Après Noir | Dinner & Concert | Château Le Jardin Event

July 26, 2018 Featuring Jennifer Hudson




July 26, 2018

Après Noir is the exemplification of a night out for Toronto’s indulgent urban-dwelling elite class.  Branded as a world-class meeting of creative arts, nightlife and fine dining, this show series encapsulates and imports some of the best of live entertainment and an Epicurean experience in an opulent event facility Château Le Jardin.

*Seats will be assigned at the door. You may purchase individual tickets and arrive with your party to sit together. Alternatively, please e-mail memberships@apresnoir.com to notify the names of your party

Après Noir Menu July 26th with Jennifer Hudson
By Walter Martino & Michael Punzo

Passed Hors D’Oeurves

Grilled Ontario lamb chop martini with fried leeks
Grilled lobster & shrimp spring rolls with spicy sweet coconut dipping sauce
Rock shrimp wontons with chili-soy broth with scallions
Slow roasted braised pork belly bao buns with gochujang pickled vegetables and aromatics

First Course

Roasted local beets and crispy Coach Farm goat cheese salad mixed with arugula aioli with candied hazelnuts and granny smith apples

Second Course

Rigatoni with Skull Island prawns, anchovies, parsley, olives, stewed tomatoes and hand-torn basil


Porcini-crusted Prime Beef Tenderloin daube red wine jus accompanied by Dauphinoise potatoes
and caramelized shallots


 Double dark chocolate Grand Marnier Souffle




JEnnifer Hudson

This American singer, actress, and spokesperson rose to fame in 2004 as a finalist on the third season of American Idol. From there onward, Jennifer Hudson became a household name for powerful, emotional and evocative music. Thursday, July 26th, an Academy Award and 2-time Grammy Award winner steps foot inside Château Le Jardin for the 3rd act of Après Noir.








Versatile singer/songwriter Mia Martina grabs the attention of the Après Noir audience July 26th alongside Chef Walter Martino and Jennifer Hudson!  


Karl Wolf





Joey Niceforo made his professional debut in 2005 when he joined the original Canadian Tenors. He then formed his own classical crossover ensemble Destino in 2006 who went on to tour internationally, including performances at the Beijing and Vancouver Olympics, Carnegie Hall in New York City, the Miss America Pageant in Las Vegas and a national tour with the Rankin Family.

As a ‘New Classic’ solo artist, he has performed a number of concerts in Canada, the U.S., across Italy, the Czech Republic and always enjoys preforming in his hometown of Sudbury.   He has been featured on NBC singing the American National Anthem for the Columbus Day parade in New York and on an ABC made for TV movie produced by Britney Spears.



Rafael Mazzucco, is a Canadian fashion, art and music photographer. His photographs have appeared on the cover of three Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issues in a four-year span, including the 2006, 2008 and 2009 main cover images, as well as the books: Sports Illustrated: Exposure (2006, Time, Inc. Home Entertainment) and A Second Decade of Guess Images: 1991-2001. He was also commissioned to shoot Victoria’s Secret‘s coffee table book.




Walter designs dishes that are exhibited in galleries of art across the globe, most notable for producing a $1-million plate. Combined with live art, fashion and endless entertainment, Walter will bring you flavours from around the world on July 26th.