In Adventure | By Fogo Island Inn | August 15, 2017
Island Harvest Series
Available Berry Season
(September 29 through to November 5, 2017)
Fogo Islanders are exceptionally proud of their noble partridgeberry. Its evergreen shrublets clothe the barrens of Fogo Island in Newfoundland, Canada in purple during the winter, dark green in summer, and pink-hued flowers on the warmest days. The fall frosts transform these blossoms into shiny red berries that taste like no other. Fortunate foragers can sample the sharp flavour of the freshly picked berries every October.
The bounty of this singular season will be celebrated over six weekends during the Island Harvest Series. A multi-faceted line-up of adventurous culinary programming begins at the Inn on the last weekend of September and runs through to the first weekend of November, 2017. On the menu are a series of events showcasing the foodways of Fogo Island, the talents of Fogo Island Inn’s Kitchen Collective, and internationally-recognized guest Chefs.
Chef Tyler Shedden, Culinary Director of Toronto-based Chase Hospitality Group, will kick things off with the FOR THE LOVE OF COD weekend, highlighting the humble fish that changed the world. Guests can celebrate Canadian Thanksgiving during the SOUTH BY NORTHEAST 5thANNUAL CHEFS’ WEEKEND with James Beard Award-winning guest Chef Hugh Acheson of Athens, Georgia, USA. Then, Fogo Island Inn’s own Kitchen Collective lead guests ON THE HILLS AND OFF THE GRILL for a weekend honouring Fogo Island foodways. The BUTCHER, BAKER, PRESERVES AND CAVIAR MAKER weekend brings together community food artisans and guest caviar purveyor Cornel Ceapa of Acadian Sturgeon and Caviar. Chef Craig Grozier, Scottish Highlander and founder of bespoke culinary events company Fallachan, will headline GHOST TALKS AND CHEF WALKS and uncover the mysteries and magic of the juniper berry and other wild edibles. Finally, DEVOUR! THE FOOD & FILM closes out the series with a weekend of curated food and film pairings for cinephiles and epicures.
More information on the Island Harvest Series can be found here.
The Island Harvest Series at Fogo Island Inn includes special programming, meals and a range of outdoor activities and excursions. A two-night minimum stay is required. To reserve your stay, call International Reservations at +1 705 658 3444 or US & Canada reservations at +1 855 268 9277 or email [email protected]