J.K. Farm, Hillier / Prince Edward County, Ontario
This is a rather unusual post as J.K. Farm is just that and not officially a restaurant. But when one gets the opportunity to eat a Jamie Kennedy meal, it’s worth shouting from the rooftops…or in this case, the FDC website.
Every summer Chef Jamie Kennedy and his friends share the beauty and bounty of his farm in Hillier, Prince Edward County. It’s a series of Saturday evening dinners, commencing in June and continuing through the summer, celebrates the gastronomic beauty and spirit of this special place on the shores of Lake Ontario. His Food Day Canada Dinner, however, will be feature renowned Canadian winegrower, Donald Ziraldo.
Each dinner begins at 5 pm (in August they begin at 4 p.m.) with a walk around the organic gardens and fields up to the vineyard ridge for a sparkling drink and canapés, and then on to a lively evening feast seated in the barn. Yep, it’s rustic but it’s also as real as a meal, anywhere in Canada, can be. Dinner is prepared and cooked outside over glowing embers.
Chef Kennedy is one of the deans of Canadian cuisine. He’s been a mentor to countless young chefs and has invested his life into the pursuit of excellent food. Now, as he turns his focus back to his farm to draw inspiration from the landscape and the bounty that thrives in its unique terroir, he is coming ‘home’.
He writes: “It is our role to interpret the bounty of Southern Ontario into dishes and wine pairings that resonate with a clarity that can be identified with this place….taking into consideration not only the climate and soil type of the place but also the people; the artisans who are themselves engaged in a direct relationship with the place. The fishers, the growers of fruits and vegetables, the producers of animals, prepared meats and cheeses, the winemakers and brewmasters.”
J.K Farm is one of about 250 restaurants that celebrate Food Day across Canada. Contact them via email below to reserve a table/bench.
J.K Farm est l’un des 250 restaurants à travers tout le Canada qui participent au Journée des terroirs.
The Jamie Kennedy Cookbook is one of the most lavish and well produced books we’ve ever seen in Canada.
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