Indigenous and feminist Toronto chefs serving dinner at Gardiner Museum next week

Oct 11 2019, 8:03 pm

Inspired by the Gardiner Museum’s latest special exhibition entitled Savour: Food Culture in the Age of Enlightenment, the museum is serving up an extra special dinner experience.

On October 18, a lineup of feminist chefs from Momofuku Noodle Bar, One65, Balam, and more will present The Enlightened Feast.

Featuring foods that one may not indulge in very often, including seal meat, pickled cattails, and jellyfish, the dinner will be crafted by Indigenous and settler chefs working alongside CLAY restaurant‘s executive chef Bianca Azupardo.

The evening will begin at 6 pm, kicking off with a conversation between former-line-cook-turned-journalist Ivy Knight, New York Times best-selling author Sheila Heti, and long-time Anthony Bourdain collaborator Laurie Woolever.

Tickets are currently on sale for $125, and a portion of the event’s proceeds will be donated to Sovereign Bodies Institute.

This organization works to generate new knowledge and understanding about how Indigenous nations and communities are impacted by gender and sexual violence, and how they may continue to work towards healing and freedom from that violence.

Gardiner Museum

The Enlightened Feast

Where: Gardiner Museum – 111 Queens Park
When: October 18 from 6 pm to 10 pm
Tickets: Available online; $106.25 for Gardiner Friends, $125 General


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