The Canadian Chefs’ Congress – an amazing organization started by famed Canadian Chef Michael Stadtländer – is on the precipice of its next big event: Spring Thaw on March 31st, sponsored by All-Clad Metalcrafters. (See the bottom of this post for a special offer on tickets!) The evening will be a tour de force of Canada’s top culinary talent, with over 20 chefs preparing whimsically delicious and stunningly presented Spring-themed eats featuring the best non-GMO and organic produce Ontario has to offer. (Oh! And there’ll be a dozen wineries pouring their finest vinos there, too!) In anticipation of this monumental evening, we’re featuring five of the Spring Thaw chefs in this week’s Tastemaker series…
Chef Alex Molitz has been turning heads in the Junction and beyond thanks to his outlandishly delicious and visually appealing meals pumping out the pass at Farmhouse Tavern. An eclectic fella, we caught up with Alex to chat about Spring Thaw, taking chances, and some dude named Tony…
Tell us a bit about yourself. What should people know?
Just a crazy ginger trying to do it right for the first time in his life.
Why did you get involved with the Canadian Chefs’ Congress and Spring Thaw?
Why wouldn’t I?! It’s a complete no brainer.
Can you give us a hint about what Spring-themed item you’ll be serving at the event?
Veggies that taste like meat… come git some!
What’s the most underrated ingredient in your opinion?
Finish this sentence: I love Toronto because…
…it’s given me a second chance… and a third. *winks*
What are three things you can’t live without?
My family, my knife, good people.
What’s your favourite restaurant and its must-order dish?
One of my favourites is Rose and Sons – the Patty Melt Burger.
What’s your go-to cocktail and where do you go to get it?
Bar Isabel – the Tony Fernandez.
Choice karaoke song?
“Bitch, Look At Me Now” by Childish Gambino. *winks*
Let’s get social for a mo’. How can people stay up-to-date with your culinary creativity?
Just come and eat… enjoy, say “hi”… and pay attention. Ha! [Editor’s note: Also follow Farmhouse Tavern on Twitter and Facebook.]
To save 10% off your Spring Thaw tickets (and waive the taxes + service fees), click here and enter promo code SPRINGTHAW14. See you there!