Black Ox Bistro, Opening Soon in Scarborough
Excitement goes to another level when we’re waiting for a unique restaurant like Black Ox Bistro to open. Located off of Markham Rd, just north of Sheppard Ave, right off of the 401 in Scarborough, Black Ox Bistro joins the community to offer the GTA a unique take on halal dining.
We were able to get a phone call with owner Hamed Ali who was kind enough to give us a rundown of what we can expect when they open their doors for business January 15, 2015.
Without giving too many details away, we’re told that the style of restaurant will be New American. The current established steakhouses in our community can be defined as Classic American. New American is basically modern enhancements on American classics with international inspiration and gourmet touches.
Service and ambiance will be given special attention as Black Ox Bistro promises to deliver what gets missed at many halal restaurants today.
Featured on the menu? Exciting modern American steak, chicken and pasta dishes, prepared by a team of senior Chefs coming from some of the leading restaurants in Toronto. “The most elaborate team of chefs to date by any halal restaurant,” explains Ali.
This all sounds fantastic, but what really resonates is attention to ingredients and meat sources. Black Ox Bistro is proud to serve only ethically raised hand slaughtered meat. Their AAA Canadian beef is 28 day aged, fed Ontario sweet corn and since the beef is local they are able to keep it fresh, never exposing it to freezing before cooking. The beef is sourced from well known and reputable St Helen’s Farm. Their hand slaughtered, HMA certified chicken is grain fed and comes from Sargent Farm.
Ali explains it’s also important for him that the restaurant itself if fully certified, so they are working on receiving HMA certification by February. It’s great to know that new restaurants like Black Ox Bistro keep meat source high on their priority list and pledge transparency with their customers.
Black Ox Bistro
1780 Markham Road, Scarborough