Right Some Good Comes to Halifax

UPDATED May 28th (Peek under the scallop for new delicious details)

Spring Garden will be shutting down to traffic June 29th for a day-long gourmet food festival. They’ve teamed up with Right Some Good, the Cape Breton-born event that’s on a mission to unite local food, world-class chefs, and local foodies.


It’s exciting news for those of us who have watched the Right Some Good festivities from afar. The festival started in 2011. For 10 days each August, the festival gathered local chefs, Michelin star chefs, musicians, and food lovers to celebrate local food.  Now in its fourth year, Right Some Good is cooking up something new altogether.

A taste of things to come - local scallops with a rhubarb-basil compote by Chef Alain Bosse

A taste of things to come – local scallops with a rhubarb-basil compote by Chef Alain Bosse

The festival will now kick off in Halifax on June 27th and spend three days there before traveling to Cape Breton for three more days of food adventures and competitions. There are no formal details on what will take place June 27th and June 28th, but word has it there will be some unique pop-up dining options involved.   All the delicious details for the Halifax festivities have finally been unveiled.

On June 27th, Right Some Good will be popping up at the Stadacona Drill Shed. For one night only, the venue will be transformed into a fine-dining experience, with food dreamed up and prepared by Michelin-Star Chef Cristina Bowerman from Rome.

The next night, diners will take to the harbour, for dinner on the dock of the HMCS Preserver. The meal will be prepared by one of New York’s finest, Chef Ed Cotton.

You can read about our 2013 Right Some Good pop-up dining experience here.

Right Some Good Halifax

But the festivities will really kick into high gear on Sunday for Right Some Good on Spring Garden.

The Right Some Good festivities on Spring Garden will focus around a gourmet street fair. From 9:30 am to 9:30 pm, guests can eat their way around Spring Garden, tasting treats from local restaurants and visiting chefs. In addition to the gourmet street food, there will be a culinary stage where six rounds of chefs, including 12 international master chefs, will compete live. There will be a second stage where Cape Breton musicians will serenade diners.


Chef Alain Bosse tells guests what to expect for local produce this year.

Chef Alain Bosse tells guests what to expect for local produce this year.


And if you’re Right Some Good in the kitchen (but not formally employed as a chef), the day will also host a home-chef challenge. More details on that will be out soon.

Right Some Good on Spring Garden will take place on June 29th. There will be free admission to the festival area, and food tickets for sale for those who want to dine on gourmet street food. It is the first time in close to 15 years that Spring Garden will be open exclusively for pedestrians.


Think you’re hungry now? Read about my first Right Some Good experience HERE for dishes that can only be described like this “It is all about the texture, and the mouth feel. It makes you want to giggle as you eat it because it is just so much fun in your mouth.”

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