Today the 2018 National Seal Products Day will have the main event with a fashion show and Industry Dinner in Ottawa, ON, as well as a reception, pop-up sale, and speeches from Industry partners to celebrate support the Sealing Industry in Canada so if you are in the nation’s capitol drop by!

The menu for the dinner is curated by Lori McCarthy of Cod Sounds, and Todd Perrin of Mallard Cottage.

Menu: Carpaccio, Pea Shoot Pesto, Spicy Granola Steamed Dumplings, Cabbage Slaw, Sweet and Sour Dipping Sauce, Southern Fried Flipper, Seasonal Greens, Buttermilk Dressing, Pan Roasted Seal Loin, Celery Root and Parsip Pureé, Tomato & Caramelized Onion Compote, Veal Jus and Dessert by NAC

Seal Day on the Hill – 1:30 pm – 5:30 pm
Parliament Hill
111 Welling St
Ottawa, ON

Industry Dinner 6 pm – 10 pm
le café, National Arts Centre
1 Elgin Street,
Ottawa, ON

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Lori McCarthy is dedicated to the cultural foods of Newfoundland and Labrador through her company Cod Sounds and the Livyers Cultural Alliance.

Her core values embrace locally sourced regional cuisine and wild foods from the land and sea; this is reflected in her food experiences and workshops.

Lori has been listed as a  hidden gem in National Geographic, has been written up in Coastal Living as one of the 8 great excursions in North America. The Telegraph speaks about her in an article about the most unlikely culinary destinations and  check out what the National Post has to say.


Canadian foodies know Todd Perrin as the burly, entertaining, larger than life Newfoundlander who made it to the top 8 on the first season of Food Network Canada’s hit series Top Chef Canada in 2011. He returned to Food Network Canada in 2017 for the first Top Chef Canada All Stars.

Todd graduated from The Culinary Institute of Canada at Holland College in PEI. Todd is the Executive Chef and Co- owner of Mallard Cottage, in Quidi Vidi Village, St. John’s. The painstakingly restored 18th century cottage opened as a restaurant in November 2013 after much anticipation. Serving local ingredients in traditional and non traditional ways, Mallard Cottage uses the bounty of Newfoundland land and sea to create a daily changing menu. In it’s first year Mallard was recognized by Enroute Magazine as #5 on it’s list of Top Ten Best New Restaurants in Canada 2014. In 2018 Mallard Cottage continued to be recognized as one of Canada’s top eateries, coming in at No. 22 on the list Canada’s 100 Best Restaurants.