Chef Anthony Dalupan is returning to the Outdoor Food Hall this weekend with an Octoberfest inspired menu for Burgers & Beers.
Having Chef Anthony participate is always a huge treat as his cooking isn’t available to the general public very often. When fans of his cooking (we like to call them Dalu-fans) find out he’s cooking somewhere for the public, they often show up in numbers just to get a taste of his food again.
One of the founders of Three: A Tasting Bar, Anthony is now the chef at the Unemployed Help Centre and heading their Farm to Food program. He’s excited about the opportunity to get creative and showcase his skills for the general public again.
Philippines-born, Anthony had already graduated from the University of Windsor before deciding to enrol at the Pacific Institute of Culinary Arts, Vancouver, BC. In British Columbia, Anthony managed several properties for Granville Entertainment. He then travelled back to his Canadian hometown, Windsor, Ontario, to open a small 40-seat restaurant, “Three A Tasting Bar” with his partner and wife Kathleen Hart.
Raising their daughter Hannah, the ambitious couple continued to expand their business with a catering company called “Bamboo”. While at Bamboo he honed in on his craft, designing original dishes and menus for each event with a majority of the ingredients grown in Southern Ontario.
They were both later commissioned to write a cookbook, “A Taste of Ontario” for the Ontario Greenhouse Vegetable Growers, a marketing group that represents all greenhouse growers in the province of Ontario. Chef Anthony was a culinary instructor at St. Clair College of Arts & Technology, and an active member with the Culinary Guild of Windsor.
His involvements in cooking competitions have won him accolades and awards, most notably his first place finish in the “Show Down Of The Chefs” in 2004, and his 2nd place finish in the Provincial wide “Chef Of The Year”.
WHAT IS CHEF ANTHONY COOKING?
THE JOHNNY BURGER
A smashed beef patty that’s braised in beer with onions and mushrooms, served on a brioche bun with Swiss cheese fondue.
Who doesn’t love a freshly baked Bavarian pretzel?! They’ll be made fresh each day this weekend and served with a stout beer mustard sauce.
Flash fried potatoes covered with beef chili and cheddar beer sauce, topped with lime creme fraiche and green onions. Also available as a vegetarian option.
Golden fried corn tortilla served with beer queso and a side of jalapenos. It doesn’t get much more classic than that!
The Outdoor Food Hall turns Lanspeary Park’s outdoor rink into the city’s largest patio. It features multiple restaurants and chefs all on a single menu and it’s licensed to serve beer and wine, too! Since the rink has a massive canopy overtop, it also protects guests from the summer sun and any rain, offering an all-weather patio. The Outdoor Food Hall is a digital, contactless, cashless event. All food and drink orders and payments within the rink are completed on your own mobile device. It runs every Friday, Saturday and Sunday through to the end of October.
The full menu can be viewed here.
Please keep in mind, guests will be required to show proof of vaccination to enter the Outdoor Food Hall.
If you love these themed nights, WindsorEats will also hosting Wings & Whisky on October 15-17 and another Tacos & Tequila weekend October 22-24.