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Taste the many varied flavors of Toronto in one dining experience at TOCA at The Ritz-Carlton, Toronto. The restaurant — whose very name pays homage to its hometown of Toronto, Canada — blends together influential tastes from the multitude of cultures that make this famously diverse city a culinary melting pot. With a menu that runs the gamut from Quebec poutine to fattoush salad, a global wine list specializing in bottles from neighboring Niagara, a modern open-concept dining area and a relaxed atmosphere, the Forbes Travel Guide Four-Star restaurant delivers a trifecta of fine food, casual ambience and celebrated culture.

Half-moon booths, abstract light fixtures and sporadic chalkboard walls surround the restaurant’s main event: the cheese cave. Situated in the middle of the dining room, the cheese cave is surrounded by glass walls and holds a myriad of gourmet cheeses from all over the world. Salt Spring Island goat cheese from British Columbia and mimolette from France are just a couple of the varieties you’ll be hard-pressed to pass up.

Perhaps the most endearing quality of TOCA, though, is the hand-painted charger plates. Designed by the hotel’s resident artist, Jacqueline Poirier, each plate is one-of-a-kind and adds to the already quirky character of the restaurant. Poirier’s creations vary from bold-colored produce to Toronto’s iconic street signs to abstract forests, and even include silhouetted portraits of The Beatles.

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