A restaurant that pops up in your condo, for a night
'There are restaurants, there's catering, and then there is home cooking'
If you want to go out for a nice dinner, you could make a reservation at a neighbourhood restaurant, or you could try the party room of one of downtown Toronto's many condominiums.
Cindy Fung hosts prix-fixe supper clubs and brunches there, as well as other secret locations around the city.
Her revolving restaurant, called the Pop-Up Supper Club, sets up in spaces like condo common rooms, apartments and event spaces, and serves as many as 16 people. She's currently trying to serve in a butcher shop, art gallery and, someday, even the woods.
"There are restaurants, there's catering, and then there is home cooking'," said the self-taught chef, who has both restaurant and catering experience.
She said it's like opening a new restaurant every time.
"They like the food more because they don't know what they're expecting," she said.
Fung told Metro Morning there's creativity that only cooking at a home kitchen offers. Her supper club is like a mixture of a night out at a restaurant, the informality of catering and the creativity of home cooking. But it is neither.
"It's like a supper club," she said. "People have the mind set to seek out these unique experiences."
Some dishes Fung said get attention is a duck egg wrapped in rice ravioli. She said it's like "egg porn."