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Open Kitchen @Home | Meal Kit with Video Instruction | Pork Steam Bun

NEW! We’re (virtually) bringing Open Kitchen class - and a great meal - to your house!

Learn Stratford Chefs School cooking techniques and tips, while preparing a delicious 3 course meal to savour with our finish-at-home Meal Kits!

Chef Instructor Eli Silverthorne plans the meal and does the prep, you finish the cooking at home! Our professional video tutorial will guide you along the way. Order an Open Kitchen @Home Meal Kit and we’ll make it easy, with all the chef-prepared, pre-measured, farm-to-table ingredients you need, a detailed downloadable recipe booklet with full instructions to keep, and safe contactless pick up.

Take it home and start cooking - PLACE YOUR ORDER by 12 noon Tuesday, July 14 for PICK UP Thursday, July 16 between 4 pm - 6 pm.

Adapted from our Open Kitchen Master Class series, Chef Eli will guide you through this curated, Asian inspired menu. You'll learn how to cure and smoke fish and then roll it into sushi. You'll make a classic restaurant style pork steam bun at home – steamer optional! - with SCS fermented kimchi and cucumbers that you quick pickle yourself! Lastly, we'll introduce you to the tantalizing flavour of yuzu, paired with a refreshing citrus panna cotta to round out the meal. Bon Appetit!

PORK STEAM BUN MEAL KIT includes all pre-measured ingredients prepped to make the following three course meal:

Smoked Salmon Sushi Roll (1/2 roll per kit), plus Seaweed Salad & Soy Pearls

Pork Belly Steam Buns (2 per kit)

Quick Pickled Cucumbers

SCS fermented Kimchi

Carrot & Cilantro Slaw, with Roasted Peanuts

Citrus Lemongrass Panna Cotta with Yuzu syrup & Citrus


Slice sushi – serve with salad and soy pearls

Steam bun, reheat roast pork

Quick salt cukes, plate bun

Dress slaw; garnish with peanuts & herbs

Garnish Panna cotta with Yuzu syrup & citrus segments

Menu Add-on available:

Add Full Sushi Roll + $8 each

When:  Thursday Jul. 16th, 2020
Where: Stratford Chefs School Kitchens, Stratford
Cost: $36 per person ($34.28 + 5% service fee)
Contact: 519-271-1414

Adult Summer Reading on Beanstack

We may still be closed but we’re still here for you with something brand new for Adult Summer Reading!  Check out the reading challenges on Beanstack, our new app!  Starting July 1st, get inspired by nature, learn reflection and introspection skills, or just unplug and be a kid for a day… or two. Pre-register for the August challenges that will have you facing your fears and examining your perceptions.  It’s all new, it’s all online, and it’s all summer long at SPL!  Head to https://stratford.library.on.ca/beanstackhow to learn more and sign on!


When: Open Daily from Jun. 23rd to Aug. 31st, 2020
Where: Stratford Public library website
Contact: 519-271-0220

Summer Exhibition at Agora Gallery

AGORA GALLERY presents the 7th annual Summer Exhibition, featuring work in a wide range of media by some of the best local artists, including Ruth Abernethy, Marion Anderson, Susan Benson, Patsy Berton, Linda Brine, Tom Campbell, Ed Czajkowski, Mary Anne Dente, Renata Fitzgerald, Luc Forsyth, Antony John, Gloria Kagawa, Chris Klein, Antoni Los, Tanya Lyons, John Pennoyer, Kathi Posliff, Stacey Stuart, Elizabeth Vanden Broeck and Lesley Walker-Fitzpatrick.

Covid-19 precautions will be in effect.

When: Open Wed. to Sat.
from Jul. 8th to Jul. 31st, 2020
Where: Agora Gallery, Stratford
Cost: Free
Contact: 519-508-8700