This is our 4th collaboration between Chef Kendra Simmonds and Greg Clow of Canadian Beer News featuring a selection of local craft beers incorporated into an elegant 5-course menu, served along with a tasting flight of matching brews. For this summer’s edition, Kendra has assembled an eclectic mix of beer-infused dishes inspired by Toronto’s diversity and creativity.
Beer Infused Summer Melon Balls
Muskoka Brewery Detour
Chilled Sweet Pea & Popcorn Soup
With pea sprouts, corn shoots, peanuts, and horseradish creme fraiche
Sawdust City Brewing Co. Ol’ Woody Alt
Roasted Bone Marrow
With crispy capers, lemon parsley salad and sourdough crostini
Mad & Noisy Brewing Hop & Weizen
Braised Lamb Ravioli
With caramelized onions and black olives on charred tomatoes and sautéed greens
Black Oak Brewing Co. Nut Brown
Grilled Ontario Stone Fruit Mess
With meringue, pistachio, balsamic and citrus cream
Amsterdam Brewing Co. Sweetwater Squeeze Radler
The meal will be served with a tasting flight of all the beers used in the creation of the dishes.
Note: Greg & Kendra kindly request that this event be scent-free; please avoid the use of colognes or perfumes.
Chef Kendra Simmonds learned the basics of working in a French kitchen while on a student exchange in France. When she returned to Canada, she attended culinary school at both Humber and George Brown Colleges, worked in the kitchen at the Campbell House Museum, apprenticed at Jamie Kennedy Kitchens, and ran her own catering company, Salt & Sparkles. Currently based in New Zealand, Kendra has previously worked with Greg & The Depanneur on several sold-out, beer-themed Supper Clubs.
Greg Clow runs Canadian Beer News is a website dedicated exclusively to coverage of Canada’s beer and brewing industry. Presenting news and information with minimal editorializing, CBN features announcements of new beer releases, brewery openings and closures, news about festivals and events, and other information from breweries all across the country.
Every weekend The Depanneur invites a guest chef to host a fun, informal dinner party.