A Dinner Salon : 'Praise of Shadows'
Inviting all free range intellects, introspective artists...
Our disenchanted academic, Jeanette Herrle co-hosts this engaging topic over a HOC feast at the Long Table. Inspired by Jun'ichirō Tanizaki's novel we'll be looking at the aesthetic, philosophy and psychology of SHADOWS!
Deep thought, Heady Talk, Questionable Company
A Dinner Salon : 'Praise of Shadows'
Breakfast for Dinner // A Drop in For Friends, Artists and Others..
Pay What You Want // 5-9PM // Come by for a beer or Chef Alex Molitz has a gorgeous Post-Brunch Ontario Lamb Roast on the go... and we'll save you some French Toast? Ya?
MOTHER's DAY BRUNCH w/ Chef Alex Molitz (Farmhouse Tavern, Oceana)
$45 Brunch Card featuring Ontario Spring Lamb and HOC's Cake Table :)
pic jose picayo
NINA TAYLOR is back some extended weekend feels with YOGA BRUNCH
SUN May 7th
11am: 1hr Vinyasa Yoga 1
12:15PM: Organic HOC Brunch Table
NINA TAYLOR combines her passion for Essential Oils, Music and Vinyasa Yoga to create deeply satisfying, soul-strengthening flows that'll align you with your essence so that you can step into the coming with clarity and grace. All levels welcome.
House of Commons sets the big table for a luxy, feel good organic spread. Fresh Presse Coffee, Breakfast Cake, Mimosas... menu goes up Wed May 3rd...
Vegan Options Avail // 12 spots for Yoga ($10) // 18 spots for Brunch ($45)
CHEF ALEX MOLITZ [Oceana, VI. Farmhouse Tavern]
in our 2nd DINNER [party] SERIES
MAY 5 // 7PM
A Dinner Featuring MeadowSweet FARMS + Karlo Estates Winery
back from his Virgin Island Adventures, Alex hosts one of is favourite Ontario Farms in his first dinner back in TORONTO
Chef Leonie Lilla hits up HOC with her Brot + Fett Concept!
YOGA BRUNCH w/ Clare Esler
Slooooow down for a nice long stretch with an hour of guided meditation and HATHA Yoga in the Art Room. Clare Esler has a gentle, sloooow practice that unwinds and unfurls your busy city-life body on deep essential level. Guided to the present moment at all times, this hour resets your nervous system and leaves you feeling at peace for the coming week.
HOC provides the perfect pairing: An Organic Brunch at the big table to fill up all that stretched out space with luxy, beautiful food! Fresh Presse Coffee, Breakfast Cake, Mimosas... and more. Menu up closer to the date
Yoga $10 / HOC Organic Brunch $45
A DINNER [ party ] SERIES
Exploring the Evolution + Diversity of "Canadian" Cuisine
APRIL 29 'How we Gather'
CHEF: Ian Penny
C0-HOST: Sarah Evans (HOC) + Jesse Hirsh (jessehirsh.ca, cbc)
HOC CONCERT SERIES // FRI APR 28
in cahoots with Artery.is
PRESENTS Jacques and the Valdanes LIVE in concert
Defined as 'Bluntry & Western', this group of rukus-makers and old-school Toronto talent, lists Allman Brothers Band, Billy Joe Shaver, Waylon Jennings and Black Sabbath as their influences. A night of guitar, twangs and raw lyrical prowess is a spring show to bring you out of hibernation!
Cash Bar, Snack Bar
HOC CONCERT SERIES // THU APR 27
in cahoots with Artery.is
PRESENTS luXury bob LIVE in concert
luXury bob, a Toronto 5 piece legend featuring the fun, pop-caberet style collaboration of Donna Kerbel and John McMullin!
Cash Bar, Snack Bar
House Concert w/ Toronto musical duo guests OH!
in cahoots with artery.is
Perfect little date night or drop-in!
Ollie plays the classical guitar. Helen plays the vocal strings. Hailing from Toronto and playing and writing together their whole life, these two firecrackers bring an interesting mix of acoustic sounds with a hint of Spanish and Portuguese flavour.
An Adventure Through The Mind 'THE YEARS BEFORE' A Listening Party
Mr. A The Martian ... rapper, storyteller, poet... swings in with his latest album for an intimate listen. Peppered with story, performance and skits - this young hip hop artist has a brave new medium for unfolding the story of his inner life. In cahoots with artery.is
$10 at the DOOR, cash bar
Must RSVP for directions
Valentine Fondue! Chef Ian Penny hits all the v-day notes... cheese, chocolate... and oysters!
Share the love with a table full of friends or you&yours... melty, melty goodness at hoc!
NINA TAYLOR is hosting a fantastic FREE WORKSHOP on Essential Oils!
Calling all healers, dreamers, teachers, love warriors, and plant medicine supporters! Join me at House of Commons for this High Vibration Workshop on elevating your life with the power of Certified Pure Therapeutic Grade Essential Oils.
