SYDNEY - This August, Cape Breton will get a chance to taste fresh local food with a foreign twist.
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Chef Michael Reidt garnishes a piece of Nova Scotian beef tenderloin during Tuesday's event.
Across the island Right Some Good is going to be bringing delicious dishes to unfamiliar locales. The festival is a series of pop up dining events, where meals are served in unexpected locations.
“We’re basically opening and closing a restaurant in a day.” founder Pearleen Mofford said at a media event on Tuesday in Halifax.
Right Some Good combines local food with foreign culinary talent, with menus provided and prepared by chefs from around the world, including: Jamaica, India, and Germany.
“(The chefs) truly want to understand what’s in season, for maximum flavour, but they take some twists,” said Mofford.
On Tuesday, American Chef Michael Reidt delivered a sample menu to media members and guests at Just Us! Coffee on Barringston Street in Halifax. It featured local beef tenderloin and fresh spiced carrots.
The foreign chefs’ work with local chefs to add new perspective to traditional dishes. They revisit local ingredients and develop them into something new and unique.
Holding pop-up events is not without it’s challenges, though. Some locations lack running water or electricity. While it’s easy to set up a back up generator, facing Cape Breton’s weather is a different task.
“In our first year we narrowly escaped a hurricane,” Mofford said. “We have every weather network up and looking at every radar screen throughout the festival.
This August will mark Right Some Good’s third year of its operation and it will travel over 600 kilometers around Cape Breton. Also, local musicians will perform at each event.
New to this year’s celebrations is a master chef cooking competition, which will be held in Sydney on Sept. 1.