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Celebrity Chef Brings His Unique Approach to Indian Fine Dining to the Greater Toronto Area

This fall, Indian celebrity chef, Ranveer Brar will open his first five-star restaurant in Canada. Already India’s youngest executive chef, Brar has opened more than 20 restaurants throughout the world, including the famous Banq Restaurant in Boston. Having worked in some of the most exclusive international restaurant kitchens, Chef Brar is bringing his unique approach to Indian fine dining to Brampton, Ontario with the launch of Mayura by Chef Ranveer Brar.

“I believe that food has to be an experience,” says Chef Ranveer Brar. “With each of my restaurants, I try to take into consideration the culture and surroundings of the location. Only by doing this can I holistically create and plate a menu that excites the diners’ senses. That’s one of the reasons I’m visiting before we open Mayura later this year.”

In addition to his wide-ranging restaurant experience, Chef Brar is also the host of multiple television shows in India, including: Breakfast Xpress, Snack Attack, Homemade, The Great Indian Rasoi, Health Bhi Taste Bhi, Ranveer’s Cafe, Food Tripping and Thank God It’s Fryday. Brar is also a judge on Master Chef India.

Mayura by Chef Ranveer Brar will be located in Brampton near highway 10 and the 407. If all goes according to plan, Brar hopes that the official opening of the restaurant will take place later this fall. Continue reading Celebrity Chef Brings His Unique Approach to Indian Fine Dining to the Greater Toronto Area

Authentic Farmers’ Market officially in Mississauga

The Farmers’ Market of Eden is pleased to announce that it has officially received membership into the Farmers’ Markets of Ontario association – the only market in Mississauga to receive this membership.

The Farmers’ Market of Eden, run by Eden Food for Change, takes place every Sunday at the Lisgar GO station from 9 am – 3 pm until Thanksgiving: Sunday, October 9, 2016. The majority of The Farmer’ Market of Eden’s vendors are farmers, a key membership requirement for the Farmers’ Markets of Ontario Association (FMO).

“Farmers’ Markets Ontario is the provincial association of farmers’ markets and welcome Farmers’ Market of Eden as a member.  Abundance and freshness of products is the key to a successful farmers’ market,” says Catherine Clark, Membership, Outreach & MyPick® Manager.

About 1000 people attend the Farmers’ Market of Eden to buy their weekly groceries directly from farmers who sell vegetables, honey, mushrooms, fruits and even pastries, cheese and meat.

For the month of August, patrons of the market will also get to enjoy local talent as Buskers from the City of Mississauga’s Buskers Pilot Project will be performing from 11 am – 2 pm weekly. Continue reading Authentic Farmers’ Market officially in Mississauga

Know What’s in Season? Check out the Farmers Market on Celebration Square

Fruits and vegetables taste the best when they are ripe and bought in season. Health experts often suggest that you eat seasonally, or include foods in your diet that are grown at the same time of the year you eat them.

Food available at local farmers markets is not just at the peak of freshness but also tasty and nutritious. Here is an availability guide by Foodland Ontario that tells you the best times to get the various fruits and vegetables we relish all year long.

Treat yourself and your family to the best foods this season by buying your food locally. Here are some helpful tips to make your trip to the farmers’ market a good one. Continue reading Know What’s in Season? Check out the Farmers Market on Celebration Square

Thrilling cultural fusion acts make exclusive premiere at Bollywood Monster Finale Aishwarya Nigam performs Bollywood hits on a Canadian stage for the first time

Bollywood Monster Mashup (BMM), the largest South Asian festival in Canada, is known for bringing never before seen cultural fusion acts to the GTA. The festival takes over not one, but two stages at Mississauga Celebration Square on Saturday July 23rd for free, family-friendly fun. Bollywood Monster Mashup is proud to announce Culture Shock Toronto and Bollywood Monster Orchestra: Symphony Nights, which will perform exclusive acts created specifically for the festival.

Continue reading Thrilling cultural fusion acts make exclusive premiere at Bollywood Monster Finale Aishwarya Nigam performs Bollywood hits on a Canadian stage for the first time

JAMIE OLIVER AND THE KING STREET FOOD COMPANY TO OPEN SECOND NORTH AMERICAN LOCATION OF JAMIE’S ITALIAN IN MISSISSAUGA JUNE 2016

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Hot off the heels of launching the first-ever Jamie’s Italian in North America, Jamie Oliver and The King Street Food Company are pleased to announce that a second restaurant location is set open at Mississauga’s Square One Shopping Centre in June 2016. Following the hugely successful debut of Jamie’s Italian in Toronto’s Yorkdale Mall, the restaurant will offer freshly made Italian-inspired dishes, with a Jamie twist, using only high-quality, sustainable ingredients. Open daily from 11am for lunch, dinner and drinks, Jamie’s Italian Mississauga will be located in Square One’s brand new south expansion and will overlook Mississauga’s Celebration Square making it a great destination for a business lunch, to take a break from shopping or spend time with family.

Jamie’s Italian has become a worldwide success since its first restaurant opening in 2008 in Oxford, England. With over 60 restaurants around the world, Jamie’s Italian employs thousands of people. Canadians can join the Jamie’s Italian family by attending the Employee Job Fair from Wednesday, May 4 to Saturday, May 7 between the hours of 10am and 7pm at Square One on the second level near the new south expansion or by visiting jamiesitalian.ca.

“We’re over the moon to be opening our second restaurant in Canada,” said Jamie Oliver. “We’re incredibly grateful to be welcomed so warmly – the people of Mississauga have been just brilliant. I’m incredibly proud of the success our Toronto restaurant has had, and I can’t wait to bring the same super-tasty, fantastic-quality offering to this buzzing community. It’s going to be epic.”

Located in the GTA’s premier shopping centre, Square One, the restaurant can be accessed from inside the brand new south expansion, or directly from the south parking lot at Entrance 3, which backs on to Celebration Square. Similar to the Yorkdale location, this venue will have an inviting and relaxed atmosphere. The 6,400 sq. ft. space will have an open kitchen, leather banquettes, statement chandeliers and accents of reclaimed wood. With an indoor seating capacity for 200, a welcoming bar and a patio for outdoor dining, the restaurant is a great place for a casual lunch, dinner, after-work drinks or family celebrations.

“We are very excited to bring Jamie’s Italian to Mississauga,” said Gus Giazitzidis, Managing Director and Partner, The King Street Food Company and Jamie’s Italian Canada. “Mississauga is a great city and we look forward to becoming a part of the community.”

The new restaurant will share the same tasty menu as the Yorkdale location, which includes beloved dishes such as made-to-order pizzas, prawn linguine, turkey Milanese and Jamie’s Italian trademark antipasti bar. To guarantee that everyone can find something to their liking, Jamie’s Italian offers an award-winning kids’ menu, as well as gluten-free, vegetarian and vegan options.

Jamie and The King Street Food Company team are united in their commitment to source the best possible ingredients to bring the menu to life. Sourcing for Jamie’s Italian is about finding more than suppliers; it’s about premium people and premium ingredients, with a focus on local artisans who can develop the perfect products. The Jamie’s Italian Canada team has forged relationships locally and internationally to bring the best and freshest ingredients – from locally grown produce and sustainably sourced seafood, to cured meats, cheeses and even flour from Italy.

Jamie’s Italian is located in Square One, Mississauga’s premier shopping centre and Canada’s second largest shopping centre. Jamie’s Italian Mississauga will be open for both reservations and walk-ins, from 11am, seven days a week.