You could buy a new winter coat… or you could just stay inside drinking and eating more. Inspired? Hungry? We got you.
The Winter Chef Series, running December 2 to 21, is a collaboration between Toronto culinary scene heavy hitters Dan Ganum (Osteria Dei Ganzi) and The Food Dudes. Hosted at the Templar Hotel (home to the much-hyped Monk Kitchen), the event will unite some of Canada’s top chefs for six multi-course dining experiences.
For five of said events, pan-Canadian talents including Coulson Armstrong (Oliver & Bonacini’s Canoe – Toronto), Marc Lepine (Atelier – Ottawa), Eric Hendry (Model Milk – Calgary), Martin Juneau (Pastaga – Montreal), and Roy Oh (Anju – Calgary), will be preparing 8-course tasting menus with four surprise snacks that showcase their personal style and skillset.
On December 21, Winter Chef Series will be playing host to Plate Swap: a collaboration between eight chefs in support of The Children’s Breakfast Club. Participating culinary connoisseurs for the eating extravaganza include Cory Vitiello (The Harbord Room), Tyler Cunningham (Whippoorwill), Graham Pratt (The Gabardine), Leonie Lilla (The Farmer’s Daughter), Jonny OC (The Beverley Hotel), Dave Mottershall (Loka Snacks), Coulson Armstrong (Canoe), and Matt Blondin (The Food Dudes).
FYI, seating is limited — you’re going to want to get your tickets ahead of time. Tickets to Winter Chef Series run $89.00 per person, and an additional $49.00 for wine pairings. To book your spot, email the host at firstname.lastname@example.org. For exact dates on individual chef events and further details, please click here!
Who is your favourite chef participating in the Winter Chef Series? Let us know in the comments below or tweet us @ViewTheVibe.