Monday, 6 March 2017

Hi Foodies,

A few weeks ago, I went bridesmaid dress shopping for my best friend's wedding.  Alongside the bride, Courtney was Heather, Charlotte and baby Ellie.  We had quite the successful shopping day and decided to go for a girl's lunch at Toast Wine Bar.  What better way to celebrate than with food and wine?  

Located in downtown Hamilton, Toast Wine Bar was opened by Christine and Sara.  The two friends are the perfect match...Christine has the passion and knowledge of wine and Sara has the love for cooking!  Together, they decided Hamilton needed its own wine bar and they brought their idea to life.

Toast is a beautiful restaurant with high ceilings and a vintage vibe with modern touches.  The restaurant is decorated with beautiful art and gold accents throughout.  I particularly love the ambience of the wine bar, which has a beautiful brick wall and a stunning wine rack.

We started our celebratory lunch with some mimosas!

For lunch, we each ordered something different and enjoyed a lovely glass of wine.  Charlotte ordered the bread and spreads, presented beautifully on a slate serving board.  Courtney had a smoked ham sandwich with beet-poached pear, dijonnaise and arugula.  

Heather enjoyed the harvest salad with brussels sprouts, butternut squash, smoky black beans, goat cheese, maple mustard vinaigrette.  For myself, I ordered the power bowl with brown rice, kale, sweet potato, beet, chickpeas, savoury granola and tahini dressing, alongside a glass of Pinot Gris.  The power bowl was the perfect combination of flavours with crunchy, sweet and savoury...I really enjoyed it.  Together, we also shared warm garlic and herb olives.

Bread and Spreads
Harvest Salad
Power Bowl
Toast Wine Bar has many events at the restaurant and their dinner menu includes a variety of fun shareable toasts to enjoy.  Toast has a wide selection of wines from some of my favourite wineries in Ontario.  The wine bar has a glass for every wine drinker, whether that is subtle, velvety or robust.  

Overall, we had the perfect girls day.  We all enjoyed the delicious food and wine.  Most of all, we enjoyed each other's company.  There is absolutely nothing better than chatting over fabulous food and wine with your closest girlfriends!

What is your favourite wine bar?

Select photos taken by Heather R.


  1. I will have to try this one the next time I'm in Hamilton!

    1. Absolutely! A lovely spot with many wine options :)


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