Don’t miss out on the event of the season!
Last year, the retooled Feast of Fields event delivered one delightful surprise after another, all evening long. It felt like a fabulous cocktail party, with some of Ottawa’s most talented chefs serving up the tastiest bites in a chic, urban setting. Wondering where the fields come in? It’s the connection these chefs, and us – their lucky patrons – enjoy with Ottawa’s thriving organic, sustainable food scene.
The event’s roots go back to 1996 when it was staged by Canadian Organic Growers. It’s moved on from that earlier form and on September 13, 2017, Feast of Fields will for the second year be raising funds in support of Carefor, a registered not-for-profit agency that works tirelessly to keep families together longer at home by providing home health care and community support services. From nursing to personal care, assisted living options and respite services to support caregivers and families with loved ones living with Alzheimer’s or other dementias, Carefor services continue to meet the needs of local communities including Ottawa, Eastern Ontario and the Ottawa Valley.
The Chef lineup is extremely impressive this year; it includes:
- Chef Marc Lepine, Atelier
- Chef Joe Thottungal – Coconut Lagoon
- Chef Stephen LaSalle, Andaz feast + revel
- Chef Jesse Bell, Albion Rooms
- Chef Warren Sutherland, Sutherland Restaurant, Bar and Coffee House
- Chef Harriet Clunie, Beechwood Gastropub
- Chef David Neil, The Piggy Market
- Chef Ryan Edwards, Salt
- Chef Jason Laurin, Essence Catering
- Chef Kyle Mortimer-Proulx, La Maison Conroy
- Chef Jeff Stoveld, Top of the Hill Bakery
- Chef Georges Laurier, C’est Bon Cooking
- Chef Ric Watson, Ottawa Mission
- Chef Eric Patenaude, Todrics
- Chef LeRoy Walden, Detroit Soul Food
- Chef Nick Barolo, Chef at Large
- Chef Joey Boileau, Senate Sports Tavern
If the calibre of the food served at last year’s event is any indicator (and I am confident that it is), we’re in for a seriously tasty evening. The best part? Tickets for this shindig are only $65 and you get a $20 tax receipt to boot!
“We are excited to welcome guest to come celebrate the bounty of fall with us,” said organizer Robin Duetta. “In addition to exceptional dishes made with outstanding organic and sustainable foods, there will also be wine and beer on offer. Most importantly, all funds raised at Feast of Fields support Carefor’s dementia care programs and services so everyone who attends will be helping to make a difference in the lives of caregivers and their loved ones living with dementia in our community.”
Click here to purchase tickets and get ready for a delicious evening on September 13. Feast of Fields will be held at Jean Pigott Place in Ottawa City Hall and doors will open at 5:30 pm. I hope to see you there!