London famously takes the inspiration for its cuisine culture from its incredible variety of international inhabitants. With almost 85,000 Canadian born people living in the city, Taste of Canada aims to bring traditional flavours to homesick expats while introducing Londoners to the very best in Canadian cuisine.
The Taste of Canada campaign will take place over six weeks in several locations across the capital, culminating on July 1st in an elegant one-off event in London’s iconic Trafalgar Square. For one day only the square will play host to Vieux-Québec, a Canadian-inspired pop-up restaurant brought to London by Shuttlecock-Inc.
Following on from the sell-out success of Mile High, a series of innovative pop-ups inspired by the golden age of air travel, Shuttlecock-Inc have turned their attention to the beating heart of Quebec City. Located on the north terrace of the Trafalgar Square, they will be carving out a little corner of one of Canada’s most beautiful towns with their Vieux-Québec pop-up. The space will be complete with colourful murals, blooming flower boxes, café-style tables and chairs and, of course, a soundtrack of vibrant jazz.
For breakfast Ollie Templeton will serve up the ultimate Canadian morning meal of butterscotch pancakes with maple syrup, crème fraiche and streaky bacon. This will then be follow followed by a mouth-watering barbecue lunch including beef burgers with cabbage and parsley slaw, tomato chutney and cheese as well as pulled pork shoulder served with pickled baby onions, rocket and watercress salad with mustard dressing, and last, but not least, delicious vegetarian lentil burgers.
In the evening, guests will be able to enjoy the main stage concert over an exquisite three course sit-down dinner of grilled lobster, asparagus, confit new seasons garlic and fried potato cake to start, followed by hay-roasted pork belly with braised Saskatchewan lentils, roasted cherry tomatoes and wilted spinach as the main course, and for dessert, smoked maple and bourbon ice cream.
MONDAY 1ST JULY 2013
10.00am – 11.15am (Drop In)
12.00pm – 5.00pm (Drop In)
2 sittings ( 6.15pm – 8.15pm or 8.30pm -10.30pm)
Pre–ticketed 3 course meal – £40
For ticket bookings please head to Design My Night: http://www.designmynight.com/london/taste-of-canada