A unique adventure in the world of haute cuisine
During September 2009, a unparalleled exhibition was presented in an art gallery in downtown Toronto. This remarkable show was based on a culinary adventure my wife, Ria, and I had enjoyed during twenty days in September 1973 in France when we visited ten of France’s fabulous three-star restaurants, while living in a Volkswagen Camper van. It was our unforgettable Thirty Stars in Twenty Days gastronomical odyssey.
Nineteen of the photographs I made on that trip, together with four of the original menus as well as other memorabilia and a photo book, were exhibited at The Department Gallery Mainspace, 1389 Dundas Street West. What made this even more of a special occasion were the three ticketed events on 10, 17, and 24 September, offering food and wine tastings prepared by several of Canada’s most talented chefs, who were inspired in their offerings by the menus from the restaurants we visited in 1973.
More information on this exhibition is available here.
Several media reactions to the show can be seen here and here and here.