TORONTO — With Canada Day only a few weeks away, expats living in London will have a chance to nosh on Canadian food during a celebration at Trafalgar Square where Canada House is located.
Marc St. Jacques, executive chef of Toronto’s Auberge du Pommier will be setting the culinary agenda for the inaugural Taste-of-Canada culinary celebration. Among the canapés to be served will be: elk sausage withblueberry mustard; “Kraft Dinner” croquette and deviled-egg foie-gras mousse.
The Taste-of-Canada campaign leading up to the July 1 celebration will feature venue takeovers, competitions and a pop-up restaurant in Trafalgar Square by celebrated British chef Oliver Templeton and St. Jacques. The duo will be joined by Takayoshi Li and Jocelyn Maurice of Auberge du Pommier, and John Horne, St. Jacques’ counterpart at Toronto’s renowned Canoe.
“We are thrilled to have Marc and his team coming to London to present a special dinner at Canada House,” says Chad Molleken, executive director, Canada Day International. “They will inspire a special series of activities throughout Trafalgar Square, including an important evening at Canada House.”
To date, Canada Day International has attracted more than 350,000 attendees and is one of most successful free festivals in London. This year’s event will be hosted by Heather Hiscox and George Stroumboulopoulos of CBC. The entertainment line-up includes The Tragically Hip, Jann Arden, the Arkells, The Sheepdogs and Northern Cree, a First Nations powwow and round dance singing group.
The evening concert will be complemented by an afternoon concert with performances by Old Man Luedecke, Ben Caplan and USS.