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World food Day Virtual Communal Table with Chef Caroline

Join Chef Caroline for a special five-course take out dinner in honour of World Food Day on Friday, October 16.

These are brave new times. How can we remain connected when the pandemic has brought social isolation even more to the forefront? Her solution is a virtual communal table on Zoom, in collaboration with Chef Neil Mather and the Lord Elgin Hotel!

Before the event, you can choose to pick up your dinner or have it delivered to your home. Then you’ll have the option of gathering with other diners at 7 pm.

The inspiration for the menu has come from the Chef’s time in Japan and the fall season bounty. The entire menu will be vegan and gluten-free, and made with natural and seasonal ingredients, and lots of love.

A portion of the dinner proceeds will go to Just Food, the event partner, and the Lord Elgin Hotel‘s Stop Hunger Foundation supporting the Ottawa Food Bank.


A surprise five-course vegan, gluten-free Japanese-inspired menu, including dessert and the beloved “happy ending” truffle. For other dietary restrictions, please let them know at the time of booking. The meal is available for pick up or delivery (additional cost) on October 16. The timing window for the pick-up or delivery will be sent to you by email. Warming and finishing directions will be provided.

  • Cost: $75 per person
  • Delivery: $10 for delivery of the dinner(s) to one address in Ottawa . Please add the delivery option when selecting your purchase.

Schedule for Friday, October 16:

  • 2 – 6 PM: Pick up and delivery of dinner packages.
    Timing window for the pick up at the Lord Elgin Hotel, 100 Elgin Street, or delivery to your home (additional cost) will be emailed to you.
  • 7 – 8 PM: Virtual Communal Table event (optional). The Zoom link will be emailed to you with your registration.

Questions: caroline.ishii@gmail.com





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