Leap Day at Eataly Toronto

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Every four years, we get an extra day to indulge in Italian food and drink. The best way to take advantage of an extra day in the year? Carpe (Leap) Diem – seize the Leap Day on Saturday, February 29 at Eataly Toronto!

Did you know that Leap Year was invented by Julius Caesar? The ancient Roman calendar was based on a total of 355 days – a full 10 ¼ days shorter than a solar year. Before the time of Caesar, Roman officials dealt with this by inserting an additional month into the calendar every so often – not exactly an exact way of tracking time! By the time Julius Caesar came to power in 45 B.C., the Romans had accumulated an extra three months through the years. After consulting with his top astronomers, Caesar decided to add an extra day every four years to balance out the off-kilter calendar – giving us one extra day to indulge just as the Romans did! 

To celebrate some of Italy’s greatest inventions, seize the day and enjoy a variety of specials throughout the marketplace as part of our Leap Day celebration. As the Romans say, tempus fugit (time flies)…so don’t miss out on this one-day event on Saturday, February 29!

COMPLIMENTARY TASTINGS

Starting at 12 p.m. while supplies last

The best way to get into the Leap Day spirit? By getting a taste of some of our favourites! Explore the marketplace to enjoy complimentary tastings of select products from the Lazio region. Visit La Scuola di Eataly between 5 to 7 p.m. for a taste of Rigatoni all’Amatriciana, a Roman-style pasta dish with pecorino and guanciale.

CELEBRATORY WINE SPECIALS

Starting at 11 a.m. while supplies last 

Raise a glass to an extra day in the year with $11 wine specials at Enoteca Bar. Sip on Est! Est!! Est!!! ‘Le Poggere’ (vino bianco) or Syrah Tellus (vino rosso) by Falesca from Lazio by the glass. Pair it with a slice of Roman-style Pizza alla Pala for a truly Roman-style meal.

FEAST ON OUR FAVOURITE BITES

Starting at 11 a.m. while supplies last

What would a celebration be without delicious food? Pair your glass of vino with specialty bites of Italian favorites. Enjoy Supplì alla Gricia in La Pizza e La Pasta, La Piazza and La Pescheria for just $1 apiece, embrace your inner Roman with a slice (or two) of Pizza alla Pala, dine on classic dishes like Cacio e Pepe in La Pizza e La Pasta, and for one day only, visit I Cannoli Siciliani to try Maritozzi, Roman-style sweet bread filled with cream, for $4.90!

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