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403 | Surreal Gourmet

Designed by artist, Food Network Canada host, 7-time Guinness World Record holder, gastronaut and Toronto explorer, Bob Blumer, Surreal Gourmet is a playful and nostalgic room that blends retro, modern, interactive and personal elements for Gladstone guests to dig into.


From the room’s three feature images, product of a collaboration with local fine art photographer Fausta Facciponte and Swiss cheese canopy over the bed to the Fruit Loops armoire and marshmallow pillows, there’s a lot to fill up on in this room. Like:

  • King bed
  • 230  sq ft/21 sq m
  • Kitchenette: complete with a panini maker for late- night or breakfast sandwiches, retro microwave and a set of Blumer’s favourite Shun chef knives.
  • Selection of Blumer’s personally curated foodie films on DVD
  • South view
  • 3 piece bathroom with hairdryer
  • Hypo-allergenic duvet and pillows, 300 thread count sheets
  • Studio-size ironing board (full sized ironing board available by calling the Front Desk)
  • Wi-Fi
  • Coffee and tea service in the 4th floor lounge (7am-10am)
  • Telephone with private voice mail and free local calls
  • 40″ flat screen television with premium cable
  • All-natural Canadian bath products
  • Safety deposit box

Find out more about our complimentary and extra room amenities HERE.


Designed by Bob Blumer

Best-known as a host on Food Network Canada, Surreal Gourmet artist Bob Blumer is also a keen-eyed illustrator, cookbook author, cycling enthusiast and 7-time Guinness World Record Holder.

In June 2013, having stayed in nearly half of the Gladstone’s one-of-a-kind rooms, Bob Blumer  proposed a culinary-inspired suite idea to Hotel owner Christina Zeidler. Consequently, Blumer built the hotel’s first redesigned room from one of the original 37 artist rooms.

“Visuals are a key component in everything I do. I create all the illustrations and objets d’art for my books and events, and now this Gladstone Hotel guest room. The plate is a blank canvas, as is an empty hotel room.” – Bob Blumer

Other surreal eye candy includes: a Swiss cheese canopy over the bed, a Fruit Loops armoire, a caviar tin clock, and the original inspiration Blumer dreamt up for the Surreal Gourmet room–the marshmallow pillow.

The cherry on the top? Definitely the kitchenette complete with a panini maker for late-night or breakfast sandwiches and a set of Blumer’s favourite chef knives, lit up by a custom made wine glass chandelier and stocked with 9 hand-picked wines.


4 floor plan