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12. Diner Cuisine: Tradition and Taste from the Catskills

September 25 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Diner food is comfort food, and the Phoenicia Diner celebrates the regional produce and food traditions of the idyllic Catskills mountains region. American author Sara Franklin has made a study of the relationship of food and agriculture to identification with place through the lenses of local food traditions and generational memory. Joined by Kingston food writer and author of Out of Old Ontario Kitchens, Lindy Mechefske, they explore the Catskills region’s fascinating history and the revival that defines it today, and ponder the similarities and differences between its historical food traditions and those of settlers in Ontario, and even Kingston, itself.

While they chat, Kingston participants can enjoy mouth-watering and hearty offerings, home-style cooking with flare, with a menu inspired by The Phoenicia Diner Cookbook, interpreted and prepared with love and local ingredients by Chef Richard Nicholas of Chez Piggy Restaurant. Read below for all the juicy details!*

We are grateful for the support of the Embassy of the United States in Ottawa, and collaboration with Chez Piggy Restaurant.

Diner Cuisine from Chez Piggy Restaurant (heat and serve)

Three-course meal $55 (plus tax)
Vegetarian three-course meal $45 (plus tax)
Add a bottle of wine, selected by Chef Rich

 *Order directly from Chez Piggy 613-549-7673. Pick up arrangements can be made at the time the order is made.
Dinners must be ordered by 12 pm on Friday, September 18, 2020.

6:00 – 7:30 pm ET

Donations gratefully accepted



September 25
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
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