The Harvest Festival offers a host of fall flavours

Wednesday, August 5 2015

DIEPPE, NB — Tickle your taste buds! The Dieppe Harvest Festival has a delightful program in store for food lovers ,from September 10th to13th.
The festival kicks off Thursday, September 10th with the opening of the Maritima exhibit , showcasing sculptural and ephemeral land art installations created by artist André Lapointe from 5 to7 p.m. at the Dieppe Arts and Culture Centre (DACC).

If you enjoy bite-sized foods, this is for you! Tastings of local products provided by members of La Cuisine Collective, including head chefs Pierre Richard (Little Louis’ Oyster Bar), Michel Savoie (Les Brumes du Coude) as well as Jean-François and Maxime Daigle (Maison BeauSoleil), accompanied by Atlantic wines, beer and spirits provided by Luc Doucet (Maître D, Les Brumes du Coude). This tasting will take place at the “Culinart Experience” held Friday, September 11th at the DACC. Furthermore, the event will edible creations, live art with Janet Mlodecki (art for sale), music by MKW and special cocktails by Jacques Allain (La Cuisine Collective). Tickets on sale for $38 (tickets ar limited): 854.2787 or in person at the DACC.

The Oyster Shucking competition will take place Saturday, September 12th at the Dieppe Market from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m where chefs, oyster fishermen and professionals from the industry will face-off in this action filled competition! Admission for this event is free.

“Because the fall season gives us beautiful produce to pick from , we’re offering a new and very interesting workshop on bottling seasonal vegetables this year, with the Slow Food Cocagne Acadie and Transition Cocagne crew”, says Mathieu D’Astous, Executive Director at Really Local Harvest.
This workshop will take place Saturday at 1:30 p.m. at the Dieppe Arts and Culture Centre. Please note that containers will be provided and that there are a limited number of spots available. (Registration: 854.8557)

The festival ends Sunday, September 13th with the “Gastromonic BBQ”, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Dieppe Market. Three gourmet hamburgers will be created using local products, served with corn and a beverage. Prepared by Little Louis’ head chef, Pierre Richard. Music provided by The BackYard Devils! You won’t want to miss this! Tickets are available on site for $10/adult or $6/children. (Held jointly with Crossroads for Womens’ Crossroads 250 Run.Walk. Relay.)

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Media Contact:

Mathieu D’Astous
Executive Director of The Really Local Harvest Co-Op
(506) 854-8557

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