The 2017 celebration will continue into August with a 1000-person open-air table on Wellington Street.
The Ottawa 2017 Bureau announced on Jan. 11 that they will team up with restaurateur Stephen Beckta and chef Mike Moffatt of Beckta, Play and Gezellig restaurants, as well as Sheila Whyte of Thyme and Again Catering to stage a four-course dinner on Aug. 27.
The event will showcase Canada’s top chefs.
Ten local chefs will partner with 10 chefs from across the country.
The menu will be served at a 305-metre long table with the Sound and Light show as a backdrop.
The event — dubbed Canada’s table — will be nonprofit, with proceeds going to local and national food security causes.
This is part of a four-day series of culinary events where celebrity chefs from across Canada will be featured in local restaurants. In addition, they will share their skills with local charity organizations and by offering culinary demonstrations on how to prepare low-cost, healthy family meals using fresh local products.
A press release sent out by the Bureau said that tickets would be available in the coming weeks and the list of chefs would be available at that time.