Almost a year ago an amazing restaurant opened in Toronto….Kū-Kŭm Kitchen where chef Joseph Shawana reimagines traditional Indigenous recipes with fine dining techniques. Kū-Kŭm Kitchen is a restaurant with a philosophy of showcasing what chef Joseph Shawana calls the “whole ingredient,” by which he means using what’s readily available and respecting the source of our nourishment— Mother Nature. He’s a patron of foragers, and Indigenous fishers and hunters. It’s his deeply personal brand of locavorism.
I am so taken by this great restaurant that I offered to gift a birch bark canoe model to Kū-Kŭm. This canoe model is now on display at Kū-Kŭm Kitchen….it is an old fashioned Anishinaabe canoe (1/4 scale)….please feel free to check it out for yourself if you are in Toronto. Better yet check out the incredible food….great service….plus fantastic atmosphere with great art.
581 Mount Pleasant Rd. 416-519-2638, kukum-kitchen.com