Communal Picnic with The Depanneur – Jamaica
July 29 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Communal Picnic happens every Thursday, July 1-September 2
Following the success of our 2019 Communal Table dinner series and last year’s Communal Picnic partnership, The Depanneur & The Bentway have teamed up once again to offer safe shared culinary experiences this summer.
Communal Picnic offers a public, collective experience in the spirit of Communal Table, while ensuring a safe and responsible environment for our community to enjoy a shared meal.
Beginning July 1, The Bentway will offer weekly three-course picnic meal packages for neighbours and community members to pick up and enjoy on-site or at home featuring chefs and food offerings as curated by Toronto restaurant and innovative “culinary talent showcase” The Depanneur.
Communal Picnic will explore Toronto’s diverse culinary traditions by featuring a different cuisine each week and be available for parties of two (2), four (4) or six (6). Communal Picnic meals must be pre-ordered and will be available for contactless pick-up at The Bentway (250 Fort York Blvd) on Thursday, August 5 from 6:00pm-7:00pm – rain or shine.
Limited on-site seating will be available on a first-come, first-serve basis. Masks are required at pick-up and to access on-site washrooms, and we ask that all guests please practice physical distancing while waiting to pick up your meal.
In order to minimize waste, please bring your own plates, cutlery, picnic blanket(s) and beverage(s). Please note: Alcohol consumption is not permitted on-site.
Dinner for two: $ 59 + HST | Dinner for four: $ 109 + HST | Dinner for six: $ 159 + HST
Pre-registration is required.
Pick up: 6:00pm-7:00pm.
Please bring your own plates and cutlery.
Alcohol consumption prohibited on site.
Rain or shine.
Everyone is welcome.
As organizations that champion accessibility, The Bentway and The Depanneur have teamed up to introduce a pay-it-forward option for this year’s summer food series.
When pre-ordering picnic meals online, guests will be given the opportunity to contribute to a Pay-It-Forward meal. All funds collected as part of the Pay-It-Forward initiative will be used to create fresh meals for The Spadina-Fort York Community Care Program.
JAMAICA FEATURING AVERY BILLY
African traditions, Indian spices, and tropical ingredients all go into making Jamaican food a culinary treasure that is beloved the world over. Chef Billy Bass brings his Caribbean roots to the table with this hearty meal of Jamaican-inspired recipes, including his signature charcoal-grilled Jerk chicken, just in time for Caribana weekend.
- Mango Chow Salad
Fresh mixed spring greens tossed with Mango Chow, a tart & spicy Trinidadian-style salsa of green mangoes, red onions, and scotch bonnet pepper, all tossed in a sweet mango vinaigrette.
- BBQ Jerk Chicken
Jerk remains one of the most loved and iconic Jamaican dishes; a Jamaican spice blend for which every island cook has their own secret recipe. Billy’s authentic jerk chicken starts with a 24-hour marinade in his homemade blend of smoked spices, allspice, molasses, and scotch bonnet peppers before being grilled over hardwood charcoal.
Also available #vegetarian: skewers of jerk-marinated grilled eggplant and portobello mushrooms finished with smokey BBQ sauce.
Served with a creamy Caribbean potato salad with roasted breadfruit and sweet potato, peas, carrots, and fresh herbs, and spicy roasted corn splashed with lime juice.
- BBQ Pineapple Pops
Juicy pineapple skewers dusted with cinnamon sugar, caramelized over a charcoal grill and served with a side of spiced whipped cream.
*Contains dairy, eggs
ABOUT THE CHEF
Avery Billy — aka Chef Billy Bass — is a young, ambitious professional cook with a passion for creating unique culinary experiences that reflect his Caribbean roots along with his love for international cuisines. Keep tabs on his upcoming pop-up events on Instagram at @gb_hospitality_toronto or on Facebook.
*Photo by Ksenija Hotic / © The Depanneur 2021