At Wednesday night’s 11th annual What’s on the Table fundraising gala, 25 of Toronto’s top chefs and Niagara wineries gathered in support of The Stop Community Food Centre. Before this year’s dinner, over $2 million had already been raised for The Stop’s anti-hunger and anti-poverty programs. Last year, funds were put towards 10,000 healthy food hampers, and more than 55,000 delicious and nutritious meals. Guests wined, dined and bid on auction items (including half a cow, to be butchered by Richmond Station), raising just over $328,000. For those who missed the event, donations can still be made on the organization’s website, and the 12 dishes below can still be found on the menus of the restaurants that created them.
Turkey Mortadella, served on a “stuffing” cracker with cranberry chutney and celery salad. The dish makes an appearance on the restaurant’s charcuterie plate.
1 Richmond St. W., 647-748-1444, richmondstation.ca
At the restaurant’s takeaway counter, these buttermilk biscuits are available with an assortment of fillings. (Pictured here: scrambled eggs, aïoli and mixed micro-greens.)
550 Bayview Ave., 416-901-8234, cafebelong.ca
East- and west-coast Oysters with sherry mignonette, Hooked Hot Sauce, horseradish and lemon.
888 Queen St. E., 416-828-1861 and 206 Baldwin St., 416-551-2755, hookedinc.ca
Salt Wine Bar
Cod croquettes served with parsley aïoli.
225 Ossington Ave., 416-533-7258, saltrestaurant.ca
Traditional Greek stew made with beef cheek, parsley root and onion.
80 Ossington Ave., 416-519-5996, mamakas.ca
Big Mac bao stuffed with beef, pork, pickles and “special sauce.”
503 College St., 647-341-8882, dailoto.com
House-made ricotta gnocchi with Bolognese ragout.
25 York St., 416-363-2742, ariaristorante.ca
Canelé, kouign amann, p’tit choux and, of course, macarons.
Various locations, nadege-patisserie.com
The Tempered Room
Assorted choux a la crème, including chocolate, pumpkin and caramel-orange.
1374 Queen St. W., 416-546-4374, thetemperedroom.com
The Rolling Pin
Chai hot chocolate and earl grey cream tea–infused mini doughnuts.
3429 Yonge St., 416-691-4554, therollingpin.ca
Russian blue potato ice cream with beet caramel, pumpkin seed praline and a torched-duck-egg-and-marshmallow topping.
134 Mill St., Creemore, 705-466-2900, creemorekitchen.ca
Christmas truffles (garam masala and fig balsamic).
32 Tank House Ln., 416-815-7662 and 443 King St. W., 416-599-7662, somachocolate.com