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, 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 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.