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.”
August 5th, 2017
Donald Ziraldo and Friends
Hors d’Œuvres On the Ridge
JK Fries with Two Sauces
Bagna Cauda of Summer Vegetables
Chilled Cucumber and Buttermilk Soup
Marinated Salmon Roll-ups
Mushroom and Parsley Fritters
2015 Inniskillin Sparkling Cuvée, VQA Niagara Peninsula
Menu in the Loafing Barn
Summer Salad with Colourful Radishes and Kohlrabi
2016 Inniskillin Reserve Sauvignon Blanc, VQA Niagara Peninsula
Cauliflower Soup with Beet Jelly
2016 Inniskillin Reserve Pinot Gris, VQA Niagara Peninsula
Roasted Eggplant with Artichokes and Ripe and Green Tomatoes
2015 Inniskillin Montague Vineyard Pinot Noir, VQA Four Mile Creek
Braised Brisket of Beef with Pearl Onions and Risolé Potatoes
2015 Inniskillin Cabernet Franc Reserve, VQA Niagara Peninsula
Cheeses from Ontario and Québec with Summer Fruit
Ziraldo Vidal Icewine VQA
Griddled Peaches with Lemon Foam and Wild Blueberries
2014 Ziraldo Riesling “Victoria Vineyard” Icewine, VQA Niagara Peninsula
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.
For reservations Please email [email protected]
Website: Jamie Kennedy