Situated in the heart of Toronto's Financial District, the partnership of Joe Alberti and Gary Chivers launched Vertical in 2005 on the mezzanine level of Canada's tallest building, First Canadian Place. Vertical features a 70 seat dining room, two private dining rooms that seat 12 & 18 respectively, and a separate bar/lounge highlighted by a stunning 40 foot sandstone bar top. The mezzanine patio & lounge overlooks the parkette and waterfall of FCP facing King Street.
Chef Giacomo Pasquini's seasonal menu is inspired by the diverse regions of Italy with a focus on simplicity, freshness and local ingredients. Whole fish, fresh handmade pasta and naturally-raised Ontario beef are specialties of Vertical. The menus have been endorsed by Ocean Wise for their many sustainable seafood offerings. Vertical has received the Award of Excellence from Wine Spectator magazine each year since 2007.
NOTE: Complimentary parking in First Canadian Place for AWS dinner guests from 5pm, perfect for events at the ACC, Four Seasons Centre and Roy Thomson.
Chef Pasquini has created our menu to match up with our wines as follows:
Reception with passed Hors d’oeuvres.
Olive Poached Halibut on crispy Paprika Potato
Roasted Butternut Squash, Spicy Kale, Crispy Shallots
Served with a chilled Aussie Bubbly
Rabbit Terrine with Dates, Frisee Salad, Pistachios and Drizzled Saba
￼Served with 2004 Yard Dog Petit Verdot.
Braised Beef Cheeks in a Coffee Jus, Soft Polenta and Jerusalem Artichokes.
Served with 2004 Margaret River Watershed Shiraz
“Crostatina” Cheescake Mousse, Winter Fruit and Elderberry Coulis
Served with Campbell’s Rutherglen Muscat
Coffee and Tea
Members Price for this evening is $95.00 and $105 for Guests, all inclusive of tax and gratuity. First Canadian Place is located on the North West corner of King and Bay Streets. Access underground through the PATH Network, from King or St. George Subway Stations. Cutoff for Registration is December 5th at 9:00 pm. Reception starts at 6:30 p.m., dinner at 7:00 p.m.
You can register on-line at http://holidaydinner2013.eventbrite.com or download the Registration Form and mail it to Barbara Barde as noted on the Form.
January 24, 2014 - Australia Day Dinner and Celebration.
March 11, 2014 - Wines of Victoria Dinner