Dinners

Canadian Guest Chef Series

Canadian Guest Chef Fransisco Alejandri | Student Chef Nicholas Schroder

136 Ontario Street, Stratford, ON, Canada

March 1st 2017 at 6:30 pm

Sikil p`ak
Lightly roasted pumpkin seeds, rehydrated with a tomato and habanero pure and finished with fresh coriander and chives. Served with Totopos

CALDO DE OSO
Bear`s broth or fish stew
A light fish and tomato broth, flavoured with star anise , cumin seeds and Mexican oregano. Served with tender morsels of pan seared halibut cheeks and sea scallops. Garnished with capers, olives and black garlic

TOSTADA DE TINGA DE POLLO
Tinga tostada
Shredded chicken, stewed in a tomato and chipotle sauce with cabbage and onions. Served on a tostada with refried black beans avocado, crema and macerated onions

AGUA DE HORCHATA
Rice and cacao agua fresca
Made with white rice and cacao beans and flavoured with canela and condensed milk

CHILE POBLANO RELLENO DE GUACAMOLE CON FRUTAS
Poblano pepper stuffed with guacamole chamacuero and served on a tomato and Mexican oregano sauce.

ARROZ DE CHOCOLATE CON LECHE Y HELADO DE AGUACATE
Rice pudding flavoured with dark chocolate, de arbor chile, canela and annatto seeds. Served with avocado ice cream

Includes wine pairing and coffee or tea

Last Straw Distillery is Ontario’s smallest production distillery, making quality spirits by hand in Vaughan, Ontario. Last Straw is owner-operated, and all of their recipes have been perfected through extensive experimentation, without the use of consultants. The result is a truly unique line of highly flavourful spirits that are made to enjoy with friends.

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Canadian Guest Chef Series

Canadian Guest Chef Fransisco Alejandri | Prepared by Student Chef Akeela R.

136 Ontario Street, Stratford, ON, Canada

March 2nd 2017 at 6:30 pm

OSTIONES EN ESCABECHE
Pickled Oysters
BC oysters lightly poached and served with escabeche of vegetables,
jalapeños and crackers

SOPA DE PORO, PEREJIL Y TORTILLA
Leek, parsley and tortilla soup
A light leek and parsley broth garnished with fresh parsley, queso
fresco, chopped egg whites and tortilla. Finished with parsley oil

TOSTADA DE CEVICHE
Fresh sea bream, macerated in lime juice with tomatoes, habaneros, and
fresh coriander. Served with avocado and finished with puya sauce

AGUA FRESCA DE FLOR DE JAMAICA
Red hibiscus agua fresca
Jamaica flowers, steeped in water and carefully balanced with fresh
orange juice and rose petal water

CHILE RELLENO DE GUACAMOLE Y FRUTAS EN CALDILLO DE JITOMATE
Poblano pepper stuffed with guacamole chamacuero and served on a tomato
and Mexican oregano sauce

DULCE DE CAMOTE CON HELADO DE MOLE
Roasted sweet potato, finish in a dark caramel, flavoured with dry
fruits, nuts, tequila and rum. Garnished with a delicate gelato made with
chipotle, chocolate, achiote and canela

Includes wine pairing and coffee or tea

Last Straw Distillery is Ontario’s smallest production distillery, making quality spirits by hand in Vaughan, Ontario. Last Straw is owner-operated, and all of their recipes have been perfected through extensive experimentation, without the use of consultants. The result is a truly unique line of highly flavourful spirits that are made to enjoy with friends.

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Canadian Guest Chef Series

Canadian Guest Chef Arron Carley | Student Chef Meaghan Evely

136 Ontario Street, Stratford, ON, Canada

March 3rd 2017 at 6:30 pm

Bread Service: Wild Rice & Colts Foot Traditional Bannock. Served with Whipped Pork Fat and Pemmican

Kanata: Squash, Smoked Coco Bean, Pickled Corn, Popcorn, Chickweed

Foragers First: Pheasant, Sassafras, Mulberry, Juniper, Foraged Pickles, Black Trumpets

Homeland: Rye Kernels, Mead Braised Dandelion Greens, Dill, Wild Licorice, Seeds

The Journey: Giant Octopus, Chic Choc Rum, Sea Asparagus, Sea Buckthorn, Kombu Corral, Dulse

Hunt: Elk Striploin, Beet Fluid Gel, Charcoal Sunchokes, Sumac, Smoking Pine Jus, Reindeer Moss

