CBN Dinner Series: Craft Beer Tasting Menu – Summer Edition by Chef Kendra Simmonds at The Depanneur
THE RUSHOLME PARK SUPPER CLUB and CANADIAN BEER NEWS
CRAFT BEER TASTING MENU – SUMMER EDITION
by CHEF KENDRA SIMMONDS
at THE DEPANNEUR
1033 College Street, Toronto
SUNDAY, AUGUST 11th, 2013
7:30 PM – reception
8:00 PM – five course dinner with beer pairings
Following a sold out event in April, the Canadian Beer News Dinner Series once again partnered with The Depanneur – “a place where interesting food things happen” – to present a special beer-themed installment of The Rusholme Park Supper Club, a series of family style dinner parties prepared and hosted by guest chefs.
For this dinner, we assisted Chef Kendra Simmonds in selecting and obtaining five Ontario craft beers to pair with a five courses, each of which also featured the selected beer as an ingredient.
MENU & PAIRINGS
Beer Dough Pretzel Bites
stuffed with beer sausage & beer-honey-mustard sauce
Beer Academy Kölsch
Salad of Grilled Peaches Glazed with Beer
frisée, pork-belly lardons, beer vinaigrette
Spearhead Hawaiian Pale Ale
Beer Infused Mac and Cheese
with aged cheddar and beer bread crumb
Black Oak Pale Ale
Beer Braised Beef Short-Rib
polenta with grilled corn, roasted cherry tomatoes & kale
Cameron’s Obsidian Rum Barrel Aged Porter
3 Layer Sorbet Trifle with Pretzel Crust
trio of wheat beer sorbets – watermelon-wheat, watermelon-raspberry, watermelon-shandy
Kensington Fruit Stand Watermelon Wheat
ABOUT THE EVENT PARTNERS
The Depanneur exists to showcase culinary talent, promote innovation in the good food sector and collaborate with food entrepreneurs to expand the horizons for food in Toronto. Founded and run by Len Senater, The Dep hosts different kinds of food-related events, including Drop-In Dinners, Workshops, Supper Clubs and a lively weekend Brunch.
Kendra Simmonds learned the basics of working in a French kitchen while on a student exchange in France. When she returned to Canada, she attended culinary school at both Humber and George Brown colleges, worked in the kitchen at the Campbell House Museum, apprenticed at Jamie Kennedy Kitchens, and now runs her own catering company, Salt & Sparkles. She has previously worked with the Depanneur on a sold out dinner that recreated dishes from the last meal on the Titanic.
Canadian Beer News is a website dedicated exclusively to coverage of Canada’s beer and brewing industry. Presenting news and information with minimal editorializing, CBN features announcements of new beer releases, brewery openings and closures, news about festivals and events, and other information from breweries all across the country.