A well-prepared meal using high-quality ingredients is much more than simply sustenance: it’s an experience and a connection. Whether you prepare that meal yourself or have it prepared for you, knowledge and understanding of how foods and flavours work together can make that experience even more satisfying.
To make that happen, the duo behind Black Caviar is helping to connect people to the food they’re eating. They’re offering culinary advice, exclusive recipes, and hard-to-find ingredients, as well as an array of prepared meals and an exclusive catering service – everything you need to enjoy amazing meals in any situation.
“We identified a need, to elevate culinary services and offerings in Muskoka,” explains David Kitchen, the owner of Field of Greens in Port Carling. “We’re connecting people to food experiences.”
David has partnered with Chef Luca Ballard to create Black Caviar, an exquisitely curated food brand offering unique food products and culinary services. They are offering memberships which provide exclusive privileges and benefits.
One benefit is Chef Luca providing a variety of members-only services, including direct access to the chef for culinary advice, meal planning, exclusive recipes and more. Black Caviar can arrange for a personal chef to prepare the meal at members’ homes and cottages.
“We will also inform our members about where the food came from, how it was raised, how to cook it and what seasoning to use to accent the natural flavours,” says Chef Luca. “Our members will become more and more comfortable with their kitchen abilities and be able to elevate their own dishes.”
Black Caviar member privileges include exclusive access to imported wine; first-in-line access for specialty items; delivery service; tasting masterclasses; family events such as an oyster bar on their dock; and much more.
Working directly with farmers and producers, Black Caviar will offer everything from organic fruit and vegetables to naturally-raised heritage breed meats, and the most amazing wild-caught fish and seafood.
“Our clients aren’t just looking for the best restaurant anymore: they’re looking for something that’s a showstopper. Not just a meal, but a memorable culinary experience,” explains Luca.
All this and convenience too
The culinary experts behind Black Caviar understand that sometimes the day gets away from us all, especially when enjoying time at the dock or on the lake.
That’s why they’ve created the Black Caviar branded pre-packaged culinary treats which include items such as veal and lamb shepherd’s pie, salmon and scallop sea shepherd’s pie, 14-layer lasagna, lamb curry, and many other tasty delights.
David says the meals will be available this summer at Field of Greens, as well as a satellite outpost at The Ojibway Club in Pointe au Baril.
“These meals are perfect for anyone who is short on time and needs an easy-to-cook delicious meal for themselves or their families,” says David. “For those thinking about becoming a member, you’ll be able to get a taste of what we have to offer.”
TEXT CHRIS OCCHIUZZI