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TORONTO, June 27, 2018 /CNW/ - Created in partnership with hospitality icon Nick Di Donato of the Liberty Entertainment Group, Don Alfonso 1890 Toronto will be the first North American location of world renowned Michelin star Chef Ernesto Iaccarino's Don Alfonso 1890.  Dinner will be served daily, as of today from 5pm. It will be located in the historic Consumer's Gas Building of 1852 on Toronto Street, in the heart of the Financial District in downtown Toronto.

Showcasing the incredible cuisine of Chef Ernesto Iaccarino and the wonderful fresh flavours of the Amalfi coast, Don Alfonso 1890 is an internationally recognized award-winning concept with locations in Sant'Agata, Amalfi Coast, Italy; Lavello, Basilicata, Italy; Helena Bay, New Zealand; Macau, China and now Toronto.


Don Alfonso 1890's cuisine is characterized by its modernity, Mediterranean flare and the exceptional quality of the raw materials used.  These key principals are reflected in the 8 course tasting menu available in the dining room.  The menu of uniquely crafted dishes begins with a collection of canapés proceeded by courses including ice creamed eel with Sturgeon caviar, seared Muscovy duck breast, organic Manitoba bison tenderloin in a rustic bread crust and finished with a Neapolitan Sfogliatella, an Italian delicacy with layers of phyllo, cinnamon infused pastry cream and Amarena cherry glaze. The tasting menu is also available with vegetarian options including a rendition of the traditional baked egg with black truffle caviar, soy smoked organic tofu soup and rigatoni Vesuvius. Guests can also dine on the full selection of canapés and order courses à la carte in the lounge on the mezzanine level.

Chef Saverio Macri will oversee the kitchen, having spent several months in Italy working with Chef Ernesto Iaccarino at the original Don Alfonso 1890. Chef Macri and his team of culinary professions create each dish with expert precision using the finest quality ingredients available. Each course is plated on a one of a kind vessel selected specifically to highlight the characteristics of the food and the stunning presentation.

Corporate Mixologist Oliver Stern has created a cocktail menu intended to elevate the cocktail experience to the level of the cuisine.  In addition to offering a selection of classic cocktails, the menu will also feature a number of one of a kind molecular cocktails.


The space is designed to evoke a sense of elegance and sophistication and acts as a canvas for the food it presents. Every detail and every piece of furniture has been crafted from the finest materials, many of which were imported directly from Italy.

The visionary behind this truly unique space is Liberty Entertainment Group VP and Creative Director, Nadia Di Donato. Ms. Di Donato has been instrumental in creating unique design approaches for each of the Liberty Group properties. With particular attention to detail, she has established the Liberty Entertainment Group facilities as the most creatively themed venues in Toronto and Miami.

The restaurant is located at 19 Toronto Street. To make a reservation, book online or call 416.214.5888