It’s not every night that the Dep features a menu fit for fine dining without the cost. Chef Michael Kirkwood has honed his culinary skills in some of Toronto’s finest restaurants including Avalon, Toro, Opus, and Turf Lounge. Known for his “Canadian Contemporary” style, he’s committed to a quality food experience without compromising on using fresh, local and artisan style ingredients to create a clever fusion of flavors in his cooking. Now, as creator and founder of The Birchwood Kitchen — a mobile culinary studio providing cooking classes for children and adults — he enjoys catering small events and seasonal tastings.
Braised pork belly with port poached figs, herb fritters, toasted walnuts, caramel
Vanilla roasted beets with orange panna cotta, whipped goats cheese, gooseberry compote, celery hearts (# vegetarian)