Labour Day BBQ feast

Make the most of the final long weekend of summer with the barbecue to end all barbecues. This menu covers all the classics, so get ready to load up your plate.


Inside-out cheddar burger. (Photo, Angus Fergusson.)


Some of summer’s most memorable moments come from the days we get to load up a paper plate or two alongside family and friends. So, whether you’ve signed up to host a big family shindig this Labour Day weekend, or are attending a pot-luck, you can’t go wrong with this mash-up of the classics. (We’re getting hungry already.)


Haute hot dogs

Haute hot dogs.

Inside-out cheddar burger
Amp up the burgers by adding the cheese to the middle. Then, take it one step further with our secret sauce.

Haute hot dogs
A big barbecue always calls for a little extra variety — and here guests can take care of the hard part: choosing the toppings.

Saucy barbecued chicken
Pass around the napkins, and get a little messy.





Baby-red potato salad.

Baby-red potato salad. (Photo, John Cullen.)

Baby-red potato salad
Red potatoes not only add a vibrant pop of colour to this classic side dish, they also hold their shape better than other potato varieties, so any leftovers will be equally fantastic.

Mediterranean summer pasta salad
Tossed with romano beans, olives and parsley, this colourful pasta is an impressive (and easy), make-ahead dish.

Classic caesar salad
Adding a few extra leafy greens to the spread never hurts.





Peach crisp. (Photo, John Cullen.)

Peach crisp
Top this warm, crumbly crisp with whipped cream, and enjoy.

Very berry galette
For the pie lovers. Get your hands on the last of summer’s best berries, and whip together easy pastry for a gorgeous, rustic pie.







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