Setting Roots: Cedar, Birch Cake, Smoked Maple Ice Cream, Spruce Snow, Cherry, Black Walnuts

Includes wine pairing and coffee or tea

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Canadian Guest Chef Series

Canadian Guest Chef Eric Neaves | Student Chef Stephanie Brown

136 Ontario Street, Stratford, ON, Canada

March 4th 2017 at 6:30 pm

Pretzel buns & breadsticks
chicken liver mousse, cipollini onion preserve

Cauliflower & brown butter soup, fried brussels

Caesar salad: romaine hearts, confit bacon, anchovy-parm dressing, croutons

Ravioli doppi: smoked sweet potato & goat’s cheese fillings, wine & butter sauce, baby arugula, fried capers, parmigiano

Pan-seared duck breast, braised duck leg & tomato sauce, savoy cabbage, white beans, celeriac purée, blood orange

deep-fried apple pie, oat & walnut crumble, maple-vanilla ice cream, sugar & spice

Includes wine pairing and coffee or tea

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Canadian Guest Chef Series

Canadian Guest Chef Paul Boehmer | Student Chef Loghan Chambers

136 Ontario Street, Stratford, ON, Canada

March 7th 2017 at 6:30 pm

…to begin

a shot of ice cold cheapest whiskey chased with a lychee caramel, sour mango with chili salt and pandan water. served with our nuts, bolts and bugs.

1st course.. trio of laarb.

chiang mai style pork laarb with garnishes to be wrapped in a betel leaf

bison laarb, traditional lao garnish wrapped in bison carpaccio with nam prik pao

rainbow trout laarb, chopped fresh trout , grilled makreua puang, traditional northern thailand garnish served in bamboo boat

2nd course…laksa assam

earthy spicy and sour broth with laksa noodle, mahi-mahi and halibut ball roulade and ‘penang’ garnish

main course…nasi padang

bagar rusa..rich, dark and aromatic sauce with tournedos of venison

gulai kancah, bukittinggi curry of veal liver and chicken heart

buyung kacil, ‘pop’ marinated and confit deboned quail

ikan bilis, crisp fried smelts

gulai telur, padang curry quails egg

sambal terong, eggplant sambal

sambal merah, tomato sambal

sambal hijau, green sambal

kengkung goreng, fried water spinach

nasi merah, nasi putih, red rice, white rice

dessert…

cake sale, jackfruit semifreddo, jasmine rice crumble, butterfly peaflower crème anglaise

petit four…

a selection from chef Ian Kittichai issaya, siamese club

Includes wine pairing and coffee or tea

Acknowledgement and thanks to Duongporn Songvisa and Dylan Jones, Bo.Lan restaurant, David Thompson, Nahm restaurant, Henrik Yde-Anderson, Sra Bua by Kiin-Kiin, all the food hawkers that I have studied and who feed me late at night, all the grandmothers who cooked for me and showed me in Indonesia especially in Bukittinggi and all the kitchen staff and friends in Bali and Canada who I cannot do without.

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Canadian Guest Chef Series

Canadian Guest Chef Carl Heinrich | Student Chef Stepfanie Spencer

136 Ontario Street, Stratford, ON, Canada

March 8th 2017 at 6:30 pm

Seafood Platter
mussels escabeche, east coast oysters, scallop ceviche, cured trout

Brass and Bass
sourdough crusted bass, brassica caesar, pickled mushrooms, smoked almonds

Stn. Burger
pommes kennedy

Heritage Pork
loin and fleischnaka, creamed potatoes, kalettes

Cracker Jack
sticky toffee pudding, popcorn ice cream, peanut brittle

Includes wine pairing and coffee or tea

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Canadian Guest Chef Series

Canadian Guest Chef Carl Heinrich | Student Chef Jared Hartley

136 Ontario Street, Stratford, ON, Canada

March 9th 2017 at 6:30 pm

Fried Sunchokes
tahini yogurt, green goddess, pickled radishes

Pork & Rabbit Pate en Croute
leek jam, mustard, pickled shallots

Smoked Trout Quinoa Salad
soybean hummus, kale, hickory sticks, ranch

Butter-Poached Halibut
spaetzle, garlic confit, parsley puree, hazelnut grenobloise

Dry Aged Beef Ribeye
brown butter hollandaise, pont neuf, creamed spinach, mushroom jus

London Fog
white chocolate mousse, earl grey ice cream, almond crumb
Includes wine pairing and coffee or tea

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