After a successful first run in Halifax at the end of June, the foodie adventure that is Right Some Good is heading home to Cape Breton to serve three pop-up dinners, September 4, 5, and 6. Chef Ardon Mofford–owner of Governor’s Pub & Eatery in Sydney and culinary director for the festival–worked on the opening event in Halifax. “It was an incredible professional experience to work alongside the first woman in the world to receive a Michelin Star and New York’s finest chef,” says Chef Mofford of the three-day event which included pop-up dinners with Michelin-Star Chef Cristina Bowerman and New York’s Chef Ed Cotton, a foodie street fair and a Master Chef black box competition.
Chef Mofford is happy to be taking Right Some Good back to his stomping ground on the Island as three of the world’s top chefs will be visiting to create three four-course dinners using Nova Scotia’s best in-season local ingredients. “I’m a proud Caper,” says Mofford. “There’s nothing better than giving the folks around here a taste of international food. The chefs coming in this September will be creating menus that will be exceptional.”
The first dinner, on September 4, will be held waterside at the Inverary Resort in Baddeck and led by culinary champion Chef Dennis McIntosh from Jamaica. The entertainment for the evening is Cape Breton singer-songwriter Dave Sampson whose debut album, No Pressure, No Diamonds, currently sits at number 8 on the East Coast Countdown. Resort operations manager at the Inverary, Matt MacAulay, jumped at the chance to have Jamaica’s top chef prepare dinner for guests at the resort. “Chef Dennis took home first place at the Right Some Good Gourmet Street Fair in Sydney last summer, I think it’s safe to expect a spectacular meal at the Inverary with him,” said MacAulay.
Top chef and restaurateur, Tommy Klauber from the USA, will lead dinner September 5 at the Celtic Music Interpretive Centre in Judique. Known for his global and regional culinary expertise, Chef Klauber commits to fresh, local, sustainable, and quality food. His talents have been recognized by Chefs in America – naming him one of the USA’s most outstanding chefs. Chef Klauber is matched with The Queen Bees, a sister group with an eclectic style that has been described as modern blues-folk.
Right Some Good is wrapping up its summer season with a special aboriginal inspired evening in Membertou. “We’re delighted to be bringing to Cape Breton a special night that highlights our island’s Mi’kmaw roots on September 6,” said Audrey Firth, General Manager, Membertou Trade & Convention Centre. “Our executive Chef Shawn Zwarun and his culinary team are looking forward to working with Chef Rich Francis, Canada’s top aboriginal chef,” said Firth.
Event founder, Pearleen Mofford, is also looking forward to bringing the festival back to Cape Breton. “Halifax was a huge success, we sold out the pop-up dinners and the number of people that came out for the gourmet street fair was more than double than we expected,” said Mofford. “Be sure to get your tickets early, with only three dinners this year on the Island they are sure to go quickly.”
Right Some Good creates extraordinary culinary experiences alongside dynamic local culture in unexpected venues. The festival takes the finest culinary talent from around the world, fuses it with local and aspiring junior chefs, and blends in the best quality local ingredients, music, culture and history all set against interesting backdrops.
Tickets for the Cape Breton pop-up dinners now available at rightsomegood.ca.