2-HOUR Seminar at Waring House
Monday, August 22nd
The Art of THE TASTING MENU
Lesley Chesterman, Montreal-based journalist and restaurant critic, who has covered the local and international food scene for many years, will moderate this panel titled The Art of the Tasting Menu where she will dig into a myriad of points relevant to this theme.
Is there still a big appetite for tasting menus post-Covid? Are they really the best way to experience a restaurant’s opus? How many courses should they be and why?
Further questions like how to design the ultimate tasting menu to accommodate the seasons and defining what farm-to-table cuisine really means will also be up for discussion.
Joining her with their insights are Chefs Jason Bangerter (Executive Chef at Langdon Hall and Cookbook Author) and Zach Littlejohn of Littlejohn Farm. Both are esteemed Canadian chefs well-versed in the subject.
Adding an alternate perspective to the theme is eighth-generation farmer Vicki Emlaw from Milford who started Vicki’s Veggies back in 2001. Vicki is one of The County’s OG farmers and has been a huge supplier of exceptional produce to many acclaimed Toronto chefs and restaurants over the years. Many of her offerings have appeared on the tasting menus of the country’s top restaurants.
A light reception with local food and drink will accompany the session.