The twelfth annual Gold Medal Plates culinary showdown is coming to our town on November 9th. The cross-country tour of cities kicked off in Edmonton last month. It rolled east to Regina, Montreal, Halifax, St. John’s; then back west to Victoria, Saskatoon, Winnipeg and Calgary. It’s Ottawa’s turn on Thursday, and then the GMP cities’ tour will end in Toronto on the 16th, and pick up again in Kelowna, BC in February for the Canadian Culinary Championships.
Chefs were invited to compete last April. They’ve had 6 months to plot and plan and tweak their competition plates, and I can’t wait to taste them, along with the wines/beers/spirits they’ve chosen to match. Here’s a reminder of who they are and where they come from: