This past Saturday over 200 people crammed into the Ottawa Humane Society in their best garden party garb to help raise money and celebrate the memory of Chef Kurt Waldele. Attendees were treated to wine from Colaneri Estate Winery, beer from Beau's All Natural Brewing Co. and delicious creations from 20 of Ottawa's best restaurants, caterers and bakeries.
With so many talented chefs in attendance and the abundance of kittens, puppies and rabbits this event is quickly becoming one of my favourites. My food highlights included Chef Blackie's multi-component pineapple on a stick, the Cake Shop's seemingly endless amount of cupcakes and Chef Lepine's smoked duck tongues (I apologize for eating so many and making it awkward).
Besides the wonderful food there were also some amazing Ottawa foodie themed packages auctioned off - like dinner for 8 with Gay Cook, dinner for 12 from Chef Carmichael, Christofferson, Larkin, Lepine and Wilson or a weekend for 4 in Prince Edward County (to name a few).
Congratulations to the Ottawa Humane Society for putting on a wonderful event and a fitting tribute to Chef, and animal lover, Kurt Waldele.
Take a look at last year's Ottawa Human Society Garden Party photos.