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Executive Chef Bianca Azupardo presents inspired seasonal menus that showcase locally-sourced ingredients, complemented by stunning views of the city.
Savour: Food Culture in the Age of Enlightenment closes January 19! Journey back in time to the kitchen gardens of Versailles and the intimate dining room of an amorous couple. Feast your eyes on porcelain peas, glass macarons, knitted cheese, and more fun surprises before they're gone.
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The Gardiner Museum is among the few museums in the world focused on ceramics, and is one of the most important specialty museums internationally. It houses approximately 4,000 objects, including European porcelain, ceramics from the Ancient Americas, Chinese porcelain, Japanese porcelain, and contemporary ceramics. Search the collection online!
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Co-presented by the European Union Film Festival
Online ticket sales are now closed. Tickets can still be purchased at the door ($45 General; $38.25 Gardiner Friends).
On the occasion of the 15th anniversary of the European Union Film Festival, this special event also launches the festival program with a celebration of European food and cinema at the Gardiner. Guests will be treated to European delicacies prepared by Le Baratin restaurant, Cucinato Studio, Croatia Meats, Café Polonez, Blue Danube Sausage House Ltd., Chef Janos Szekely, The Belgian Chocolate Shop, The Box Donut, and wine offered by Wines of Germany.
The European Union Film Festival is the unique cultural collaboration of all the EU Consulates and Cultural Institutes in Toronto. Celebrating cinematic excellence with award-winning films, the free festival takes place each November at The Royal Cinema.
About the exhibition
Food and dining were transformed in Europe during the age of Enlightenment by profound changes that still resonate today. What many of us eat, the way food is cooked, and how we dine continues to be influenced by radical changes that occurred in France from 1650 until the French Revolution in 1789. Savour: Food Culture in the Age of Enlightenment explores the story of this transformation with rare objects, fascinating histories, and amusing stories. Learn more
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The W. Garfield Weston Foundation
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