We’re very sad to announce the CounterCulture Supper Club has been cancelled for the time being.
An exciting pop-up event showcasing the great talents of Niagara: Chefs, winemakers and brewers make weekly magic.
Every Wednesday between 6 and 9 pm, Balzac’s Coffee Roasters in Niagara-on-the-Lake is transformed from a charming cafe into a swish Supper Club, with well-known Niagara chefs taking over and serving cutting-edge cuisine.
Wine and beer are available by the glass.
Note: We’ve changed the format slightly! No reservations required, and our new hours are from 6 to 9 pm on Wednesdays.
Join the Club! (CHEFS, you will find the specifics of the event here.)
Tamara Jensen and Adam Hynam-Smith of El Gastronomo Vagabundo say: “CounterCulture at Balzac’s in NOTL was a breath of fresh air after spending a crazy, long, hot season on the food truck. The casual atmosphere and common love for food and wine (and beer!) created a fun, high-energy feeling all night. The opportunity to showcase menu items that we’ve never served from the truck was a rewarding challenge. Lauren from Gathering Niagara was a warm and welcoming hostess, and made sure everything went smoothly from set up to clean up. The potential for CounterCulture to foster a growing community of chefs and food lovers in Niagara is palpable. We’re looking forward to participating again, as guest chefs and patrons!”
Dec 14: Lovin’ From the Oven: Pulled Pork on a Savoury Cornmeal Waffle with Jicima Slaw Salad; Poached Salmon and Arugula on a Scottish Boxty (potato crepe) with Hollandaise Sauce; and Black Bean, Peppers and Cheese Tamale Pie with Jicima Slaw.
Dec. 7: Kevin Echlin and the team from the Smokin’ Buddha in Port Colborne! Korean Bi Bim Bap, Vietnamese Rice Paper Rolls and Caribbean Tofu Pockets.
Nov 30: Mike Langley and Katrina Steeves, of The Tide & Vine Oyster Company. Soups include Seafood Chowder, and Black Bean and Kale (vegan and gluten-free). Oysters are also available.
Nov 23: Mike Langley and Katrina Steeves, of The Tide & Vine Oyster Company
Nov 16: Chef Adam Hynam-Smith, of El Gastronomo Vagabundo
Each menu item is $15 or less. Vegetarian options available.
Entry to the Supper Club requires the CounterCulture Community Card available for $5 per event on/after November 9th at Balzac’s, and at the door. This membership fee provides privileges with select businesses in Niagara-on-the-Lake.
UPCOMING CHEFS (Submit an application if you’d like to join us behind the counter):
Jan. 9: Cancelled.
Jan. 16: Cancelled.
Jan. 30: TBD
Feb. 6: Jason Sawatsky: Jason has worked and learned in many of the great restaurants of Niagara, including the Inn on the Twenty and the Prince of Wales. He is a Sterling Silver Signature Chef, and Sobeys Brand Ambassador, and also works with Adam Hynam-Smith and El Gastronomo Vagabundo.
Feb. 13: TBD
Feb through March: Chefs TBD