Canada Pop-Up! Ontario Goes To Pittsburgh

Last month, the Canadian consulate set up shop in Downtown Pittsburgh for a weekend with a program called “Pop-Up Canada!” to promote economic and cultural ties between that country and Pennsylvania.

OCTA Executive Director, Rebecca LeHeup was there and she brought with her one of our first Feast ON designees: Chef Gregor Waters from Northern Edge Algonquin!

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The last true renaissence man: Chef Gregor Waters of Northern Edge Algonquin

Connections between Canada and Western Pennsylvania run deep. According to the consulate’s website, two-way trade totals $23.1 billion.

“The Canada-Pennsylvania relationship is thriving,” said Consul General John F. Prato in a statement. “Canada is, in effect, the state’s No. 1 customer.”

“Pittsburgh and Western Pennsylvania are intrinsic to the relationship,” Mr. Prato added. “Our decision to bring ‘Pop-Up’ to Pittsburgh is in no small measure attributable to that overall success story.”

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Rebecca and Gregor flew over to serve up a unique taste of The Edge: Gregor’s now infamous pulled pork portage packs. A�These little bites are bursting with braised cabbage, caramelized onions and laced with one of the region’s favorite flavours — Lion Grass Ale from Highlander Brewing Co.

Hungry yet? A�I thought so. A�So were the Pittsburgh-ians! A�They devoured over 7000 of these guys in just two days.

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Also on offer for the weekend was a fleet of Cave Spring wines representing Wine Country Ontario in style.

Monique Smith, Ontario�s Representative in Washington, DC said the Pup-Up! “brought the fun, the adventure and the excitement of Ontario to Pittsburgh and did our province PROUD!?

Here’s hoping these types of events continue to share our province’s unique flavours and continue to build our province’s food identity!

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Lucky lady, Rebecca LeHeup, bumped into Great Big Sea at the Pop-Up!

About Feast ON

FOR LOCALS AND TRAVELLERS ALIKE,A�FEAST ONA�IS A CRITERIA-BASED PROGRAM THAT RECOGNIZES BUSINESSES COMMITTED TO SHOWCASING ONTARIO�S UNIQUE TASTES OF PLACE. THIS INCLUDES:

Procuring.A�Food produced or harvested in Ontario, or food and drink made in Ontario if they include ingredients produced or harvested here.

Partnering.A�Being part of a local, regional, provincial, or national program that supports and showcases Ontario food and drink, its agricultural sectors, and best practices in the industry.

Participating.A�Community-based initiatives and experiences, as well as innovative and creative ways of building awareness around Ontario food and drink.

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