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TABLE TALK: Chef Francoise Briet on Nutrition and Healing

September 3, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

What is nutrition? We all intuitively know that our health and well-being is intimately connected to what we eat, but how much do we truly understand about how and why food affects us? Consumers and the food industry alike are eager for simple, ‘silver bullet’ solutions, but reality is more complicated. With so much competing, often conflicting information out there, it can be challenging to understand how to make the right food choices. Chef Francoise Briet brings three unique perspectives to the intersection of food and health: her technical background as a research scientist in metabolic nutrition, her culinary expertise as Chef at the French Consulate, and her own personal journey of healing through diet.

Dinner by Len Senater
This meal is inspired by the bounty of the late summer vegetable harvest, a plant-centric Mediterranean menu from the South of France.

Watermelon Salad with Feta and Mint • Grilled Vegetable Ratatouille with Basil Gremolata and Crispy Socca (a thin chickpea flour & olive oil polenta popular around Nice), garnished with fennel sausage or grilled portobello • Stone fruit compote with coconut custard & aquafaba meringue

#GF #vegan options available

Doors open at 6pm, talk starts at 7pm
Includes dinner and coffee or tea.
$35 (includes HST)


Francoise Briet is the Chef of the General Consulate of France in Toronto, and the owner of Malty and Hoppy Delicacy, a company that uses Ontario craft beer in small-batch artisan jellies, jams and other delicacies. Before that, Francoise was a clinical research scientist in the field of metabolic nutrition. Over the past two years, Francoise personally experienced the impact of trauma and illness, so she turned to her understanding of metabolic nutrition to help support her recovery. This experience had a transformative impact on her wellbeing, and has helped her develop a more health-conscious approach to food.

This Table Talk is presented in collaboration with Artery
Every space is a stage. Artery lets anyone bring creative experiences to life, in places you may not expect.

Every month The Depanneur invites a local food personality to talk about something that interests them while Dep founder Len Senater cooks dinner for everyone.
Find out more on Table Talks at The Depanneur


September 3, 2019
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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The Depanneur


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