event recap: canoe wild 2023

On Saturday, November 18th, we gathered a group of celebrated chefs to pay tribute to the bounty of wild-caught Canadian game and fish.


Posted by Canoe
on November 22, 2023

On Saturday, November 18, a diverse group of chefs, sommeliers, food enthusiasts and hospitality titans gathered at Canoe for our annual celebration of Canada’s rich culinary landscape. With the help of acclaimed guest chefs Jérémie Bastien, Solomon Mason, and Nick Liu, diners feasted on an array of uniquely Canadian ingredients, honouring our country’s home-grown harvest.

An authentic meeting of culinary minds, the menu featured a mouthwatering selection of wild-caught Canadian game and fish. Dishes including Montreal smoked duck necksmoked and steamed pickerel, squab and uni, and curry bear pie captivated guests with every bite, resulting in an evening of lively discussions and camaraderie that left us brimming with joy and gratitude.

This year, the evening’s proceeds were donated to The ALS Society of Canada which works to empower Canadians affected by ALS to navigate the realities of the disease and advocate for equitable, affordable, and timely access to proven therapies.

We’d like to extend a big thank you to all those who joined us.

Featured chefs:

  • Jérémie Bastien (Chef-Owner, Monarque)
  • Solomon Mason (Executive Chef, Auberge du Pommier)
  • Nick Liu (Chef-Owner, Dailo)
  • Ron McKinlay (Executive Chef, Canoe)
  • Raffaele Stea (Executive Pastry Chef, Canoe)
  • John Horne (District Executive Chef, O&B)

Thank you as well to artist Alex J Marks and to our sponsors Steam Whistle Brewing, Westcott Vineyard, Beam Suntory, and Encore Canada.

Photos by Hector Vasquez.