APRIL 18, 2018

Many thanks to our guests — we raised one full scholarship

At the Long Table we invite likeminded individuals to break bread and participate in finding common ground.

The Lounge
The evening kicks off with a sassy cocktail served with a savoury bite

The Long Table

Mildred’s Homemade cheddar and roasted garlic biscuits

Sweet pea soup with crab

Roasted olives
Slow cooked leg of lamb rubbed with ras el hanout
Grilled char with preserved lemon aioli
Freekah and walnuts
Fingerling potatoes with sizzling mint butter
Cress salad

A selection of sweet bites prepared lovingly by chef Steve Song
Café and tea

Donna Dooher has been skipping the light fandango through the Toronto restaurant scene since she opened the beloved Mildred Pierce Restaurant in the city’s west end warehouse district. Always up for a great kitchen party she went on to create the Cookworks Cooking Studio, which parlayed into a popular Food Network show called Cookworks, watched by foodie fans around the world who are discovering their love of food in their own kitchens. Donna introduced the phenomena of brunch to the sleepy town of TO when Sunday’s were just a day of ‘rest’ and went on to publish her award-winning cookbook Out To Brunch. She joined forces with the countries top designers and publishers to bring Wish magazine to Canadian readers and the best seller Market to Table Cookbook.

Donna’s latest venture, Mildred’s Temple Kitchen in the heart of Toronto’s Liberty Village, reflects her commitment for the return to the table and her passion for locally sourced, seasonal ingredients, simply and sumptuously prepared. Donna is actively involved in Canada’s hospitality community and a self-proclaimed ‘fork hugger’ dedicated to supporting Ontario farmers and local agriculture. Donna served as both the Chair and CEO of Restaurants Canada (formerly CFRA) and is National Chair of Taste Canada.

Donna’s approach to cooking (and life in general) – cook with love and reckless abandon!