The bountiful autumn harvest brings some of the year’s most succulent flavours to the kitchen — from savoury roasted squash to freshly-picked apples. Joanna Marie Nicholson will profile some of the season’s local ingredients in an elegant four-course menu. Joanna’s rendition of her grandmother’s old-fashioned spice cake is not to be missed! Prepare for a delicious journey as we welcome the new season.
Red and golden beets
Whipped chèvre + candied pecans + microgreens
Spiced butternut squash bisque
Maple cream + toasted pepitas
Maple mustard pan jus + roasted roots
Grandma’s old fashioned spice cake
Apple compote + crème fraîche
Joanna grew up surrounded by family, friends and plenty of good food. She quickly learned that a meal is more than what sustains us—it’s the heart of many fond memories. Joanna’s life-long passion for food led her to complete George Brown College’s culinary arts program after being immersed in the working world. Here, she was able to hone her cooking style, with a flair for transforming seasonal ingredients into simple dishes with full-on flavour. Joanna enjoys sharing her passion for cooking with others—whether it’s teaching people how to make delicious dishes, sharing recipes or throwing a dinner party. Her cooking philosophy embraces simplicity, local ingredients, taste and fun. She spends her days working in the corporate communications and public relations field in downtown Toronto. When she’s not in the kitchen, she can be found cycling, running, dancing, writing, exploring places near and far and sharing good laughs with friends and family.
Every weekend The Depanneur invites a guest chef to host a fun, informal dinner party.