Reading is hungry work. Sate your appetites literary and literal with these delectable events. This year, Kingston WritersFest offers a lunch, brunch, and three coffee events to help fuel your weekend.
Book Lovers’ Lunch: Anniversary Edition, Friday, September 29th, 2023, 12:00 pm
A festival fixture since 2009, Ben McNally is back with your backstage pass to the literary picks of the crop! The proprietor of Toronto’s Ben McNally Books is ready to give you another year of insightful book recommendations for discerning readers. Always a festival favourite, the Book Lovers’ Lunch seating is limited, so get your tickets now!
Menu for the BookLover’s Lunch:
Strawberry and Spinach Salad with Ontario Goat’s Cheese, toasted walnuts, apple cider vinaigrette
Herb Marinated Roasted Chicken with Israeli couscous with grilled vegetables, radicchio, and arugula salad with honey dijon dressing OR
Vegan/Vegetarian Option: Roasted Vegetable Strudel
Fresh Cut Fruit with whipped cream and a biscotti
Freshly Brewed Coffee and Tea
Last Chapter Brunch: Foraged Flavours Sunday, October 1st, 2023, 11:00 am
Cap off the 15th annual celebration with fungi, friends, and foraged flavours during our Last Chapter Brunch. Gain a new perspective on the fascinating, edible, deadly and strange world of mushrooms from artist, naturalist, and educator Diane Borsato. With Emelie Chhangur, she’ll discuss how mushrooming can expand our perspectives, connect us to nature and quietly enrich our lives, and inspire foragers at all levels to see the wondrousness of fungi wherever they are: in the forest, the city park or the local market.
Menu for the Last Chapter Brunch
Creamy oyster mushroom soup
Pita bread with mushroom hummus and lemon garlic sour cream
Mushroom fritters with horseradish aioli
Mushroom and spinach risotto with goat cheese crumb
Stir-fried mushroom and mix of veg in soya ginger sauce
Pan-seared chicken breast with lion’s mane and pepper sauce
Assorted sweets with mushroom coca-dusted brownie