Brio Gusto at the Downtown Market Tomorrow

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Lindsey Dupuis and Andrew Orde of Brio Gusto.  Photo by Julie Gagne, courtesy of kawarthaNow.
Lindsey Dupuis and Andrew Orde of Brio Gusto. Photo by Julie Gagne, courtesy of kawarthaNow.

When it comes to reviews of the Downtown Culinary Tour, the time spent at Brio Gusto is always listed as a highlight.  Much of that has to do with the skills of Brio’s dynamic duo, Lindsey Dupuis and Andrew Orde.

Dupuis, who took over ownership of Brio last year, has become one of Peterborough’s hottest young restauranteurs — displaying knowledge and style that belie her age.  In her mid-twenties, she has already made quite a name for herself on the Peterborough culinary scene.  Orde is her adventurous wing-man chef — again, young enough to make you look twice, he has been given the green light to go with his uncanny whims and strong sense of menu-creation.

Their menu — which ranges from the hearty to the heavenly — is backed up by an impressive wine cellar.  They can find you a perfect match to whatever you are ordering.

Tomorrow, the Peterborough Downtown Farmers’ Market is treating patrons to the food and culinary knowledge of Dupuis and Orde.  Market-goers can learn (and sample) creative ways to use local, seasonal produce as it comes rolling off the farms into their fridges, with Brio’s extensive experience to help guide.

I’d highly recommend showing up early in order to sample what they have to offer.  Tell them Donald sent you.

Also at market this week, summer harvest has moved into full swing.

According to Downtown Market Coordinator, Jill Bishop:

“This is bounty season at the Downtown Farmers’ Market. We are seeing cucumbers, beets, greens, zucchini, tomatoes, beans, and even corn come off the farms. Lindsey and her co-Chef Andrew will be using fresh seasonal vegetables as well as bacon from Lane’s End Farms and feta from Cross Wind Farms. Join us at market to discover, and sample what they are making.”

Right downtown Peterborough, every Wednesday between 8:30-2pm, market-goers can find a festive and bustling market full of their favourite vendors selling seasonal produce, meats, cheese, fresh flowers, baked goods, crafts, plants to grow, coffee and lunches to go. All market products are Kawarthas’ Own and Locally Grown!

I hope to see you there!