Guest curated by design editor Catherine Osborne for DesignTO, ‘PLATED’ is a celebratory feast of local design. For one night only, 35 guests will enjoy a cocktail hour and multiple-course dinner catered by The Tempered Room, where every dish, bowl, and drinking vessel will be crafted by Canadian ceramicists, glass blowers, sculptors, and artists. Chef de Cuisine Greg Laird, whose buttery croissants have famously fattened up many Parkdalians, will be crafting a unique meal based on the tableware designs. DesignTO co-founder Shaun Moore, whose own art and design collection provides a perfect backdrop, hosts the dinner at his home. Participating studios include Castor Design, Dear Human, FELT Studio (Kathryn Walter), Vanessa Lee Jackson, April Martin, Meilen, Kristian Spreen, Jamie Wolfond, and Patrick Yeung. Flowers by Emblem Flower Studio (Todd Caldwell).
After the dinner, all of the dinnerware will be on display at The Tempered Room from January 19 to 26. Chef Laird will also craft a unique, limited-time DesignTO pastry available during the Festival’s run.
The private residence of Shaun Moore is near Dupont Street and Ossington Avenue. The address will be provided to ticket holders.