Savour the tastes of summer during Grilling Season at Eataly! To celebrate, we’ll be highlighting some of our favourite foods to throw on the grill: from produce that pops when given a char, to the prized grill-night classics.
GRILLING SEASON ALL’ITALIANA
VISIT OUR BUTCHER COUNTER FOR SELECT CUTS
Learn about our cuts at Eataly’s butcher counter, and talk to our experts about the best way to prepare them: from time on the grill, to how long it should rest. We source our meat from clean, sustainable farms and ranches like VG Meats, which specializes in small herd, high care beef that is never fed antibiotics, is fully traceable, and is the first tenderness tested beef in Canada.
Check out our vintage beef cuts from VG Meats, from NY Strip to Ribeye, and more, at up to 20% off from June 30 to July 4, 2021! Vintage beef boasts impressive marbling and a much more intense flavor than its younger counterparts: it is only slightly sweet, with intense earthiness and minerality on the palate (owing to a grass-fed diet). The fat takes on a yellow pigmentation with age, adding to the depth of flavour. Shop in-store, order online!
BISTECCA ALLA FIORENTINA
Nearly every Tuscan home cook is an expert at bistecca fiorentina, a traditional Florentine steak recipe that calls for only five ingredients. The steak is typically from Chianina cattle — an ancient Tuscan breed known for its prized and tasty meat — seasoned with local spices and grilled over red-hot coals. It’s traditionally served “rare,” but we won’t judge if you ask for medium. (Not too much, anyway).
VISIT OUR FISH COUNTER FOR TODAY’S CATCH
Just like Nando Fiorentini, our pescivendolo (fishmonger) in Torino, the fishmongers at Eataly Toronto do not sleep until they find the freshest fish of the highest quality. As a result, our seafood is exceptional and never frozen. But our fishmongers don’t stop at quality: we care about where the places it comes from and the people who catch it. We work with fishermen and distributors who ensure that our seafood is caught responsibly in ways that consider the long-term vitality of the species and the oceans. This means the best seafood for you, the fishermen, and the world.
SHOP OUR PRODUCE FOR THE BEST OF THE SEASON
Our produce section features locally-grown and seasonal fruits and vegetables, in addition to unique items hard to find anywhere else. Our partner, Baldor Specialty Foods, sources all of our produce and brings us fragrant fresh flowers each morning. Cook simply and healthfully at home today or enjoy the fresh and seasonal vegetarian fare of our bountiful produce market. Don’t forget to visit our vegetable butcher, located adjacent to the produce department, our vegetable butcher will cut and clean your produce, free of charge. And if you have a question about vegetable preparation or cooking, our vegetable butcher has the answer and is happy to help!
CELEBRATE ITALIAN EXCELLENCE WITH THE ITALIAN TRADE AGENCY
From regional curing traditions to the still-secret recipes behind some of Italy’s most famous spirits, Italy boasts an incredible diversity of salumi and formaggi and drinks like spirits and coffee. To highlight all that the country has to offer, we’re partnering with the Italian Trade Agency to showcase the authenticity and unique traits that make our Italian cured meats and cheeses, spirits, and coffee stand out. From classes and tastings to special dishes in our restaurants, look for their logos to learn about the variety, biodiversity, and centuries-old traditions and culture behind our selection of Italian products.