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Recap + Photos: Chotto Matte Sets the Standard for Toronto NYE Parties

By: Curtis Sindrey –

Chotto Matte Toronto NYE Party. (Photo: George Pimentel)

On December 31st, Chotto Matte hosted their inaugural Dystropolis new year’s eve party, and subsequently set the standard for Toronto NYE parties going into 2020. 

While the Toronto hotspot is a relative newcomer in the city, it quickly established a firm reputation for their delectable Japanese-Peruvian fusion menu and inspired decor.

Their NYE party featured just about everything you could dream of for the perfect night out, including bottomless champagne, an expertly curated four-course dinner, and a terrific DJ set by Toronto’s own DJ Bambii, who spun everything from 90s/00s rap and R&B hits, to today’s bangers.

The pre-party dinner was fantastic, and appealed to every taste. The first course featured a seafood miso soup with clams, snow crab, bonito, tofu, seaweed, scallions, and sansho pepper. This was followed up with some heat featuring shishito peppers, followed by one of the highlights of the meal in the form of tostadita de pats crujiente, which had a savoury crispy duck, Peruvian corn tortilla, honey orange ponzu, and jalapeño.

The second course was a yummy sushi selection with tiger shrimp sat maki, fatty tuna kizame wasabi nigiri, and wagyu foie gras nigiri.

The third course had an amazing red snapper tempura with truffle ponzu butter, wagyu miso zuke with wagyu beef, and yuca fries, maiz huancaina with charred corn cobs, yellow chilli, feta quest fresco, and cilantro, along with arroz chaufa featuring Peruvian egg fried rice, and spicy sesame soy.

And finally, the dessert course featured the always classic creme brule that served as a fluffy and light palate cleanser.

As the fireworks flew out into the chilly Toronto night sky, and partygoers slowly made their way out, everyone went home with a cute gift bag featuring several perfume samples featuring “The Scent” by Hugo Boss, “Fresh Glow” by Burberry, and “Guilty” by Gucci, which just upped the already glamorous atmosphere that Chotto Matte provided.

Overall, Chotto Matte threw a memorable NYE party with fantastic eats, and great music in a city that is overrun with mediocrity.

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