Lunch With Lady Eaton: Inside The Dining Rooms of a Nation

ECW Press (2004)

Flora McCrae Eaton was a visionary, a philanthropist, a socialite, a businesswoman, a world traveller, a mother, and ultimately, she was a woman who set the pace for a new shopping and dining aesthetic that changed retail and restaurants for generations in Canada. 

Lady Eaton oversaw every aspect of many of the grand dining halls of her time, and despite their eventual demise, many of them are still recognized today as historical pillars of Canadian society. The flagship Georgian Room, the Round Room (or the Carlu, as it is now recognized), Le Neuf, the Grill Room, and the Marine Room were all designed with the aid of Lady Eaton.

Along with the architecture, Lady Eaton created a Canadian cuisine that is still in use today - chicken pot pie, cheese dreams, Waldorf salad, honey drop cookies, gingerbread, butterscotch pie and Queen Elizabeth cake are just a few of the recipes that she tailored for her inovative restaurant image. Thirty recipes in this book make it a journey for the reader to a time of elegance and grace in Canadian design and cuisine.

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