Thursday, November 28, 2013

Toronto's Top Female Chefs Collaborate for the 2nd Edition of The Dinner Party

Organized by chef Alexandra Feswick and my good friend Kristina Chau of Not Your Average Party, The Dinner Party will be hosted at The Great Hall for the second year in a row. After the overwhelming success of The Dinner Party last year, it is anticipated that December 3rd, 2013 will mark yet another wonderful, and playful celebration of female culinary talent in the city of not to be missed.   

The Dinner Party
What: Inspired by the famed artwork installation by Judy Chicago, the fundraising dinner is a celebration of female chefs with the support of some of the city’s most notable and talented male chefs.  
WhenTuesday, December 3rd @ 7pm
WhereThe Great Hall, 1087 Queen St. West at Dovercourt
Tickets: Prices are $120 and include alcohol pairings and tax. All proceeds will be donated to I Walk for Water. - Click here to purchase tickets -

Created by and for Toronto’s female chefs, The Dinner Party is a fundraising collaboration dinner where chefs will be challenged to co-create a 6-course tasting menu for this sensational interpretation of Judy Chicago’s artwork installation, The Dinner Party in commemoration of women who have inspired them. This monumental multimedia project has been seen by more than one million viewers, and has been displayed in fifteen exhibitions in six different countries.The Dinner Party is currently on exhibit at the Brooklyn Museum.

Judy Chicago's Dinner Party (Photo credit: Brooklyn Museum)

The dinner will be modeled after Chicago’s piece where guests will be seated at a large triangular table at The Great Hall, home of Samuel J Moore, and will host some of Toronto’s best female chefs who will model their dishes after women that have inspired them: 

Charlotte Langley, Executive Chef, Catch
Carla Digenova, Pastry Chef, Pizzeria Libretto
Tiffany Wong, Chef de  Cuisine, Pizzeria Libretto
 Tara Lee, Sous Chef, Skin and Bones
Leonie Lila, Executive Chef, The Libertine 
Trish Gill, Executive Chef, The Dock Ellis
Alexandra Feswick, Executive Chef, Samuel J. Moore

Leah Wildman (2013 Toronto Hottest Chef) of Fit Squad will be heading up dinner pairings while the lovely Miriam Strieman of Mad Maple will MC for the evening.

The icing on the cake: some of Ontario’s most talented male chefs will be serving! Dustin Gallagher (Acadia), Alex Molitz (The Farmhouse Tavern), Jeff Crump (Earth To Table), Rocco Agoistino (Pizzeria Libretto), Scott Bailey (Compass Restaurant) and Basilio Pesce (Porzia). 

 “They all support and believe in what we’re doing and having them work with us tonight is my hope that the community will see us working together: while changing these typical expectations about the inherent rolls of men and women in a restaurant.” (Alexandra Feswick, The Dinner Party, 2012).

Buy a ticket now and be fed by some of the most talented female chefs our fine city has to offer!