Did you know the green crab is considered a delicacy in many Asian and European cuisines?

Ever wanted to try it yourself?

Here’s your chance and, fortunately for you, Nova Scotia’s renowned Kilted Chef, Alain Bossé will be there to serve it up in style.

Join us for two mouth-watering culinary events on Saturday, July 21, 2018:
NOTE: Both events will require a 6.4 km return walk/hike from the main parking lot to Harbour Rocks Beach. 

An afternoon Seafood Boil Workshop with Alain Bossé, the Kilted Chef

Kejimkujik National Park and National Historic Site.

The Kilted Chef will walk you through the process of preparing fresh-caught crab to perfection with savoury ingredients. You’ll learn about the crab and its effects on Nova Scotia’s coastlines and you’ll have the opportunity to partake in the prep work and sample this seafood and vegetable dish. 

Optionally for those in attendance, take part in a special guided hike from Harbour Rocks Beach into the protected area of the St. Catherines River Estuary. A hike will be offered at noon and at 12:30 pm.

Participants will also enjoy product sampling from local community businesses such as Bulwark Cider, Terra Beata Farms cranberry juice, a tasting from Finest kind Food and a baking workshop with Wiles Lake Farm Market and Bakery.

Why not spend the entire day?  
Bring some extra food for a picnic.

Acadian Seafood Boil Workshop

Time: 11 am – 2 pm, guided hike begins at 12:00 pm and 12:30pm. 

Location: Harbour Rocks Beach

Duration: 3 hrs

Cost: $28.25 / person (tax included)

Availability:  Up to 70 people

  • Tickets available June 4
  • Purchase in advance by calling the Visitor Centre at (902) 682-2772, or by email kejimkujik.info@pc.gc.ca
  • Refunds accepted 10 days prior the event (by 4:30 pm July 10)
  • Allergies or food intolerances cannot be accommodated
  • Children and pets welcome at the boil-up
  • The event is not wheel-chair accessible
  • Upon registration and payment, participants will receive all necessary planning information by email

A beachside dinner of excellence created by the Kilted Chef, Alain Bossé and you

Kejimkujik National Park and National Historic Site.

Treat yourself to an exceptional three-course meal outdoors among the beautiful surroundings of Harbour Rocks Beach.

This isn’t your ordinary sit-down meal. You’ll be assisting the Kilted Chef and his team throughout the duration of the event with prep, cooking and presentation. Each dish will be paired with a selection of wines offered by Petite Rivière Vineyards and will use locally farmed and sourced produce and seafood.

It’s a fine dining, hands-on culinary experience and an once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to learn while you Savour the Seaside.

Check out the amazing menu conceived by the Kilted Chef:

Menu


Complimentary drink from
Boxing Rock Brewing Co.

Aperitif
Bloody Green Crab Caesar

Appetizer
Crab Bisque featuring green crab and snow crab

Main
Planked Salmon with Maple Mustard Sauce, Mash potato and veg, bread from Wile Lake Farm Market and Bakery

Dessert
Keji Stormy S’mores: oat cakes, raspberry red pepper jam, chocolate, marshmallow, dipped in Ironworks dark rum

All menu items will be paired with Petite Rivière Vineyards wine and liquor

Tea and coffee and complimentary water from Big8

 

But your experience doesn’t end there…

While you savour, you’ll enjoy live “Kitchen Party” music and a Mi’kmaw cultural presentation.

Interactive Fine Dining on the Beach – a hands-on culinary experience

Time: 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Cost: $130 / person (tax included)

Availability: maximum 30 people

Location: Harbour Rocks Beach

  • Tickets available June 4
  • Purchase in advance by calling the Visitor Centre at (902) 682-2772, or by email kejimkujik.info@pc.gc.ca
  • Refunds accepted 10 days prior the event (by 4:30 pm July 10)
  • Allergies or food intolerances cannot be accommodated
  • Adults only.
  • The event is not wheel-chair accessible
  • Upon registration and payment, participants will receive all necessary planning information by email

Kejimkujik Seaside celebrates 30 years

Kejimkujik Seaside beckons with its colourful orchids and wildflowers, expansive shrubs and granite headlands framing beautiful white sand beaches and turquoise waters. It is a wonder to behold and an oasis for many ground and aquatic species alike.

These unique coastal attributes are why thirty years ago, this area was designated as part of Kejimkujik National Park. This addition fulfills another step towards Parks Canada’s goal of creating a national parks system that represents Canada’s 39 distinct natural regions, and ensures that future generations may enjoy the landscape in this pristine state for years to come.

Protecting the ecosystem

Recently, this beautiful estuary has succumbed to the harmful effects of the invasive European Green Crab…

On the bright side

Park researchers and scientists have been working hard to protect the estuary ecosystem by removing the green crab by trapping and collecting. Three years ago, the Gone Crabbin’ citizen science program was created to assist with coastal conservation. All the effort is paying off. Today, the eel grass, essential for many of the native species, is growing again and many fish species, shore birds and even lobster are thriving.