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Canadian Celebrity Chefs Event

I have been invited with a number of Ottawa food bloggers to participate in an event being held at the NAC January 24th, 2011. The Canadian Celebrity Chefs Event is sure to be THE food event of the year to attend.

The first of it’s kind in Canada, the event pairs visiting chefs with local host chefs and each pair has a designated blogger to write about them, their dish, and the event. I have been lucky enough to be paired with, Chef Clifford Lyness, Brookstreet and Chef Ray Bear, MIX, Halifax. If you know me, you will know how I am feeling right about now!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

The day begins with live demos in the NAC studio where each pair will have a half hour to demo their dish and then a Q&A with those attending. In the evening there will be a Food and Wine Tasting Reception in the NAC Main Foyer where attendees will have the opportunity to try each of the dishes. Tickets are $145 each for the event, or you can attend the live demos during the day for $99, or the Food and Wine Tasting Reception for $75. Either way you look at it, it is a fantastic deal to spend the day with these awesome artists!

Invited Chefs – Canada

Anthony Walsh, Canoe, Toronto, ON
David Rocco, Dolce Vita, Toronto, ON
Paul Rogalski, ROUGE, Calgary, Alberta
Brad Long, Café Belong, Toronto, ON
Michael Howell, Tempest Restaurant, Wolfville, NS
Ray Bear, MIX, Halifax, Nova Scotia
Michael Lyon, Hotel Eldorado, Kelowna, BC
Mathieu Cloutier, Kitchen Galerie, Montreal, Quebec

Hosting Chefs – Ottawa

Michael Blackie, National Arts Centre
Clifford Lyness, Brookstreet
Cesare Santaguida, Vittoria Trattoria
Charlotte Langley, The Whalesbone Oyster House
Robyn Bowen, Empire Grill
Marc Lepine, Atelier Restaurant
Michael Moffatt, Beckta Dining and Wine
Norm Aitken, Juniper Dining

The other bloggers involved include, Foodie Prints, Whisk A Food Blog, Rachelle Eats Food, beFOODled, Le Twisted Chef and Simply Fresh. I suggest visiting each and everyone one of them for their own “dish” on the event and because they are pretty fabulous blogs.

There is so much more to come! Become a fan of the Facebook page or follow on Twitter. I will keep you updated on The Lemon Kitchen, Facebook and Twitter as well.

Money raised from the event will go to support the NAC’s National Youth and Education Trust which furthers artistic education, training and mentorship for young Canadians. You can’t beat that!

Don’t forget to get your tickets soon!