Oakes Garden Theatre, Niagara Falls

Pop-up Dinner Series: Rooted Edition

This exclusive series of culinary events will feature flavours of the Niagara River Corridor prepared by the Niagara Parks Culinary team, set in unique locations along the Niagara Parkway.
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Niagara Parks Pop-up Dinner Series

Rooted Edition

September 21, 5:00-10:00pm
$75 (Adult)
$25 (12 years & under)

This exclusive series of culinary events will feature flavours of the Niagara River Corridor prepared by the Niagara Parks Culinary team, set in unique locations along the Niagara Parkway.

Joining the Niagara Parks pop-up dinner series this September, Rooted celebrates the natural, cultural, and culinary profile of Niagara. The event will be held in the Niagara Parks Oakes Garden Theatre on Thursday, September 21 and will feature dinner & beverage stations prepared by Niagara Parks Culinary and local beverage suppliers.

Stone wall with flowers in foreground

Oakes Garden Theatre

Opened in 1937, the designers of Oakes Garden Theatre capitalized on the contours of the landscape to create a curved pergola overlooking a central amphitheatre. The shaded lily ponds and formalized gardens offer visitors a tranquil escape in the heart of Niagara Falls. Bordered by ornamental iron gates and Queenston limestone, Oakes Garden Theatre provides a spectacular entranceway to Queen Victoria Park at the foot of Clifton Hill.

The Menu

Passed Hors d’oeuvres

Muscovy Duck Prosciutto Spoons with Watermelon Bruschetta

Lake Erie Yellow Perch Spring Rolls Ginger Honey Peach Glaze

Forest Mushroom and Mountain Oak Quiche

Vegetable Rice Paper Wraps

Caprese Salad Skewers

Soup and Salad Station

Smoked Tomato Bisque
Accompanied by Assorted Artisan Breads

Mixed Butter Greens
with Arugula, Watercress, Thornloe Goats Cheese Sundried Tomato Vinaigrette

Harvest Bean Salad
with St. David’s Bell Peppers, Red Onions, Jalapenos, Apricots, Heirloom Cherry Tomatoes and Herb Vinaigrette

Great Lakes Fish Station

Manitoulin Island Rainbow Trout
Shoal Lake Wild Rice Cake, Root Vegetable Julienne and Tarragon Riesling Cream

Lake Erie Pickerel Tamales
Steamed in Corn husk with Roasted Corn and Ice Wine Salsa

From The Grill

Grilled Ontario Turkey Sausages
Cranberry Relish

Char Grilled Lamb Chops, Garlic and Rosemary Scented
Minted Bosc Pear and Idared  Apple Relish,  Woodrose  Honey and Merlot Balsamic Jus

Grilled Veal Striploin
Sweet Potato Cake, Pan roasted Shallots, Blueberry and Dried Cherry Glaze

Pasta and Garden Vegetable Station

Fresh Tossed Rotini
with Olive Oil, Roasted Garlic, Swiss Chard, Spinach, Mushrooms, San Romano Tomato, Concord Gorgonzola crumble

Spicy Szechuan Grilled Summer Squash
with Bell Peppers and Onions

Dessert

Cheese Cake Mason Jar with Sea Buckthorn Berry Glaze

Granny Smith Apple Crumble Tarts

Poached Mini Yellow Pears stuffed with Maple Ricotta Cheese and Dried Blueberry filling topped with Forty Creek Caramel Drizzle

Beverage Tastings

Feast on Certified Thornbury Cider House and Brewery

VQA Wine Tastings from Peller Estates Winery

Thornbury Cider

Dinner is served