Canadian Celebrity Chefs
Posted 23 January 2011 - 03:11 PM
Is anyone going to this event tomorrow?
Posted 23 January 2011 - 05:50 PM
Foodietopo, Martin Picard was to have been the chef at a Winterlude event. As you probably know, he is well-known for his use of foie gras. That event, 450 tickets I believe, sold out very, very quickly. Then the foie gras protesters got wind of it and did what they do best - protested. The NCC, (a government body) who were planning the event, told him he couldn't use foie gras. So he said "sayonara". They are now bringing in Michael Smith but a number of people have requested, and received, refunds. We go to Marche Jean Talon several times a year so I will have to see if we can visit Mathieu Cloutier Kitchen Gallery. Thanks for the tip.
Posted 23 January 2011 - 07:03 PM
I didn't know anything about the Winterlude foie gras story. It's sad, Martin Picard can cook some great food.
I've been in Japan for almost 3 years now and my last meal in Montreal was foie gras at Au Pied de Cochon.