Last week, Presidential Gourmet partnered up with the Royal Ontario Museum to host our first ever client celebration. Over 150 guests came to preview new menu offerings prepared by our executive chef Jay Suppiah, while indulging in wine and enjoying a private tour of the Chihuly Exhibit.
The iconic dinosaurs, fossilized plants, and insects captivated clients in the Age of Dinosaurs Gallery. While guests roamed the gallery, passing hors d’oeurves were made available consisting of huili huili chicken, shrimp ‘n’ grits, braised pork belly buns, and portobello poke. Clients enjoyed the delicious morsels and ready for the highly anticipated food stations.
With everyone being a foodie at heart, there was no food station left unturned. The Japanese Sujuki Market was a first stop for many, with chicken katsu sushi rice topped with scallions, sesame seeds and nori. The savoury and unique combination of flavours was a delicious starting point.
Next stop was the Maple-Candied Muskoka Trout Station. The pairing of trout with smoked cucumber, citrus segments, fennel slaw, and cocoa-vanilla vinaigrette was a refreshing bite and a definite crowd pleaser. Lastly, the Deconstructed Beef Wellington was also another one for the books. Topped with truffle jus, king oyster mushroom and roasted brussels sprouts; it had guests going for thirds.
As chardonnay was being tossed back, clients hovered around the beautifully presented dessert display. Guests could not resist walking past and taking a few of the red velvet cake pops, éclairs, macarons, and other sweet perfections created by our pastry chef Scott Bowser. If that wasn’t enough to get your taste buds going, clients relaxed to make room for seconds and viewed the eye-catching Chihuly Exhibit. Everyone was simply in awe of the beautiful art collection.
It was an absolute dream to work with all of our fantastic suppliers who helped make this night an unforgettable one. A million thank yous to Contemporary Furniture, Chairman Mills, Club Inc., The Colour Field and Swellheads for setting the mood and Core Event Staffing for the wonderful service you always bring to each event.
We are over the moon with the wonderful support and are always happy to share our love of food with all our clients. With stomachs full, new friends, and a marvellous time, Presidential Gourmet is ready to serve perfect moments for another 30 years.
Looking for more photos? Check out our gallery of the night on our Facebook page here.
Photographer: Jeremy Au Yeung