TORONTO, July 6, 2017 /CNW/ – Toronto’s Fiorentina Restaurant is announcing a major morning rush hour and afternoon cocktail hour expansion off the heels of its move to a new, larger location at 463 Danforth Avenue in early 2017. The changes are inspired by the commitment of chefs and owners Alex Chong and Tina Leckie to reignite excitement for diners on the Danforth food scene with local, sustainable food. The husband-and-wife team have been committed to thoughtful, local cuisine since they launched the restaurant in 2011, even taking on the City of Toronto in their fight to continue to use fresh, local heritage eggs. Fiorentina will also launch a new monthly event series this July.
“Our expansion is inspired by demand from our local clientele,” said chef Alex Chong. “What we offer is simply not available in our neighbourhood, and eager diners are having to travel to enjoy things like fresh-made sourdough bread, and a glass of wine and house-made charcuterie after work with friends. We’ve brought this home to the Danforth neighbourhood for them, adding to our popular brunch menu, lunch service, and rotating weekly dinner menus focused on the very best ingredients from farmers, foragers, fishers and local artisans.”
New Fiorentina Summer 2017 Features
Freshly-baked pastries and croissants along with sandwiches and coffees will be available for take-away to serve morning commuters and local families looking for a quick breakfast or lunch. Pastries are made in-house daily by classically trained pastry chef Tina Leckie.
Available: Tuesday to Friday from 8 a.m. – 10 a.m.
Afternoon Wine & Charcuterie
As the week winds down, Fiorentina will be open from 4 p.m. to welcome patrons with local cheese and house-made charcuterie boards along with a daily half-priced wine special selected by Fiorentina’s sommelier, Damien Detcheverry. Due to popular demand, loaves of house-made sourdough and other delights will be available from 3 p.m. to bring home for dinner.
Available: Thursday to Saturday from 4 p.m. – 6 p.m. Sourdough available for take-away from 3 p.m.
Monthly Event Series: Feast @ Fiorentina
A unique dining experience held on the last Wednesday of every month. Each evening will feature a different theme, from intimate dinners with local winemakers, farmers, and casual, chef-inspired feasts.
The first dinner will take place on Wednesday, July 26th in partnership with East-end brewery Leftfield.
Fiorentina is a locally-inspired restaurant by acclaimed chefs Alex Chong and Tina Leckie. In early 2017, the original Danforth and Broadview location was moved to 463 Danforth Avenue to accommodate its growing clientele. Every dish is made in-house from scratch using a fully sustainable food philosophy. The flavours are inspired by personal experiences, creativity and the mosaics of the traditions and culture that surrounds us.