- Upcoming culinary events situated amongst the beauty of Niagara Parks offer innovative dishes prepared by Niagara Parks chefs
- Menus showcase local farms and purveyors, craft breweries and VQA wineries
- Event programs include Niagara Parks experts, diverse guest speakers and live music
Niagara Parks is pleased to announce the upcoming dates of its popular Pop-up Dinner series. Showcasing the picturesque settings and sites found all along the Niagara River corridor, the 2019 Pop-up Dinner Series presents locally inspired menus prepared by Niagara Parks chefs, paired with local craft beer and VQA wines, as guests are treated to illuminating stories from Niagara Parks experts and guest speakers.
Beginning in May 2017, Niagara Parks has since expanded its Pop-up Dinner series to include fall and winter editions, including the first winter Pop-up Dinner held at an illuminated Queen Victoria Place Restaurant this past February.
Niagara Parks’ culinary philosophy of embracing and promoting the local food movement is the foundation of each Pop-up Dinner event. The innovative, mouth-watering dishes are a tribute to the exquisite food and drink sourced from farms and purveyors across the Niagara region and province of Ontario.
Each Pop-up Dinner allows guests the opportunity to hear not only from Niagara Parks experts, but also from community partners who proudly represent the fantastic local food and beverage products showcased in each thoughtfully designed menu.
The next Pop-up Dinner is a sold-out event, to be held at Niagara Parks’ stately Oak Hall on Thursday, May 30. Set within sight of the striking 1900’s Tudor-style mansion featuring ornate stonework and imposing gargoyles, the event features a discussion on the building’s fascinating history, including its original owner Sir Harry Oakes, by Niagara Parks Historian Sherman Zavitz. Other guest speakers include Ed Madronich of Flat Rock Cellars and Shawn & Ed Brewing Company, which are among the featured beverage suppliers for the event.
The series then travels to Niagara-on-the-Lake on Thursday, July 20, as the stunning parkland surrounding Niagara Parks’ oldest property – McFarland House – is transformed as the host site for the July Pop-up Dinner. McFarland House, one of the oldest homes in Niagara, is nestled along the Niagara River Recreation Trail and continues to be a popular destination for guests of all ages.
Continuing into the fall, the final installment of the Pop-up Dinner series coincides with Niagara Parks’ annual event series, Rooted, which features a number of nature and gardens-themed workshops, special events and programming across Niagara Parks. The fall Pop-up Dinner is scheduled for Thursday, September 19.
Each of Niagara Parks’ Pop-up Dinners are licensed, all-inclusive events. For more information and to sign up to receive emails about Niagara Parks Culinary events, please visit: niagaraparks.com/popup.