I had the opportunity to visit the newly renovated Marben restaurant for the 3rd Annual Sausage League. The basic premise of the Sausage League is to have various local chef's make a sausage dish; with the winner winning a trip to Chicago. Different pairs of chefs compete head on, every Wednesdays. Marben customers vote on their favourite sausage dish and to be paired with a Muskoka Brewery beer. The final battle ends this summer. Check them out if you're looking for a cool vibe. Very smart of Marben to build community by inviting various chefs to collaborate in a fun competition.
Marben is just about finished with the renovations. I had the opportunity to preview the lower level of the restaurant which reminds me of the "Please Don't Tell" in the east village NYC. Nice leather booths and an extensive bar. Marben will be a hotspot for the King West area of Toronto. Looks like they've paid attention to the details right from the menu to the little design elements of the interiors.
The lower level lounge preview at Marben.
Bathrooom interior is cool.
Taxidermy fixture reminiscent of PDT NYC.
For more info on Marben: Marben restaurant
Info on Sausage League: $25 per person - Gets you 2 sausage dishes and 2 glasses of Muskoka Brewery Beer.
Disclosure: I was invited by Marbens Public Relations to enjoy a complimentary sampling for Sausage League.