TORONTO — Don Alfonso 1890, located in Toronto’s Westin Harbour Castle Hotel, and its executive chef, Daniele Corona, have been awarded a Michelin star in the inaugural edition of the MICHELIN Guide Toronto.
The Michelin style is reflected in the restaurant’s ability to stunningly highlight its eight-course tasting menu of uniquely crafted dishes, plated on a one-of-a-kind vessel and paired with its finely curated wine.
In keeping with the renowned cuisine of chef Ernesto Iaccarino and the fresh flavours of the Amalfi Coast, Don Alfonso’s cuisine is characterized by its modern, Mediterranean flare and the exceptional quality of the raw ingredients used.
Since 2018, Don Alfonso 1890 Toronto has been recognized with multiple national and international awards and honours, including Best Italian Restaurant in the World (outside of Italy) and Best Meal by 50 Top Italy.
“This award confirms that Don Alfonso Toronto is truly on the world stage, standing side by side with the best restaurants and chefs in the world,” says Nick Di Donato, president and CEO of Liberty Entertainment Group. “We’re honoured to follow the footsteps of the Iaccarino’s and proud of chef Corona, his kitchen and the entire Toronto team for this achievement, which further bolsters our reputation as a global destination for food and cuisine.”
“For the first time in its history, the MICHELIN Guide has landed in Canada,” says Gwendal Poullennec, international director of the MICHELIN Guides. “This selection for Canada’s largest city, and our first in the country, represents the local flavours, international inspiration, and distinct creativity that makes Toronto’s dining scene world-class.”