September 28th, 2018

// The Broadview Hotel unveils a monthly rotating menu at The Civic

The Broadview Hotel unveils a monthly rotating menu at The Civic


The 127-year old historic landmark invites guests to experience delectable new dishes and cocktails
TORONTO, ONThe Broadview Hotel’s restaurant, The Civic, unveils a fresh seasonal menu inspired by Ontario’s homegrown flavours, embracing techniques traditional to Mennonite farm cooking, along with classic German and French cuisine. Rotating monthly to best highlight seasonal ingredients, the culinary team, led by Chef de Cuisine Dave Couse, has crafted a menu that emphasizes the simplicity and diversity of traditional cooking.

“The idea behind a rotating menu is to offer guests seasonal flavours that are rooted in Ontario’s rich terroir,” says Couse. “We wanted to create an original experience that guests can enjoy every time they dine with us. For our team, it also allows us to flex our culinary creativity and design something new and exciting on an ongoing basis.”

This approachable concept will charm both new and returning patrons with a hyper-seasonal menu that accommodates all palates. Bringing traditional dining service to the forefront, guests are encouraged to converse with their servers, ask questions about dishes, ingredients, pairings and more.

Sure-fire starters for the September menu include Sweet Corn Velouté ($10) served with whipped mascarpone and brown butter popcorn; Cured Steelhead Trout ($13), a sweet and salty cured fish with radicchio purée and turnip and Roasted Grape and Kale Salad($14) with red quinoa and pickled kohlrabi for a lighter start to an aromatic dining experience.


Roasted Grape and Kale Salad
Photo credit: Kayla Rocca
Each monthly menu embraces the vibrant flavours of the season with bird, game and seafood. Highlights from the September menu include Roasted Mennonite Hen ($27) providing an Oktoberfest flavour profile with rye spätzle, sweet onion, carrots and grainy mustard; Confit of Wild Boar Shank ($36) with glazed maple, hasselback potato, earthy cabbage and an abundance of fresh chives; Atlantic Salmon ($28) accompanied by shaved fennel slaw, salmon caviar and fresh dill and sorrel; and Crispy Skin Sablefish ($34) alongside potato gnocchi tossed in dandelion haché, and savoury beefsteak tomato broth.
Confit of Wild Boar Shank
Photo credit: Kayla Rocca
Cap the meal off with The Civic’s new desserts, fashioned by Pastry Chef Sarah Battyethat will satisfy every sweet tooth. Indulge in the Tres Leche ($9), featuring soft sponge cake with maple sugar macerated plum, and white chocolate milk crumble. Craving something a little fruitier? Try the Raspberry Sachertorte ($12) with raspberry purée and dark chocolate glaze drizzled on a slice of rich chocolate cake – or the Pavlova ($10), a lighter “crispy on the outside, soft on the inside” meringue presented with fresh berries and Chantilly.
Bee Charmer
Photo credit: Kayla Rocca
To complement the updated seasonal fare, The Civic is offering a rotating cocktail menu, conceptualized by Head Bartender Tony DaSilva. Indulgences include The Bookshop Casanova ($14), featuring Botanist gin, pisco, lemon juice, falernum, orange flower water and nutmeg; the Bee Charmer ($16) with strawberry-infused Cazadores Reposado tequila, honey syrup with prosecco and bee pollen sugar; while the Garden of Eden ($14) is prepared with olive oil washed vodka, Dolin Dry Vermouth, pino mugo with a touch of bitters and basil. Further, the wine list shines a spotlight on well-known grape varietals from across the globe.

In addition to dining à la carte, guests can enjoy a five-course tasting menu highlighting monthly feature dishes. This allows diners to experience more of the innovative creations in one delectable sitting. For larger groups and families, The Civic offers family-style plating to allow guests to sample several menu items in a shareable format. Additionally, The Civic unveiled a new brunch menu for weekenders served Saturdays and Sundays.

The Civic is a community gathering spot. These exciting changes offer our guests an engaging dining experience,” says Murray Henderson, General Manager, The Broadview Hotel. “Whether they’re here for a casual meal with friends and family or want to celebrate a milestone, The Civic embodies the true ‘civic centre’ of the east end.”
Reservations for The Civic can be made online at For large groups please contact or call (416) 362-8439. For hours of operation, to view the menus or for more information, please visit Reservations for holiday parties in The Civic can be made at 416-644-9589.

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About The Broadview Hotel
Located in the heart of Riverside at the corner of Queen St. E. and Broadview Ave., The Broadview Hotel is a boutique hotel, The Civic restaurant, lobby Café + Bar and Rooftop. The Romanesque Revival-style building constructed in 1891 is a heritage property, as designated by the City of Toronto. Cleverly reimagined as a charismatic gathering spot, each space is infused with the spirit of the east end: it’s a place where international travellers relax alongside local residents. Drawing from The Broadview’s iconic façade, visitors and community members will enjoy a uniquely crafted hospitality experience.


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