Located in the heart of the Toronto’s Financial District, Vertical seeks to quell the hustle-and-bustle with their commitment to simplicity. Handmade pasta dishes, like their stinging nettle and ricotta-filled ravioli, and Ontario-grown, naturally-raised beef are just some of Vertical’s specialties.
While their extensive wine list, like the menu, is Italian-inspired, those looking for Ontario wines will not be disappointed- Prince Edward County and Niagara wineries feature prominently on this 5-page list. Vertical has been recipient of the prestigious Wine Spectator Award of Excellence every year since 2007.
Since moving to Toronto from Italy in 2006, Chef Giacomo Pasquini has developed a real taste for Canada. After working as Vertical’s Sous Chef under renowned chef Tawfik Shehata, Pasquini took over the role of Head Chef. His menus are Ocean Wise-approved and updated each season, gaining their inspiration from his upbringing and culinary training in Italy. Like many first generation Canadians, before arriving in Canada, he was unaware of the bounty of ingredients that the country, and more specifically, Ontario, had to offer. Once he realized that everything he needed for his dishes could be found within the Provincial borders, he made the decision to go completely local. Using pork fed with whey from Stratford’s Monforte Dairy is just one example of how Chef Giamono ensures high quality ingredients travel a minimal distance while supporting the local economy.
Vertical est l’un des 250 restaurants à travers tout le Canada qui participent au Journée des terroirs . Contactez Vertical directement, au numéro ci-dessous, afin de faire votre réservation.
First Canadian Place
100 King Street West
P.O. Box 313
(416) 214 2252