September and October mark Berry Season on Fogo Island, Newfoundland. The bounty of this singular season is celebrated over six weekends during the Island Harvest Series. A multi-faceted line-up of adventurous culinary programming begins at the Inn on the last weekend of September and runs through to the first weekend of November 2017. On the menu are a series of events showcasing the foodways of Fogo Island, the talents of Fogo Island Inn’s Kitchen Collective, and internationally recognized guest chefs.
Guests will celebrate Canadian Thanksgiving from Friday, 06 October – Sunday, 08 October 2017 during the SOUTH BY NORTHEAST collaboration, featuring James Beard Award- winning guest chef Hugh Acheson, of Athens, Georgia, USA. Always an unmissable event, this year’s Canadian Thanksgiving weekend will feature nightly live music, access to the Island’s Partridgeberry Harvest Festival, a guided berry-picking excursion, and a chef’s dialogue brunch.
Friday, 13 October – Sunday, 15 October 2017 will have guests and chefs ON THE HILLS AND OFF THE GRILL for a weekend of Fogo Island foodways. Guided by a local naturalist, guests will forage for wild edibles which they’ll later taste at a traditional boil-up, in drinks, and on the supper plate. Saturday evening closes at the Inn’s bonfire pit for a fireside chat.
The BUTCHER, BAKER, PRESERVES, AND CAVIAR MAKER weekend takes place Friday, 20 October – Sunday, 22 October 2017 and brings together community food artisans and guest caviar purveyor Cornel Ceapa of Acadian Sturgeon and Caviar. A five-course supper will showcase the world’s only caviar produced from wild sturgeon. Guests will immerse themselves in Fogo Island’s Berry Season foodways through hands-on activities, and attend a Sturgeon Academy session and caviar tasting.
From Friday, 27 October – Sunday, 29 October 2017, chef Craig Grozier, Scottish Highlander and founder of bespoke culinary events company Fallachan, will headline GHOST TALKS AND CHEF WALKS. Along with the Fogo Island Inn Kitchen Collective, he’ll uncover the mysteries and magic of the juniper berry and more wild edibles found on Fogo Island’s otherworldly landscape. There will be a Q&A session, a chef walk to a traditional root cellar and fishing stage, and a supernatural storytelling session with a Community Host.
The founders of DEVOUR! THE FOOD & FILM FEST will be Fogo Island Inn’s special guests from Friday, 03 November – Sunday, 05 November 2017. On this weekend curated by DEVOUR! for cinephiles and epicures, the Inn’s Kitchen Collective will offer a six-course supper of food-and-film pairings. Guests will join Community Hosts on Island Orientations, and share stories of the National Film Board’s pioneering cinematic legacy, The Fogo Process.
All Island Harvest Series bookings, transfers, and logistics can be arranged by contacting Fogo Island Inn at firstname.lastname@example.org, toll-free in North America at 1-855-268-9277, or direct at 709-658-344.