Curious to see what’s inside Captain John’s seafood restaurant but unsure what to order? Next month, a few chefs (plus one guy who pretends to be one) will be cooking a dinner on top of the floating museum with all proceeds from the $150-a-head ticket sales going to Breakfast Clubs of Canada.
Taylor Clarke, the aspiring screenwriter known better through his Twitter character Chef Grant Soto, organized the dinner. His online persona—known for poking fun at the city’s overzealous love of tacos, pop-ups, and waiting in line for said tacos and pop-ups—gained a following within the food community over the past few months, with even the Toronto Star‘s restaurant critic writing a Valentine’s Day ode to him.
The dinner—taking place on July 25 in the ship’s upstairs ballroom, where they throw one helluva New Year’s Ever party—features chefs Matty Matheson from Parts & Labour, Craig Harding from Campagnolo, Nick auf der Maur from Porchetta and Co., and Geoff Hopgood from Hopgood’s Foodliner. Regular dinner service will continue in the downstairs dining room for those who want to meet the Captain himself. Below, a copy of the night’s special menu:
UPDATE, JUNE 26, 2012: The Toronto Star reports that Captain John’s has been shut down by the City and owner John Letnik has until July 27 to remove everything from the ship. We’ll report back as soon as we find out more about the fate of this pop-up dinner as well as Captain John himself.