House of Commons is an underground restaurant I run out of my home (and other secret spots in + outdoors around Toronto). I have a large, open concept space and rooftop to host secret dinner salons, brunches, events, weddings and concerts since 2009. Guest chefs, bev specialists, musicians or artists come and showcase their talent either as a curated, multi-platform event or individually for a specialized experience. The address remains a secret, guests receive Directions + A Password for entrance. The space is surrounded by office buildings so noise is generally not an issue. Summer months we host a capacity of 60-70 guests using the outdoor space, winter time closer to 50. Generally I help curate your event either as a showcase on its own, or by combining other food/bev elements to the evening. Artists come by for a chat and a site visit to plot the night and get a sense of the big space and what is possible. The House also has an airbnb room as a crash pad for out-of-town artists.
CAMP HOC House of Commons is previewing a new October Series ... CAMP HOC An outdoor TENT DINING EXPERIENCE w/ performers from Artery! (menu posted below) Anyone who knows me, is aware of my LOVE of prospector tents and that one day I'll get back to living in one [ at least in the summer months! ] To celebrate the EQUINOX... and to remind everyone that its still the OUTDOOR season... HOC is hosting 16 lucky guests in a west end backyard camp... wood burning stove, local produce, fall wine, outdoor cooking, LIVE MUISC...all the autumn heart triggers of awesome food things Guest-Chef Lewis Robinson + Performance by KalynaRakel.com CHEF BIO: LEWIS ROBINSON is a Michelin trained cook hailing from Daniel and Eleven Madison Park in NYC, more recently Canoe, OMAW in Toronto. As the opening chef of CORE in Leslieville, Toronto... Chef Robinson showcased his Tasting Menu talents and AMAZING relationships with Ontario farms. HOC will be pairing Chef's courses with fall favourites. Wild Ferments from Niagara, Organic Cava, on-point Fall Pinot Noir from PEC... MENU: Entrance Cocktail ~ NV Organic Cava, Pares Balta, SP Charred Tomato Tartlets, lamb heart 'katsu', tomato gelee Tuna Tartare, rye/caraway lavish, last year's ramp kimchi, rye miso End of Summer Squash Salad (two ways), eggplant puree, sunflower Beets in embers, bitter greens EXTRA AGED Heresford 100% grass-fed Ontario BEEF + aged beef neck, carrots, carrot tops carrot cake (cornbread-style) whipped beef fat 2015 Wild Ferment Chardonnay, 3XP, Niagara Peaches, oat strusel, honey cremeaux Sweet Corn Truffles PASSWORD REQUIRED
Prospector Tent Outdoor Dining Experience with guest Chef Lewis Robinson, a Michelin-trained talent, showcasing a 6 Course Local-Focused Menu. HOC will be curating PEC-focused natural Wine Pairings. Acoustic Performance to follow dinner Wood Burning Stove, Great Food, Local Wine and Kalyna's ethereal voice...a perfect way to finish summer-style gatherings and bring in the fall magic
There is something beautiful and magnetic about gathering outdoors to eat around a good fire. Food is better tasting, stories are more poignant, music and friends are easily made. CAMP HOC is a little country in the city... bringing my LOVE of prospector experiences to Dovercourt Rd.