Middle Eastern Feast

Finger foods, fragrant spices, and plenty of vegetarian delights is the perfect table for a social gathering of friends and colleagues. Serve this colourful spread buffet-style or as an informal sit-down dinner with plenty of medium to full-bodied red wines such as Syrah, Malbec, or Zinfandel; or a Roussanne and/or Gewertz (for white wine lovers).

Appetizers 

  • Roasted Whole Garlic with Goat Cheese  
  • Olive & Oregano Wine-baked Tofu 
  • Spiced Moroccan Nuts 
  • Main 

  • North African Meatballs 
  • Vegetable Tagine 
  • Kale & Walnut salad 
  • Sides 

  • Parsnips with Moroccan Spices 
  • Marilu’s CousCous 
  • Desserts 

  • Stuffed Figs 
  • Fig Olsons with Moroccan Mint Tea 
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    Cottage Style Feast

    Pack a basket of winter bounty and set a course snow-bound to celebrate amidst Canada’s trademark season. What could be more ideal than a glazed ham in the oven and the scent of baked apples in winter wonderland?

    Appetizer

    Savoury Baked Apples

    Main
    Apple Butter Glazed Ham

    Sides
    Salt Roast Potatoes 
    Snap Peas and Brussels Sprouts 

    Dessert
    Butterscotch Pudding

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    Fresh Traditional Feast

    This holiday meal has two stars! Michael Smith’s brined turkey is a must for turkey-loving families (go for it, it’s worth effort), but who says big bird can’t share the spotlight with a scrumptious, savoury bake? Easy as pie (easier, actually), swap out the turkey meat in the bake for broccoli or your favourite veg, and you’ve got the perfect meat-free alternative.

    Appetizer

    Pecan and Stilton Stuffed Brie

    Mains

    Brined Roast turkey and Gravy

    Rockwell Bake

    Sides

    Speedy Cranberry Sauce

    Roast Veg with Chestnuts

    Dandelion Greens

    Desserts

    Pavlova with Orange Marmalade and Orange Whipped Cream

    Hazelnut Cream and Raspberry Coulis Pavlova

    White Chocolate Pavlova

    Winter Pavlova with Kumquats and Blood Orange

    Italian-Inspired Seafood Feast

    It’s not quite the traditional Italian Feast of the Seven Fishes, but there’s still something special about serving up a glorious seafood spread to mark the holiday season. Apart from being healthy and easy (nothing takes over 20 min. to prepare in this menu!), it looks absolutely gorgeous on the table.

    Appetizers 

    Oysters on the Half shell
    Oysters on the Half-Shell with Tomato and Cucumber Relish and Lemon Oil
    Malpeque Oysters Appetizer
    Oysters on the Half Shell with Mignonette
    Oysters Garnished with Lemon Granita
    Oyster Shooter with Hazelnut Cracker
    Bloody Mary Oyster Shooter
    Canadian Oyster Shooter 

    First Course
    David Rocco’s Mussels Alla My Way 

    Main
    Christine Cushing’s Pan Roasted Halibut 

    Side
    Roger Mooking’s Charred Rapini 

    Dessert
    Gelato with Drunken Chestnuts David Rocco
    Anna Olson’s Panetone
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