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League: Mystery Island Picnic

The League of Extraordinary Chefs Presents The Mystery Island Picnic at RCYC June 24, 2015

Cheese Boutique in partnership with Samuel Adams presented the first of 5 uniquely themed dinners, 5 diversified menusĀ and venues, and many talented chefs. The first dinner was a picnic at The Royal Canadian Yacht Club. The dinner was hosted by Chef Jonathan Goodyear of RCYC with Chef Jason Bangerter of Langdon Hall and Afrim Prisitine of Cheese Boutique. An amazing array of delicious food was prepared for the island guests and paired with Samuel Adams Beer.

Our next dinner in The League of Extraordinary Chefs series is at Langdon Hall on July 17th, 2015

The talented Afrim Pristine, Chef Goodyear and Chef Bangerter
The talented Afrim Pristine, Chef Goodyear and Chef Bangerter
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Guests arrived eager for mystery, gourmet food and fun
Guested arrived to their Mystery Picnic destination
Guested arrived to their Mystery Picnic destination
Guests enjoy Langdon Hall's bread and butter
Guests enjoyed Langdon Hall’s bread and butter
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Looks like it was a great start to the meal
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Summer Gazpacho served by Chef Bangerter
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Chef Bangerter’s Gougres
Master affineur Afrim Pristine and Chef Jonathan Goodyear
Master affineur Afrim Pristine and Chef Jonathan Goodyear
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Starters from Afrim Pristine included Ontario Bufala Mozzarella with tomato
RCYC  was the perfect Mystery Picnic setting
RCYC was the perfect Mystery Picnic setting
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Heritage Breed Hen Presse from Chef Bangerter
Guests enjoyed sumptuous food in the gorgeous setting of RCYC's lawn
Guests enjoyed sumptuous food in the gorgeous setting of RCYC’s lawn
Paired with the food was beer from Samuel Adams
Paired with the food was beer from Samuel Adams
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Pata Negra ham, Manchego Cheese and pickled asparagus presented by Afrim Pristine
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The guests dined al fresco with the skyline of Toronto as a backdrop
Chef Bangerter plating the Foie Gras Parfait
Chef Bangerter plating the Foie Gras Parfait
Decadent Foie Gras from the menu of Chef Bangerter
Decadent Foie Gras from the menu of Chef Bangerter
Goodyear's Main
From Chef Goodyear, Grilled Line Caught Halibut with herbs and citrus butter
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Relaxed guests enjoying their picnic
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5 year Parmigiano Reggiano, Rebel Yell cheese, Fresh Ontario Strawberries Drowned in Balsamic
There was a great variety of desserts to choose form
There was a great variety of desserts to choose from
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Chef Goodyear’s dessert was a Yogurt Panna Cotta with Graham Cookie Crumble
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Assorted desserts from Cheese Boutique

PHOTO CREDIT: Jeffrey Chan. Courtesy of Samuel Adams