The warren of rooms that make up Toast are rich with atmosphere: deeply polished old, dark wood, neat windows and walls of stacked glazed firebrick. On the ground level, an old flour bin stands awaiting a glass top to create a seating area. Other rooms, perfect for random gatherings are small groups, will be filled with chairs and tables -- some of which have been fashioned from giant, worn wood storage crates. Food will be fed through a service window on one wall of the tiny but efficient kitchen.
Owner and practicing attorney Jill Davis intends to create a wine and cocktail bar with a chef's sensibility, she says.
"I've been aiming to create a place that's organic and cutting-edge, in a warm place where people want to eat really good local food and drink great wines and cocktails," says Davis.
That's what sold chefs-partners Jennifer Plank, 24, and Joe Horvath, who has turned 25 within days of the new spot's grand opening.
JILL IS OFFERING US $1.00 OFF GLASSES OF WINE. 15% OFF A BOTTLES OF WINE. Come and enjoy Jill and her upbeat staff and their unique creations in drinks and food. Another Gordon Square's treat! Jill and her staff are very excited to have us!
Hi everyone -
Jill here - We are really looking forward to meeting everyone on Wednesday! At Toast we offer delicious, revitalized farm fare, off-the-beaten-path wines, and classic and classic-styled craft cocktails.
We source 80-90% of our food from local farmers. Chefs Jen and Joe are simply amazing, and I'd advise you to just dive in and enjoy their food.
My favorite style of wine is reflective of the terroir, not highly manipulated. I like winemakers that bring out the best of what the earth has to offer. We feature a lot of old world wines on our list, and I hope you'll enjoy our selection.
We'll have the group down on the lower level, and you can spill out up to the bar. Our building was an old bakery and the lower level was the retail space, the upper level the apartment where the baker lived, and the back area is where the baking happened. Feel free to have a look around while you're here.
Thanks for coming out to visit us. We are really looking forward to the evening.