Name: Ritz Bar Contact: 181 Wellington St. W., 416-585-2500, ritzcarlton.com Neighbourhood: King West Chefs: Jordan Barnett and director of food and beverage operations, Arjun Chetlur Gopi
Dishes that showcase Peru’s many flavours which blend Spanish, Japanese, Chinese, Italian, German and West African influences, with the country’s own indigenous Incan roots. Barnett brings in Peruvian ingredients for his own takes on traditional bar snacks, street-food favourites and ceviche.
Head bartender Jon Niell mixes up house cocktails, all of which incorporate popular Peruvian ingredients, like chicha (a maize-based beverage) and huacatay (black mint). Ritz Bar’s regular cocktail menu is also available—including The 6ix, Toronto’s most expensive tipple.