DINING RESERVATIONS

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Gusto at Laveanne

WHAT IS A POP-UP DINING RESTAURANT?

A pop-up restaurant is a dining experience available for a limited time. Enjoy an exclusive pop-up dining experience at Laveanne Lavender fields every day in July. Savour a decadent lunch menu crafted by award winning chef Mathew Thompson of Trattoria Gusto in Port Hope. The full menu showcases the many culinary possibilities of lavender, highlighting sweet and savoury dishes. Available daily from 11 am to 3 pm, indulge your taste buds and experience the allure of lavender. Relax with a glass of your favourite beverage, friendly conversation, and the breathtaking views from our terrace overlooking the lavender fields. Let us transport you to the sunny south of France while you enjoy the sounds of soft French cafe music.

 

The Gusto at Laveanne menu is only available in the month of July. Enjoy our fully licensed cafe, perfect for building family memories, meeting friends, celebrating special occasions or sipping a relaxing coffee. Experience a true food adventure for those seeking something unique and creative on a sunny July day.

 

To reserve your July lunch booking please call Trattoria Gusto at 905-885-1198, referencing the pop-up restaurant at Laveanne. Gusto at Laveanne is served on an outdoor terrace with partial shade only. Opening of the pop-up is weather dependent. Gusto will contact all reservation holders if they are not able to open, though it may be short notice. Please check Port Hope weather on the day of your reservation as weather patterns can be very different from one area to another. Weather information and any cancellations due to rain will also be posted on Laveanne's Facebook page. Grassed paths with gentle slopes lead to the terrace. Wheelchairs can access the terrace depending on the ability of the wheels and the individual.

Lunch

ON THE TERRACE

Let us carry you away in thought, to the South of France with the breathtaking view from our terrace overlooking the lavender fields. The illusion is continued with the sound of soft cafe music playing in the background as you enjoy a delicious lavender inspired menu created by Chef Mathew, from Trattoria Gusto in Port Hope. Complete the experience with a glass of wine or favourite beverage, for an unforgettable, dreamy, romantic day out.

Ice Cream

OUR FROZEN FAVOURITE

The perfumed bouquet of freshly harvested lavender flowers is ethereal. Lavender's distinctive notes take this rich and velvety frozen treat to a new realm. We have created a variety of flavour pairings that highlight the sweet floral flavour of lavender. We have partnered with Sweet Spirits in Peterborough to create this frozen treat for you. Hannah Howey the owner and chef, sources local ingredients from Kawartha Dairy and honey from our own apiary.

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Tempting

LAVENDER DELIGHTS

Cozy up to mouthwatering deserts and pastries featuring the rich yet delicate flavour of lavender and its flavour affinities. Choose from French macarons, rich buttery shortbread, light and crunchy biscotti, tasty tarts,  gourmet cookies and gluten free health bars.

DINING FAQS

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  • WHAT IS A POP-UP DINING RESTAURANT?

    It is a dining experience that is here today and gone again within a limited time. Enjoy a pop-up dining experience here at Laveanne Lavender fields, everyday in the month of July.

  • ARE RESERVATIONS REQUIRED?

    Since this is limited time offering it is best to make a reservation to insure that you can be seated.

    For reservations please call Trattoria Gusto 905-885-1198 , and mention that this reservation will be for the Pop-up restaurant at Laveanne.

  • WHAT HAPPENS IN THE EVENT OF RAIN?

    Opening of the pop-up is weather permitting and Gusto will call reservations if they can not open for some reason, though it may be short notice. Please check weather for Port Hope since weather patters can be very different from one area to another. Weather information and any cancellations due to rain will also be posted on Laveanne's  Facebook page.

  • IS THE OUTDOOR TERRACE SHADED?

    Gusto at Laveanne is served on an outdoor terrace with partial shade only.

  • IS THE TERRACE WHEELCHAIR ACCESSIBLE?

    There are grassed paths leading to the terrace with gentle slopes, we have had wheelchairs on the terrace, but this will depend on the wheels on the chair and the individual.

  • WHAT ARE THE POP-UP RESTAURANTS HOURS?

    The Gusto at Laveanne restaurant is open to server you
    from 11am - 3pm.

The Chef’s

MATHEW AND NOELLE

Chef Mathew Thompson has been perfecting his skills in the kitchen for 15 years, including graduating from the Chef Training and Culinary Management programs at Humber College. Chef Mathew worked in restaurants in Toronto, Montreal, and Vancouver before settling in Port Hope as the Chef of Trattoria Gusto three years ago. Trattoria Gusto is a modern Italian restaurant located in the historic Waddell Hotel, overlooking the Ganaraska river in the heart of downtown Port Hope. In addition to working in traditional kitchens Mathew has worked with high end caterers, serving clients like Louie Vuitton, Holt Renfew, and Tiffany and Co. He pulls culinary inspirations from a wide range of sources including diner comfort food and gourmet haute cuisine, with a current focus on contemporary Italian.

 

Chef Noelle Bailey has worked at perfecting her skills in kitchens for the past decade. Noelle is a graduate of the Chef's Training and Culinary Management programs at Loyalist College. Working primarily in the Northumberland county area, she has experience preparing a wide array of food styles with a focus on pastry in recent years. Noelle prefers letting ingredients speak for themselves by cooking simple food with big flavors. She has worked with Mathew at Trattoria Gusto for the past year and a half.

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