Upstairs bar

After John and I attended the preview menu tasting at Montecito, we were commissioned to do photography for the menu, cocktails and the beautiful venue itself.

Located steps away from TIFF Bell Lightbox at 299 Adelaide Street West, it’s a two-storey venue boasting 12,000 square feet seating 399 people. Montecito Restaurant is a new space that opened just in time for TIFF this year (Robert Downey Jr. was there). It’s a partnership between Toronto-native and Hollywood director Ivan Reitman and Chef Jonathan Waxman.

If you haven’t been to Montecito Restaurant yet, check out the spacious main dining room with high ceilings spanning 2 storeys and the gorgeous upstairs bar.

Here’s just some of my favourite photos we shot for Montecito. Photos by John Tan except where indicated.

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Pecorino herb polenta with acorn squash, tomatoes and carrots

Pecorino herb polenta with acorn squash, tomatoes and carrots

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