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Devour! at the Algonquin!

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Have you ever wondered what it would be like to invigorate all your senses?

Devour! Food and Film Festival will allow you to do that by pairing up a unique film & food dining experience. The world’s largest food film festival is coming to the Algonquin Resort from April 20 – 22, 2018.

This weekend will feature some of the greatest chefs in Atlantic Canada, along with many  culinary demos througout the weekend.

See the full Devour! weekend schedule here.

These workshops include:


Featuring Chef Alex Haun

Chef Alex Haun is from St. Andrews by-the-Sea, a small seaside community in southwestern New Brunswick. He started his culinary career at the age of 13 working at the Garden Café in Kingsbrae Garden. He took the culinary arts program at the Culinary Institute of Canada in Prince Edward Island after high school, later returning to complete the pastry arts program.

Chef Alex was an active member on Culinary Team Canada for one and a half years. He competed at the Nations Cup in Grand Rapids, Michigan, and the Culinary Olympics in Erfurt, Germany. He has 12 culinary gold medals, including five international wins.

In 2009, Chef Alex opened his first restaurant, Savour, in his hometown at the age of 22. In 2013, he became executive chef at Kingsbrae Garden. He operated the Garden Café and created a new restaurant, Savour in the Garden. He takes great pride to create all his menus using fresh and local ingredients, minding his environmental footprint by using items from his own garden and other local suppliers around New Brunswick. @ChefAlexHaun

Chef Christian Aerni

After a traditional chef’s training in Switzerland and extended education in business studies in the hospitality industry, Chris Aerni travelled and worked in various restaurants and hotels gaining experience in the different kitchen ranks and corporate managerial positions from Australia to Toronto. In 2001 he and his wife purchased the Rossmount Inn in St. Andrews by the sea, New Brunswick, an 87 acre estate, set between the forest and the sea including an 18 room country Inn with a fully licensed bar and restaurant.

While fulfilling his chef’s dream and culinary vision, the restaurant at the Rossmount Inn has gained a wonderful reputation for its creative, market fresh cuisine honoring local ingredients and the people who produce them.

Today, Chris Aerni’s kitchen has become a reputable training ground for young chefs and culinary students. They have the opportunity to obtain culinary knowledge in a kitchen that focuses its daily menu on the availability of the products from the kitchen garden, the nearby organic farmers, the community supported fisheries and not least the seasonal forging of wild foods such as mushrooms, cat tails, goose tongue greens, kelp, etc.

With a focus on demonstrating the use of local products in his restaurant at the Rossmount Inn and as an avid promoter of Bay of Fundy, New Brunswick and Atlantic Canadian products, Chris has become a regular speaker at sustainable seafood events along the Atlantic coast.

Off the Beaten Path with Johanne McInnis 

Robert Frost wrote: “Two roads diverged, I took the one less traveled by, and that has made all the difference.” Please come join our world renown Whisky Lassie, Johanne McInnis, who will take you on an off the beaten path sensory experience that will tantalize your palate. Guaranteed to surprise the avid whisky enthusiast and be a great learning event.

Sponsored by Mer Et Soleil

Johanne McInnis is a freelance spirits writer, whisky panellist and judge with more than 30 years of experience as a public speaker. Armed with an educational background in distillation, she regularly travels the world and presents master classes in the U.K. and North America. Passionate, enthusiastic and entertaining, Johanne loves to share her stories and knowledge and help others on their own spirits discovery journey.


About Algonquin Resort:

The Algonquin is one of Canada’s most luxurious and legendary resorts. Rich in history, meticulously restored to its original splendour, and complete with every modern comfort you could desire, this year-round destination truly offers the best of the past with contemporary amenities.

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