Canada Day means many things to many people — a long weekend, fireworks, waving flags — but all too rarely does it reflect upon our intimate relationship to the land that sustains us and the people who first inhabited it.
For this elegant 4-course tasting menu, Chefs Taylor Parker & Matthew Knight-Barton have teamed up to create a meal inspired by First Nations foodways, that celebrates local ingredients and their deep connection to our land and shared heritage.
with elderberry gastrique, shaved beet and asparagus
3 Sisters Salad
ash-cured lyed corn, pickled and roasted squash, beans and mixed seasonal greens with VQA vinaigrette
Wild Boar Stuffed Tomato
atop smoked mushroom and wild rice risotto
with VQA crème anglaise and low-bush wild blueberries
Taylor Parker is from Six Nations Native Reserve in Ontario where he inherited an extensive knowledge of native plants and foraged foodstuffs from his father. Taylor has spent much of his professional life working in a diverse range of professional kitchens. Currently working on returning our heritage crops back to tables with a handful of farmers in Montreal.
Matthew Knight-Barton is originally from England and now based in Ontario. He has been cooking and managing kitchens, venues and events for more than 16 years. Matthew has a passion for all things fresh, and a traditional British style of cooking with a French twist
Every weekend The Depanneur invites a guest chef to host a fun, informal BYOB dinner party.