Alexandra Feswick to host ladies’ night dinner at Brockton General with five Toronto pastry chefs

Alexandra Feswick to host ladies’ night dinner at Brockton General with five Toronto pastry chefs

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This Thursday at Brockton General, six female chefs—five of them pastry chefs from popular GTA restaurants—will be stepping out from their usual gigs to collaborate on a special six-course tasting menu. Alexandra Feswick, chef at Brockton General, told us that the evening is all about celebrating the talents of some of the city’s lesser-known chefs. “When I put out feelers out there to see if anyone wanted to be involved,” Feswick explained, “the most people who responded were pastry chefs. We’re all ecstatic about the idea—to show people what we’re made of.”

Joining Feswick next Thursday evening will be Christine Fancy (The Gabardine), Allison Jones (Enoteca Sociale), Chrystal Porter (ChocoSol), Tara Sachs (Parts and Labour) and Erin Schiestel (Ancaster Mill). The pastry chefs will be in charge of the menu, which will include a soup and salad, tourtière, a ravioli dish, cassoulet, an interesting sounding dessert-amuse featuring beer, cheese and chocolate, and, of course, dessert, over which Feswick will preside.

Besides the promise of good food and a fun evening, Feswick hopes that the dinner will also bring light to females in the restaurant industry, particularly those working in the kitchen. “I don’t feel like there is enough credit for women in the industry,” Feswick says. She hopes the event will help encourage junior female chefs in the city to aspire to “reach their full potential.”

Nov. 24, seatings at 6 p.m. or 9 p.m. $65 for six-course meal; $90 with wine pairings. Brockton General, 1321 Dundas St W., 647-342-6104 or pam@brocktongeneral.com