earth Bloor West | 2448 Bloor Street West | (416) 763-2222earth Rosedale | 1055 Yonge Street | (416) 551-9890
We?re sorry to have to be the ones to tell you, but a frozen dinner from the grocery store down the street isn?t eating locally. Things like cigars and cognac might be good to import, but eating ingredients that traveled thousands of kilometres before reaching your plate just seems wrong. So stop hitting the defrost button on your microwave and take advantage of a fresh and dynamic seasonal menu made with a deft and conscientious hand. We promise, you?ll never be back in the frozen food aisle again.
Maintaining a strictly local-centric attitude, earth encourages you to think globally while eating locally. Executive Chef Kevin McKenna's menu is based entirely on local ingredients and the selections flow with the seasons (poetic, no?). Throw in a chic dining room with a sleek mixture of slate tiles and reclaimed wood, and the fusion of modern and organic is complete. The patio is always a great place to enjoy earth's famous brunch, and should it be later in the day (or not, we won't judge), their fully stocked wine bar is always replete with the best Ontario has to offer. Dishes like the Second Wind Farms Elk Ragu (morel fettucine, local pecorino - $20) and the Rainbow Trout (black lentil spinach salad, crispy parsnip, pepper jam - $22) delight the palate. With a wide range of wonderful options, you can be sure that there'll always be something on the menu that will satisfy.
Eating locally isn't just healthy; it also supports local farmers and the community at large. Now that's what we call a win-win. The only way you could possibly lose on this is to miss out. And that, fab friends, isn't exactly a palatable option. "Think global. Eat local."