We'll be tasting, touching, and of course, smelling a selection of the most beneficial oils for clearing negativity, activating clarity, amplifying intuition and connecting you to your inner Truths.
Guest Chef Leonie Lilla [ farmer's daughter, momofuku daisho ] comes back to the HOC kitchen with her BIG SAUCY Middle Eastern Share Table!
Just the way it sounds... sit with new friends around the HOC table and dig into stuffed eggplant, couscous, farro, lebneh, curry cauliflower, lentils, pickles, olives, Bazlama Bread... lots of saucey, dippy, sharables!
VEGETARIAN / VEGAN FRIENDLY
$85 includes 3 courses and an Entrance Cocktail
New Year's Rolling Brunch
Plates on Platters on Plates on Stacks!!!
Tables full of friends, neighbours, pineapple mimosas and bottomless 2017 optimism & coffee (maybe with a dollop of maple whip cream)
$45 Includes the Croissant and Cake Table & 3 courses of Family Style, Spill Over, Rolling on all Day Long Brunch
You will be dining with new friends at our Long Tables
Taking Reservations for 1PM, 3PM or 430PM larger groups welcome
Nordic Inspired Sunday Smørgåsboard! Featuring OYSTERS // CANADIAN CAVIAR // CAVA COCKTAILS! Come dine with new friends around the big table, perfect for Xmas get togethers!
730 seating taking reservations // Vegetarians Welcome // $85 includes Entrance Cocktail & 4 Courses
[ CAVIAR XO ] is how we say LOVE in Oyster.
WE'VE HAD AN GREAT 2016 in our new (secret) home! Thanks to you... and however you found us!
To show our love... please join us for a complimentary CAVIAR TASTING from Acadian Sturgeon Caviar with cava + oysters. Drop in 6-9pm anytime // Tastings at 7pm and 830pm // RSVP REQ
Hawkers of Happiness [ XMAS Market ]
Ass-kickers, healers, masseuses, pokers, stretchers, oil-peddlers and skywatchers...
OFFERING Gifts, Gift-able One-of-a-Kind Classes, Workshops, Health&Wellness Based Goods&Services // 2pm-8pm // DROP IN // Mulled Cider on while you shop
Extend your weekend feels with YOGA BRUNCH on Sundays!
1 hr of Vinyassa/Yin class with Aja Sax in the Art Room. Spread out at the big HOC table afterwards with a luxy Nordic inspired organic brunch. Fresh Pressed Coffee, maple whip and mimosas....
7PM GUEST CHEF LEONIE LILLA (Farmer's Daughter, Libertine, Pinkerton's)
in the HOC kitchen with big, saucy, dippy, VEG Friendly Middle Eastern SHARED TABLE and.... LOBSTER ROLLS!
$85 Entrance Cocktail, Chef Lilla's multi-course menu (listed below)
HOC BAR will be open for wine pairings, local craft beer and seasonal cocktails.
LUXURY BOB! A Toronto Legend... comes to HOC! LuXury Bob is a 5 piece live band centred around the fun, pop-caberet songwriting partnership of John McMullin and Donna Kerbel.
$20 SHOW TIX 9pm (doors at 830pm) click the pic for tix reservations
Click HERE for DINNER + A SHOW...Chef Leonie Lee's Big Saucy, Veg Friendly Middle Eastern SHARE TABLE
7PM GUEST CHEF LEONIE LILLA (Farmer's Daughter, Libertine, Pinkerton's) in the HOC kitchen with big, saucy, dippy, VEG Friendly Middle Eastern SHARED TABLE
9PM Luxury Bob LIVE CONCERT at 9PM, a Toronto 5 piece legend featuring the fun, pop-caberet style collaboration of Donna Kerbel and John McMullin
$85 Entrance Cocktail, Dinner and a Show
$20 Show only (Doors open 830pm, limited tix)
[ graphic by Ellen Van De Sande 2012 'My Absent Mind' ]
SUNRISE ROOFTOP YOGA BREAKFAST. Yes, all those things! Yes in October! Get your Friday GOING with Savannah Robinson on an energized outdoor yoga class and a quick Organic HOC breakkie. We even send you off with a lunch... all the wins!
Hallowe'en Movie Night with Ada Noir [ film curation, bartender, werewolf ]
630-8PM TRANSYLVANIA 6-5000 [ Jeff Goldblum, Ed Begley Jr., Geena Davis ]
830-10pm HIGHWAY TO HELL [ Chad Lowe, Kristy Swanson ]
$5 Za'tar buttered PopCorn with a FREE Movie
HOC BAR OPEN
HOC TABLE // OPEN for reservations 7-930PM // Seats 1, 2 or 12...
eat some good food, make some new friends...
Menu for this dinner will be posted Friday Oct 14
A Wine Tasting Hosted by Krysta Roman
Taking guests through the gamut of Ontario Red's this fall, the Hunt for what's good with your fall feasts. 4 wine, 4 Food Pairings Rate tbd