Vegan deluxe at the Rusholme Park Supper Club
Hi, I’m Emily. I’m a vegan chef. I don’t make health food. Eating my cooking probably won’t make you skinny.
What I cook is rich, imaginative, delicious comfort food. I make hearty mains, palate-teasing appetizers, and luscious desserts. I use inspiration and techniques from all over the world, with an emphasis on seasonal, local ingredients. My professional cooking background is Mediterranean and Asian, and my family ethno-cultural cooking background is posh French and Brooklyn Jewish. I don’t believe in secret recipes; I don’t believe in rock star chefs. I want my cooking to be a treat, an affordable luxury, and most of all, an inspiration. I want my customers to leave my table wanting to go home and cook their own version of what they’ve just eaten.
I’ve been working with the lovely and innovative people at the Depanneur for nearly a year now, as one of the regular Guest Chefs of the Rusholme Park Supper Club. Every month, I serve an awesome veggie-based feast. I’ve done retro ‘60s dinners, spaghetti-and-(lentil and olive) meatballs, and even make your own taco night. (Featuring smoky cashew ‘queso’ and charred pineapple salsa)
This month I’m serving a dinner made with delicious and brilliantly colourful fresh Ontario produce. The menu will feature:
- Fresh little vegetables broiled with a rich, savoury stuffing
- Tomato and chickpea stew, aromatic with lemon, dill and local garlic, served with buckwheat crepes.
- Bitter greens salad with a strawberry balsamic vinaigrette
- Cherry-berry cupcake trifle, made with vanilla cupcakes, local fruit, kirsch, and lemony coconut crème.
As usual, the Rusholme Park Supper Club’s one-night membership fee is $40 a person. Meetings are BYOB. For this meal, I’d recommend a sparkling white wine, or a citrusy wheat beer.
Want to talk to me about the Supper Club, eating vegan in Toronto, or my future projects? You can reach me at this email address, or at 416-558-3653.
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