Cooling temperatures inspire bigger flavours; as the season changes we begin to crave richer, more indulgent comfort foods in preparation for the coming winter season. A veteran of some of Toronto’s top kitchens, David Roy brings some seasonal favourites to the table; as his father would say: “Food that sticks to your ribs”. This menu seeks to deliver that special kind of autumn comfort that nourishes the body and soul — like a long, warm hug from the inside — especially when shared with loved ones or new friends.
Rare duck breast on wafer-thin crostini with dried blueberry compote
Beet Salad with Chevre Dumpling
Salad of roasted beets, shallots & toasted hazelnuts, dressed with olive oil and champagne vinegar, served alongside a delicate poached dumpling filled with roasted garlic and goat’s cheese.
Wine-Brased Short Ribs with Root Veg Gratin & Wilted Greens
Hearty beef short ribs, slow-braised in Niagara Cabernet Franc, served with a creamy fall vegetable gratin of Yukon gold potato, sweet potato, butternut squash and celery root, with double-smoked bacon, cream, caramelized onions, and Pecorino Romano; accompanied by wilted spinach and Swiss chard in shallot butter a touch of nutmeg.
Regan’s Sexy Chocolate Pie
Luscious Callebaut chocolate pudding in a black Oreo crust topped with Chantilly cream.
David Roy spent 15 years in the restaurant industry working as a saucier, entremetier and garde manger for some of Toronto’s top chefs. He has kept his skills sharp these last years via an undying love for hosting swank dinner parties. His cooking techniques focus on continental European methods while embracing Canadian flavours and ingredients.
Every weekend The Depanneur invites a guest chef to host a fun, family-style dinner party.
Learn more about the Rusholme Park Supper Club