120++/ Per Person
amuse: “fish ‘n’ chips”
first course: tomato-bacon bisque with a grilled cheese crouton
second course: roasted kabocha squash ravioli with a pumpkin seed brown butter
salad: buddha’s hand salad
entree: chinese short rib cupcakes + maple-glazed carrots
dessert: existential eggs
Bob Blumer is a professional gastronaut with an adrenaline addiction. He has written seven acclaimed cookbooks, created and hosted three award-winning TV series that have aired in over 20 countries, and broken eight food-related Guinness World Records.
In his books and live demos, Bob transforms ordinary ingredients into wow-inspiring dishes through simple cooking methods and whimsical presentations that have become his culinary trademark. His most recent cookbook Flavorbomb: a rogue guide to making everything taste better was awarded top honours at the Gourmand World Cookbook Awards and the Taste Canada Awards.
Bob’s first show, Surreal Gourmet, was a pioneering Food Network instructional show featuring his signature recipes, and anchored by his iconic Toastermobile; an Airstream trailer tricked out with a professional kitchen and topped with two eight-foot-long slices of toast. In his genre-pushing competition series, Glutton for Punishment, Bob had five days to train for a physically daunting, food-related challenge, and had to compete against highly trained professionals with his newfound skill.
Bob is an ambassador for Second Harvest in Toronto, and Love Food Hate Waste, a national zero-waste initiative.
Recently, he was cast to play a character loosely based on himself in a soon-to-be-released, food-centric romcom called The Way to the Heart. He was also the culinary advisor on the film.
While rotating lockdowns have curtailed Bob’s usual schedule of personal appearances, he has made regular monthly appearances from his home kitchen on CTV’s Marilyn Denis Show and Your Morning. While he waits for the world to reopen, the transplanted Canadian cycles daily in the canyons near his home under the “D” of the Hollywood sign, doing his best to stay in shape for his next big adventure.