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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 | Adriana Davies at Sorrentino’s Downtown


Your friends at FRAMS are delighted to announce that we are bringing back a fan favourite – Dining with Friends – but this time with a literary twist! Our new Dining with Authors event will combine food, culture and literature into one delicious and entertaining experience.

Join us on March 29, 2022 for our inaugural Dining with Authors event at Sorrentino’s Downtown with author Adriana A. Davies. Dr. Davies will share highlights and insights into her book From Sojourners to Citizens: Alberta’s Italian History. Complementing our literary conversation will be a specially curated dinner by Sorrentino’s corporate chef, Alberto Alboreggia.

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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.

Together, we help tell Alberta’s stories.

FRAMS membership provides a year of access to exciting events, discounts, and previews, in addition to joining a community that supports your Royal Alberta Museum and programs for all Albertans. Join Today