Toronto Restaurant News: Alo Joins Relais & Chateaux - with New Bistro On The Way

From a media release:

Toronto Restaurant News:

Chef Patrick Kriss announces second restaurant on eve of prestigious designation

September 21, 2017. Toronto, ON. Alo Restaurant now joins the 550 world-class hotels and restaurants around the globe, recognised by the prestigious Relais & Châteaux designation. After setting a benchmark for inventive cuisine and outstanding hospitality in the world of fine dining, chef Patrick Kriss and General Manager Amanda Bradley proudly wear the distinction awarded to only seven Canadian properties to date.

Relais & Châteaux members are recognized for their unique experiences and expression of the culinary arts. Serving uncompromised tasting-menus on the third floor of a heritage building at Queen and Spadina, Alo and chef Patrick Kriss have done just that:  created the unexpected.

“We are honored to join the Relais & Châteaux family,” said chef Patrick Kriss, “and we are committed to honouring this distinction with a continued commitment to the meticulous standard of cuisine and hospitality we have become known for.”

“There is nothing more rewarding than seeing our efforts recognised by the Relais & Châteaux title,” said Amanda Bradley, General Manager,” Our vision started with creating the best experience for our guests while celebrating the unique French culture and history. It is an honor to now be regarded as among the best in the industry.”

On the heels of this success, Chef Patrick Kriss will debut his new restaurant concept, Aloette this fall. Located below Alo at 163 Spadina Avenue, Aloette plans to be the neighbourhood bistro reimagined, offering thoughtful service, cocktails and conversation at Toronto’s busiest intersection. Stay tuned for updates.

About Relais & Chateaux
Founded in 1954, Relais & Châteaux is an association of over 540 exceptional hotels and restaurants run by independent men and women who share the same passion for their profession and for maintaining authentic relationships with their clients. The members of Relais & Châteaux are present on every continent, from the vineyards of Napa Valley to Provence and the Indian Ocean. Each one invites you to discover the art of living through the specific culture of the locale and to share in a unique human adventure. Each member of Relais & Châteaux is profoundly determined to protect, share and showcase the richness and diversity of cuisines and hospitality throughout the world. They endorse this ambition, in keeping with the preservation of local heritage and the environment, through the Relais & Châteaux Vision, presented to UNESCO in November 2014.