Pearson Airport Adds New Ethnic Eateries


MISSISSAUGA, Ont. — Two new ethnic food concepts have landed at Toronto Pearson International Airport, which has been abuzz in new food offerings.

Marathi (left), an Indian concept by Amaya chef and owner Hemant Bhagwani, has opened in terminal one, offering Indian street food-inspired cuisine such as Butter Chicken Naan Panini and Black Tiger Shrimp Vindaloo, and even an Indian-inspired breakfast menu, sweets and beverages.

Meanwhile, a modern Japanese concept, Acer, has popped up in terminal three, by Guy Rubino, former owner and executive chef of Rain. It offers Japanese eats made using traditional techniques, such as salmon, hamachi and Albacore Tuna Carpaccio, Volcano Maki Rolls and Korean Short Ribs.

“It is truly remarkable to see the transformation of Terminals one and three in such a short period of time,” said Rick Blatstein, CEO of the New York-based OTG Management, which has collaborated with the airport to launch the new culinary offerings. “This collaboration with Toronto Pearson and our local chef partners has created something special at the airport, and the best is still yet to come.”

Next week, wine bar Vinifera launches its second location in terminal three, with a wine menu by sommelier John Szabo and food by OTG concept chef Michael Coury, with small plates, salads and paninis.

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