Devour! for the Seafood Lover

It’s no wonder seafood features heavily at this year’s Devour! Fest. We are after all in Nova Scotia! Made possible by sponsors Oceanwise, Clearwater Seafoods and Afishionado, this festival brings the ocean’s bounty to the big screen.

Seafood lovers have spoken making the Friday afternoon Devour! Chowder Smackdown a sell-out! No wonder; $10 gets you chowder tastings from 10 chefs vying for the title of best chowder. Chow down and cast your vote.

Visiting Chef Peter McKenna from one of Glasgow’s top restaurants shares his love of the ocean, treating workshop attendees to seaweed cured wild halibut plus blanched and scorched squid.

What would a Nova Scotia food festival be without a celebration of lobster? Join the Kilted Chef Alain Bosse for the Lobster 101 Culinary Workshop – an in depth look at the life – and of course the preparation – of Atlantic lobster.

Don’t forget the three feature films exploring fishing related themes. Thursday morning The Scotiabank Big Picture Program screens the Canadian doc Atlantic, an exploration of coastal fishing communities in Newfoundland, Ireland and Norway as they wrestle with the effects of factory fishing fleets and deep water oil exploration. Thursday’s feature Tuna, Farofa & Spaghetti follows the travel of three high profile Brazilian chefs, offering a glimpse at how global cuisine has truly become. Lastly, Sunday afternoon join in the whimsical coming of age story of a nine-year old girl and her ten-year old mentor as they bond over cod tongues in Tongue Cutters.

Did we mention the very high probability of a plethora of local seafood at the Devour Opening Gala Reception or the Sober Island oysters in the Festival Lounge at one of three Industry Happy Hours?

You know what to do. #eatitup