Pearson Airport has four new restaurants by leading Toronto chefs as part of a dining program created by restaurant group OTG, two of which are open today and the others are coming later this month. Master Sommelier John Szabo and chef Michael Coury opened Vinifera in Terminal 1 and Nobel Burger Bar, inspired by Mark McEwan, opened in Terminal 3. Next month, Corso, with a menu by chef Rocco Agostino, will open in Terminal 3 plus a second Heirloom Bakery & Café location.
These new additions join McEwan's Fetta Panini Bar and Toronto brewer Brock Shepherd's Apropos, both of which opened earlier this year in Terminal 1.
Nobel Burger Bar features gourmet burgers (and a curved bar similar to Drake One Fifty); Corso is a traditional Italian trattoria with a modern twist; Vinifera is a wine bar with small plates; and Heirloom is a cafe with light fare.
They're a pretty tech-savvy addition too: the restaurants offer free access to iPads at every seat with menus available in 20 languages. Along with surfing the web, food orders can be made on the iPads with dishes to be delivered to the patron in 15 minutes. Pearson will provide these restos with nearly 500 iPads, which is part of an overall plan of 2,500 iPads as part of the OTG program.
· OTG [Official Site]
· Introducing Drake One Fifty, Opening Downtown Today [Eater Toronto]
· Nobel Burger Now Open [Toronto Pearson]
[Photo: Nobel Burger Bar/Toronto Pearson]