Chive Toasted Bagel with Smoked Trout & Dijon

Take your brunch or afternoon snack up a notch with this simple dish that’s perfect for hassle-free entertaining. We often forget that mustard can bring so many elements to a meal – acidity, saltiness, smokiness and heat. At McEwan you can choose from a wide variety of local and imported mustards sure to impress!

CHIVE TOASTED BAGEL WITH SMOKED TROUT, POACHED EGG, ARUGULA & DIJON  

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Serves 2

Ingredients
2 bagels
3-4 tablespoons of Maille Dijon mustard
2 handfuls of baby arugula
250 grams of smoked trout
4 fresh eggs (poached or fried)
Chives, finely sliced
Salt and black pepper

Toast the 2 bagels and evenly spread the Dijon mustard on each one.

Cover with a handful of arugula and crumble over your smoked trout.

Top each bagel with cooked eggs, sprinkle with fresh chives, cracked pepper & salt.

MIKE WARD, CHEF, FOOD JOURNALIST
OWNER, CHEF MIKE WARD

At McEwan in the TD Centre, Fine Dining Comes Home in the Heart of the City

McEwan is changing how the downtown crowd does their grocery shopping. Nestled under the TD Tower along the P.A.T.H., our newest McEwan location is serving up 6,000 square feet of fresh, grab & go gourmet plus groceries for every meal of the day.

Open Monday to Friday, McEwan welcomes morning commuters with authentic Italian coffee and espresso, and upscale items like fresh European pastries, quiches, waffles and yogurt parfaits plus gourmet breakfast sandwiches (even a breakfast pizza). Lunch-goers can choose from six freshly made soup features, a customizable Panini station, a 15-foot salad bar, and an impressive 32-foot chef’s hot table.

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Fitting for downtown, McEwan’s new location also features a food-truck-inspired pop-up menu, with mouthwatering daily features like gourmet tacos, poutine, and banh mi. But it doesn’t stop there. Chef de Cuisine Kris Topping, who is running the kitchen, has a lot to play with.

“We want to serve the best of everything in one place. We’re coming in with guns blazing.” ~ Executive Chef Shen Ousmand, McEwan

Downtown shoppers can choose from a sprawling selection of freshly prepared meats like braised short ribs, pulled pork, whole chicken, lamb shank, rabbit, and a range of fresh seafood; paired with an equally large selection of gourmet sides and fresh vegetables. The new location will also feature hundreds of pantry items including homemade sauces, relishes and chutneys, as well as McEwan’s Own marinades, oils and pasta sauces.

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“We’re bringing high-quality, chef-driven prepared food to the downtown core. Our restaurant-style approach is fresh, spontaneous and has nothing to do with traditional retail.” ~ Chef Mark McEwan

McEwan is so much more than a gourmet grocery store. From traditional chicken tikka masala to lobster ravioli to Thai shrimp curry, Executive Chef Ousmand and his team are offering an unmatched selection of authentically prepared cuisine from around the world. And you better believe we cater.

Hours of Operation:
Monday to Friday: 6:30AM-7PM
Saturday and Sunday: CLOSED

20 Questions with Chef Mark McEwan

Jesse Wallace from FS Local fired off a slew of questions at Mark McEwan as part of their popular 20 Questions feature.

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Here’s a peak at some of Mark’s responses:

What do you do on a day off? 

Work…I don’t typically spend days relaxing, my mind is always working…sometimes I garden to keep my hands busy.

Favourite local landmark

The grassy knoll at the TD Centre in the financial district.

Favourite local restaurant

I love sidling up to the bar at Origin on King.

Tell us something only locals know

That there are a lot of people with beards, plaid shirts and tattoos in this city. They all start to look like one person after a while.

What does supporting local mean to you? 

It’s good common sense business practice.

To find out more about what he loves most about Toronto, what he does on his day off and his favourite Mom & Pop shop head over to their blog.

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FS Local’s blog aims to tell the stories behind Canadian small business. They share a mix of expert advice from local business owners, in-depth features detailing the motivations behind small business owners, detailed coverage of Canada’s Business Improvement Area’s, interviews with Canada’s best and brightest as well as a host of other fun stuff.