For eight days in August, Cape Breton Island will come alive with food, music, and hospitality during the second Right Some Good festival. This extraordinary island-wide celebration highlights all that is special about Cape Breton: its extensive quality ingredient offerings, spectacular scenery, and renowned down-home hospitality. This sophisticated series of events brings world-class chefs from around the globe to showcase creative culinary practices and plate outstanding dinners.
“We are delighted to bring this incredible event back to Cape Breton,” says event founder Pearleen Mofford. “We know after last year’s success staging pop-up dining rooms in unexpected locations, this is unlike any other culinary event anywhere else in the world. This shows an entirely new side of the Island and brings people from near and far to share in the foodie adventure.”
Right Some Good will stage seven unique events in communities around the island. Guests will dine in exquisite locations and feast on carefully prepared menus. This year the event is adding a Right Some Good Marketplace to run over two days, a black box chefs competition, and a reveal dinner where four international chefs will learn their ingredients in the morning, shop at the Right Some Good marketplace, and be teamed up with an extensive brigade to stage dinner the same night.
All host communities showcase natural beauty alongside the culture and heritage of the Island. The locations include Port Hawkesbury Civic Centre Arena, Le Noir Landing in Arichat, Keltic Lodge Resort and Spa in Ingonish, Cabot Links in Inverness, the Alexander Graham Bell National Historic Site in Baddeck and Fortress of Louisbourg National Historic Site, in Louisbourg.
“For Cape Breton to host a culinary event of this calibre that brings together agriculture, industry and our rich culture is very exciting,” says Mary Tulle, CEO of Destination Cape Breton Association. “This creates opportunities for Cape Breton to expand its place in culinary tourism. Right Some Good creates many opportunities for the island’s marketing to reach new travellers to come and visit all that is Cape Breton.”
The list of internationally renowned chefs who will participate in serving up new twists on old favourites is impressive and includes Chef Allan Coxon, London, UK; Chef Surgan Singh Jolly, Dubai, UAE; Chef Gilbert DeCourt, Louisiana, US; Chef Mariano D’Antonio, Beijing, China; Chef Andy Rea, Belfast, UK; Chef Michael Reidt, Miami, US; Chef Frank Widmer, Zurich, Switzerland; Chef Jose Duarte, Boston, US; Chef Alain Bosse, Canada; and Chef Jill Davie, US.
“After experiencing the Right Some Good movable kitchen last year, I personally learned more in twelve days than what I’ve accumulated in a career,” said Alain Bosse, The Kilted Chef and this year’s International Culinary Director for Right Some Good. “As Chefs, we crave to learn and share techniques and practices. This unique event is an impressive example of collaboration and mentorship. It gives chefs the opportunity to learn from each other and share culinary specialties from around the world.”
Event tickets are on sale now at RightSomeGood.ca or by calling the Port Hawkesbury Civic Centre Box Office Line at 902-625-2591. Tickets are $85 for five events and there will be one wine-paired event that is $150. Read more about the moveable feast, the chefs, the music and culinary competitions at RightSomeGood.ca.