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Gala Dinner at Canada House

PRESS RELEASE

VIPs come together at Canada House to celebrate UK – Canada Relationship ahead of the 8th annual Canada Day London

30TH JUNE 2013 London, UK: High profile British and Canadian business executives and dignitaries come together to celebrate a very special relationship between the United Kingdom and Canada over an exclusive gala dinner hosted by Canada Day International at Canada House in Trafalgar Square.

While the excitement builds for the 8th annual Canada Day London in Trafalgar Square on July 1st, Canadian culture is shining brightly in London.

“As Marc Carney prepares to take over the top job at the Bank of England, Michael Buble fans anxiously await his impressive 10 sold out performances at the 02 Arena, and rising Canadian tennis stars make inroads at Wimbledon, London will be celebrating Canada like never before” says Chad Molleken, Executive Director for Canada Day International.

As part of the celebrations, Canada Day International is thrilled to have teamed up with Canada’s culinary champion Marc St. Jacques to host an exclusive VIP dinner on the evening of June 30th. Senior executives from UK and Canadian firms such as BlackBerry, Nexen, British Airways, BLG, CAE, Canadian Tourism Commission, CBC, Deloitte, Guoman Hotels, Molson Coors, Royal Bank of Canada, Rainmaker Global Business Development and TD Bank alongside other executives and dignitaries will be discussing current business and political affairs over an exclusive three course dinner prepared by maestro St. Jacques. The architecturally stunning Canada House of the High Commission of Canada in London will provide a perfect setting for this important evening.

With a sumptuous menu, Toronto based St. Jacques will introduce diners to his own unique taste of Canadian flavours and impress them with the nation’s culinary capabilities. Executive chef at Toronto’s Auberge du Pommier and winner of the Canadian Gold Medal Plates Championship this year, St. Jacques and his team came up with an inventive menu for the event on the eve of Canada Day. “It’s going to be a challenge, but it’s a great honour, as well,” says St. Jacques.

The delicious menu will start with a range of canapés selected at the O’Canapé media event attended by food press and critics in Toronto earlier this month and will include elk sausage with blueberry mustard, guafrette with whipped potato salad, domestic caviar and dill and devilled quails egg with foie gras mousse. As an appetizer, St. Jacques and his team will serve up a coleslaw concoction of chilled lobster, salted cabbage, marinated vegetables, celery seed aioli, pickled mustard seed and beer battered lobster mitts. St. Jacques has reinvented the traditional Steak on the BBQ with his entrée of grilled ribeye, oxtail stuffed tomato, charred zucchini and corn pudding with traditional fruit cocktail and Canadian butter tart to follow.

The dinner is being kindly sponsored by: Auberge du Pommier, BLG, Canada High Commission to United Kingdom, Canada United Kingdom Chamber of Commerce City Financial, Deloitte, Ontario Canada, Rainmaker Global Business Development and U’luvka Vodka.

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For more information, please contact Stephanie Wollams stephanie@katchthis.com or 020 7630 7340 / 07771 898 171

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