The new restaurant is brought to travellers by restaurateur HMSHost, in partnership with the celebrity chef, television host, and cookbook author.
Twistis located post-security in Terminal 1 by Gate D36 and it fits right in with Toronto Pearson’s and HMSHost’s dining vision to bring more local flavours into the airport.
Officials from the airport, HMSHost, and Roger Mooking joined in yesterday’s ribbon cutting celebration, which included menu samplings for guests and travellers.
Roger Mooking, explains: “Bringing Twist to Pearson is a dream come true for me. Being in the airport has allowed me to showcase some new and exciting menu items for travellers that will give them a taste of our city’s uniquely diverse culinary scene.
“Working with HMSHost to bring this restaurant to life has been such a great experience and I sincerely hope our guests will love what we have created together.”
Twist incorporates a “global twist” on locally sourced North American comfort foods at Toronto Pearson.
Menu items feature splat scones, made with Devonshire cream, lavender honey, and peameal bacon; and the fried chicken, made with Japanese spices and Thai-influenced crispy herbs with a lime honey dip for presentation.
Mooking focuses on increasing the healthy, gluten free, vegetarian, and sustainable options available to travellers at the airport, with dishes that pack a powerful punch of flavor.
Scott Collier, vice president, customer and terminal services, Greater Toronto Airports Authority, says: “Toronto Pearson has been working with local celebrity chefs over the past few years to create a strong sense of place for our passengers. We are very pleased that Roger Mooking has joined forces with our partner HMSHost to bring to life an exciting culinary experience.
“Twist by Roger Mooking brings flavour in a big way. He blends fresh, locally sourced ingredients mixed with international flavours, offering a culinary adventure for people flying through Terminal 1."
In addition to working with HMSHost on Twist, Roger is consulting on several new dishes and influencing menu enhancements for many of HMSHost’s other restaurants at Toronto Pearson.