Friday November 29, 2013, 6 - 9:30 pm
The sold out culinary Christmas event of 2012 returns! Once again featuring a spectacular Downton Abbey-inspired dinner by Chef Jamie Kennedy, this year’s edition will also have costumed hosts from Toronto’s Spadina Museum sharing insights into the Downton era, a sneak preview of Season Four from Vision TV, and more!
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Melton Mowbray Pie with Red Currant Jelly
Fish on Potato Chip with Tartar Sauce
Leek and Potato Soup with Crumbled Stilton and Croutons
Smoked Salmon Tartine on Buttered Brown Bread
Shepard's Pie with Piccalilli
Steamed Sticky Toffee Pudding with Toasted Pecans
Coffee and Tea
In partnership with the Gardiner Museum, Spadina Museum will provide two Downton-Abbey-inspired presentations entitled The Secrets of Servant Life and Period Fashions to enhance your Downton dining experience.
For over three decades Jamie Kennedy has been instrumental in shaping the culinary landscape in Canada. His innovative approach to gastronomy, commitment to sustainable agriculture and advocacy of local food have been unwavering. He uses his role as Chef to strengthen the vital links within our community of artisans, farmers, wineries and fellow chefs, while providing his audience with an educational and nourishing demonstration of the bounty and excellence possible right in our own backyard.
Jamie has applied the slow food philosophy in every aspect of his acclaimed restaurants and his flourishing catering business. His seasonal methods of cooking and involvement with the local food movement continue to inspire progress in agricultural and gastronomical communities across Canada.
In 2010, Jamie was honoured for his contributions with two major appointments; with Chef Michael Stadtländer, he was recognized for his leadership at the inaugural Governor General’s Award in Celebration of the Nation’s Table, and soon after he was appointed to the rank of Member of the Order of Canada.
One of the great melodramas of the modern television age. – Hollywood Reporter
In this land of egalitarianism, viewers are eating up this upstairs-downstairs tale — and rooting for the British gentry — with a silver spoon.
Everyone loves “Downton Abbey.”PBS’ biggest hit in years, it’s won Emmys, a Golden Globe and the critics’ hearts. We are all smitten with the elegant writing, the fabulous cast (Maggie Smith! Weekly!), the marvelous setting and the chance to wallow in the social mores and accouterments of another age.
-Los Angeles Times
More than 15 million viewers in the U.S. and U.K. are having a love affair with the palace-size hit, which has reinvigorated period drama and earned raves around the world. – TV Guide
Damnably addictive. Topsy turvy upstairs-downstairs drama at its jolliest. Guilty pleasure, what? – Vancouver Sun
The British series, about the aristocratic Crawley family and their titular home, goes down so easily that it’s a bit like scarfing handfuls of caramel corn while swigging champagne. – New Yorker
A cult hit! It is hard to open a newspaper or click on a news website in America at the moment without reading something about Downton Abbey. – BBC
Everyone’s favorite buttoned-up British passionstravaganza – Gawker.com
You might have seen your friends posting about it on Facebook and Twitter, read about it in Entertainment Weekly … absolutely everyone is talking about Downton Abbey. – Gawker.com
Move over, “Mad Men” and Kim Kardashian. There’s a new darling in U.S. pop culture, with a much posher accent and even fancier clothes.
British World War One-era drama “Downton Abbey” and its colorful cast of countesses, cooks and kitchen maids has taken America by storm – Reuters
“Even the royals love Downton Abbey” – stylist.co.uk