TORONTO — 24 hours, 2 men, 1 airline and 150 years. This is the gist of an epic coast-to-coast race set to launch tomorrow in Charlottetown.
Dubbed a ‘great Canadian food race’, the event teams up Ritz-Carlton, Toronto Executive Chef Daniel Craig with Culinary Adventure Co. owner Kevin Durkee on a 24-hour cross-country journey celebrating Canada’s 150th anniversary.
The edible adventure will begin on June 21 at the home of Confederation in Charlottetown before jetting off via Air Canada to Halifax, Ottawa, Toronto and Calgary. The race ends in Vancouver at midnight on June 22.
Sounds impossible? Maybe. But one thing’s for sure: there’ll be lots of eats, and plenty of Canadiana to make Canadians proud.
The pair of racers will source ingredients to be used in a Taste of Canada menu at the hotel’s signature restaurant, TOCA, starting July 1.
“Whether it’s Nova Scotia blueberries or sustainable fish farmed off the coast of B.C., our aim is to sample food from as many cities as we can within one day,” said Chef Craig. “We’re excited to share our adventure with guests when we return to Toronto and create a truly Canadian menu in honour of Canada’s 150th.”
The coast-to-coast tour is part of the hotel’s new culinary program, ‘Off the Eaten Track’, a customized series of culinary tours curated exclusively for guests of The Ritz-Carlton, Toronto by Culinary Adventure Co.
You can watch the team live @facebook/ritzcarltontoronto or on Instagram @culinaryadvco, or visit ritzcarlton.com/en/hotels/canada/toronto/area-activities/off-the-eaten-track for more information.