The Ottawa Humane Society Garden Party – Delicious Bites for our Four Legged Friends

By on June 26, 2017

With my love of food comes my love of all things furry and cute. For several years now, I have supported the phenomenal work that the Ottawa Humane Society does in my community.

I had the pleasure of attending the Ottawa Humane Society Garden Party (OHSP) and what a party it was! The evening saw attendees savouring delicious dishes, tantalizing libations not to mention getting into the fun hoopla that a live auction brings – all the while supporting a cause near and dear to them.

The Food Tease at this year’s Ottawa Humane Society Garden Party at the Horticulture building.

 

Held this year at Lansdown’s Horticulture Building, the OHSGP – an annual event to help our furry friends in need – has become a “must-attend” affair. A longtime supporter of this cause and a man I had the privilege of working with at several culinary events, the late Chef Kurt Weldele, was the mastermind behind this engaging social soirée. Both Chef Weldele and his wife Suzanne have been champions for animals for many years.

Chef Weldele had such a profound impact and influence on our cities’ culinary masters, that every year chefs take the time out of their busy work schedule to create mouthwatering dishes to honour the late chef’s two great passions – cooking and animal welfare.

 

 

 

 

 

The garden party wasn’t just about food and drinks, it also gave a rare opportunity to talk firsthand with animal volunteers that were present and hear their stories. To find out how they became involved and see the positive impact that our donations and support has had on the community and on the livelihood of these adorable animals – some of which were in attendance during the event.

(Left to Right) Smoked duck breast with pumpkin seed, spring garlic butter, strawberry and black pepper compote and pickled mustard from Sutherland Restaurant, Bar and Coffee House; Cambridge Bay candied cured Arctic char, crab salad, lime avocado and sesame seeds from Brookstreet Hotel; Yellow fin tuna, cucumbers, scallions, avocado with Misu mayo from the Whalesbone on Elgin.

Ottawa is very fortunate to have such talented chefs working in our city! Guests at the OSHGP were able to enjoy their culinary creations and an opportunity to interact with them and their hard working brigade.  There was much culinary variety on offer…from candied cured Arctic char and smoked duck breast to the more traditional braised beef short ribs. And, many were enjoyed multiple times over!

For an evening that provided such culinary pleasures and lively entertainment, especially during the live auction, guests got their money’s worth! It was an investment that guests knew would go towards a great cause for which they witnessed firsthand its positive effects. And, that is why many guests return year after year to this fun soirée in order to offer their support and help our four legged friends!

Looking forward to next year’s garden!

