The Dinner Party – second time around

Judy Chicago's Dinner Party,
Judy Chicago’s Dinner Party,

Last year, Chef Alexandra Feswick organized an extraordinary event created by and for Toronto’s female chefs. It was so successful, she’s doing it again on December 3rd. Here is her press release about this exciting evening.



A Fundraising Dinner Inspired By The Famed Artwork Installation by Judy Chicago

 Alexandra Feswick and Kristina Chau of Not Your Average Party are delighted to announce that The Dinner Party will be hosted at The Great Hall for the second year in a row.  After the overwhelming success The Dinner Party collected 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 Toronto – one not to be missed.

These noted chefs will be challenged to co-create a tasting menu for this sensational interpretation of Judy Chicago’s artwork installation, The Dinner Party in commemoration of women who have inspired them.  The Great Hall, home of Samuel J Moore – represented by Feswick – will host some of Toronto’s best female chefs:  Tara Lee (Skin & Bones), Trish Gill (The Dock Ellis), Tiffany Wong (Pizzeria Libretto), Charlotte Langley (Catch) and Leonie Lilla (The Libertine).  2013’s Toronto’s Hottest Chef Leah Wildman (Fit Squad) will be heading up dinner pairings while the lovely Miriam Streiman (Mad Maple) will MC for the evening.

The icing on the cake:  some of Ontario’s most talented male chefs will be serving things up: 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).  The event is a celebration of female Chef’s with the support of some of the city’s most notable, talented and spirited male Chef’s.  “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.” (Feswick, The Dinner Party, 2012).

The dinner will be held at 7pm at The Great Hall, 1087 Queen St. West at Dovercourt on Tuesday December 3rd, 2013.  Prices are $120 and include alcohol pairings and tax.  All proceeds will be donated to I Walk for Water.

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