TORONTO — Toronto now boasts the first North-American location of world-renowned Michelin-star chef Ernesto Iaccarino’s Don Alfonso 1890.
Created in partnership with Liberty Entertainment Group, Don Alfonso 1890 is located in the historic Consumer’s Gas Building in the heart of the Financial District in downtown Toronto.
Showcasing chef Iaccarino’s cuisine and the fresh flavours of the Amalfi coast, Don Alfonso 1890 is an internationally recognized, award-winning concept with locations in Sant’Agata, Amalfi Coast, Italy; Lavello, Basilicata, Italy; Helena Bay, New Zealand; and Macau, China.
The restaurant’s eight-course tasting menu begins with a collection of canapés, proceeded by courses such as ice-creamed eel with Sturgeon caviar; seared Muscovy duck breast; organic Manitoba bison tenderloin in a rustic bread crust and finished with a Neapolitan Sfogliatella; and an Italian delicacy with layers of phyllo, cinnamon-infused pastry cream and Amarena cherry glaze. The tasting menu is also available with vegetarian options, including a rendition of the traditional baked egg with black-truffle caviar, soy-smoked organic tofu soup and rigatoni Vesuvius. Guests can also dine on the full selection of canapés and order courses à la carte in the lounge on the mezzanine level.
Chef Saverio Macri will oversee the kitchen, having spent several months in Italy working with chef Iaccarino at the original Don Alfonso 1890. Each course is plated on a one-of-a-kind vessel selected specifically to highlight the characteristics of the food.
Corporate mixologist Oliver Stern has created a cocktail menu boasting a selection of classic cocktails, as well as a number of unique molecular cocktails.
The space is designed to evoke a sense of elegance and sophistication. Every detail and every piece of furniture has been crafted from the finest materials, many of which were imported directly from Italy.
The visionary behind the unique space is Liberty Entertainment Group VP and creative director, Nadia Di Donato.