In Culinary | By Fogo Island Inn | December 13, 2017

A Food Day in the Life of Canada

In August, Fogo Island Inn joined approximately 250 restaurants across the country taking part in Food Day Canada, a celebration of our nation's local food and culinary culture. An annual event, Food Day Canada aims to shine a light on what makes our culinary landscape, and our country, so richly unique and diverse. From farmers and fishers; gardeners and growers; restauranteurs and home-cooks; all are invited to participate in the conversation and share their creations using seasonal produce, local game, and traditional recipes. This month, Fogo Island Inn was awarded a Silver Good Food Innovator Award for our culinary team's menu contribution to the Day's festivities. You can see a sampling of dishes showcasing the bounty of Fogo Island's land and seascapes, with a special emphasis on the humble cod, in the menu excerpt below:



Cod Cheek
radish • zucchini

Seafood Roll
crab • scallop • summer squash

Partridgeberry Soup
buttermilk ice

Beet Tart
caramelized yoghurt • herbs

Pickled Turbot
rhubarb • buckwheat • hazelnut • strawberry



hard bread • mustard pickle • brown butter potato

Smoked Pork
herb and cheese dumplings • allium broth

shrimp • carrot • potato

Lentil & Seitan
whitebean • greens

caramelized whey • vegetable crisps • barley

“It’s good when food tastes good, it’s kind of like proof you’re alive.”

  • Haruki Murakami