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.

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Dates and themes for the suppers are posted on the MERA calendar. 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 meraschoolhouse@gmail.com or leave a message at 613-278-0388. The cost is $20 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.

Last year the culinary themes all involved places in Canada in honour of Canada’s 150th anniversary.This year it is ‘Round MERA on a Dinner Plate.

The four organizing groups are the MERA Arts Circle, the MERA Recorder Ensemble, the MERA Book Club and the MERA Potters. The themes naturally relate to their respective interests. There is a good possibility that wine and beer will be available at future suppers.

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