The latest on Susur Lee’s new restaurant: a name, a hallway and more
After weeks of speculation, we can finally report that Susur Lee’s new restaurant—the one opening in the same space as the original Susur and the short-lived Madeline’s—will be called Lee Lounge. The name may not earn five stars for creativity, but from what we hear, it is less about charting new territory and more about Toronto’s Asian sensation returning to his eastern roots.
The place is scheduled to open next month, and there are no menu specifics as of yet. We do know that Lee Lounge will be attached to the adjacent Lee through an indoor hallway, and that the idea is to have a place where diners will want to stick around after their meal. To that end, relaxed lounge-style seating and a DJ are on the agenda. And with Susur at the helm, we’re guessing cocktails will reach a whole new level of sophistication. Pork belly-tini, anyone?