The Nutcracker High Tea at Toronto's Shangri-La

The Nutcracker High Tea at Toronto’s Shangri-La

Nutcracker High Tea

Inspired by the Nutcracker ballet, executive chef Damon Campbell and his team of expert patisseries have created a Nutcracker High Tea menu with themed Nutcracker pastries such as the “Spanish Dance” chocolate truffle, the “Arabian Dance” coffee opera cake and the “Dance of the Reed Flutes” Danish marzipan cake.

Other menu items include a selection of finger sandwiches: roasted turkey with cranberry preserve on herb country bread, honey baked ham with caramelized onion on whole wheat bread, as well as favourites like smoked salmon and egg mayonnaise on marble rye bread and cucumber with herb boursin cheese on granary bread. To finish on a sweet note, guests can savor selected tea cakes and scones served with devonshire cream, house-made berry jam and citrus marmalade while sipping tea chosen from a selection of over 75 premium teas.

The Nutcracker High Tea which debuts on December 1, is priced at CAD$40 per person or CAD$25 per child and is served daily from 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. in the Lobby Lounge. The Nutcracker High Tea service will be accompanied by live performances from award winning pianist Thompson Egbo-Egbo, the recipient of the Duke of Edinburgh Gold Award in the province of Ontario.

Seasonal Celebrations at bosk

Dining highlights of the season in Bosk, the hotel’s signature restaurant, include Christmas Eve dinner starting at 5:00 p.m. for CAD$95 per person featuring chef Campbell’s six course tasting menu with items ranging from Truffle Lobster paired with La Crema Chardonnay from California’s Sonoma Coast to appetizing entrées such as the Roasted Duck Breast or Alaskan Black Cod to name a few.

Guests may also select a three course prix fixe dinner starting at 5:00 p.m. for CAD$85 per person with a choice of chef’s signature Nova Scotia Scallops and/or seared Quebec Fois Gras to start, followed by a choice of entrée such as the seasonal Prime Beef Tenderloin and to finish, a choice of dessert such as the Bittersweet Chocolate Cremeux.

On Christmas Day guests can gather for a three course brunch starting at 11:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. for CAD$55 per person. The Christmas Day prix fixe, three course dinner can be enjoyed for CAD$85 per person starting at 5:00 p.m. or chef’s six course tasting menu for CAD$95 per person.

Guests can complete the magical season with the New Year’s Eve four course tasting menu starting at 5:00 p.m. for CAD$99 per person which includes a glass of champagne or CAD$150 per person which includes wine pairings. A seven course meal is also available starting at 8:00 p.m. for CAD$175 per person which includes a glass of champagne or CAD$275 which includes wine pairings.

The seven course meal menu includes a choice of chef’s signature Caviar Donut paired with a glass of Tattinger Brut Champagne or his Lobster Gnocchi paired with Mer Soleil Barrel Fermented Chardonnay from California’s Santa Lucia Highlands or the Diver Scallop paired with Foradori Fontanasanta Manzoni Bianco from Italy’s Trentino Alto Adige or the Wild Striped Bass paired with Elk Cove Pinot Gris from Oregon’s Wilamette Valley to name a few. This menu also includes a complimentary New Year’s Taittinger Champagne Toast.

Guests can add to the merriment by indulging in after dinner festive inspired cocktails such as the Ice Wine Martini made with ice wine, vodka and grapes offered in the Lobby Lounge or ring in the New Year with a bottle of premium champagne. The Lobby Lounge will feature a live performance by Gyles and the Gyles band with a midnight countdown and champagne toast.  On New Year’s Day guests can begin 2014 with a three course brunch starting at 11:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. for CAD$55 per person.


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*All prices are exclusive of gratuity and HST.