54 FRIDAYS at ROOSEVELT

  • February 5, 2010
  • Blog

THE NIGHT

We coordinately invite you to The Re-Birth of ’54, a night inspired by the legendary Studio 54 and a dream “to throw the best damned party the world had ever seen and to make it last forever. He built a world where fantasy was put up as reality and where an 80-year-old disco queen could dance till dawn. Where models mingled with mechanics, plumbers danced with princes. It was a place where all labels were left behind. A place where there were no rules.”

54. Decadent. Glamorous. Fridays.

A place you can call home, with the music of resident Monsieur Cedric alongside weekly surprise guest performances and acts to help bring fantasies to reality and push the boundaries of what is norm.

Doors close at midnight for fifteen minutes to treat those inside to special surprise. Guest list is mandatory and table service is highly recommended.

Dress to impress as a stylish and sophisticated dress code is in effect. 54 Fridays are presented by The Roosevelt Room, Glamcity Media and friends.

THE LOCATION

Nestled behind the Toronto International Film Festival Tower, The Roosevelt Room is an unprecedented approach to dining and dancefloor entertainment; a place where the ‘big bands’ of the 1920s have been exchanged for fantastic DJs, but the vaudeville, comedy, cabaret, jazz bands, and burlesque remain.

The Roosevelt Room is dedicated to providing an exceptional and memorable experience for Toronto’s modern, mature, sophisticated clientele. From fine-arts enthusiasts to Bay Street professionals; it is a unique gathering of like-minded individuals set against the backdrop of cultivation and originality.

“We wanted to bring back the carefree excitement and exuberance of the Roaring Twenties,” Jeff O’Brien (One Development Corp).

Inspired by the Art Deco movement, HGTV’s The Designer Guys modeled the club on Hollywood’s legendary Roosevelt Hotel. The venue features warm, metallic finishes, gold figurines, and materials like white diamond Italian granite, complete with flapper girl and staff in 20s period dress. In contrast to the vintage feel, dining tables have hydraulic lifts and drop down after dinner transforming them into bottle service booths. Flat-screen TVs have been built into the mirrors of the private washrooms on the lower level, where wall panels feature artwork by Art Deco painter Tamara de Lempicka. The lighting goes from romantic candlelight during dining hours to state-of-the-art kinetic lighting when the club opens for dancing.

The venue, which seats 120 and holds 500 for receptions, features a movable DJ booth, and sheer metallic curtains that enable smaller semiprivate events to be held within the larger venue.

THE DRINKS

Mixologist Frankie Solaro (BarChef) has designed a cocktail list that draws its inspiration from the great cocktails of the Roaring Twenties, and each comes with a little story.

THE FOOD

The menu from executive chef Trevor Wilkinson (Trevor Kitchen and Bar, Lobby, Jump, Centro) has been designed in the spirit of social dining in the nightclubs of the 1920s and is inspired by the original menu from the first Academy Awards ceremony dinner in 1929, the focus being on classic French haute cuisine updated for contemporary tastes with fresh local ingredients.

Roosevelt Room Supper Club, located at 2 Drummond Place, just east of Peter Street on Adelaide Street West, in downtown Toronto.

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