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Eataly Toronto shines the spotlight on Milan with the reopening of Trattoria Milano
Eataly’s latest restaurant to open its doors celebrates Italy’s Northern cuisine and vibrant culture
TORONTO, November 9, 2021: Eataly Toronto has announced that Trattoria Milano, the authentic Italian marketplace’s newest dining destination, will once again open its doors on November 10. Inspired by Milan’s iconic culture, design and cuisine, the intimate restaurant on Eataly Toronto’s second floor will offer dinner service from Wednesday through Sunday from 12 - 9 p.m. and extended hours from Friday to Sunday closing at 10 p.m.
Trattoria Milano captures Milan’s unique dichotomy, an avant-garde city recognized as a leading design, fashion and art capital, surrounded by a countryside which has heavily influenced its simple, rustic and rich cuisine.
“At Trattoria Milano, we’ve brought a little piece of Milano to the heart of Toronto. From the classic dishes we’re serving to the drinks we’re pouring to the art adorning the walls, every small moment gives guests an authentic taste of the iconic Italian city,” says Nico Dagnino, Eataly Toronto’s Managing Director.
With all of its traditional offerings, Trattoria Milano invites you to eat, drink and be Milanese.
EAT LIKE A MILANESE
With rich, hearty dishes characteristic of Northern Italy, Milanese cuisine focuses on ingredients sourced from the land and produced in the various regions of the area. Executed by Trattoria Milano’s Chef de Cuisine, Luca Lussoso, the restaurant’s menu features traditional dishes that have made Milano a world-class culinary destination. Prepared using high-quality local and authentic Italian ingredients, highlights include:
- L’Ossobuco (better known in Milan as “Osbus”) served for four on a bed of vibrant saffron risotto, and finished with gremolata.
- Cotoletta alla Milanese, a traditional Milanese dish that dates back to 1134 that is made with a thinly pounded, bone-in veal chop that is breaded and fried.
- Risotto allo Zafferano, made with saffron, a bone marrow broth, and Parmigiano Reggiano DOP.
DRINK LIKE A MILANESE
Inspired by Milan’s historic bars that became beloved meeting places for generations of artists and intellectuals, Trattoria Milano’s beverage program will feature a number of offerings that pay tribute to these iconic cultural spaces and will feature an array of cocktails highlighting ingredients from the Lombardy region. Most famous is perhaps the Negroni, the classic orange-hued beverage that is made with three simple ingredients on ice and has become symbolic of an authentic aperitivo experience. Tableside cocktail service will include an amari cart, while the bar will serve an array of cocktails including Sbagliato Rosa, Cocchi Rosa, and sparkling rosé. Trattoria Milano’s wine list will offer guests one of the largest selections of Italian wines in Canada and, just like the food menu, has northern influence highlighting the Barolo, Barbaresco, Franciacorta, Valpolicella and Alto Adige regions.
Completing the experience, the restaurant’s light grey microsuede walls have been carefully curated to feature pieces that are iconic of Milan’s emergence as a world capital of design. Prints from Enzo Mari’s Nature Series, including La Mela and La Pera, will hang alongside his six Simboli Sinsemantici. Vintage pieces, including street maps and tourist brochures from 1970s Milan, as well as mid-century lighting, will mirror the trattorias of Milan decades ago.
Eataly Toronto is located at Bay and Bloor Street in Toronto’s Manulife Centre and is open Sunday to Thursday from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m and 8 a.m. to 11 p.m. on Friday and Saturday. For more information visit www.eataly.ca.
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ABOUT EATALY TORONTO
Focused on providing high-quality, sustainable products for all, Eataly is the largest Italian retail and dining experience in the world, transforming the way consumers experience food, beverage and culture. At Eataly, guests have the unique opportunity to experience Italian culture through markets, counters, cafés, restaurants and educational offerings that explore the best food and beverage options Italy’s 20 regions and the world has to offer. Since Oscar Farinetti first opened Eataly Torino Italy in 2007, his philosophy has spread to 39 stores across the world, including Japan (2008), Dubai 2013, Sao Paulo (2015), Munich (2015), Stockholm (2018, Paris (2019), Toronto (2019), Dallas (2020) London (2021). Eataly Toronto, the authentic Italian marketplace, opened in the Manulife Centre at 55 Bloor Street West in November 2019. The 50,000 square-foot culinary destination, located in the heart of the Yorkville neighbourhood, features 7 unique food counters, 5 production labs, 4 restaurants, 3 bars, 1 cooking school, 1 brewery, and a market that all offer traditional Italian food in a vibrant ambiance. To learn more about Eataly please visit www.Eataly.ca.
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