Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Chef Matt Kantor of Little Kitchen comes to my little kitchen!

Tuesday, October 5, 2010
Tasting Toronto is about different ways you can experience food in Toronto. We've brought you everything from cooking classes to casual dining to high-end tasting experiences in the city.

Now here's something new and unique that I honestly think should be on everyone's bucket list, simply because it's just *that* indulgent and awesome: Having a chef over to cook a gourmet multi-course dinner for you and your closest friends.

I was fortunate enough to win a visit from Little Kitchen chef Matt Kantor through a raffle at a holiday event (HoHoTO). This experience would take a birthday or anniversary or other special occasion to the next level - it's really truly an amazing thing seeing a trained chef work his magic in your own kitchen. I can't believe he was able to manoeuver around my tiny kitchen with the minimal amount of counter space I have - the man is a magician in the kitchen.


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He had thought of everything, right down to bringing his own plates. I'll always remember we had the Olympics on, and he was somehow able to chat to us, watch the Olympics, and cook all at once (and yes, I said Olympics - that's how long ago I meant to post about this!)

Here's the menu he served us, with a video after so you can see the scrumptious food he made - remember, he's always willing to work with the client on the menu choices, but as he's the chef, I gave him full creative licence to put together whatever he thought would be delicious. After all, chefs are chefs for a reason. ;)

  • --Chestnut chowder with a bacon / apple / shiitake pastry surprise inside

  • --Salmon two ways - smoked and cured with a fennel chip, blood orange and purple potato

  • --Hazelnut ravioli with truffle and parmigiano reggiano

  • --Lamb biryani

  • --Chocolate cake with banana, peanut and curry

  • Yours in food,