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Sunday, May 6, 2012

Fundy Food Fest Serves Up A Great Time

The Fundy Food Fest was a smash hit this year, raising thousands for the Boys and Girls Club. CHSJ reporter Julia Wright was in attendance for the gala event at the Marco Polo Cruise Ship Terminal. It featured samples from nearly every restaurant in town-- from mini-burgers and lamb shish kebabs to stranger fare like carrot foam. Guests received a book of "tasting tickets" and proceeded around each station sampling gourmet dishes, desserts, and wine.
Tracy Lee of Uptown Saint John declared the event a success, saying next year folks should plan ahead to make sure they get in. In addition to the goodies, the fundraiser featured a silent auction and a live chef auction where folks bid on home-cooked meals from their favourite chefs. Over 300 tickets were sold, and there were booths from over 30 vendors.

Photos:  Top: a tasting plate of Korean and Japanese delicacies from Boaz restaurant in the Valley.

Below: Students from the NBCC Culinary School serve up pulled pork fritters. Right:Saint John Alehouse sous-chef Keith Broome uses a portable smoker to prepare his signature sardine canapes.

St. Hubert Coming To Rothesay

Good news chicken lovers -- Rothesay will be home to a St. Hubert establishment this summer. 

Rothesay Mayor Bill Bishop tells CHSJ News all of the red tape is done and the building it currently under construction at the corner of Marr Road and the Old Hampton Road.

He says the business should be open in July.

69th Anniversary of Historic Battle Marked

Today marks the the 69th anniversary of the battle of the Atlantic, the most significant contribution of the Canadian navy during WW2.

The Battle of the Atlantic secured the supply lines from North America to Great Britain during the Second World War and ultimately made the allied D-Day invasion possible. For 69 months the Royal Canadian Navy escorted over 25, 000 ships to Europe from 1939 to 1945. It was the longest, largest and most complex battle of the Second World War. 

There is a ceremony involving the naval reserve from HMCS Brunswicker today at Stone Church beginning at 10:30 am.