Saks Reveals New Restaurant Concept

  Sherway rendering: Saks Fifth Avenue

Sherway rendering: Saks Fifth Avenue

Ahead of next month's Canadian debut, Saks Fifth Avenue has revealed a new restaurant concept for its CF Sherway Gardens store in Toronto. Called Beaumont Kitchen, the restaurant will span 5,500 square feet and will feature "eclectic West Coast cuisine". Saks Sherway opens on Thursday, February 25. 

Beaumont Kitchen will be operated by restaurant, events and catering company Oliver & Bonacini (O&B), which operates over a dozen restaurants in Ontario under various names. O&B will also open an 11,000 square foot multi-level restaurant/bar at Saks CF Toronto Eaton Centre on February 18.

Sherway's Beaumont Kitchen will feature a combination of formal dining and relaxed bar seating, serving lunch and dinner. Its interior will be sleek in design, featuring rich textures and whimsical accents, according to a press release. The restaurant is being spearheaded by O&B district chef Michael Hay, who said "The menu at Beaumont Kitchen is ingredient driven, with a focus on natural flavours. By showcasing whole foods in simple, authentic and unique ways, our dishes will encourage guests to indulge without guilt." 

  Michael Hay, District Chef, Oliver & Bonacini. Photo: Cindy La

Michael Hay, District Chef, Oliver & Bonacini. Photo: Cindy La

Beaumont Kitchen will feature Canadian ingredients, modern Californian influences, and subtle nods to Mexican, Eastern and Italian flavour profiles. Cuisine will be vegetable-centric, with staples including crudités and salads composed of root vegetables; unique shareables, such as black bean dip with warm chorizo, poblano peppers and flatbreads; and hearty mains, such as turkey meatballs with Parmesan brodo, orecchiette and collard greens, and thin crust cauliflower pizza with fior di latte, pancetta, and oregano.

Beverage offerings will include specialty cocktails, craft draft and bottled beers and a well-curated wine list, as well as mocktails, fresh juices, coffees and teas.

Sherway's Saks will span in excess of 132,000 square feet over three levels, including a basement-level grocery department operated by Toronto-based Pusateri's Fine Foods. Pusateri's will also operate the grocery component within the 163,000 square foot CF Toronto Eaton Centre flagship Saks. 

Canadian Retail News From Around The Web: January 27, 2016