Country feasts, sunflowers and memories this week!

Our Small Halls communities and the Ottawa countryside are buzzing with news about our Chef’s Table local farm-to-table feasts!

They’re are events like no other – and they start this week on Aug. 9 and 10 as part of the Canadian Sunflower Festival at the remarkable Saunders Farm. Six country feasts at unique locations, long tables laden with local food and drink prepared by top chefs who innovate on every plate – and then capped off with remarkable musical performances by some of the region’s most talented musicians.

In fact, two hotels are encouraging attendees to make a night of it! Brookstreet Hotel is offering Chef’s Table attendees a special room rate of $175 per night on August 9 or 10. Brookstreet Hotel Reservations can be reached Monday to Friday between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m., Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sundays from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. by calling 613.271.1800 / 888.826.2220 or at Guests contacting the hotel should indicate that they are staying with the “The Chef’s Table at Saunders Farm”.  In addition, the Holiday Inn and Suites Kanata is offering Chef’s Table attendees a special room rate of $175 per night on August 9th or 10th. Hotel reservations can be made by phoning Erin at 613-271-2376.

Did you hear? We just announced our sixth Chef’s Table location this week and it’s set to be memorable! Taking place at Brown’s Inlet in Ottawa on Sept. 21, it’s featuring Chef Pat Garland of Absinthe, with a musical performance by Peter Katz. The cost is $95 and includes 3 courses, a wine pairing and the show.  You can’t beat a beautiful location, expertly-prepared mouth-watering local food and amazing music.


In other Small Halls news, did you see our ad in the Glengarry Highland Games program this weekend? The legendary LEAHY will take over the Metcalfe Centre in Maxville in September and we couldn’t be more thrilled. It’s going to be an incredible time of music and dancing. Join in the fun!

Have you seen our posters popping yet online and in your community yet? If so, our iconic red hall may look familiar. That’s because we fashioned it after the charming Union Hall in Mississippi Mills – we take community seriously and are proud to incorporate real aspects of our hall locations into our promotional material. Watch on our socials for hall trivia every week! We started this week by highlighting Manotick United Church.

It’s hard to believe it’s August already, but here we are: six weeks away from the first notes playing on Sept. 12 to signal Small Halls kicking off again!