Chef Greg Couillard built an international reputation on eclectic global culinary fusion in the 80’s & 90’s, but like almost all of his contemporaries, he started out cooking in the classic French tradition. For this sumptuous dinner, Chef Greg returns to his roots with a an elegant French-inspired menu.
Soupe au Pistou
Provençal French soup of baby turnips, leeks, fava beans, tomato and sweet peppers drizzled with fresh summer basil pesto
In fennel and herbs, white wine and saffron beurre blanc
Braised Short Ribs Bourguignon
Beef short ribs slowly braised in red wine with shallots, garlic and herbes de provençe, served roasted root vegetables
Calvados and Chocolate Mousse
Rich dark chocolate creme spiked with French apple brandy
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 dinner party.