Meet our SLIDERFEST 2018 Chefs: Matt Davis of Iggy’s Pub & Grub
Matt Davis is the Kitchen Manager at Iggy’s Pub and Grub, where the focus is on elevated, scratch-made pub fare. Matt cut his teeth under Juan Tribianni at the 90’s smash hit Mexican Restaurant, Amigos. He then tried his hand at molecular gastronomy under the French chef, Walter Blanc, at the now defunct, Pinkmans.
At Iggy’s, Matt makes great use of the restaurants outdoor smoker – he brines and smokes the bacon, pork, and wings used in many of Iggy’s menu features. They also make 3 different types of sausages in house, including a smoked chorizo.
He is particularly proud of ‘The Smoked Peach Pizza’ – a popular creation he developed with his co-manager, featuring smoked peaches, garlic oil, goats cheese, arugula, and balsamic reduction.
With the emphasize on fresh local ingredients their approach to vegetables also sets them apart. “We are making veggie burgers with seasonal vegetables. Our latest is a white bean with local garlic scapes and zucchini.” Matt adds. “We are celebrating our 5 year anniversary, so our menu right now is a compilation of the ‘greatest hits’ over the last 5 years.”
Here’s a look at last year’s menu to give you an appreciation of the taste experience that you can look forward to as our 5 awesome LOCAL CHEFS go head to head and bun to bun.
Five local restaurant Chefs from Churchhill Natural Meats, Iggy’s Pub & Grub, FORE Restaurant at Peninsula Lakes Golf Club, The Righteous Monger, Root & Bone (new restauranteur opening soon in former location of Zest Kitchen) will be showcased as the Fonthill Lions once again host their highly popular outdoor fundraising party at G. L. Klager Park.
Come join us and relax to the soulful sounds of live Blues in the park while you savour the tastes created by our featured Chefs.
Sliderfest Tickets are available from any Fonthill Lions Member and will be available for sale every Thursday at our Pelham Suppermarket booth or email firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll make arrangements to deliver tickets to you.
Tickets for SLIDERFEST 2018 are now available online here. Early Bird price of $30 until July 15th – $35 for purchases after that date.
TICKET PRICE INCLUDES ENTRY, 5 SLIDERS, CORN, FRENCH FRIES & NON-ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGE.