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  • Brenda Armour
    April 19, 2012 - 15:48

    I think I'm going to throw up.

    • Seallover
      April 22, 2012 - 09:47

      Armour, got nothing more interesting to say than that, say nothing

  • Duggan
    April 19, 2012 - 11:00

    Chef Charles is correct, the challenge will be the strong flavour of seal meat (I find it unpleasant) but in the hands of masters such as Charles, Perrin, Macpherseon, LeBlanc and Hussey - expect to be amazed!

  • Seallover
    April 19, 2012 - 08:59

    Don't complain about the price people, embrace the event! I think this is long overdue and we should be supporting this is any way possible. Sure, I myself, may not have the funds to attend this milestone event but, I will spread the word however I can. I'm pretty confident that Perrin, Charles, Hussey, LeBlanc and MacPherson will be able to drawn 70-75 people for such a great cause. I salute the Chefs and organizers of this event whole heartily! Not to mention, I got a few new ideas for cooking seal.

  • Melissa
    April 19, 2012 - 08:57

    Damn, if only my student budget could afford. This is a brilliant plan, and I wish I could go :)

  • Charlie
    April 19, 2012 - 08:50

    Amazing Idea. This is a fantastic way to support sealers of today and yesteryear!! I'm guessing the ticket price is to ensure a good donation to the charity and not to put it out of anyones reach. Great job chefs - you're doing us Newfoundlanders and Labradorians proud. 'BWJ', why not keep this about the food and charity - no need to single out one person who is just trying to raise the profile of our seal fishery.

  • BWJ
    April 19, 2012 - 08:33

    $250 a plate in st. john's to build a memorial in ellliston. sealing was very active in st. john's. the price puts this meal out of reach of the seniors that remember the sealing times and are fond of seal meat. are we supposed to jump at the tickets because of an appearance on a television show, i think not. if this price is any indication of cost of meals in the proposed restaurant in the mallard cottage, good luck tv star

    • Robert
      April 19, 2012 - 10:23

      BWJ! This type of event is exactly what is needed for the sealing industry. In TO, Mtl and Vancouver $250. won't get you a decent bottle of wine. The "tv stars" are the very ones who need to be showcasing seal as a delicacy; make it fashionable to eat seal and all their friends will want seal too! And what our dear`seniors remember is eating seal the only way they knew and that was just fine as well!

  • Mike
    April 19, 2012 - 08:19

    Sounds fantastic but at $250 a plate it's a little out of my league. I guess I'll stick with the Flipper Pie at Bidgoods.

  • Penney
    April 19, 2012 - 07:54

    This idea is way way way overdue. Of course, what St. John's and the province need is a seafood festival showcasing the wonderful seafood we harvest here in the province and encouraging a fuller more sophisticated consumer culture to follow it. Seal meat should be a part of it - people complain about it but they really don't understand how to prepare it and we seem to rely on variations of a single dish. We should be consuming a heck of a lot more of our local produce, especially very overlooked seal meat. Journalists, politicians, businesspeople, swilers - are you listening?

  • Robert
    April 19, 2012 - 07:33

    Where there is a will there is a way!