In the heart of King West, just off the beaten path, Chef Rob Bragagnolo is cooking up modern Canadian cuisine with influence from his Italian heritage and 10 years of experience running restaurants in Spain. Make memorable experiences at Marben restaurant, and join the mesmerizing buzz of friends and family gathering around the table with food and drink, laughing and sharing stories.Marben
488 Wellington Street W., Toronto ON M5V 1E3
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Romesco Marinated Tuna and Watermelon: Sangria-infused watermelon with paprika marinated B.C albacore tuna
Strawberry Gazpacho: Traditional gazpacho sweetened with fresh strawberries and served with a romesco-stuffed chili pepper
Poached Duck Egg with Potato Cream and Crispy Serrano Ham: 63º duck egg with potato foam, house-made potato chips, crispy Serrano ham and fresh chives
Rob Bragagnolo is the executive chef of Marben Restaurant in downtown Toronto. Born into a long line of respected Venetian chefs, Rob first starting cooking at a young age in Veneto, Italy where he spent his summers learning at the family Trattoria and bakery. Rob’s grandfather and great aunt invented the dessert ‘La Fregolotta’ in 1924 and it is now one of the Veneto regions most celebrated dishes. Bragagnolo studied restaurant and hotel management in Neuchatel, Switzerland for three years, staged in Mexico for six months, and later moved to Mallorca, Spain where founded the Michelin starred restaurant Simply Fosh & Misa Braseria in the city centre of Palma de Mallorca. After cooking and living in Spain for 12 years Rob decided to return to his native Toronto to take on the executive chef position at Marben.
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