Susur Lee
at Restaurant 18

©Photo  by Lois Siegel

Chef Matthew Carmichael and Restaurant 18 owner Caroline Gosselin
virtually hang out with the world-famous Toronto chef Susur Lee
 who created the  Ottawa culinary 'event of the year' 

An exclusive evening with Chef Susur Lee

Born in Hong Kong, Susur Lee, a four-star chef, worked at the most prestigious European kitchens
in Hong Kong from an early age. He opened Lotus, a 35 boutique-style restaurant in Toronto in 1987. After ten successful years of positive accolades at Lotus, Susur moved to Singapore and consulted under the Ton Lok group as a culinary consultant to 21 classical Chinese restaurants.  He returned to Toronto in August 2000 and opened "Susur." His new restaurant "Lee" opened in September 2004.

Lee is now based in New York City as the head chef of the Shang Restaurant at the new Thompson LES Hotel.

Susur Lee has built an international reputation with his groundbreaking cuisine and has become famous for Asian influenced dishes. "Zagat" has called him “dazzling” and “a culinary genius”

"Food & Wine" named Susur one of its “ top ten chefs in the world"

"Saveur Magazine" named Susur “ Toronto's most adventurous chef”
 and placed him in the top 50 of the magazine's Top 100 Best Things

Susur in New York City

Chef Susur Lee and 18's Chef Mathew Carmichael, his protégé - formerly of Susur,
created a culinary journey of the senses. This exclusive event featured unique rare wines
and a seven-course tasting menu. 

Restaurant Eighteen
Byward Market
18 York Street

Photo of Lois by Bill Blackstone
©Photos by Lois Siegel

Duck Eggs from China

Air Dried Duck Tart with Apple
Ashes are used to Cure the Eggs

Susur and Jonathan Korecki

Dominic Amaral, Sous Chef

Sheila Carmichael, wife of Chef Matthew Carmichael
Scott Perry
Colleen Francis, Engage Selling Solutions

Kelly and Peter Hudson
Sam and Lynn Shalaby


Peter Boole, Kinki, Social, Restaurant 18

Ottawa Rocks

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