Edible aphrodisiacs make for a stimulating New Year’s supper

FEAL 2018 and Main & Station Nonesuch 



on 31 December, 2018 beginning at 7pm in the Nonesuch Café  *


WHAT DO TRUFFLES, SAFFRON, CHOCOLATE, PINE NUTS, OLIVE OIL, AND CELERY HAVE IN COMMON?       Throughout history there have been claims that all of these foods, and many more besides, are aphrodisiacs which can stimulate romance and sexual appetites.

Join us for a New Year’s Eve Supper featuring aphrodisiac foods.

This multi-course meal offers diners the opportunity to sample a variety of foods purported to have aphrodisiac effects.  Each plate will be accompanied with some historical and or literary background and an explanation of why the ingredients are considered erotically stimulating.

Space is limited and reservations are required.  To reserve and if you have any questions please contact us at [email protected] .


Cost per person :  $35 includes taxes but not gratuities.    If you wish to drink wine with your meal, please feel free to bring your own.


* Please note: Our café is strictly vegetarian (ovolacto) and this meal will be as well.  The menu will not be published ahead of time but allergies and other food restrictions will be accommodated provided we are informed at the time of booking.


FEAL Schedule

21 December 2018 – 2 January 2019

NOTE: The FEAL Exhibition of visual art will open to the public on 21 December and, in addition to the hours below, will be open by chance and by appointment.

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If you have not sent a submission or proposal but would like to participate in FEAL 2018, it is not too late.  Just contact us by email at [email protected].

Friday 21 December
  • 3pm – 9pm ~ FEAL Opening & Visual Arts Exhibition Vernissage
Saturday, 22 December
Sunday, 23 December
  • 11am  ~ Artist Talk: George Smith
  • 12pm – 5pm  FEAL Exhibition
  • 2pm ~ What is erotic?” An open discussion.
  • 4pm ~ Hot haiku & 23 recipes for kumquatsReadings from Firefly in the Room, erotic haiku by Ottawa poet Grant D. Savage plus recipes and other erotic verse by jsbauer et al., followed by open mic.
Monday, 24 December   
  • 12pm – 5pm  FEAL Exhibition 
  • 1pm  Shorts: readings of erotic stories and confessions, followed by open mic. includes a reading of Nancy Hiron’s story ‘The Clitoral Coach’ and 2 short stories, ‘In the Confessional’ and ‘The Slow-Mo Seduction’ by William Kuhns.
  • 2pm ~ Noerotic” An open discussion about the absence or loss of erotic feelings and relationships.
Tuesday, 25 December 
  • FEAL Exhibition Open by Chance or by Appointment 
Wednesday, 26 December
  • 1- 4pm ~ Posed & Propped: Erotic Life Drawing
  • 5pm – 8pm FEAL Exhibition 
Thursday, 27 December
  • 5pm – 9pm FEAL Exhibition 
  • 7 – 8pm ~ Extra Illicit Sonnets      Canada’s former Parliamentary Poet Laureate George Elliott Clarke has generously sent FEAL a selection of verse from his books Illicit Sonnets and  Extra Illicit Sonnets. Enjoy readings of Clarke’s sonnets by various voices.
  • 8-9pm ~ More Erotic Poetry ~includes works by Giovanna Riccio https://www.giovannariccio.comRae Marie Taylor thelandwildhope.com, jsbauer et al., followed by open mic.
Friday, 28 December
  • 5pm – 9pm FEAL Exhibition 
  • 6-8pm ~ Tantalizing Tales for Listeners and Tellers – Come listen to some erotic stories and passages from literature. Includes ‘Corsica’ by Mark Andrews. Readers welcome – if you have original writing or favourite literary passages or short stories to share. Contact us for details.
  • 9pm until late ~ Hot Moves – Dress like you mean it and come shake your booty to a selection of tunes chosen to get your blood moving.
Saturday, 29 December
  • 10am – 1pm ~ Posed & Propped: Erotic Life Drawing 
  • 2pm – 5pm FEAL Exhibition 
  • 4pm  ~ Artist Talk: harvey lev
Sunday, 30 December
  • 12pm – 5pm FEAL Exhibition 
  • 1:30pm  ~ Artist Talk: Bob Morouney www.hiddenhousepotteryandpress.com 
  • 2pm ~ Naked or nude and why is it scary?” An open discussion.
Monday, 31 December

Only ticketholders for Titillating Tastes will be permitted entry after 7pm

Tuesday, 1 January
  • 12pm – 5pm FEAL Exhibition 
  • 2pm ~ The sensual versus the aesthestic” An open discussion of modern aesthetics and whether a work can be both artistic and erotic.
Wednesday, 2 January
  • 10am- 1pm ~ Posed & Propped: Erotic Life Drawing
  • 2pm – 5pm FEAL Exhibition