After closing Gilead Café and Wine Bar on March 31st 2015, Jamie Kennedy shifted his focus to Prince Edward County, where he now lives on his farm, continuing his exploration of terroir-based gastronomy from this new home base.
An incredibly rewarding first season of the J.K. Farm Summer Dinner Series is now complete. The reception from contributors and patrons alike was most enthusiastic! Now the flagship activity of Jamie Kennedy Kitchens, this weekly dinner series will return in 2017, running from Saturday May 20th through to Thanksgiving, ending on the October 7th. Jamie will continue to forge connections with the County's vibrant community of winemakers and artisan suppliers, resulting in inspiration for the series' weekly menus. Jamie's farm will also contribute as a source of key ingredients, most notably the potatoes which will help to supply the popular french fry enterprise at markets and events in both Toronto and Prince Edward County.
The French Fries will continue to be offered at Toronto's farmers' markets, such as the Evergreen Brick Works market. Jamie looks forward to having his sons on the farm in 2017, as they expand the French Fry enterprise into Prince Edward County. Book the Fry Boys for your County event, and follow them on Instagram here: @fryboysto.
If you're travelling to Niagara, be sure to make plans for dinner at Windows by Jamie Kennedy, located high above the ground at The Sheraton on the Falls in Niagara Falls Ontario. The view of the falls and the thoughtful regional menu and wine list are unforgettable.
At Durham College in Whitby Ontario, Jamie will continue to work with the students, preparing and serving a monthly dinner on the third Thursday on each month. The series resumes November 17, 2016. Reservations can be made through the Bistro 67 website.
Jamie continues to contribute to conversations around food with regular appearances on TVO's The Agenda with Steve Paikin and other key media outlets. As well, as an industry pioneer with over 40 years of experience, Jamie is available for consultation with other enterprises whose principles align with his own, to further enrich the experience of their customers. (Interested parties should please contact Ginger Bertrand of Gab Communications for further information).
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