CAPE BRETON ISLAND, N.S. — Thirteen internationally acclaimed chefs are sharpening their knives in preparation for Cape Breton Island, N.S.’s Right Some Good pop-up dining festival, to be held in various locations across the island from Aug. 23 to Sept. 1.
International chefs such as Martin Blunos, Chris Bell, Carl Heinrich, Daniel Galmiche and Gilles Troump will join local and apprentice chefs to create specialty pop-up dinners that feature ingredients from a pantry of 800 Nova Scotian ingredients.
Local chefs include Ron MacNeil of Amedeo’s Restaurant in Sydney, N.S.; Jason Sampson of Clove Hitch Bar & Bistro in Port Hood, N.S.; and Daryl MacDonnell of Keltic Lodge in Ingonish, N.S.
“The East Coast has incredible ingredients, the calibre of the Right Some Good chefs is remarkable, and I’m being flown out to cook for an appreciative audience in a beautiful setting — so saying yes was a no-brainer,” said Heinrich, the executive chef of Toronto’s Richmond Station. “Our seafood comes from Nova Scotia, but I’ve never been to Cape Breton.”
Festival activities include five pop-up dining features, each led by a different chef; two cooking classes with Miami chef Michael Reidt; a two-day international gourmet street fair in Sydney, N.S., and a Master Chef Face-off competition hosted by Garland Canada, using local ingredients.
image courtesy of Right Some Good