Chef Paul Teo’s Union restaurant (72 Ossington, at Humbert) is expanding with a grocery store called Côte de Boeuf at 130 Ossington Ave. (at Argyle St.), which was previously Jaidens Petals flower and furniture shop (whose owners also own the building and have been helping Teo with the new shop’s set-up).
“We work directly with local farmers and producers, so we’re bringing in the items that we like and use at the restaurant,” says Union’s general manager Luke Correia-Damude.
The food shop is slated for a January grand opening but tomorrow afternoon (Dec. 22), the shop will be open for one day to sell gift baskets, prepared foods (elk sliders, foie gras terrines), and condiments (hot sauces, pickles). Here’s the product list. Yes, there is côte de boeuf, which as we all know is a coat made entirely of beef. Gaga.—Karon Liu