MAHONE BAY, N.S. — Chef Matthew Krizan of Mahone Bay, N.S. will be one of 10 guest chefs from across Canada set to represent their regions’ food at Canada’s Table, a 1000-foot table dinner in front of Parliament in Ottawa.
“This has special meaning for me, being that the dinner represents Canada, we [my family] were refugees to Canada and Ottawa is where I got my start in culinary, so it impacts me on many levels,” says Krizan.
The Canada’s Table event will be held on August 27. A part of Wellington Street in front of the Parliament Buildings will be closed to traffic for the event.
As one of only nine visiting chefs, Krizan says it is important to represent the Maritime Provinces completely in his dish, which will feature lobster and scallops still in their shell, foraged seagrass and seaweed and sorrel he grows at home in Riverport, N.S.
For the four-course Canada’s Table dinner, 10 top Ottawa chefs will partner with ten top chefs from five regions across Canada.
Participating chefs include:
Chris Deraiche | Wellington Gastropub
Joe Thottungal | Coconut Lagoon
Jordan Holley | Riviera
Jon Svazas | Fauna & Bar Laurel
Marc Doiron | Town & Citizen
Marc Lepine | Atelier
Michael Blackie | NeXT
Ross Fraser | Fraser Cafe & The Rowan
Tim Stock | Play food & wine
Yannick Anton | Le Cordon Bleu
Normand Laprise | Toqué! & Brasserie T!, Montreal
Dale Mackay | Ayden Kitchen and Bar and Little Grouse on the Prairie, Saskatoon
Vikram Vij | Vij’s Group, Vancouver
Melissa Craig | Bearfoot Bistro, Whistler, B.C.
Matthew Krizan | Mateus Bistro, Mahone Bay, N.S.
Daniel Vézina | Laurie Raphaël, Quebec City and Montréal
Paul Rogalski | Rouge, Calgary
Scott Vivian | Beast Restaurant, Toronto
Carolyn Reid | Scaramouche, Toronto
Todd Perrin | Mallard Cottage, Quidi Vidi, N.L.