Last week the official launch party on October 3rd kicked off the opening of McEwan’s brand new store location. The event featured various suppliers and vendors, including a Corby’s Gin Bar with Malfy Gin Rosa, Ungava Gin and Beefeater Pink Gin with a mix of Fever Tree Tonics. Lavazza Coffee espresso martini bar with Absolute Vodka and Kahlua were also available, as well as Stella Artois beer bar. They also served J.P. Wiser’s new Old Fashioned Whisky Cocktails, and Stoneleigh Pinot Noir and Stoneleigh Sauvignon Blanc were poured all night long.
Led by Chef Mark McEwan, the invited mix of loyal clients and tastemakers were cooking their own dishes with seasonal and quality ingredients. Among from the Rotisserie Sliders, the featured recipes included Pizza, Risotto, Dumpling, Antipasti and Cheese stations, as well as hot table & passed.
Dj Natalie Rivera was setting up the mood with her live tunes, and all the guests had a variety of things to do at the event.
This January marked the opening of the third McEwan’s gourmet grocery store location in Toronto. Located at Yonge & Bloor, in the 1 Bloor Street East retail podium, the thoughtfully constructed 17,000 square foot store occupies the entire concourse level.
McEwan’s grocery store was created by Chef Mark McEwan’s with a goal to blend the restaurant experience with the grocery experience. It’s the perfect place to find both unparalleled products and prepared meals, which would surely satisfy the local residents and visitors of downtown Toronto.
Among from carefully curated aisles of food, the new location features McEwan’s Cafe, Fabbrica Pizza, Carving Station & Rotisserie, Sushi Bar, Salad Bar & Sandwich Station, Dry Ageing Room and Hot & Cold table. So whether you’re looking for groceries or want to enjoy some exceptional culinary; craving some sandwich or a freshly blended protein smoothie — you’re gonna find it here!
“We bring our restaurant and catering knowledge into our stores,” says Chef Mark McEwan. “Our chefs make everything in-house from scratch, so why should a grocery store be any different? This will be a store with stories.”
McEwan’s gourmet grocery stores were launched in 2009 as chef-led food halls that put high-quality ingredients and customer service first. Chef McEwan has recreated the marketplace in a way that gives customers a chance to enjoy more than a traditional grocery shopping experience. He was the first to incorporate an on-site butcher, bakery, deli, patisserie, grab-and-go counters, cafes and dining area to the grocery store, and the result speaks for itself.