On Wednesday, August 26th, the recently re-opened Café Boulud in the Four Seasons Hotel hosts guest chef Adrian Forte for a collaboration dinner with CDC Nicholas Trosien.
In support of the local BIPOC community, the proceeds will be directed to Olympia’s Gift, a Toronto-based charity that assists post-secondary business students of African descent. For Jamaican-born Forte, the evening is also poignant because chef Daniel Boulud was a guest judge during his own recent run (to a 3rd place finish) on Top Chef Canada.
“The main takeaway,” Forte revealed of Boulud’s comments on his cooking in that episode, “was perfecting the appropriate usage of heat in my cooking.” Ever since, Forte has been working on “perfecting balance while working with capsicum.”
Next Wednesday you can experience the results. Forte’s four-course collaboration with chef Trosien hangs exuberantly summery Afro-Caribbean flavours on a solid frame of French technique. Sugar cane-skewered ballotine of jerk chicken and foie gras, anyone?