Say Bonjour to Paris… in Toronto!

June 15, 2011, 11:02 pm

Can you believe the NKPR staff went to Paris last night – and were back at the office this morning?

Well, more accurately, we were transported to Paris at the VIP opening of La Société Bistro – the much-acclaimed addition to Toronto’s revitalized Bloor Street and the latest launch for Toronto entertainment mogul Charles Khabouth.

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In fact, if it wasn’t for the crowd of Toronto’s most fashionable tastemakers, media and celebrities tweeting away the night (and tweet they did! #LaSociete was a trending topic!), it could have been Paris of the 1920s.

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Luxe mahogany and leather furnishings, intricate marble mosaic tile floors and an ornate 20-by-30 foot stained-glass ceiling, all carefully curated by designer Alessandro Munge, helped suspend our disbelief… at least for a few hours.

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And, although La Société’s 2,000 square foot patio – the largest on Bloor Street – provides plenty of people-watching opportunity, we couldn’t keep our eyes (or our hands!) off of the immaculate seafood bar. Yum!

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Want to see more of La Société? Check out our Flickr gallery of photos from the opening.

Better still, make a reservation and say bonjour to a little piece of Paris in the heart of Toronto.