This past weekend I had the extreme pleasure to be involved in the first ever Catch Nova Scotia Seafood Festival. I spent two full days shucking, slurping, wining and entertaining. I am going to venture a guess and say that my co-shuckers from Little Fish Oyster Bar and I must have shucked over 1500 Black Point, Eel Lake and Bay Enterprise oysters, as well as some sweet ass little-neck clams. At the end of our shifts, we all raised our palms, tattooed with big, circular bruises (ouch..quite painful!) and hailed each other to a job well done!
I was also involved with Taste Of Nova Scotia, and spent Saturday and Sunday doing on stage demonstrations. For both of my demonstrations I decided to make a simple salad with golden and candy cane beets, celery root, radishes, walnut oil and smoked mackerel from Willy Krauch. I felt that this recipe was a success. Not only was is super simple, but it was very crunchy and fresh! I was lucky enough to have great interactive crowds on both days that were kind enough to chuckle at my horrendous jokes!
So, a shout out to all those suppliers, organizers and volunteers that made Catch a great place to be..Merci!