Catch and Release
Yesterday I wandered on down to the Cunard Centre to Catch: the Nova Scotia Seafood Festival. I spent the afternoon doing everything from taking in an oyster shucking competition, watching a black box chef competition and tasting some delicious ocean treats, courtesy of some of the best restaurants and seafood suppliers in Nova Scotia.
My favourites of the day, included in the above slideshow, were from the Delta, Waterfront Warehouse and Ryan Duffy’s. The Delta prepared a pan-roasted local halibut with smoked tomato coulis, fried basil leaves and a basil drizzle. It was light and delicious. The Waterfront Warehouse brought lobster sandwiches and their famous fish & chips. I had the sandwich — one of my favourite dishes from last year — and it was as tasty as I remembered. The clams prepared by Chef Chris Velden from Ryan Duffy’s were also delicious. They were in a mild coconut milk broth, and were really tender and juicy.
I had a few other nibbles as I wandered through the venue, but those are the three that really stand out for me. Instead of eating, I spent most of the afternoon watching the Great CATCH Chef competition. It was really fantastic. I’ll save that for another blog post!