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August 29: Communal Table, Farm to Table with Jamie Kennedy
August 29 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm$12
A weekly dining experience featuring local chefs and food offerings
The Communal Table happens every Thursday, June 13-August 22
Beginning June 13, The Bentway offers weekly communal dining opportunities for neighbours and community members. Featuring chefs, food offerings and conversation-starters as curated by Toronto restaurant and innovative “culinary talent showcase” The Depanneur. The weekly dinners will explore Toronto’s diverse culinary traditions.
On August 29, celebrate the finale of The Bentway’s Communal Table series with a special Farm to Table meal prepared by chef Jamie Kennedy. One of Canada’s most widely respected Chefs, Jamie Kennedy helped ignite Canada’s farm-to-table food movement, and craft a sense of the true flavour of the unique, abundant place where we live. This elegant menu, inspired by traditional French and Italian cuisines is built on seasonal, local ingredients, many grown or foraged by the Chef himself on his farm in Prince Edward County. The meal will be accompanied by Gypsy Jazz music with Nathan Beja.
- Succotash Soup with Fried Sage
A medley of local & seasonal vegetables: green, yellow & fresh shell beans, summer squash and sweet corn.
- Seared Tomato Salad with crispy Garlic and Arugula
A colourful mix of local heirloom & cherry tomatoes, both seared and fresh, with arugula, topped with crispy fried garlic from Jamie’s PEC farm.
- Matelote of Pickerel with Vegetables
A classic French, rustic stew of fresh seafood & red wine, brimming with seasonal vegetables and served with crusty bread.
- Apple Strudel with Cider Caramel Sauce
Ontario apples wrapped in delicate, homemade pulled strudel dough, drizzled with homemade caramel infused by a sweet apple cider reduction.
- Succotash Soup with Fried Sage
Pre-registration is requested
Non-perishable food items will be accepted for donations to local shelters
About The Depanneur
The Depanneur is intimate & interactive food venue aimed at showcasing the incredible diversity of culinary talent we have in Toronto. We invite guest cooks, both amateur and professional, to host hundreds of unique food events from Cooking Classes, Drop-In Dinners and Supper Clubs, to Table Talks, Brunch and Private Events. The Dep is also the birthplace of Newcomer Kitchen, a non-profit social enterprise that creates social and economic opportunities for Syrian refugee women through food-based projects. To date, Newcomer Kitchen has sold over 10,000 meals and paid over $150,000 into the Syrian community since its inception in 2016.
About Jamie Kennedy
Jamie Kennedy has been instrumental in shaping the culinary landscape in Canada. His innovative approach to gastronomy, commitment to sustainable agriculture and advocacy of local food have been unwavering.
Jamie has helped pioneer ‘farm to table’ practices nationwide and has continued to foster important ties between farmers and chefs across Ontario. He has applied the slow food philosophy in every aspect of his business. His seasonal methods of cooking and involvement with the local food movement continue to inspire progress in agricultural and gastronomical communities across Canada.
In 2010, Jamie was honoured for his contributions with two major appointments; with Chef Michael Stadtländer, he was awarded for his leadership at the inaugural Governor General’s Award in Celebration of the Nation’s Table, and soon after he was appointed to the rank of Member of the Order of Canada.
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