There’s TV chefs and then there’s Jamie Oliver (and Anthony Bourdain of course, but that’s another kettle altogether). More than a recipe-making machine, Oliver has emerged over time as a chef on a mission to help us, but especially our kids, eat better. Like they say: R.E.S.P.E.C.T.
Jamie Oliver has a close connection with my hometown of Montreal. He is part owner in one of the hottest eateries in town, Maison Publique. And recently, he invited local top food blogger Aimée Wimbush-Bourque from Simple Bites, to contribute to his blog.
Next week, on Friday May 16, Montreal will be returning the favour when it holds the Jamie Oliver Food Revolution Day. What’s this Food Revolution, you may ask? Organizers explain that:
Food Revolution is a worldwide movement bringing together people passionate about food and sharing their knowledge, talent and ressources, transmitting savoir-faire and addressing global food issues. Everywhere on the planet, people are uniting to bring about change. Food Revolution provides the opportunity to act locally through schools, restaurants and corporations to impact lifestyle. We want to inspire change in eating habits and pursue our mission to educate individuals in making better food choices. /For more info, visit the official website here.
In Montreal, Food Revolution Day will be held concurrently with the Real Food Market at Jean-Talon Market. Proceeds will go to the local initiative La Tablée des chefs.
With a $20 donation, participants will have their pick of 5 food bites from any of several local restaurants and fine food stores including:
• Restos Barbounya and Su
• Preservation Society
• La Bête à pain
• Les Petits Pots & Co
• Glow Cleanse
• Lufa Farms
• Le Kitchen
• and many others, tell us organizers.
You wish to explore further? It will be possible to purchase extra appetizers at a cost of $1 to $5.
VIP Event and Auction: Feeling Lucky?
60 VIP ticket holders (priced at $100) are invited to see local top toque Martin Juneau of Pastaga in action, during a culinary demonstration before the opening. It will also be possible to measure your cooking skills against chefs Martin Juneau and Stefano Faita in a Live Food Challenge! If it’s been your dream to compete Food Network Style, make your bid right here through the online auction… and good luck!
Where? When? How Much?
Where: Mandoline Room, Jean-Talon Market, 2nd floor, 7070, avenue Henri-Julien, Montreal
When: Real Food Market from 6pm to 9 pm; VIP Event from 5pm to 6 pm
How much: $20 for 5 appetizers (online and at the door); $100 for VIP event (online only here)