The first thing you will see is the Wildflower garden at the front of a charming 1920's Craftsman Home. Follow the driveway down to the back of the house, entering through the private gate. When you arrive in the stone courtyard, you will be greeted by me, in a relaxed atmosphere and awaiting you, delicious Provencal appetizers; pissaladiere and tapenade, while you unwind, gazing at the colourful flowers, listening to French music and the local birds and Cicadas. ( they sound a little different than les Cigales in France but are wonderful, nonetheless)! At sunset, we will move into the Secret Garden around the back corner of the yard. This private, lush and colourful enclave is a perfect setting for a charming and relaxing evening with a Provencal feast of Free Range Ontario Chicken stuffed with organic lemons & fresh herbs and glazed with lavender honey! San Pellegrino and still waters is served. When the sun goes down, lanterns, candles and the magical lights in the garden create a special ambiance for your dining experience. You will swear you're in France! After Dessert, the evening winds down and you will be guided to the garden gate to depart the Secret Garden. Recipes of the evening’s delectable delights will be yours to take away. Ontario government liquor laws prohibit my including wine or other alcoholic drinks, so feel free to bring your own!
As a long time resident of one of the most beautiful enclaves in the city of Toronto, I have created a little urban oasis in this neighbourhood of hundred year old homes. I’m a passionate chef, gardener and I love to entertain! I specialize in creating magical evenings, having hosted corporate and social dinners and events for years. I’ve travelled the world, but the Provence area of France speaks to my soul. I fell in love with the lifestyle, the food, the wine...ahhhh! I have spent over 20 years travelling through Provence, studying with chefs, perfecting recipes and table settings and have become known in my community for creating the amazing experience of " An Evening in Provence”.
Appetizers: Traditional Provencal olive tapenade and Pissaladiere with organic tomatoes, garlic. Main: Roasted Ontario…
The Courtyard: Behind the garden gate , the private stone courtyard is surrounded by boxwood, colourful flowers and soothing wind chimes. The Secret Garden: Accessed from the courtyard, follow the gravel path around the corner to the Secret Garden, surrounded by magnificent flowers, lanterns and magical lighting.
Please advise if you have any food allergies. There is a friendly Golden Retriever and hypoallergenic indoor cat on site. A pet free experience can be easily accommodated.
Dinner in an Enchanting Provencal Garden