Forum Dinner Series
Time: 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Location: Paul D. Fleck Marquee, Festival Theatre
This series of exclusive meals will take you on a journey of the senses, complete with informative speakers, incredible entertainment and an exquisite atmosphere. We’ve partnered with some of the nation’s most celebrated chefs to present a distinctively theatrical culinary experience.
Ticket purchases for all events in the Forum Dinner Series must be made fourteen days prior to the scheduled event.
Serving Pride: A Dinner and Celebration, June 10 (Pride Week)
Celebrate Pride Week and amazing food with a menu co-curated by Great Canadian Baking Show Finalist Colin Ascunsion and the Stratford Festival’s Head Chef, Kendrick Prins. Wash it down with fabulous entertainment from the vocal supergroup A.R.T. and hosted by award-winning Drag Star Pearle Harbour!
Elizabethan Feast, July 8 (Season Deep Dive Week)
Join us for a scrumptious repast with our modern take on an Elizabethan Feast. Complete with genuine dishes, music of the court and guest speakers, this Feast fit for Kings and Queens should not be missed. Curated by Matthew Sullivan, Culinary Director of The Food Dudes.
Tastes from Turtle Island: An Indigenous Culinary Experience, July 23 (CBC Ideas Week)
Across Turtle Island, Indigenous recipes have been passed down through generations, inspired by the land and fresh, local ingredients. Join us for a meal that will take your senses on a journey across this land through traditional cuisine and techniques. Curated by Matthew Sullivan, Culinary Director of The Food Dudes.
A Taste of West Africa, August 12 (Global Theatre Week) – CANCELLED
Food is a global language and a universal connection between all people. As we celebrate Global Theatre this weekend, join us for an immersive experience of flavours and spices in this West-African culinary adventure. Curated by Matthew Sullivan, Culinary Director of The Food Dudes.
Un grande pasto Italiano (A Grand Italian Meal), August 26 (Readers and Writers Week)
Buono, Squisito, Gustoso and Saporito are just a few ways to describe delicious Italian food. In this celebration of Grand Magic and all things Italian, join us for an authentic Italian cena (dinner). Professor Teresa Lobalsamo from the University of Toronto will speak about the inspirations and history of Italian gastronomy. Curated by Matthew Sullivan, Culinary Director of The Food Dudes.
Franken-Dine Molecular Gastronomy, September 16 (Scholars and Experts Week)
Join us for a gravity defying, mind boggling gastronomical adventure that is sure to astonish your mind. Art and Food Historian Janet Dawson speaks to Mary Shelley’s inspirations and the beauty and artistry of food. Curated by Matthew Sullivan, Culinary Director of The Food Dudes.