TORONTO — McEwan Fine Foods, in collaboration with Food Island Partnership, is launching meal kits featuring culinary products from P.E.I.
Available for pick-up and delivery beginning today, the premium meal kits are a ‘Prince Edward Island Patio Party’ in a box and include P.E.I.’s five core products — lobsters, mussels, oysters, beef and potatoes — as well as chef-inspired recipes created by the McEwan Fine Foods culinary team.
“Every year, Prince Edward Island puts on a month-long festival showcasing all of the wonderful products the island has to offer. This year, due to the pandemic, McEwan Fine Foods is bringing a taste of the island to Toronto with our Prince Edward Island Patio-Party boxes. P.E.I. produces some of the best, sustainable lobster in the world and incredible grass-fed beef with full traceability. Our chefs have created unique Surf & Turf packages with all the trimmings so our guests can bring delicious P.E.I. flavours home for easy summer meals,” says Jessica Rodrigues, director of Communications for The McEwan Group.
There are three options to choose from — a Surf Box, a Turf Box and a Surf & Turf Box, with recipes such as chilled lobster Cobb salad, P.E.I. grass-fed strip loin steaks with truffle compound butter, P.E.I. oysters with McEwan’s cocktail sauce and mignonette and P.E.I. mussels with a choice of lemon, white wine and bacon sauce or tomato, fennel, chili and preserved-lemon sauce. The curated boxes allow clients to bring a P.E.I. patio party home and to indulge in culinary creations from the coast.
“Prince Edward Island is famous for its genuine people that work together to harvest and innovate premium food products and host experiences from land and sea. We look forward to celebrating our island flavours with our Ontario friends/family by creating a unique experience for you to enjoy in the comfort of your own home,” says Mitch Cobb, chair of Food Island Partnership.
The collaboration between McEwan Fine Foods and Canada’s Food Island started after travel restrictions inhibited Ontario residents from being able to travel to P.E.I. due to COVID-19. The two organizations have an established working relationship as the McEwan Group’s chef Mark McEwan has hosted many events during two of P.E.I.’s flagship festivals — The P.E.I. Fall Flavours Festival and the P.E.I. International Shellfish Festival.
The bespoke boxes are available for purchase for Ontario residents only. To purchase, visit mcewancatering.com or in-store at McEwan Don Mills or McEwan Yonge & Bloor McEwan. To ensure there are fresh products in every box, McEwan Fine Foods requires 48 hours to prepare, so consumers are asked to consider this when ordering.