Supper Club: Polish Christmas

Date
Dec
22
Start
7:30 PM
Price
$65
Host
Maria Rozynska
Singer
Ewelina Ferenc
venue
Cucinato Studio

Introduction

DESCRIPTION

Christmas Eve or Wigilia is the most festive holiday in Poland, rich with culinary and musical traditions. Join Chef Maria Rozynska, founder and owner of Just Be Cooking, & Ewelina Ferenc of Polky Village Band for a celebration of Wigilia, with a selection of authentic Polish food and music. Guests will enjoy traditional Polish Christmas Eve recipes passed down from Maria's family, along with a selection of classic Polish Christmas carols performed by Ewelina & Maria.

COMMUNAL MEAL

MENU
 
Śledzie (Smoked Pickled Herring) – Slowly marinated in olive oil with chopped onions, garlic and bay leaves, it's the traditional starter at any Polish holiday meal, served with fresh light rye bread
 
Christmas Red Borscht (Beetroot Soup) – Christmas Eve dinner often starts with red borscht and requires a sour base (kwas) which is made a few days in advance. Flavorful and slightly sweet, this beet and cabbage broth is served over freshly made uszka, or mini dumplings, filled with traditional wild Polish borowik mushrooms straight from the forests of Poland.
 
Christmas Fried Carp - The tradition of carp farming in Poland is at least 700 hundred years old but only became a prominent part of Polish culinary traditions after World War II. Today it is the Christmas Eve must-have for many families. Brined to add plumpness and marinated in a lemony sauce, the carp is then fried on high and served over a bed of arugula and roasted baked potatoes with a splash of dressing.
 
Braised Sauerkraut with White Beans - Polish Christmas Eve is redolent with the smell of sauerkraut since it's an absolute must-have on the holiday table, whether in a filling for pierogis or on its own as a delicious side dish. Cooked for several hours with the addition of dried forest mushrooms and tiny white beans, this sauerkraut recipe is true Polish soul food.
 
Kutia - This sweet wheat berry, poppy seed and honey pudding with toasted walnuts & almonds was perceived as a special holy dish and eaten only on special occasions. Nowadays, it's prepared only for Christmas Eve.
 
Kompot – A non-alcoholic sweet beverage prepared from several kinds of dried fruit

SINGER

ABOUT EWELINA FERENC
Polky Village Band is professional Polish folk band in Toronto performing traditional Polish folk songs and dances using traditional Polish instruments at numerous cultural events in the GTA. Their repertoire, comprised of songs that singer Ewelina Ferenc learned growing up in Poland, can move just about anyone to dance — even those with two left feet!

SCHEDULE

7:30PM-10PM (Dinner starts at 8PM)

YOUR HOST:

Maria Rozynska
Originally from Warsaw, Maria grew up in a Polish household observing her mother, grandmother and great grandmother create consistently yummy Polish cuisine picking up generations of knowledge and recipes. They were the recipes worth talking about and ones Maria wanted to spread. Through her cultural cooking school Just Be Cooking, Maria now teaches people how to make traditional Polish food, while inviting other cultures to do the same in order to break down cultural barriers by uniting us through food and song.

WRAP UP

Most of the dishes served are cooked only once a year, specifically for this special day; this is a unique opportunity to experience a truly authentic Polish Christmas dinner.

TICKETS

Tickets

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Supper Club: Polish Christmas Dinner
Polish Christmas Evening Experience
$ 65.00
13 available

TICKETS NOTES

Venue revealed closer to the event date (within Toronto).

Venue

Cucinato Studio
1338 Lansdowne Ave.
Toronto, Ontario M6H 3Z8 Canada

transportation

 Parking
  • On the street
Streetcar
  • #512 St. Clair
Bus
  • 512 St. Clair
Subway
  • Bloor Line (Bathurst St.)
  • University Line

Just Be Cooking!

Hands-On Cultural Cooking Workshops with Live Music
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