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Canadian late harvest menu

It’s the perfect time to throw a low-key Canadian harvest-inspired gathering to bring friends and family back to the table to feast on the rich tastes of late fall


November, it’s the month buttressed between October’s Thanksgiving celebrations and December’s holiday extravagance; however, we think it’s also the perfect time to throw a low-key Canadian harvest-inspired gathering to bring friends and family back to the table to feast on the rich tastes of late fall.

Main
Spatchcock roast chicken with grapes
Roasting whole chickens over fresh sage leaves imparts a delicious amount of flavour and they are exquisitely adorned with sweet red grapes, making this the grand focal point of your dinner.

Starter
Squash soup with smoky bacon
Warm, fragrant butternut squash soup is topped with thick slices of double smoked bacon, which adds a wonderful saltiness to this already hearty dish.

We love making this recipe with thick slices of double-smoked bacon. But, really, you can never go wrong with bacon. The regular variety works just as well.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Side
Roasted beets and their greens
Whole beets — greens and all — are used in this elegant side dish that’s a simple yet vibrant accompaniment to the meal.

John Cullen

John Cullen

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dessert
Pumpkin cupcakes with maple and bacon icing
For an enticing dessert tidbit try these cupcakes with puréed pumpkin, lots of spice, Canadian maple syrup, cream cheese frosting and our secret surprise addition, bacon!

Ryan Szulc

Ryan Szulc

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wine pairing
Lindeman’s Bin 65 Chardonnay
The fruit notes and hints of spice in the Bin 65, Chardonnay is a perfect complement to the sweet and savoury flavours in the chicken.