The classic Thanksgiving Dinner: juicy turkey with stuffing and all the fixings, roasted fall vegetables, potatoes and gravy, pumpking pie… There’s a lot of reasons that it is a much loved tradtion. But it is a LOT of work, and only rarely does it really live up to its full potential. Well this year, why not let veteran Chef Michael Kirkwood put his 20+ years experience to work to show you just how amazing a Thanksgiving dinner can really be?
Take this opportunity to sit down with friends, give thanks and celebrate the fall season with Chef Michael and The Depanneur’s Len Senater. The food will be out of this world and we’ll do all the dishes — now that’s something you can be thankful for!
Brined and roasted organic turkey
Chestnut and sourdough dressing
Potato, apple and Comte cheese pavé
Roasted multi-colored carrots with birch syrup
Roasted brussel sprouts with leek and thyme
Pickled beet salad with walnuts, arugula, gooseberries, goats cheese
Israeli couscous and pesto salad
Natural pan gravy
Pumpkin pie with whipped mascarpone
Assorted homemade cookies
10% rebate if you book a whole table (8 people)
Chef Michael Kirkwood grew up in Ajax, Ontario where his appreciation for food and local ingredients flourished at a young age. Inspired by his parents’ gourmet interests, he began working in local restaurants as a teenager where his passion for cooking grew. He then went on to study culinary arts in Toronto at George Brown College, and has since established his reputation in several of Toronto’s top kitchens, including Avalon, Toro, Opus, and Turf Lounge.
Chef Michael now runs the Birchwood Kitchen, a mobile culinary studio providing cooking classes for both children and adults, as well as private seasonal tastings and small event catering.
Every weekend The Depanneur invites an amateur or professional guest chef to host a fun, informal BYOB dinner party.