The centrepiece of the recent FFS (Franz Ferdinand/Sparks) album is a track titled Collaborations Don’t Work, a knowing, tongue-in-cheek musical testament to the pitfalls and pratfalls of creative minds working together.
This evening Cafe Bar Pasta‘s Jay Scaife will be hosting the seventh in his collaborative dinners series with the monstrously talented Chef Alex Moliz (as of last week formerly of Geraldine). Looking at the tremendous success of the previous dinners, Scaife seems hellbent on proving FFS so very wrong in their thinking, as at Cafe Bar Pasta, too many cooks do NOT spoil the broth. At Cafe Bar Pasta it appears that collaborations certainly DO work.
The fecund minds of Scaife and cohort Thomas Bielecki have brought some of Toronto’s most formidable kitchen players into their excellent Dundas West spot for sell out events over the past year and a half, with Splendido’s Victory Barry, and The Tempered Room’s Bertrand Alépée making appearances only just recently. Scaife is certainly an amiable fellow with so much modesty and unaffected charm that visiting Chefs feel more than welcome in his kitchen.
Keep a close eye on Cafe Bar Pasta’s website and social media streams for news of upcoming events (The Harbord Room’s Corey Vitello is up next!)
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Edinburgh-born/Toronto-based Sommelier, consultant, writer, judge, and educator Jamie Drummond is the Director of Programs/Editor of Good Food Revolution… And he loves these dinners.