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All in a Day with Alan Neal

Ben Baird, Nathan Rogers among the experts behind Pelican's new School of Fish.

Aired: Oct. 16, 2019

On this week’s D is for Dinner, a new seafood cooking class helps amateur cooks get some fishy business straightened out. Professional chefs will share a recipe for a restaurant-quality mussels dish you can make at home.

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Make your own mussels in white wine cream sauce

Ben Baird, Nathan Rogers among the experts behind Pelican's new School of Fish.

CBC News · 

There’s a lot to love about seafood, from smokey salmon to crispy calamari and fish tacos. But when it comes to perfecting a seafood dish at home, it can seem like a daunting — not to mention smelly — task. 

That’s why some professionals are hoping to demystify some common fish phobias with a new weekly cooking class right here in Ottawa.

School of Fish guides amateur chefs with a range of seafood specialities, all under the instruction of such experts as Pelican Market and Grill executive chef Ben Baird and seafood expert Nathan Rogers.

Here’s an at-home version of mussels in white wine cream sauce Baird shared on CBC Ottawa’s All In A Day:

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31 Amazing Ottawa Restaurants

That Aren’t In The ByWard Market

Narcity – Updated on May 02 2018

When planning a night out in Ottawa, there’s no doubt that we gravitate towards places in the ByWard Market. Whether you think of specific restaurants or just the general area, heading to the Market is usually the first option when it comes to grabbing a bite.

Sure, it’s a great place to check out during the weekend, but sometimes we just get bored of staying in the same area. There are so many incredible spots to eat at that aren’t in the ByWard Market. It’s time to try some new restaurants in our city!

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Social Scene

Sponsored by Star Motors of Ottawa: Taste in the Glebe

Ottawa Citizen-Jan. 18, 2019

Taste in the Glebe took place at the Glebe Community Centre Thursday, Jan. 17. The annual event raised funds for the Glebe Neighbourhood Activities Group’s community development fund.

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Taste in the Glebe

goes green after two decades of dining

Ottawa Business Journal-Jan. 18, 2019 Organizers implemented a number of environmentally friendly initiatives, including the swapping of plastic dinnerware for the real deal. This year, they could afford to rent proper wine glasses, plates and cutlery, thanks to sponsorship from McKeen Metro Glebe. read full article

Taste for Hope

Ottawa chefs donate time and food for Shepherds of Good Hope’s signature fundraiser

Ottawa Business Journal-Mar. 7, 2019

Everybody’s got to eat, so why not eat really well, make it more fun by doing it together, and raise some funds for charity while you’re at it? That’s the concept behind Taste for Hope, a successful and popular foodie event that supports Shepherds of Good Hope, one of the largest organizations in our city dedicated to meeting the needs of some of the most vulnerable people — homeless women and men.

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Social Scene

Sponsored by Star Motors of Ottawa: Taste for Hope

Ottawa Citizen-Mar. 7, 2019

Social Scene, Sponsored by Star Motors of Ottawa: Taste for Hope. Ashley Fraser, Ottawa Citizen. From left: Michael Moffatt, managing partner of Thyme and Again, Sheila Whyte, owner of Thyme and Again, and Jim Foster of Pelican Seafood Market and Grill. read full article

Hooked on Fish

Pelican co-owner Jim Foster is hooked on the seafood business

Ottawa Business Journal – May 15, 2019

On the Ottawa seafood scene, Jim Foster is what you’d call a big fish. For years now, the 55-year-old entrepreneur has been the friendly face of Pelican Seafood Market and Grill, a small business that he co-owns with his brother-in-law, Marc Roy.

The fish market and adjoining 60-seat seafood restaurant remain tucked away in a nondescript strip mall south of downtown. Yet, on any given day, the place is bustling with a community of customers – serving between 10,000 and 11,000 people each month.

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