Supper Club: Polish Christmas

7:30 PM
Maria Rozynska
Ewelina Ferenc
Cucinato Studio



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.


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


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!


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


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.


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.



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


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


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


  • On the street
  • #512 St. Clair
  • 512 St. Clair
  • Bloor Line (Bathurst St.)
  • University Line

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