Travel Deal for March 11, 2013
St. Patrick’s Day coincides with the weekly Sunday Brunch offering from the 110-year-old King Edward Hotel, Toronto’s oldest luxury accommodation. To honour the annual holiday on March 17, the King Edward will be serving a traditional Irish breakfast as part of its brunch offering, which costs $53 per person and is enjoyed in the historic Sovereign ballroom.
The brunch will feature an “Irish twist” that includes Guinness-braised beef short ribs with champ (mashed potato with cabbage). There will be other favourites, too, as well as regular brunch menu offerings.
Each Sunday, the hotel serves brunch from 11 am until 1 pm.
Besides the brunch offering, the King Edward has numerous hotel deals and packages for guests, including a Bed & Breakfast Package for just $209.
Vacay.ca Celebrates St. Patrick’s Day in Toronto
Once you’ve enjoyed your St. Paddy’s Day Brunch, you’ll want to hit one of Toronto’s many great Irish bars. In 2012, Vacay.ca named the best Irish bars in Canada and four of them are in Toronto. Among the favourites is McVeigh’s, a Church Street establishment that is home to the Irish and those who want to be. Vacay.ca Food Columnist Janine MacLean dropped in for a pint or four as she compiled her report.
MacLean writes: “If you ask any Irish person in Toronto where they like to go for a pint, there’s a good chance they’ll say McVeigh’s. From the outside it looks like any other Irish Canadian pub, but on the inside you’ll find crowds of Irish youth (who come to Canada for a working holiday), live music six days a week and, most importantly, plenty of craic.
Owned and operated by the McVeigh family for the past several decades, this pub is an established Irish hangout. They often open early on weekends to show Irish sports on TV like hurling and Gaelic football, and will often cook breakfast for the Irish who have come out to support their teams. McVeigh’s offers a full menu of traditional Irish foods as well as a daily Thai curry, but most importantly they serve an excellent pint of Guinness.”
To book Sunday Brunch at the King Edward Hotel: Telephone the hotel at 1-855-265-9100 (toll free)
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