Sep 16, 2011

Dans la rue : with chef David Ferguson of Jolifou restaurant, Montreal.

By Andrea Doucet Donida

I just hung up with chef David Ferguson of Jolifou, and I have a big smile on my face. Why?

Chef David Ferguson, Jolifou. Photo credit: Au féminin.ca

Because it is so inspiring to talk with people who know what they are doing and want to reach out to their community by doing what they do best. In his case: cook.

He has indeed been involved in numerous charity events, but especially with Dans la rue: From the street to the stars for over 6 years now. « I like it because it is a local cause that does well for street kids, I’m impressed with their charity work » he says.

Chefs are much solicited these days, and what makes him come back to Dans la rue, year after year, might surprise you and teach a thing or two to all fundraising people out there… It is the quality and efficiency of the event coordinators! The TassOne Event team in charge of the event make things easy for the chefs, they are well set-up and understand the already hectic schedule of a chef by making it as simple as possible to participate.

And talking about participation, David has already decided what he’ll be preparing for the big burger competition! As you might already know, he serves a mean burger at his restaurant, with homemade smoked brisket, salsa verde and all the fixings… but he will not be serving this one next week, he has a big surprise in store for everyone on Wednesday. “I’m ready to shake it up” David told me!

You’ll have to be there to find out what it is… one thing is for sure, it will stand out and raise the guests’ taste buds experience!

See you next Wednesday!

Details for Dans la rue: From the Stars to the Street are available at Dans la rue website and Facebook page.
AN EVENING OF HAUTE STREET CUISINE

September 21st from 6PM
Montreal Science Centre - The Belvedere
2, de la Commune West, on the Quays of the Old Port
Parking available ($)


Ticket: $125 (receipt $100)
10 Tickets : $1000 (receipt $750)
(514) 526-5222

COME SEE OUR GUEST CHEFS REINVENT THE BURGER AND CAST YOUR VOTE FOR YOUR FAVOURITE DISH!

Master of ceremonies: Anne-Marie Withenshaw

Montreal's most renowned chefs will compete to recreate a traditional favourite, the burger, and you the public will be the judge. Enjoy the urban rhythms and street-inspired entertainment. For this 8th annual event, From the Street to the Stars will make a bold fashion statement, thanks to its partners, the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, the Aldo Group and the creative firm TRUSST CLUB. Proceeds will support Dans la rue, an organization dedicated to providing street kids a chance to succeed.


PARTICIPATING RESTAURANTS:
Le Barroco, le Boucan, le Bice, Chez l’Épicier, le Café Ferreira, le Grain de Sel, le Jolifou, Kitchenette, le Pintxo and le St-Urbain.


YOU COULD WIN A TRIP FOR 2 TO PARIS!*
Fly away to this food and fashion capital on the wings of Air Canada
*Certain conditions apply


Presented by GILDAN Activewear


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