culinary events


2-day series Mondays & Tuesdays

Day 1  | Panel Discussions  |  Open to the Public Please register via email.

Day 2  |  Ticketed Culinary Events  |  Open to the Public

Culinary Events

tasting menu drawing by Rachel Joanis

@Littlejohn Farm

Sunday, August 21st

The Art Of The Tasting Menu


August 21, 3:00PM


Littlejohn Farm, 908 County Road 10, Picton, ON, K0K 2T0


$225 per person (includes food, wine; gratuity and taxes extra) 

What happens when you pair two revered chefs from two esteemed Ontario properties, where wild produce grows in abundance and the earth’s bounty takes centre stage? 

You get The Art of the Tasting Menu, the fourth of eight exceptional collaborations in the Partnership for Excellence series, a federally & provincially funded program in promotion of the Prince Edward County culinary industry. 

For this rare occasion, Langdon Hall’s Executive Chef, Jason Bangerter, will be welcomed to The County’s magical Agricultural Tourism destination, Littlejohn Farm, by co-owners, Chef Zach Littlejohn and Luhana Littlejohn.

Guests can expect to be taken on a multi-course journey through flavours and flowers, where every ingredient will tell a story, and old and new world wine pairings will complement this exceptional gastronomic experience. 

Chef Bangerter is a highly decorated and influential leader of the Canadian culinary scene; he has worked nationally and internationally alongside many of the world’s leading chefs.  Nestled within the Carolinian Forest, Langdon Hall is one of Canada’s most sought-after Relais & Châteaux country house hotels. 

Renowned for exquisite cuisine that changes to reflect the seasonality of the harvests, Chef Jason Bangerter offers guests an unforgettable dining experience.

The same is true of Littlejohn Farm, where Zach and Luhana host workshops and harvest dinners to teach people where their food comes from.  Visitors leave with the knowledge that they have experienced something truly special which will be forever etched in their culinary memories. 

The journey begins at 3.00 p.m. with a canapé reception and farm walkabout. Dinner follows with a menu created by Chefs Jason and Zach, inspired by the newly-released Langdon Hall: A Cookbook, a stunning collection of seasonally-inspired recipes by Chef Bangerter, with notes on techniques and wine pairings, plus fascinating stories about ingredients, cooking, farmers and purveyors.

Lesley Chesterman, Montreal-based journalist, and restaurant critic who has covered the local and international food scene for many years, will provide opening remarks to this epic collaboration.

And as if that weren’t enough, as a tangible reminder of this dining experience of a lifetime, each guest will receive a signed copy of Langdon Hall: A Cookbook.

Please note: this outdoor experience is part of Littlejohn Farm’s small scale special event series that occurs once per season of the calendar year and therefore, has extremely limited tickets and will run over the course of four to five hours.

Original artwork by @racheljoanis and curated by & & @goldandfife_

Past Culinary Events

@The Royal Hotel

Tuesday, June 14th

The Art of Hospitality

June 14, seating @6pm

The Royal Hotel
247 Picton Main Street,
Picton, ON K0K 2T0

$200 per person (includes food and wine; gratuity and taxes extra)

Butter, champagne, decadent dishes – what do you think of when you envision a dinner that’s geared to showcase the grandest of restaurant hospitality? 

All of that will be on the menu, and more, as The Royal Hotel’s team and Executive Chef Albert Ponzo welcome Chefs Tobey Nemeth and Michael Caballo, the husband-and-wife co-owners of Toronto’s Edulis Restaurant. Chris Nuttall-Smith, Top Chef Canada judge and former national food critic for the Globe and Mail, says Edulis is ‘pleasure bordering or delirium’ and ‘there is no restaurant in Canada that beats Edulis for a one-of-a-kind-very-special-occasion dining experience. They do such an incredible job – constantly striving – and they can stand up to any place in the world.’

The newly opened Royal Hotel, with its attention to detail showcasing hotel and restaurant hospitality of the highest standard, is the perfect venue to host this one-night-only dinner. Expect many made-from-scratch offerings that highlight seasonality from Edwin County Farms and ingredients of the moment, with a strong focus on seafood, vegetables, wild mushrooms and a bread course by The Royal’s in-house baker Sarah Villamere (formerly of Langdon Hall and Fogo Island Inn). 

In true hospitality of the best gluttonous form, a table of local and international wines will make your wine glass a bottomless one. 

This rare occasion is NOT to be missed!


