Canada Culinary Road Trip
Bailliage of New Brunswick
St Andrews-by-the-Sea, August 1, 2020
Foraging for the table
" Executive Chef and Manager Alex Haun, the Bailliage's Vice-Conseiller Culinaire, went on a road trip "

Executive Chef and Manager Alex Haun, the Bailliage’s Vice-Conseiller Culinaire, went on a road trip. His aim was to explore some of the richness of the New Brunswick terroir, rivers and sea to prepare a sumptuous meal for Food Day Canada at Kingsbrae Garden Café & Savour in the Garden, in St. Andrews by-the-Sea.

Early in the morning, he met Bailli Cornel Ceapa, founder and owner of Acadian Sturgeon & Caviar Inc. at Carters Point on the Kingston Peninsula. Launching the boat on the Saint John River they went sturgeon fishing. They released a sturgeon, which was too small, and measured one they have already tagged. For Cornel, it is not only about fishing, but also about managing the Saint John River stock. They also visited the Acadian aquaculture operation at Carters Point.

Next, Alex went to Moncton to meet Zach Everett, winemaker and co-owner of Magnetic Hill Winery. Zach is due to be inducted into the Chaîne at the earliest opportunity.

Back on the road, Chef Alex went to Neguac to meet Allain Savoie, Deputy General Director of La Maison BeauSoleil Inc, to check their famous oysters and taste them right on board at the mouth of the Miramichi River.

In the woods near St. Andrews, he collected chanterelles with Jordan Alfier, the Sous-Chef of Kingsbrae Garden Café. They also found another delicacy: lobster mushrooms.

Right in his backyard flowers, herbs, vegetables and young cattail were gathered from the Kingsbrae Garden and wonderfully arranged by the horticultural team.

The big day was on.

With the help of Dame de la Chaîne Chelsea Belyea, Director of Events and Catering, as well as Lucinda Flemer, the founder of Kingsbrae Garden, Alex took care of the final details.

Brad Henderson, Director of Operations, invited all the guests for a tour of the beautiful garden which was followed by a magnificent meal under the auspices of the Chaîne.

A great thank you to Executive Chef Alex Haun and the dedicated brigade of young Chefs he is mentoring. Many thanks also to Vice-Chargée de Missions Dorina Ceapa, Jeff Lively and Geoff Slater for producing the video, and so many others who contributed to help make this splendid event possible.

To view the excellent video by Jeff and Geoff recounting the entire day’s activities, please click this link: Vimeo

Thierry Chopin
Vice-Chargé de Presse

Video submission by Kingsbrae Garden Café for Food Day Canada
- Directed/shot/edited by Jeff Lively
- Interviews conducted by Geoff Slater
- Music written and composed by David Pritchard
- Executive Producers: Lucinda Flemer, Brad Henderson, Chelsea Belyea & Tim Henderson
- Produced by Jeff Lively and Geoff Slater
- Full credit list preented at the end of video