Enjoy a #ChicBrunch at THR & Co in Toronto
Posted: Mar 16 2015
Blogger and TCC Contributor, Michelle Pinchev of City By Heart, Shares Her Experience At The #ChicBrunch We Hosted at THR & Co Last Weekend!
For many city dwellers, Sunday brunch is like church. It’s a weekly ritual: We wake up groggy and reluctantly roll out of bed, put on our Sunday best and make our way to the local haunt. The menu is our good book; a steaming cup of coffee, our holy water.
In honour of this timeless tradition, Gracie Carroll, founder of The Chic Canuck, recently treated some of her favourite Toronto movers and shakers to a #ChicBrunch at THR & Co. We came, we ate and we conquered – and yes, we instagrammed the whole thing.
Admittedly, I had been to THR & Co countless times in the summer and enjoyed dinner or after work drinks on their patio. but the #ChicBrunch was the first time I got to truly appreciate their interior. The stylish mid-century décor with pops of colour made for a warm and fun atmosphere; perfect for a bright and cozy gathering on a late winter Sunday.
After mulling over the short but sweet brunch menu and much debate between the Steak Tartare and Challah French Toast, I ultimately settled on the Baked Eggs. It was a beautiful dish, full of Mediterranean flavours: Roasted vegetable caponata, feta, basil, black olives, topped with sweet Italian sausage and served with grilled bread on the side. I was pleased with my choice.
An offshoot of The Harbord Room, THR & Co is holding its own on the flourishing Harbord strip. Behind the restaurant are partners Curt Martin, Liz Campbell, Chris Shiki, Dave Mitton and chef Cory Vitiello who made a brief appearance during our very chic brunch. Since opening in 2013, the restaurant has popped up on a number of the city’s best restaurant lists, and now we know why.
To top off the chic factor, Gracie treated her guests to treats from The Chic Canuck’s online shop – adorable satchels from Gold Apothecary containing an all-natural steam facial made with calendula, chamomile, lavender, peppermint, fennel, chickweed and rose petals. They smelled divine – not unlike baked eggs and sausage on a Sunday morning.