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Dining With Friends

Explore history and culture though food! Part culinary adventure, part cultural lecture, Dining with Friends celebrates the diverse flavours of the world through shared meals at restaurants in our community.

Dining with Authors | Midlife No. 2 at Guru Kitchen and Bar Ice District


The Friends of Royal Alberta Museum Society (FRAMS) is delighted to feature Jhenifer Pabillano and Sarah Chan for our next Dining with Authors event. Jhenifer and Sarah will share highlights and insights from their new book Midlife No. 2, a sequel to 2021 Edmonton non-fiction bestseller Midlife. Poignant, smart and hilariously on-target, Midlife No. 2 shares Canadian reflections on critical midlife topics like housing, home, birth, death, race, identity, gruelling courses of medical treatment, and the COVID and post-COVID eras. Complementing our conversation will be a specially curated dinner from Guru Kitchen and Bar.

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About Dining With Friends

Dining with Friends was the brainchild of Linda Tzang, former RAM Curator of Cultural Communities. It was initially offered to complement the museum’s successful Chop Suey on the Prairies exhibition. Since then, diners have been exploring cuisines from around the world at our quarterly events.

Each event includes a set, multi-course menu, often featuring some of the restaurants most popular dishes. Accompanying the food is a short talk about the history of the dishes, and the people, places, and cultures where the food originates. Our previous events have included visits to Blue Willow, Tiffin, Dorinku, Langano Skies, 97 Hot Pot, El Rancho, and Cafe Beirut, to name a few.

We saw the information about the dinners and thought we’d give it a try. We’ve hardly missed one since then – and we became FRAMS members in the process!

Norm Kluthe, FRAMS Member

The program has been an outstanding success –providing entertaining and educational programming out in the community while also making many new friends for RAM and FRAMS. It’s quickly become a member favourite, with tickets often selling out before they are released to the general public.

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