No, Toronto’s Momofuku outposts are still not open (and it looks like the projected August opening date may not happen either), but here’s a little roundup of what we’ve heard of late. According to Momofuku PR, David Chang’s set of spots (now four in total, not the previously reported two or three) will be spread out over three floors adjacent to the Financial District’s Shangri-La Hotel, and will include Daishō (“pair of swords”) and Shōtō (“short sword”) on the top floor, Nikai (appropriately translating to “second floor”) a level below, which is probably the second-floor bar Chang referred to in an interview with Adweek, and the lunch- and late night–friendly Noodle Bar situated on the ground floor. While we already reported that Acadia’s Matt Blondin had signed on as the executive sous-chef at Daishō, we’re told that bartender Benjamin Deacon, also of Acadia, will be following him. An article on Vacay.ca also points out that former Auberge du Pommier maître d’ Joel Centeno will be the host at Daishō, which could be an indication of the level of service they’re aiming for (or not!). Meanwhile, job postings for various front- and back-of-house positions have been appearing on Craigslist for weeks.
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