Pope Francis will have homegrown flavors on his plate when he comes to Quebec.
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“We are happy to participate and it makes us happy,” commented Alain Authier, general manager of the Wendake Tourist Office. At the request of the archdiocese and Cardinal Gérald Cyprian Lacroix, the restaurant La Traite of the Hôtel-Musée Premiers Nations in Vendée invited indigenous leaders and bishops to participate in the preparation of a meal on Thursday. .
Chef Marc de Passorio worked with Chateau Frontenac, Frédéric Cyr chef to create the menu. Mr Authier said the latter would have dishes with an Aboriginal flavour.
In fact, he revealed, the Pope was to go to Wendake to meet with members of the country there. But his health problems and the limitations of this trip prevented him. And so he dines in the Archdiocese. Huron-Wendat Nation Chief Remy Vincent was also invited.
In addition, a Wendat artist, Manon Seoi, made a chasuble for the Pope at the request of the Vatican. The garment is “delicately embellished with embroidery,” Nation said in a statement.
The Huron-Wendat Nation estimates that about fifteen of its members attended aboriginal residential schools and that others were placed in foster families or adoptive homes in the wake of the Roundup of the 1960s.