Mark McEwan’s new restaurant, Fabbrica, will finally open on Friday

Mark McEwan’s new restaurant, Fabbrica, will finally open on Friday

Mark McEwan shows off his crostini (Image: Karon Liu) 

Two little reminders: one, Shops at Don Mills still exists, and two, Mark McEwan will be opening his casual Italian restaurant, Fabbrica, there on Friday. At yesterday’s press conference for Chef’s Challenge—the November 20 celebrity charity cook-off—McEwan served up some crostini with bone marrow butter and horseradish gremolata that’ll be on the menu at the new restaurant.

So for those keeping track over the past months, McEwan opened his fourth restaurant, signed on to be Top Chef Canada’s head judge on Food Network Canada, released a cookbook, Mark McEwan: Great Food at Home, and did a book signing for it earlier in the week. Is there some sort of culinary EGOT he’s going for?

Here’s a preview tour video McEwan did with the Food Network back in May in which he said he hoped to open in August, which, in the restaurant world, means October.