Written by Yasmin Nissim and Chris Cline.
This past Sunday we had the opportunity to experience The Pig Out, a truly unique and intimate outdoor dining experience right here in Ottawa. The event was the brainchild of Stephanie and Chantal Albert, along with Kelly Brisson of local gastronomy blog The Gouda Life. Initially we were excited to hear that the event was part of a new underground dining concept called Revelry House (more on that in a minute). But our excitement went through the roof when they announced that Chef Steve Mitton of Murray Street would be roasting up a pig for the event, the produce was being supplied by local farm Rideau Pines, and Kichesippi would be on hand to dole out the pints. As soon as we arrived at the backyard and were welcomed with warm cider, cool beer and some killer spicy corn bread, we knew we were in for a fantastic night! Check out the video below to see how things went.
Revelry House is a new food concept for Ottawa, billing itself as an underground restaurant. Its owners envision it as a different kind of culinary experience, one that’s really focused on creating a comfortable, informal atmosphere where you can experience amazing local food and talent in the kitchen. At the moment, Revelry House’s owners are being deliberately secretive about its whereabouts; it is, after all, a private home in a residential area. In the coming months though, it will begin holding small culinary functions while playing host to some of the best local chefs and produce the city has to offer.
After the last songs were performed by the likes of Steve St. Pierre and The Love Machine, we had the opportunity to sit down with Stephanie and Kelly to talk about their vision for Revelry House. You can listen to it here.