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Thursday, September 28, 2023
NOTL chef gives his neighbours a good grilling
elebrity chef Jason Parsons whipped up some gourmet-level burgers, hot dogs and veggie burgers for his neighbours on Tuscany Court in Virgil. JULIA SACCO

For the residents of Tuscany Court, community gatherings have been few and far between this summer.

Luckily for them, Jason Parsons, executive chef at Peller Estates, lives in the Virgil neighbourhood and hosted the entire block for a get-together Sunday evening.

While the chef was busy at the grill cooking up burgers – his own recipe, plus veggie patties, and hot dogs – his wife Meg told The Lake Report the gathering was a long time coming.

“We’ve been trying to do this for over 10 years,” she said.

Then, finally, everyone had a free Sunday to come out to the street and mingle among neighbours, she said.

The neighbourhood enjoyed Parsons’ grilled meats along with music and good company.

The afternoon was so fun that there are some hopes of doing it again next year.

“This is our first annual. It was such a great turnout, we’re going to do it again,” said former NOTL councillor Norm Arsenault, who lives across from the Parsons. 

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