MERA ‘Round the World on a Plate Suppers

There are typically 4 Friday evening suppers spaced through the colder months, each with a theme.

The ‘Round the World on a Plate Suppers have become a tradition at MERA since their inception in 2006.

Originally, as the name implies, each menu would be inspired by the cuisine of some interesting country or culture. In recent years the themes have become more varied in the interest of originality. For 2020, movies are inspiring the menu, and providing the entertainment.

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2020 Around the Movies on a Dinner Plate Suppers

Friday January 24 - Julie & Julia

Long term McDonalds Corners residents offer a Parisian soirée with a Julia Child theme, featuring Coq au Vin, with a potage from locally grown squash, a garlic purée of potato from a nearby garden,  and a green salad whose ingredients will be mostly from California.   We will be streaming the popular film “Julie and Julia” for your viewing pleasure.   Hope many will share breaking bread (there isn’t any) with our lively group of chefs,

Friday February 7 - Blazing Saddles

Cowboy Food

Friday February 21 - Eat Pray Love

Mulligatawny soup with Garlic Naan
Spinach Lasagna Puttenesca, some with sausage
GADO GADO Indonesian Salad

Friday March 6 - The Lunch Box


The seating capacity is 40 diners and there is rarely an empty seat.
Because of the demand, RESERVATIONS and PAYMENT MUST BE MADE IN ADVANCE through the administrator. To reserve your seats contact or leave a message at 613-278-0388. The cost is $15 per person and to pay in advance you can mail or drop off a cheque, or better yet, pay electronically by e-transfer.

You can find the address and instructions for e-transfer here.

A different volunteer group organizes and prepares each meal. They are reimbursed only for their out of pocket expenses so this is a substantial and consistent fund raising event for MERA. Diners are encouraged to bring a dessert so there is usually an enticing potluck selection of treats to finish off the meal along with tea and coffee.
In 2017 the culinary themes all involved places in Canada in honour of Canada’s 150th anniversary. For 2018 the theme was ‘Round MERA on a Dinner Plate. The four organizing groups were the MERA Arts Circle, the MERA Recorder Ensemble, the MERA Book Club and the MERA Potters.

If you are interested in volunteering to help organize and/or prepare a supper next season please contact MERA for more information.

Click here to download Procedures for Cooks Around the World on a Dinner Plate.