The Royal Hotel is offering an exclusive room rate package for guests of the Dinner only, with 10% off on the Monday/Tuesday (2 night minimum) stay.

@Stella’s Eatery

Tuesday, May 31st

The Art of Women-Owned Restaurants

May 31, 6:30PM 


Stella’s Eatery, Waupoos
2470 County Road 8, Prince Edward, ON K0K 2T0

$175 per person (includes food and wine; gratuity and taxes extra)

The Canadian-born chef-owner Amanda Cohen of New York City’s Dirt Candy restaurant will join forces with several of The County’s female dynamo chefs, restauranteurs and beverage purveyors for a one-of-a-kind event in honour of the advances women have made in the culinary industry. Dirt Candy was the first vegetarian restaurant in 17 years to be awarded two stars by the New York Times and Chef Cohen competed on Iron Chef America against Masaharu Morimoto, then became an Iron Chef on the Canadian edition of the show. She is also a James Beard Award semi-finalist and New York Magazine named her 38 seat restaurant The Absolute Best Restaurant on the Lower East Side.

The powerhouse team behind host restaurant Stella’s Eatery, chef-founder Leah Marshall Hannon and co-owner Cristina Meillon, will kick things off by greeting diners to their Waupoos patio for a canapé reception curated by seafood specialist and new County chef-resident Charlotte Langley of Scout Canning and Picton’s Korean-focused Sujeo—think very tasty dumplings.  During the reception, ambassadors from Kinsip Spirits, Stock + Row, Parsons Brewing Company, Trail Estates and Niagara’s Flat Rock Cellars will pour a specially crafted cocktail, beer, cider, wine and bubbles. 

Then it’s dinner time! Chefs Marshall-Hannon and Cohen will collaborate on a menu composed of vegetables (Cohen) and meatier fare (Marshall-Hannon). Providing her complimentary spin on dessert is Chef Samantha Valdivia of Wellington’s two bustling hotspots La Condesa and Koenji. 

Sommeliers Krysta Oben and Nicole Campbell of Toronto’s female-owned organic, biodynamic and natural wine focused agency Grape Witches will be in attendance, having been tasked with pairing local Ontario and international favourites to the dinner menu. 

One of the country’s first and most well-known female restauranteurs, Donna Dooher of Mildred’s Temple Kitchen, will provide opening remarks to this epic collaboration. 

And if that weren’t enough good vibes, the vocal romanticist once described as a full-bodied glass of red wine, Christina Hutt, will provide musical accompaniment.

@Adega Wine Bar

Monday, May 16th

The Art of Curating the Perfect Wine List and Cooking with Wine

MAY 16,  5PM TO 7PM




For the first ticketed event of the Partnership for Excellence series, double-certified sommelier, Thierry Alcantra-Stewart, owner of The County’s Adega Wine Bar, will welcome two of the world’s top sommeliers, John Szabo (Canada’s first Master Sommelier) and Véronique Rivest. Rivest is the owner of Soif Bar à Vin in Gatineau, selector of wines for Air Canada’s Business Class travellers, and an accumulator of many prestigious wine awards, including placing in the top 12 in the World’s Best Sommelier competition and capturing second place in Tokyo in 2013. She was also the first woman to appear on the podium in the history of the competition.

These three talented sommeliers will be joined by the Governor-General award-winning locavore, Chef Jamie Kennedy, who will prepare an assortment of wine friendly bites (yes, JK’s famous fries will make an elevated appearance) as guests will be invited to sample a diverse portfolio of over 10 different local and international wines—a perfect wine list!  

Edinburgh-born, Ontario-based sommelier, writer, judge, educator and Good Food Revolution’s Editor, Jamie Drummond will emcee this event and prompt our culinary and beverage experts to speak to their wine and food choices. 

PLEASE NOTE: This is a 5 – 7 (cinq à sept) themed event, not a dinner. 

Introducing the artist

“We are proud to support the Partnership for Excellence on this incredible dinner and educational series in PEC. Sharing values of gender equality and diversity, alongside a deep love for true hospitality and appreciation for local connection, Somm™ and DINR by Somm™ couldn’t be more thrilled to be a part of this experiential, culinary journey. We have commissioned exclusive pieces of art from the artist Rachel Joanis, and we invite you to enjoy these creative imaginations that represent all that this ambitious series will bring.”​

Jennifer Tremblay, Founder & CEO of Somm™, CEO of DINR by Somm™

The Artwork

Rachel Joanis