The CounterCulture Supper Club

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 14Lovin’ 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 30Mike 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.
Licensed event.

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. 23: Chef Adam Hynam-Smith, of El Gastronomo Vagabundo returns, fresh from his stint as consulting chef (aka “industry top gun”) on the Food Network’s Restaurant Takeover

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

4 Responses to The CounterCulture Supper Club

  1. Does Foodsnark assume correctly that the food and wine prices are separate and set by the vendors, and that this is not a prix fixe event?

  2. Ah, the Foodsnark is a kind reminderer: Some details were omitted, and will be added instantly. Thank you!

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