- For one evening only, Niagara Parks’ renowned Chefs are joining forces to offer an exclusive six-course, wine-paired tasting menu at Table Rock House Restaurant
- Event will celebrate Niagara Parks culinary artistry, featuring locally sourced ingredients and pours from some of the region’s top wineries
- Tickets available at niagaraparks.com/chefsdinner
Niagara Falls, ON – Niagara Parks is set to showcase the culinary mastery of its talented Chefs and culinary team at its upcoming Chefs’ Signature Dinner on February 2, 2024. With its panoramic views and elegant ambiance, Table Rock House Restaurant will set the stage for this unforgettable gastronomic journey through Niagara’s rich culinary heritage.
The six-course, wine-paired menu is a celebration of Niagara Parks’ culinary artistry, highlighting locally sourced ingredients and innovative flavour combinations. Each dish is thoughtfully curated, offering the perfect blend of sophistication and indulgence that characterizes the Niagara Parks dining experience.
Guests will savour Chef Bill Greenan’s (Queenston Heights Restaurant) Ontario Sweet Potato Bisque with Lobster Cake and a Le Clos Jordanne Chardonnay pairing, followed by Chef Matt Hemmingsen’s (Queen Victoria Place Restaurant) Seared Sea Scallop matched with a Thirty Bench Winemaker’s Riesling. Chef Rick Bieber’s (Legends on the Niagara) Niagara Winter Salad, accompanied by a Hidden Bench Pinot Noir, leads the way into the intermezzo with an Apple Cider Sorbet.
For the entrée, Chef Matt Krupa’s (Table Rock House Restaurant) juicy Ontario AAA Beef Ribeye will be paired with a Cabernet Sauvignon from The Foreign Affair Winery. The lavish dining experience will conclude with a decadent Peanut Butter and Chocolate Praline, paired with Cave Spring’s Riesling Icewine.
The evening promises not only delectable cuisine, but also an opportunity to engage with the passionate chefs behind the creations. Their dedication to sourcing the finest local ingredients and their commitment to culinary innovation will be on full display, as they present a menu that highlights the flavours of Niagara.
Tickets for the Chefs’ Signature Dinner at Table Rock House Restaurant are limited, and reservations are required to secure a table at this highly anticipated culinary event. For ticket information, please visit niagaraparks.com/chefsdinner.
Chef Matt Krupa, Table Rock House Restaurant
A graduate of the Niagara College Culinary Management Program, Chef Krupa began his career in Europe at a 3 Star Michelin Restaurant, eventually returning home where he was recognized as one of the “Top 30 under 30” up-and-comers by the Ontario Hostelry Institutes. As he matured in his profession, he developed a cooking identity rooted in old French-based techniques with elements of nouvelle cuisine and new world flavours. His unique blends of international flavours were further developed as Senior Sous Chef at Langdon Hall, a Relais and Chateaux property recognized as a coveted AAA Five Diamond venue. His passion for Niagara living led him back to the area to gain experience at iconic Niagara wineries and eateries, such as Peller Estates, Trius Winery, Megalomaniac, Good Earth Food and Wine and The Chase. Since taking over as Executive Chef at Table Rock House Restaurant in 2023, Chef Krupa continues to innovate with an exciting but accessible menu that changes seasonally.
Chef Matt Hemmingsen, Queen Victoria Place Restaurant
Niagara born and trained, Chef Matt Hemmingsen prides himself in showcasing the fantastic local and seasonal ingredients from the Niagara region. He holds fond childhood memories of picking vegetables and fruits on his family’s farm, developing a true appreciation for the ingredients he works with, which translates into fresh and flavourful culinary masterpieces.
As a graduate of Niagara College’s Culinary Management Program, Chef Hemmingsen has always been passionate about growing within the community, industry and region. From his time spent at Cherry Hill Country Club to Peninsula Ridge Estates Winery, he has continually taken in all the offerings of Niagara’s greenbelt. While apprenticing at Rinderlin’s Dining Room, he took his skills to the next level, learning a classical and European take on cooking, working with many of the best chefs of Niagara.
Chef Rick Bieber, Legends on the Niagara Restaurant
From an early age, Chef Rick Bieber had a passion for food and started his career with Niagara Parks at Queen Victoria Park Restaurant. He started his apprenticeship with Niagara Parks, graduating in 1989 where he was presented the Karl Gehriger Award for outstanding apprentice of the year awarded by the Professional Chefs’ Association of Niagara. Rick then branched out to grow in hospitality as a Banquet and Sous Chef at the Sheraton Fallsview and Marriott Gateway, as well as running his own catering business.
Returning to Niagara Parks in 2010, Chef Bieber was a key part of the culinary team, working at Queen Victoria Place and Table Rock House Restaurant, while assisting with banquets and special events in all of Niagara Parks’ restaurants. In 2023, Chef Biber was promoted to Chef at the Legends on the Niagara Pub. In addition to catering countless tournaments and high-profile events, Legends on the Niagara has built a reputation as an industry leader for its specialty of custom-catered weddings.
Chef Bill Greenan, Queenston Heights Restaurant
Since receiving his Journeyman’s Red Seal in 1989, Chef Bill Greenan’s professional journey has taken him through many prestigious kitchens around the Niagara region, including White Oaks Resort and Queen’s Landing Inn.
Although Chef Bill is trained in classic French cuisine, his creative style is characterized by its delicious fusion of Asian flare and Latin influence. He is a big supporter of local suppliers and strives to showcase the best of Niagara’s flavours in his creations.
Feast On, Ontario’s Farm-to-Table Certificate Program
Niagara Parks Culinary is committed to supporting Ontario’s growers, producers and craftspeople. Since 2014, Niagara Parks has been Feast On certified, showcasing Ontario’s history, heritage and culture behind the food and drink that makes our destination unique. By dining with Niagara Parks Culinary, you help to support people that make up the province’s strong food and agricultural sectors. Each of Niagara Parks’ full-service restaurants are proudly Feast On certified.
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About Niagara Parks
Since its establishment in 1885, Niagara Parks has remained a self-financed agency of the Ontario Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sport, entrusted to preserve and protect the land surrounding Niagara Falls and the Niagara River. Today, Niagara Parks boasts gardens, a horticulture school, recreation, golf courses, restaurants, heritage and historic sites, gift shops and, of course, Niagara Falls. In short, natural landscapes, history, family fun, hiking, culinary delights, attractions and adventure.
For more information, please visit niagaraparks.com or contact:
Chris Giles, Manager, Communications
(905) 356-2241 ext. 2259