GUELPH, Ont. — Mettawas Station Italian Mediterranean Grill in Kingsville, Ont. has been named the winner of Ontario’s Best Veal Sandwich 2022 by Veal Farmers of Ontario (VFO).
This year, the event was held at Toronto’s St. Lawrence Market in front of an audience, where judging was overseen by John Catucci, Food Network Canada host of Big Food Bucket List; Jennifer Haley, VFO’s executive director; and chef and TV personality Emily Richards.
Chef Anthony DelBrocco at Mettawas Station Italian Mediterranean Grill uses tomato sauce made fresh in-house, which is also sold in restaurant, and Ontario veal from Leamington Food Outlet. Competing against Mettawas Station for the top spot was Mississauga’s Pronto Cafe & Eatery.
“We are looking at the tenderness of the Ontario veal cutlet, the flavour and consistency of the tomato sauce, the freshness of the bun and the overall eating experience. Every sandwich-maker adds their own unique spin to the sandwich, and they are all delicious. Choosing only one for the title is not easy,” says Haley. “Almost all of the restaurants nominated are like our farmers; family-run and proud of the quality of what they produce for consumers. Throughout this contest it has been a great honour to bring attention to these amazing businesses, their owners and their delicious Ontario veal sandwiches.”
The winner received an award, a video shoot at their restaurant with Catucci and extensive publicity. The package is valued at more than $50,000.