Casa La Palma, Toronto

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Casa La Palma, Toronto

The luxury of Palm Springs arrives to juxtapose Venice Beach's sun-drenched urban appeal as Toronto restaurant's contrasting couplet...

Relaxed Toronto all-day café cum cocktail bar, La Palma, has a new sibling located on the second floor of their 849 Dundas Street West venue, focussing on the finer things in life—think fresh seafood, sharing plates and exquisite wines—with a warm and rich aesthetic to reflect that luxuriant shift.

Casa La Palma Toronto, Cocktail and Wine Bar, and Restaurant Designed by Alexandra Hutchison

Co-owned by the AlterEgo group—that includes chef Craig Harding—Casa La Palma can accommodate a cocktail-like reception for 60 guests, seat up to 28 in a private dining room, and boasts the only rooftop patio in Dundas. Designed by Alexandra Hutchison of Studio Marlowe, interiors are more sumptuous than those downstairs—much of its furniture custom-designed and made by local craftspeople.

“The space is a contemporary take on the quintessential Palm Springs interior, a sunken living room with a central hearth that evokes the familiarity of domestic hospitality,” says co-owner and interior designer of both La Palma and Casa La Palma, Alexandra Hutchison. Menu-wise, guests can enjoy an elaborate feast from 16.00 until late, with Harding—alongside executive chef Julian D’ippolito—devising a menu that’s broken down into various sections, including cheese, salumi, seafood, snacks and dessert.

Back downstairs at La Palma, the larger 2,700 square foot restaurant feels lighter and brighter with a more casual ambience and urban edge. Here, diners come and go, Venice Beach the Californian inspiration for these interiors; mural-filled walls attracting a diverse crowd. Whether you’re in the mood for sun-drenched happy-go-lucky vibes or seeking the sanctuary of luxury and a roaring fire, Toronto’s La Palma coupling have you covered in bags of style.

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Casa La Palma Toronto
La Palma Toronto
Casa La Palma Toronto, Cocktail and Wine Bar, and Restaurant Designed by Alexandra Hutchison
Casa La Palma Toronto
La Palma Toronto
Casa La Palma Toronto
La Palma Toronto
Casa La Palma Toronto, Cocktail and Wine Bar, and Restaurant Designed by Alexandra Hutchison
Casa La Palma Toronto
La Palma Toronto

Casa La Palma and La Palma Toronto Photography, Raffi Tutundjian / Joel Levy (sixth image).

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