Città, CityPlace’s new Italian restaurant, lands a first-class chef

Città, CityPlace’s new Italian restaurant, lands a first-class chef

(Image: Daniel Neuhaus) (Image: Daniel Neuhaus)
 

Now that The Grove has served its last meal, we wondered where the talented chef Ben Heaton would go next. Turns out he’ll be the executive chef at Città, Hanif Harji’s new casual southern Italian restaurant in CityPlace. The room will seat just under 100 people and the menu will focus on charcuterie, pasta and delicious things coming out of two wood-fired pizza ovens (they’ll eventually be offering delivery service). At The Grove, Heaton’s food was billed as British pub grub, but it was the city’s most refined, colourful and imaginative take on old-school English cooking. We can’t wait to see what he’ll do with some San Marzano tomatoes and doppio zero flour. Doors open on December 16 at 92 Fort York Boulevard.