Another Highly Anticipated Restaurant Officially Opens in Mississauga
It looks like Mississauga’s well-loved (and for good reason) food scene just got a touch more elegant—and people who were excited about the opening of another on-trend dining establishment will finally have their patience rewarded.
Anyone who has ever dined in downtown Oakville no doubt knows that that the town to our west boasts a strong and perhaps underrated food scene that features a number of independent gems that combine trendy menu items with a classic upscale dining experience.
For that reason, some people might be excited to hear that the team behind Oakville’s popular Noble Bistro has taken over Tu Casa restaurant in Lorne Park.
The restaurant, which enjoyed a soft opening last week, is open for both lunch and dinner and is promoting two upcoming events: a Robbie Burns scotch tasting event on Jan. 30 and a Valentine's dinner on Feb. 14.
This opening is something of a homecoming for Chopped Canada veteran and Noble Bistro executive chef JohnRoss Woodland--who operates Noble alongside co-owners James Baker and Augi DeOliveira--as he was a chef at Tu Casa for two years.
“A lot of staff are still here, so it’s kind of a reunion,” he told inSauga back in 2017.
While Tu Casa lovers will still be greeted by familiar faces, diners should expect a different menu and some small but noticeable upgrades to the restaurant’s look and feel.
As far as food goes, diners can indulge in the resto's finer dining farm-to-fork fare, which includes Dufferin County beef tartare, roasted foie gras, braised rabbit gnocchi, butter poached halibut, eggplant lasagna and more.
Restaurant operators say the menu will change and evolve, as it will be inspired by "fresh and local foods and ingredients."
“It’ll be a little different [from the Oakville location], but the core menu will have the signature Noble Bistro dishes such as the gnocchi and the pan-seared Canadian scallops. We do tasting menus called Let Us Cook where we do a three or five course tasting for you on the spot. That’ll be different, obviously” says Woodland.
A Facebook post from Noble also mentions the resto's artwork, which was curated by Pixie Blue Studio and showcases and supports community artists.
So far, the community seems excited to welcome Woodland back to the culinary fold.
“I was a chef there for over two years, so people are happy to see me back and are excited to come see me again and it’s nice to hear. We’re excited to rebuild and rebrand and get a fresh start.”