Table for Two: An evening to remember, an evening to cherish!
Thursday, March 03, 2011 by Ruth McDonnell

by: Melissa (and Paul) Krzyzanowski, Toronto

When Father Santo first told me about Table for Two last January I couldn’t wait to attend. The event would include a four course meal for young married and engaged couples, served up with discussion questions. Unable to attend last year’s successful event, I jumped at the chance to attend this past February 11th. I told my husband that I was going to plan our Valentine’s date and he agreed, although I sensed a little skepticism when I told him we would be in a church basement.

Greeted by red roses at the door, we entered a candle lit room filled with small decorated tables for two. Any preconceived notions about church basements quickly left both of our minds. Our volunteer waiters quickly served up glasses of wine with our first course of fennel and orange salad with roasted tomato and prosciutto bruschetta, followed by sausage and tomato pasta, chicken and potatoes, and the most amazing chocolate cake anyone at the event had ever tasted; and yes it was every bit delicious as it sounds.

Led by the discussion questions given to us with each course, our conversation focused on our relationship with each other and with God. Thought provoking and often humourous, we left behind the arguments of who brought the garbage out last, what we should do about the broken dishwasher and where we should buy carpet for our stairs. The evening reminded us of why we need to make sure that quiet intimate times don’t get left behind when our lived get too busy.


Table for Two is an annual event held around Valentine’s Day. It is a romantic candlelit dinner for couples (married or engaged) to enliven their relationship and to celebrate each other. This event takes place in Toronto and in Winnipeg.

We look forward to welcoming more couples to the “Table” next year.