Wine or Beer? Brio Gusto Harvest Dinner Pits Beverages Against Each Other

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brio 400x400It’ll be wine vs. beer at Brio Gusto’s annual Harvest Dinner this year.  Each of the October 22nd dinner’s 5 courses will be paired with beer and wine.  The idea?  To see which is the better match for the food.

To make things interesting, representatives of both Cave Spring Cellars and Lake of Bays Brewery will be on hand, providing their best beverages for the festivities.

The drinks, though, are there to compliment the main attraction: the fantastic food produced by owner/chef Lindsey Dupuis’ kitchen.  With the autumn harvest offering a wonderful variety of tastes, Lindsey and her team will marry top notch skills with traditional fall flavours.


Beet Mousse, Crosswind Farms Chèvre, Shallot Confit
and Pork Crackling over Potato Crisp

Cauliflower au Gratin Soup
with Housemade Pumpernickel Crouton & Tania Cheese

Rabbit terrine with housemade Rabbit Bacon Apple and Celery R
Pickled Carrots, Roasted Grapes, Mustard Greens & Crisp Baguette

Rosemary rolled Bone-in Pork Loin rack over Creamy Cheddar Polenta
with Brussels Sprouts & Braised Cabbage

Dark Chocolate infused Pumpkin Bread Pudding
with Housemade Ice Cream, Crème Caramel & Raspberry Coulis

Brio has long been a favourite of downtown Peterborough diners.  In their own words:

“We’re about those magical moments where the grill’s flame summons hidden flavours, searing and sizzling rare recipes in ways that makes us think of our kitchen as a stage, with the elegantly rustic dining area as our gallery. For our name, we’ve adopted ‘Brio & Gusto’ as two musical terms for ‘Fire & Taste’ which help us best describe the magic we create.”

Make sure you reserve your spot. Tickets will be going fast:  182 Charlotte Street, Peterborough. (705) 745-6100.