Canada’s East Coast is just as well known for its laid-back lifestyle as it is for its seafood. The east coast kitchen party, a casual gathering filled with food, music and song, gets its name from house parties that result in everybody congregating in the kitchen by the end of the night. Sound appealing? We think so too. At your next get-together, take the party to the kitchen.
A Canadian folk tradition deeply rooted in Atlantic Canada, the Canadian Kitchen Party is a warm hug of welcome, a song shared amongst newfound friends, a communal meal fresh from the ocean, colourfully illustrated with local characters, storytellers and more.
Maritime outport culture from yesteryear lives on in today’s modern kitchen parties. Where once guests gathered in neighbour’s homes to share a meal, some laughs, music and stories, today’s kitchen parties welcome those who come from away with the best of Atlantic Canadian culture and cuisine: fresh from the ocean lobster boil, indie entertainers leading your group on in song and dance, poets and storytellers sharing tales from outport life. Bonus points to guests who get “screeched in” and kiss the cod to become honourary Newfoundlanders.
Modern day kitchen parties have moved beyond the kitchen and now take place on the beach, at local farmer’s markets, conference centres and more. But one element remains true throughout the years – once they’ve taken part in a Canadian kitchen party, a group of strangers will become fast friends.
So excited to be adding this style of event to our 2023/24 lineup! The following is a list of food possibilities;
Lobster or Crab Boil
Fish & Chips
Of course these are only examples, any kind of food that is portable is great. Chowders, traditional breads and desserts would round things out nicely. Add to this the dimension of good music & company...you have a kitchen party!
Looking for something a little different to entertain your guests this Fall? Give us a SHOUT at Dinner Thyme Today! Cheers, and have a great weekend!