El Retorno de Goyo Garcia Alvarez de los Alsos de Jalisco
The Dep is thrilled to welcome Chef Greg Couillard back to The Dep for his 8th season.
Chef Greg Couillard is well known for his lifelong fascination with bold flavours and spices; his iconoclastic palate and sensibility transformed the then-conservative world of “fine” dining of 80’s Toronto with an eclectic mix of Latin, Caribbean, Asian and Indian flavours and ingredients.
Chef Greg’s relentless culinary curiosity has never waned; he has spent the last eight or so winters on the Costa Allegre, on the Pacific coast of Mexico, deepening his understanding of the regional cuisines there. Inspired by the ingredients, spices and flavours of his winter home, Greg brings a dazzling new Mexican cuisine to the table with this fabulous dinner.
Totopos y Salsas
Handmade corn tortilla chips and two of Greg’s spectacular scratch-made salsas, featuring a blend of Mexican chilies from the village markets near his winter retreat.
Sopa de Elote Ahumada
Rich chicken broth with smoked corn, charred peppers, and asparagus, spiked with chipotle crema.
Jicama slaw with mango, cherry tomato, cucumber, arugula & red cabbage in a chili and agave spiked salad dressing
Pato Pato Olé Molé
Duck confit enrobed in a velvety, mahogany Puebla-style chocolate and chili mole sauce, with toasted nuts, rajas (a classic Mexican dish of roasted poblano peppers in cream) and camote (sweet potato) puree.
Pastel de Chili Arbol, Chocolate y Maracuya
Mexican chocolate truffle cake with passion fruit and a chili kiss.
It would not be hyperbole to suggest that Greg Couillard is one of the most influential chefs in Toronto’s culinary history. Through groundbreaking restaurants like The Parrot, Stelle, Avec, Sarkis, The Spice Room and many others, his prescient embrace of this city’s multicultural flavours and ingredients revolutionized fine dining in Toronto, and foreshadowed the eclectic, international menus many now take for granted.
After several years as Chef at a small boutique hotel in Mexico, Chef Greg has returned to Toronto as the Executive Chef of Bellwoods Health Services Addiction Treatment Rehab Centre, where his decades of experience contribute to a holistic approach to recovery and wellbeing.
Every weekend The Depanneur invites a guest chef to host a fun, informal dinner party.