What we think of where we work:
As a one room, 60 seat restaurant, we like to have an atmosphere of casual, unpretentious awesomeness. A little bit new, a little bit old, but mostly just random and weird.
This is why we describe ourselves as a Brasserie, but not a Brasserie at the same time.
We take Classic French style, throw it into a blender with modern American techniques and Canadian inspired comfort food.
Chef/Owner Cam Dobranski describes his food as “mostly stolen recipes from my grandmother.” Which is true. One look around the restaurant will fill your eye sockets with jars and jars of pickled goods, all made from local produce with recipes handed down from his German/Austrian grandparents. ”This is what food was; simple, fresh and really, really tasty.” And its this is the philosophy that guides the Brasserie kitchen.
When General Manager Matt Leslie talks about his wine, beer and cocktail selection, he describes it as a reflection of himself; ”weird, thoughtful and a little bit for everyone.” He puts a lot of effort into our wine, beer and cocktail lists to not make it your everyday selection.” In his words, “c’mon, try something new.”
To sum it all up, we like to live by the famous words of Clint Eastwood “take your work seriously, but don’t take yourself seriously.”
Weekly Going’s On:
Monday’s: Foie Gras Monday. Half price on Seared or Torchon Foie Gras.
Tuesday – Friday’s: ‘Appy Hour’. 1/2 price on appetizers and poutine’s.
Saturday – Sunday: Brunchtacular. 10am-2pm Brunch.
We are proud to announce our partnership with the Scotch Malt Whisky Society. Brasserie Kensington is one of two select restaurants in Canada to offer these rare and splendid whiskies. For more information, please visit www.smws.ca