Eating & Drinking

The Chef’s Table pairs local chefs with intimate concerts

You’ve got just four more chances before September 22 to add this eats-and-beats festival to your summer bucket list.

The Chef’s Table idea is a brilliant collaboration between the Ontario Festival of Small Halls, Ottawa Tourism, and the always-creative folks at Thyme & Again. 

The Chef’s Table, a series of farm-to-table feasts in the countryside around Ottawa, launched in August with events featuring Fraser Café’s Ross Fraser (he was paired with Saunders Farm and Dueling Pianos partners Tyler Kealey and Dave Kalil) and Thyme’s own Michael Moffatt (paired with Saunders Farm and rocker Steve Hill).

A scene from the August 10 event at Saunders Farm, which included a gourmet meal prepared by Chef Mike Moffat and music by Steve Hill. Photo by Amy Hogue

That leaves four September events before the all-too-short summer starts to wane. 

The events begin at 6 p.m., but why not show up a few minutes early and explore the grounds? 

The Lineup
September 14:
Chef Chris Deraiche of Wellington Gastropub heads west to perform his magic in the magical setting of Pinhey’s Point. The Pairs perform the music.

September 15:
Deraiche zips south to Stanley’s Old Maple Lane Farm. Slocan Ramblers are in charge of the tunes.

September 21:
Absinthe Chef Patrick Garland gets to cook in the urban oasis of Brown’s Inlet. He’s joined by folkster Peter Katz. 

September 22:
Garland goes east to Cumberland Heritage Museum. Ryan McNally & the MessaRounders make the music.

Time: Arrive at 6 p.m., dinner at 6:30 p.m., show at 8 p.m.

Cost: $95 — includes a three-course meal, one glass of wine, and the show

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