The three-part JUNO Culinary Experience Series, supported by the Government of Canada through Western Economic Diversification Canada, features Ayden Kitchen and Bar, The Hollows Restaurant, and Wanuskewin Heritage Park
TORONTO – The Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (CARAS) announced today the JUNO Culinary Experience mini-video series highlighting signature dishes from three vibrant Saskatoon restaurants (Ayden Kitchen and Bar, The Hollows Restaurant, and Wanuskewin Heritage Park) are now available to stream on the JUNO Awards Facebook, Twitter and YouTube channels.
The JUNO Culinary Experience, is an initiative supported by the Government of Canada through Western Economic Diversification Canada, created to bring a national spotlight on the Saskatoon and Saskatchewan culinary scene leading up to and during the 2020 JUNO Awards. The JUNO Awards is proud to showcase the works of Chefs Christie Peters (The Hollows Restaurant / Primal Pasta), Dale MacKay (Ayden Kitchen and Bar) and Jenni Lessard (Wanuskewin Heritage Park) despite the cancellation of the 49th Annual JUNO Awards due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Ayden Kitchen & Bar delivers homegrown and globally inspired comfort food, paired with properly hand-crafted cocktails, and wines. In the series Chef Dale MacKay highlights a Root Vegetable Pavé with Thyme Infused Cream, Saskatchewan Beluga Black Lentils and Beet Purée.
Since filming, The Hollows Restaurant closed its doors, unrelated to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, but the team continues to focus efforts on Primal Pasta, which shares the same philosophy as The Hollows. Chef Christie Peters features a Fermented Blueberry Glazed Chicken with Wilted Mustard Green Leaf and Wild rose hips.
Wanuskewin Heritage Park will be re-opening to the public Saturday, September 5th, 2020. This National Heritage Site has been a gathering place for over 6400 years for the Indigenous People of the Northern Plains. Today, Wanuskewin offers insight into the Culture by offering socially distanced trail tours, traditional dance performances and a number of safe practice dining experiences. Chef Jenni Lessard showcases a Smoked Bison Bannock Pocket with Rose Hip Aioli and Saskatoon Berries.
Exclusive Broadcast and Content Partner:
CARAS acknowledges the financial support of FACTOR, the Government of Canada and of Canada’s Private Radio Broadcasters.
Lead Partner: TD Bank Group
Funding Partners: The Government of Saskatchewan, the City of Saskatoon, Tourism Saskatoon
The JUNO Culinary Experience Supported By:
Official JUNO Awards website: www.junoawards.ca
The Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences/L’académie canadienne des arts et des sciences de l’enregistrement (CARAS) is a not-for-profit organization created to preserve and enhance the Canadian music industry and to contribute toward higher artistic and industry standards. CARAS’ mandate is comprised of four key pillars: Educate through our music education charity MusiCounts programs and initiatives, Develop emerging artists through mentorship and development programs, Celebrate Canadian artists with year-round JUNO Awards showcasing, and Honour music industry icons through the Canadian Music Hall of Fame. For more information on the 50th Annual JUNO Awards or The Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (CARAS) please visit www.junoawards.ca
For more information on the JUNO Culinary Experience or for interview requests, please contact:
Meghan McCabe, CARAS/The JUNO Awards, [email protected], 647.493.3226