Some 70 chefs, food producers and food procureres gathered for a day of networking and brainstorming in Saskatoon, an event sponsored by Tourism Saskatchewan, with the goal of getting more Saskatchewan food into local restaurants. A similar event will be held in Regina on June 23, 2008. The guest speaker, John Bishop, talked about serving local food at his restaurant in Vancouver. He was also the guest of honour at a local food dinner at Calories in Saskatoon. Here are some pictures from those events:
Chef Ryan of the Bessborough Hotel with a buffet lunch of local foods. His menu is below.
Swiss onion soup; Blue potato salad
Red fife bread
Oven roasted chicken with chanterelle mushroom ragout
Beef sausage and peppers with wasbi lime mustard
Roast fingerling potatoes in garlic pesto
Saskatoon berry pie; gelato with wild rose petal sauce
One of the local food producers, Brother Pius of St. Peter's Abbey,
Chef Peter Phillips of the Riverside Country Club discusses food products with farmers Anita and Marc Loiselle. Note the basket of their red fife wheat bread.
Vancouver chef John Bishop with Calories proprietors Janis and Remi Cousyn.
A scrumptous dessert at Calories made with Saskatchewan berries.