BARQUE Smokehouse - Taste of Toronto
Barque Smokehouse opened in 2011 in Toronto’s Roncesvalles Village with the goal to serve Refined BBQ: fresh protein dishes that don’t compromise on flavour, a Family-style and fun atmosphere, and adherence to scratch cooking. Serving an enticing mix of smoked ribs, brisket and chicken, an array of fresh and healthy sides, our Smokehouse at 299 Roncesvalles Avenue has seen a packed dining room on a nightly basis.
With a large focus on wine and spirit pairings and multiple Sommeliers on staff, dining at Barque is a true 360° food and drink experience.
Since the opening of Barque Smokehouse, the company has expanded to include two other businesses. Barque Events, a full-service catering company, was opened in 2013 to handle demand for off-site BBQ needs. Barque Butcher Bar was opened in 2015 a few doors south of the Barque Smokehouse location on Roncesvalles Avenue. Barque Butcher Bar is a bar and restaurant that also has a retail section where guests may purchase our prepared meats, BBQ rubs and sauces, as well as many BBQ accessories.
[RECAP] Taste of Toronto w/ David Neinstein of BARQUE Smokehouse
David is the Executive Chef and Co-Owner of Barque BBQ Company in Toronto. He comes from a non-traditional restaurant background and worked many years in the advertising industry before following his passion to the hospitality sector. David has spent a number of years living in Europe where he honed his regional cooking knowledge from hyper local experts. In order to become an expert in BBQ, he travelled to northern Oklahoma to train under expert pit bosses for nearly three months. During this time, he joined the KCBS (Kansas City Barbecue Society, the world's largest competitive BBQ group), competed in numerous competitions, and became a Certified Barbecue Judge. David draws his inspiration from the great family celebrations, gatherings, and meals of different cultures.