Chef on Board
Hosted by Chef Mark McEwan
Chef on Board – once upon a time…the ferry was the only way to visit Prince Edward Island and some say…it still is...
Join Chef Mark McEwan, Food Network Celebrity Chef aboard the Northumberland Ferries vessel, MV Confederation for Chef on Board, a Fall Flavours Signature Event. You will be welcomed aboard the vessel by NFL Captain Clements, NFL crew and the Island East Tourism Group team with a gracious Island smile and escorted to the upper decks to begin your cruise and taste delectables from our region.
As the musical strains of incredible local artists float over the water you will be ready to embark on a cruise you will not soon forget. Breathe in the sea air, gaze upon the red cliffs of Points East Coastal Drive as you glide on the gentle waters of the Northumberland Strait. Chef Kevin Boyce and our Culinary Institute Chefs will be serving up only the freshest of Island products straight from our organic farmers and producers, prepared to perfection.
As the MV Confederation pulls back into port you will be escorted to the vehicle deck that has been transformed into a floating banquet hall. Here you will enjoy culinary delights while immersed in maritime culture and entertained by the renowned Rawlins Cross Band.
This unique Island experience featuring culinary gifts of the land and sea is a partnership of Island East Tourism Group and Northumberland Ferries.
- Oyster Mushroom and Leek Salpicon (Mushrooms provided by Ben Ben’s Mushrooms)
- Scallop Ceviche (Seafood provided by MR Seafoods)
- Cider and Balsamic Marinated Chorizo (Chorizo provided by Steerman’s Quality Meats)
- Crab Fritters (Crab provided by Belle River Enterprises)
- Braised Beef Rissoles (Beef provided by Steerman's Meats)
- Fresh Oysters (Colville Bay)
- “Beach Chair” Lager Steamed Mussels (PEI Brewing Co. & Atlantic Aqua Farms)
- Beet, Tomato and Goat’s Cheese Salad
with baby greens, thyme roasted walnuts and white balsamic gel
(Beets provided by Shepherds Farm Organics)
- Oven Roasted PEI Striploin
with vermouth butter poached lobster, sweet corn, potato and smoked bacon ragout, natural lobster reduction, roasted bone marrow and horseradish gremolata
(Beef provided by Atlantic Beef Processors)
- Spiced Cheesecake
caramel apple rum sauce,
honey cremeux and almond wafer
(Honey provided by Honibe)
Location: MV Confederation, Northumberland Ferries, Wood Islands
Price with Transportation - $105. Departs pick up locations at 5:30pm: Rodd Royalty, Lane’s Riverhouse Inn, Rodd Brudenell River Resort, Rodd Crowbush Golf & Beach Resort
" ... there's no band more capable of bringing the unique cultural mix of Canada's Atlantic provinces
into the contemporary world." —The Georgia Straight
"Rawlins Cross ... took the stage and promptly won the crowd's heart. — The New York Times
Fusing Celtic traditional music with the rhythms of rock, pop and worldbeat music, multiple JUNO nominees and nine-time East Coast Music Award winners, Rawlins Cross are equally at ease with a soulful Highland Air (“MacPherson's Lament“) or a raucous party song (“Colleen“, “Wild Rose“, “Reel 'n' Roll“) and never fail to electrify their faithful fans.
Photo by Chr!s Sm!th www.funkfactor.com