Culinary icon Chef Greg Couillard became famous for introducing Toronto to his dazzling re-imaginings of international flavours. This fantastic menu, that flies through Japan, Thailand and Malaysia (with stopovers in Mexico and France), is all about the amazingly creative colours, spices, textures and flavours that have earned him loyal fans for over 30 years in the kitchen.
Kamakaze Tuna Bomb
Sushi-grade tuna on crispy panko rice cakes with wasabi guacamole
Chiang Mai Grilled Chicken Salad
Spicy and sweet grilled chicken served over riotously colourful slaw of nam prik-pickled mango, cucumber, red cabbage, jicama and spinach.
Shrimp Pad Thai
Shrimp, tofu and vegetables with rice stick noodles tossed in spicy sweet and sour tamarind, and toasted peanut sauce, with loads of fresh herbs and lime.
Pina Colada Crème Brulée
Garnished with mixed fresh tropical fruit.
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.
Every weekend The Depanneur invites a guest chef to host a fun, informal BYOB dinner party.