First Look: Canoe's Taste Quebec Menu
By Suresh Doss
March 27, 2014
To celebrate all things Canadiana, chef John Horne and his brigade of cooks at fine-dining giant Canoe are putting together regionally themed menus.
The tasting menus will rotate throughout the year, with each menu spotlighting a different province in the country. Horne debuted the tasting menu series with Taste Québec a few weeks ago. "I wanted to start with Québec for a few reasons. One being that I wanted to start with a food experience outside of Toronto. Québec has a very European feel to it. And I also wanted to start with Québec because maple season is currently underway."
Horne has sourced a variety of ingredients from all corners of the province to create a multicourse tasting menu that takes classic dishes to new heights, in typical Canoe fashion. "Every course has something that was new and interesting as we dug into Québec ingredients, from smoked sturgeon to wild rabbits and dairy products from the eastern townships."
The tasting menus will be changing every seven-10 weeks. $100 per person, $150 with wine pairings. Participation of the entire table is required.
We recently had the chance to experience the tasting menu. Here is a play-by-play on what to expect.
After Taste Québec, Horne expects to take diners on a romp through BC to celebrate spring.
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