Categories: Food


Jennifer Thir is the owner of Over the Top Cakes.

Morinville’s long-table feast

If anything, Taste of Edmonton reinforced the belief that we love to eat.

More and more foodies are searching for new experiences in outlying areas and they are popping up with regularity.

The Morinville Festival Society has joined this exciting culinary trend to present the second annual Farm to Table Dinner on Aug. 22.

It is run in conjunction with the Morinville Country Fair, and the town’s chefs and cooks are whipping up what may be a record-setting long-table dinner.

Dinner organizers hope to attract 250 diners – men, women and children – to the long table banquet located on 104 Street in between 99 Avenue and 100 Avenue

Each ticket holder has the opportunity to nosh on two appetizers, four meats, roasted vegetables and two different desserts.

“If people attended last year, they know the standard of food is quite high,” said festival society organizer Korien Sampson.

The serving line starts at 5:30 p.m. Single tickets are $25 and a family pass is $100. Tickets can be purchased at eventbrite.com or the Morinville Home Hardware and at Hunters Print and Copy.

Perogy fundraiser

Folks at Taste of Ukraine Restaurant really put their hearts into cooking different dishes.

The family-run business is hosting a three-course perogy supper to raise funds for the Taste of Ukraine Batting Against Breast Cancer Team.

It is participating in the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation’s slow-pitch tournament held at the Meadowview Diamonds on Sept. 11 to 13. All proceeds will be directed to the foundation.

The perogy dinner will be held on Aug. 24 at 6 p.m. Tickets are $25 and can be purchased at the restaurant, #40, 516 St. Albert Trail or by calling 780-458-5444.

Prairie Gardens celebrates Farm to Fork series

RGE RD Chef Blair Lebsack and Caitlin Fulton return to Prairie Gardens on Aug. 30 to create another spectacular five-course long-table extravaganzas.

The semi-formal gourmet dinners are cooked using garden-fresh vegetables, herbs, edible flowers and locally-sourced meats. This repast will emphasize summer corn and forest berries.

Lebsack will pair each dish with carefully selected B.C. Okanagan wines and a cocktail.

A stylish country casual dress code is required. Tickets come in eight price points ranging from $135 for single tickets to an eight-pack at $995. Visit prairiegardens.org for more information.

Anna Borowiecki: Anna Borowiecki joined the St. Albert Gazette in 2000. She reports on local people and events in the arts, entertainment and food industry. She also writes general news and features.