Mirepoix is a peculiar little bistro with a focus on breakfast and lunch (but mostly brunch). Inspired by her time at the well known Bleu Turtle Breakfast Bistro, Maddy is out to reclaim fancy breakfast in St. Catharines. The goal is to fill tummies with yummy benedicts, omelettes, homemade bread, roasted potatoes, soups and sandwiches. You can check out the menu below. Note: it will be rotating, it will all be made fresh in-house, local, seasonal and organic, wherever possible. We will of course have options for our vegan, vegetarian and gluten free friends.
Curious about the name? We’re happy to explain. A “mirepoix” is loosely defined as “onions, carrots and celery” or the “starting point to many a rad recipe”. We want to be your mirepoix and invite you to start your day with us… at a time of your choosing… as long as it is after 8:00 am. 🙂
We look forward to seeing you soon.
While brunch remains our focus we are tickled pink to be announcing our first dinner. one night, and ( so far) one night only, February 2nd, 2019 our chef, Matt Hemmingsen has prepared a 5 course tasting menu w/ pairings. Please note that the evening will be reservation only. I would be only, too happy to tell you more at brunch. Stay tuned.
Menu is posted below, pairings to come soon!
Know that each dish will be ethically sourced, from nearby and entirely handmade by us.
The menu will run something like this, focussing on whimsy.
So it begins:
smoked salmon & quail egg bagel
w/ goat cheese & root vegetable
butternut squash soup, a hog & bunny dumpling & some five spiced, pumpkin seeds
Next we have a very cheeky surf & turf of:
beef cheek ravioli w/ shrimp & scallop, awesome mushrooms & barnraiser beer beurre blanc
A roast duck breast sums up the savoury side of things:
served w/ a confit duck & lentil salad, maltaise & pomegranate reduction
Lastly, we finish with:
a whisky ice cream (it’s dillon’s) & maple butter tart w/ candied bacon & pecans
5 courses, no more, no less.
$95 / person plus pairings, hst, & gratuity.
pairings to be announced shortly.
Sooooo, here we start on suppliers:
salmon / duck / bunny / quail eggs – lakeland game meats
cheeks – churchhill natural meats
hog – vg meats