There’s Gold in Southern Ontario’s Golden Horseshoe.
The Golden Horseshoe Culinary Team won a total of 13 medals for Canada at the World Culinary Olympics in October, 2012. They’re getting ready to compete at the World Culinary Cup in Luxembourg in 2014 and return to the World Culinary Olympics in 2016.
In an effort to raise funds to enable the team to continue competing, the award winning chefs strutted their stuff recently at the Crowne Plaza Toronto Airport Hotel, led by executive chef Tony Fernandes and Garde Manger, Chaminda Palihawadna, to prepare an outstanding dinner: an authentic “Titanic recreation dinner” for hundreds of guests. Many dressed in formal attire befitting the occasion. The original twelve-course meal was shortened to seven courses to save time and…our waistlines. Wine flowed like…well, wine, and was generously sponsored by Peller Estates. And what a dinner it was. Clearly, dining habits were much different than they are today.
Captain’s Table Menu
First Course – Hors D’Oeuvre
Canapes a L’Admiral
Cream of Barley Soup
Third Course – Fish
Poached Salmon with Mousseline Sauce, Cucumbers
Fourth Course – Entrees
Filets Mignons Lili. Served on a Creamy Herb and Garlic Mash, with the Season’s Finest Greens
Fifth Course – Palate Cleanser
Sixth Course – Removes
Chicken Lyonnaise. Served with Chateau Potatoes, Minted Green Pea Timbales and Turnip Puree
Seventh Course – Dessert
Pavlova Mion. A Delightful Mimi Pavlova Topped with Melon and Raspberries
Served with Tea or Coffee
“We are thrilled to be the official hotel of the Golden Horseshoe Culinary Team,” says Lyndon Discombe, CEO of Royal Equator Inc. and Crowne Plaza Toronto Airport. “By encouraging and sponsoring this team of great chefs, we will continue to raise awareness of the excellent culinary skill here in Canada.”
The Golden Horseshow Culinary Team is a group of exceptional chefs that are hand picked from the Golden Horseshoe region to represent Ontario and Canada as its culinary ambassadors at worldwide culinary competitions.
For more information on The Golden Horseshoe Culinary Team, go to: tbghcteam.ca/