Chotto Matte expanding to Canada

By James McAllister

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Chotto Matte restaurant expanding to Canada

Related tags: Fusion food, Japanese cuisine, Peruvian cuisine, Canada, Restaurant, Fine dining

London-based Nikkei restaurant Chotto Matte is pushing forward with its global expansion by launching a new site in downtown Toronto later this month.

The Soho restaurant, which was founded in 2013 by restaurateur and former Nobu director Kurt Zdesar, opened its first international site last year in Miami.

Chotto Matte’s Toronto restaurant will occupy a massive 10,000+ sq ft space with roughly 425 covers, and will feature a robata grill counter, sushi bar and heated terrace.

It will open within Toronto’s Brookfield Place complex, in the city’s Financial District, and promises diners ‘a bold and authentic taste of Nikkei cuisine’.

Jordan Sclare, who is group executive chef for Chotto Matte in London and Miami, will oversee kitchen operations with bento boxes and express toban dishes available as lunchtime options alongside à la carte offerings that will be served throughout the day.

The menu will continue to specialise in Japanese-Peruvian fusion cooking, with signature dishes at the Toronto restaurant to include 96-hour marinated, house-smoked rack on lamb; lobster and wild prawn ceviche; and Nikkei gyoza.

“We couldn’t be more pleased to expand our brand into Canada,” says Zdesar.

“The city’s unique culture, energy and international community make it a natural fit, and we are thrilled to elevate Nikkei cuisine in this vibrant city.”

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