Leave Comment

Instagram

  • This past weekend was The Governor General's Savour Fall. The Savour Fall celebration is a fun FREE event to explore Rideau Hall and its estate, all the while enjoying tasty bites from various culinary institutions. #ottawafoodies #thefoodtease #rideauhall #savourfall #savourfallatrideauhall #foodevents #foodblogger #instafood #culinary #culinaryschool #culinaryarts #chefs #chefsofinstagram #foodiegram #instafoodie #foodielife #foodlover #cheflife #student #culinaryschool #culinarystudent
  • I finally found my Pastéis de Nata in Ottawa!!!These are highly addictive Portuguese custard tarts. Rich egg custard nestled in a shatteringly crisp pastry. #foodiegram #thefoodtease #foodie #foodgasm #foodporn #instafood #foodgram #pasteisdenata #nomnom #portuguesedessert #portuguesetarts #ottawafoodies #ottawaeats #dessert #tarts #custard #supportlocal #613 #finallyfoundit #atethemall #heaven #delicious
  • Food lovers can still enjoy famed montreal Chef @martin_juneau at @casinolacleamy Baccara restaurant this Monday. Chef Juneau wow's his guests with his culinary skills as he puts his interpretation on the Baccara dishes. 
On the menu: Herb marinated salmon done 3 ways; chicken liver mousse; yogurt fried cauliflower with 27 ingredients; maple lacquered breast of piglet; seared guinea fowl and bitter chocolate mousse dessert. #foodiegram #thefoodtease #foodie #foodgasm #foodporn #foodblogger #foodgram #foodpic #instafood #instafoodie #nomnom #luxurylifestyle #luxury #finedining #toprated #5diamond #fivediamond #awardwinning #supportlocal #supportlocalbusiness #chef #cheflife #gratitude #lovemyjob
  • Enjoying another great tasting local restaurant taking part in the #tapasjourney at @barlaurel Chef @jonsvazas dishes are inspired by the Basque and the Rioja region. (Back to front) Piquillo Relenas: chorizo & pecorino stuffed piquillo pepper with smoked paprika aioli & Herb paint; Croqueta Iberico: deep fried croquettes with braised Iberian ham & salsa verde; Boquerones: whipped goat cheese, piquillo pepper, lemon, fried capers & salicornia. #foodiegram #thefoodtease #foodie #foodtour #foodgasm #foodporn #nomnom #foodgram #foodblogger #foodiegram #tapas #instafood #supportlocal #supportlocalbusiness #ottawafoodies #ottawaeats #613 #delicious #deliciousfood #beer #spanishbeer #estrella
  • The Tapas journey experience @thesocakitchen was spot on! Chef Daniela Manrique offers guests a spectacular trip for the #tapasjourney (left to right) Mussels Escabeche: tomato, pedro ximenez, pickled shallots and avocado mousse; Venezuelan Arepa: citrus pulled pork, coriander aioli, habanero & pineapple hot sauce; Tostón (fried plantain) pimentón coulis, pulpo a la plancha (octopus), parsley & ajo blanco picada. #foodiegram #thefoodtease #foodie #foodtour #foodgasm #foodporn #nomnom #foodgram #foodblogger #foodiegram #tapas #instafood #supportlocal #supportlocalbusiness #ottawafoodies #ottawaeats #613 #delicious #deliciousfood #beer #spanishbeer #estrella
  • What an incredible evening at the @casinolacleamy Baccara restaurant last night. I had the pleasure of tasting Montreal's famed Chef @martin_juneau dishes and was pleasantly surprised when he presented me with a personalized signed cookbook! A beautiful and memorable evening! #thefoodtease #foodiegram #chef #cheflife #restaurant #foodblogger #foodie #gratitude #gatineau #gatineaurestaurant #lovemyjob #nomnom #hotinthekitchen #luxlife
  • Being surrounded by thousands upon thousands of marigolds during the Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead Festival) and taking part of the festivities @xcaretpark in Mexico was a special and memorable experience. @xcaretpark has a variety of activities to experience during the festival. It is believed that the scent of the marigold flower guides loved ones who have passed on, to find their way back home during this special time. An amazing press trip! #tbt #thefoodtease #press #presstrip #diasdelosmuertos #dayofthedead #festival #travel #travelpic #travelgram #travelphoto #travelblogger #instatraveling #onceinalifetimeexperience #marigold #mexico #mexicanfestival #gratitude #bucketlist #traveling
  • Nothing better than stumbling upon a wine festival when you're on a tour! A great memory of my Austrian press trip. Food & wine...anytime😋😋#tbt #press #presstrip #foodblogger #travel #travelpic #travelgram #travelblogger #travelblog #austria #salzburg #wine #winetasting #winefestival #drinks #goodtimes #thefoodtease #memories #gratitude #lovemyjob #spurofthemoment
  • For my savory course @faunaottawa with @bonnemaman_ca Sous vide Pork Shoulder - Farro / Pickled Fennel / Fennel Pollen / Mustard jus / Spiced Bonne Maman Peach Jam Gelee #foodiegram #thefoodtease #foodie #foodporn #foodgasm #foodgram #instafood #nomnom #wantsomemore #delicious #deliciousfood #porkshoulder #bonnemamanca