One of Windsor’s most iconic events is returning for 2022 and the date and style of cuisine for the evening has been announced.

Dinner on a Pier will be setting up a feast along the Detroit River on Thursday, July 21.

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. Being 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.

The perfect Instagrammable moments are aplenty at Dinner on a Pier in Windsor, Ontario. Oh, and the food is spectacular!
The perfect Instagrammable moments are aplenty at Dinner on a Pier in Windsor, Ontario. Oh, and the food is spectacular!

Guests enjoy local wines, beers and cocktails 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 12-15 course meal. Guests dine in the shadow of the iconic and historic Ambassador Bridge, overlooking the Detroit skyline, taking in a beautiful sunset while enjoying a live musician under the stars 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 a pier, not assigning seating and serving a family-style dinner, it encourages dialogue and interactivity with the meal among friends and strangers alike.

Previous Dinner on a Pier events have been inspired by Israeli, Japanese Izakaya and Oaxacan cuisine.

We hope you come hungry!
We hope you come hungry!

You had me at Aloha

Our cuisine of choice for the 2022 Dinner on a Pier will be Polynesian-inspired cuisine.

Everyone thinks Polynesian cuisine is a lot of pineapple and coconut, but it’s so much more than that. Our Polynesian-inspired Dinner on a Pier for 2022 is hoping to change people’s perception of this style of cuisine. One of the many great things about Dinner on a Pier is that we try to push the boundaries of the dishes the Windsor region is accustomed to. We introduce new styles of cuisine to one of Canada’s most ethnically diverse cities.

The full menu will be released in early February.

The value for what you receive compared to other special dinners is incredible, with approximately 15 different dishes that are exquisitely prepared.

Tickets are already available for purchase. They traditionally sell extremely well, selling out by February. This is the earliest tickets have been made available as they usually launch in January.