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3 top Montreal chefs to concoct lunch as part of Canada Olympic Excellence Day

06/05/2015 06:19 EDT | Updated 06/05/2016 05:59 EDT
MONTREAL - Three Montreal chefs will prepare a meal to be served as part of Canada Olympic Excellence Day next month.

The World Sport Luncheon will be dished up at the Montreal's Palais des congres convention centre on July 9, Canadian Olympic Committee president Marcel Aubut announced Friday.

Helena Loureiro, who is loyal to her rich Portuguese culinary tradition while adding creativity and boldness to her dishes in her restaurants Cantinho de Lisboa, Portus Calle and Helena, will prepare a fish entree.

Montreal native Simon Devost-Dulude will be responsible for the main meal, featuring Quebec flavours. He is executive chef at Capital Traiteur, the largest institutional kitchen in the city.

Jerome Ferrer, who moved to Quebec in 2001 and has been chef at acclaimed restaurant Europea for 13 years, will concoct an Olympic-inspired dessert. Ferrer also operates Europea Espace Boutique, Brasserie Beaver Hall, Andiamo, Birks Cafe and Cafe Grevin in Montreal.

Lillehammer 1994 gold medallist Jean-Luc Brassard will host the luncheon, while freestyle skiers Justine, Chloe and Maxime Dufour-Lapointe will share their Olympic experiences.

IOC president Thomas Bach is slated to be on hand to give the keynote address. Mayor Denis Coderre is honorary president of the luncheon.

The day also marks the official opening of the Olympic House attraction in Montreal. Fans will be able to watch the Olympic Rings being raised on the roof, where they will be permanently lit, while athletes demonstrate their sports in the front of the building.

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