Where to Eat For Food Day Canada August 5

Everyday We Eat Canadian Food, but Food Day Canada Is Extra Special

If you joined our twitter chat on August 2nd, you may be a little extra pumped about Food Day Canada, but even if you missed it there’s still time to plan for your celebration on August 5th!  It’s a chance for all Canadians to join hands in one massive concurrent party in praise of our farmers and fishers; our chefs and researchers…and, above all, our home cooks.

You can head to one of the Food Day Canada restaurants or plan your own party! Remember to use only Canadian ingredients to create a feast or even a simple dinner! BBQ anyone! BC RESTAURANTS LISTED HERE.

Food Day Canada is the time and place for Canadians to share their food and their stories with each other while leading other nations in cultural diversity, food ethics, magnificent flavours … and fun!  We know how to throw a great party, so LET’S SHOW THE WORLD!

Don’t forget to tag @fooddaycanada #fooddaycanada and #canadaisfood in your social posts.

A couple suggestions around BC:

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Boulevard Merges Food Day Canada and World Oyster Day

Food Day Canada and World Oyster Day collide, and to celebrate Boulevard is hosting an elegant four-course communal dinner at the downtown restaurant.  Executive Chef Alex Chen and Chef de Cuisine Roger Ma serve up a bevy of bivalve-inspired dishes that includes Chilled Cucumber Gazpacho with Crispy Oyster, Oyster Chowder, and Salmon Wellington with Oyster Hollandaise. Tickets are available for $70 per person, plus taxes and gratuity.

Chilled cucumber gazpacho whipped crème fraîche dill, rye crumb, crispy oyster
BLVD patio-grilled ‘DD’ oyster chowder ‘garnish’ brown butter bacon maple vinaigrette
Wild salmon Wellington mushroom, spinach, Hannah Brook greens oyster hollandaise
Blueberry tart lemon verbena ice cream
TICKETS A maximum of 36 tickets for Boulevard’s Food Day Canada Oyster Dinner on Saturday, August 5 are available online via Eventbrite for $70 per person, plus taxes and gratuity.

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Fairmont Chateau Whistler, released his four-course Food Day Canada menu which celebrates the bounty of British Columbia’s ‘Sea to Sky’ region.

West Coast Salmon Tasting salmon tartare with rooftop herbs and crispy BC grown rice, cedar cured salmon with candied beet confit, salmon crudo with spruce vinaigrette, served on puffed salmon skin
Sea to Sky Harvest Platter local potato, crudités vegetables, sprouted seeds, arugula dressing
Trio of Pemberton Meadows Beef  dry aged ribeye, braised short rib, stuffed deckle garlic scape pistou, creamed corn, chanterelle mushrooms, garlic chips
Cheakamus River Rock cedar-scented Chateau “Black Bear” dark chocolate, Saskatoon-pine compote, basil-pistachio air sponge and blueberry sorbet

This table d’hôte menu, served in a sharing format, is $80++ per person and is only available on Saturday, August 5 in The Wildflower restaurant. Reservations are required and can be made by clicking here or calling 1-800 606-8244.

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Chris Whittaker’s menu includes one of my favourite Canadian ingredients, Turtle Valley Bison an is only $50 a person

Salmon Roe and Crisps with potato and heirloom tomato crackling, pickled sea asparagus, Ikura roe, caramelized onion cream
Turtle Valley Bison Striploin with charred onion, roast carrots, Labrador tea jus, wild berr mustard, bison marrow, fried bannock
Maple Tart Tartin with Two Brewers Yukon rye ice cream