Fortinos Appleby Line Burlington, Ont., is the newest store under the Fortinos banner and represents the next generation in fresh foods.
The 80,000-square-foot store features a new fresh food to-go experience called Pane Fresco, what Loblaw describes as “a fresh market emporium.”
Originally, it was a bakery known for artisan breads made with natural ingredients, but now it includes dishes created from recipes inspired by traditional Italian food and flavours.
The Pane Fresco features a seating area with a diner-inspired look with free Wi-Fi as well as:
-The Carvery–an open-flame roasted certified angus prime rib, whole turkey breast, porchetta. All carved to order and available as an indidcual dinner or whole roast;
-Rotisserie–grain-fed and traditional-style chickens;
-Soup station–16 soups daily, everyday;
-Chill & Grill–fresh salads finished with fresh grilled salmon, shrimp or chicken;
-Artisan breads–all natural, no preservatives, using traditional methods;
-Roman pizzas–authentic, handmade, signature pizzas from recipes inspired by a bakery in Rome;
-Panini station–Panini, sandwiches and wraps, all made fresh daily with premium ingredients from our own recipes;
-Café–serving coffee from beans roasted fresh in store;
-Authentic Montreal-style bagels, first boiled then baked in gas-fired ovens;
-Fortinos famous hanging sides of beef hand selected by its meat buyers then stamped with the Fortinos seal for quality, marbling and flavour;
-Ontario-raised lamb and veal;
-Fortinos-own signature Ontario pork sausages made with premium ingredients;
-Produce includes the largest displays of mushroom and pepper varieties.
Other in-store features include a certified holistic nutritionists on-site daily; as well a bulk food collection of more than 600 items–baking, snacking, grains and sugar-free items.