Call me hopeless romantic, but at The Depanneur we have something of a tradition of going all out on Valentine’s Day, and it looks like 2015 is going to be no exception. This year we have invited talented cook and food blogger Paula Costa of Dragon’s Kitchen to lead us into temptation with an indulgent and unforgettable tasting menu themed on the 7 Deadly Sins.
Crispy Potato Cakes with Caramelized Onions and Bacon
Can you eat only one?
Fiery Mussels and Chorizo in a Spicy Wine Broth
Feel the heat.
Butternut Squash Soup with Ginger Shrimp
You know you want it.
Slow Roasted Red Pepper, Onion and Blue Cheese Salad with an Aged Balsamic Vinaigrette
Good things take time.
Drunken Roast Pork with Saffron Rice
There’s always one drunk pig at the party.
Sensual Roasted Figs with Pomegranate Molasses and Buttered Pine Nuts
GLUTTONY (second dessert)
Beignets with a Port Caramel
B.Y.O.B — no corkage fee
Growing up in a Portuguese household with a large extended family in Kitchener, Ont., Paula Costa has been eating the food of great cooks for her whole life. Her own culinary journey started in her early 20s. As she grew more confident in her cooking, she began to improvise and develop her own creations. Paula learned to become fearless in the kitchen and try anything.
Paula started her blog, Dragon’s Kitchen, as a way to share recipes with friends and family, but was pleasantly surprised when strangers began visiting the blog and leaving comments. It encouraged her to continue and expand how she used it. Social media has opened up an entire “foodie” world of new people and experiences for Paula. She finds that “each new meeting or outing expands my knowledge, increases my passion and (I hope) makes my blog better.”
Paula loves teaching cooking classes, competing in cooking competitions, catering and hosting supper clubs.
Every weekend The Depanneur invites a guest chef to host a fun, informal dinner party.