Room 203 is the latest project from chef Guy Rawlings, who first gained notoriety at Brockton General before taking on consulting gigs at Lucien, Bellwoods Brewery and Bar Volo. The Parkdale space, which kicked off with a new year’s party, is part-catering kitchen, part-culinary wet lab, part-classroom and part-special event space, and is equipped with all manner of modern culinary equipment (a vacuum packing machine, an immersion circulator, liquid nitrogen). It’s also home to Small Fries, a collaborative dinner series for which Rawlings will pair up with a guest chef, forager, farmer, brewer or artist to cook a meal for up to 20 diners, who are told the space’s top-secret address upon booking. (The next dinner, a 15-course collaborative meal with Geoff Hopgood, sold out within 24 hours.) The project is a joint venture with Rawlings’s partner Kim Montgomery, an event planner, and all events will be announced via their respective Twitter feeds, as well as through Room 203’s mailing list.
Room 203, room203.ca