with the absence of a sign fool you into thinking Nyood (pronounced nude) is too ritzy for you. Dress in your casual best and you will have no trouble gaining entry…but make reservations for the best tables by the window.

Actually there is no bad seating in this beautifully decorated restaurant. The decor is a combination of old meets new, a Parisian feel with a Grecian ceiling (or is it Roman?) meets nouveau modernism touches of white bookshelves, industrial light fixtures and concrete tables. The space is 2000 square feet, and feels spacious yet cozy with a subtle warmth. The elegant, elongated bar meets a tastefully decorated open concept kitchen.

The delicious food comes as tapas. I visited twice in one week!  If you like to share your food, then this is the place to come. An extremely delicious lychee shrimp cerviche was my favorite dish. But then my mates and I also gobbled down the mushroom and shrimp flatbread and whole snapper filleted. Dessert was to die for…the strawberry creme brulee, espresso brownie, and the blueberry ice cream (tasted like fried ice cream) were stand outs.

Owned by Hanif Harji, who also owns the trendy Blowfish and Kultura eating spots, and managed by the enthusiastic “Sacha”.

Nyood is definitely a place where you take your time and graze. It is the hottest restaurant in Toronto right now, so go! Take about $200.00 for a couple including a glass of wine, taxes and tip.

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July 11, 2008 Posted by | Eateries, Restaurant, Reviews, Toronto | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Lobby – April 12th, 2008

192 Bloor Street West

www.lobbyrestaurant.com

The night started off really slow at Lobby. We arrived at 2130hrs, and placed ourselves at a booth across from the bar. The four of us ordered some drinks ($9.00 for a rum and coke) from the bar and took it back to our table. We also ordered some food. After my friend was in the middle of her meal, we were told by a server that the table was reserved for bottle service and that we would have to eat at the bar. There was no reservation sign on the table when we sat down, however apparently it is Lobby’s policy to NOT to place reservation signs on tables, but to kick people out if a $$$ making bottle reservations comes along. After some diplomatic protest on our part we were allowed to finish our meals at the very last table booth in the back, where a constant stream of servers kept coming in and out of the kitchen. Regarding the food, I will say that the giant scampi of which there were three, and my garden salad were delicious, and cost $35.00.

Our mood undeterred, we left the booth after eating and went back to the main room, and hung out first by the main bar, and then by the DJ booth. This was a night of Old School (80’s) R&B, new R&B, and hip-hop. Since Lobby’s website does not advertise their weekly DJ line up, we had no idea who Mr. DJ was, but he was spinning some really good tunes. The sound system was fine for Lobby’s small, elongated environment. The crowd seemed to appear out of nowhere by 2300hrs, and the place was packed at midnight. We had to make our way past the ad hoc VIP area, to the less crowded front to dance, and to order a now $12.00 Appleton’s Premium rum and coke. Oh, well it beat waiting 10 minutes to get a drink at the now ram packed main bar. To touch on the VIP area, it can almost be missed if you are walking fast enough and don’t turn your head. Mainly attractive young, model type females, and short and/or old men in tight suits or other unsuitable clothing.

Now the washroom scene was silly. There is always a line up for the unisex stalls. Men and women converge in a line to use the esoteric facilities which are kept neat by an attendant. If you are single, it can be a great pick up spot. Otherwise it really sucks. Not only that, when you see the total waste of space in the downstairs “lounge” it makes one wonder why Lobby does not expand the inadequate lavatory set up.

We really like Lobby as just a restaurant, and we didn’t let the initial unpleasantnesses of the evening get the better of us. We also like it as a club hang out on a Wednesday with Kleen Media. However, now in a pinch a Saturday will do. Just be warned, some of the Saturday crowd needs to learn to loosen up their purse strings, come prepared to dance and socialize, and lose a few pounds if you can’t stay in your too-tight stiletto’s all night. You know who you are!

Scale of 0-10 (10 being the best)
Music – 9 People – 71/2 Ambiance – 71/2 Love factor – 61/2

April 14, 2008 Posted by | Clubs, Restaurant, Reviews, Toronto, Toronto Lounges, Toronto Nightclubs, Toronto Reviews | , , , | Leave a comment