WindsorEats is excited to announce the style of cuisine for our much anticipated Dinner on a Pier event.
Chefs Elise Keller and Johnny Oran of Licia Ruby will be back cooking up a feast along the Detroit River on Thursday, July 19, 2018.
Have you never heard of Dinner on a Pier before? Let us tell you a little bit about it…
The heart of what WindsorEats does is to promote Windsor, Ontario’s local culinary resources. Whether this is locally owned restaurants, chefs, wineries, producers or farmers, we consistently highlight the products and culinary experiences that make Windsor-Essex unique. With the incredible diversity in our community, the fourth most ethnically diverse in Canada, we are fortunate to experience the culinary delights from many countries around the world here in our backyard. This ethnic diversity is showcased in our Dinner on a Pier, celebrating global culinary styles and flavours, all with a distinctly local touch.
Guests enjoy local wines and beers served from our refinished 1973 Trillium trailer, named The Traveller, which adds to the ambience of the event. They are treated to a variety of fresh produce and meats incorporated into the multi course meal, dining in the shadow of the iconic and historic Ambassador Bridge, overlooking the Detroit skyline and taking in a beautiful sunset, before enjoying a live musician under the stars and string lighting hung over the pier as ships large and small sail by. As one guest perfectly put it, “the evening felt as if I was at some wonderful seaside resort.”
The Dinner on a Pier has added a new way for people to connect with food, the waterfront and each other. A true dining experience is always as much about the company you’re with as it is the food. By placing a communal long-table down the middle of the pier, not assigning seating and serving a family-style dinner, it encouraged dialogue and interactivity with the meal among friends and strangers alike.
In 2016 we focused on Israeli-inspired cuisine, while in 2017 tapas and Spanish-inspired dishes were featured.
In 2018, our cuisine of choice will be Oaxacan-inspired cuisine.
Oaxaca, pronounced wa-ha-ka, is a region in Mexico often refereed to as the worlds food capital. One of the reasons this style of cuisine was chosen was that it was always a dream of one of our featured chefs, Johnny, to cook Oaxacan cuisine. He’s now getting his chance.
The full menu will be released in February.
Tickets are already available for the Dinner on a Pier in our online shop and have been selling well.