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SEAL FEST: 3rd EDITION – From September 10th to September 19th 2020

10 November 2020
Seal Meat

Montreal, August 25th, 2020

The time has come to celebrate one of Canada’s traditional foods: the amazing seal!

The SEALS & SEALING NETWORK (SSN) is pleased to announce that the 3rd Edition of “Seal Fest” is right around the corner. From September 10th to September 19th, restaurants in Montréal, Québec City, Toronto and St-John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador will showcase this Canadian Superfood, bringing a special culinary experience to Foodies across the country. Sustainable, delicious and perhaps the most nutritious protein on the planet, seal certainly has a place in Canada’s food culture.

Seal is a very versatile meat and almost every cut can be transformed into a gourmet dish. Most common is the tenderloin but the flippers and most other parts can all be utilized in delicious ways.

The consumption of wild, eco-friendly, natural seal meat and omega-3 seal oil has many health benefits, while the textiles derived from the seal are an ecofriendly alternative to non-renewable (plastic) clothing.

Sealing is a vital activity for tens of thousands of rural Canadians, both indigenous and non-indigenous, providing considerable economic, social and ecosystem benefits.

Seal is considered “Smarter Seafood”, a program implemented by Exploramer in the prospect of sustainable development and the protection of marine biodiversity. Harp and Grey Seal populations have exploded over past decades off the Atlantic Coast. They now number in the millions and their population growth continues to have serious impacts on fish stocks.

Seal Fest is co-produced in collaboration with a platform that produces many other popular culinary festivals such as OysterMania, TartareFest, the Xperience passeports such as Barista, Vineyard and many others. This platform offers unique technological tools and a special logistical approach that allows the participating restaurants to take part in the festival while respecting  COVID-19 related measures. This allows the “foodies” to enjoy the experience.



Each establishment taking part in “Seal Fest” will offer a delicious entrée accompanied by a glass of wine, cocktail or beer carefully chosen by their sommelier and/or mixologist. All of this starts at just $15.

The official launch for “Seal Fest” will be held on September 10th at Maison Saint-Paul.  Maison Saint-Paul kitchen team will take care of the delicious seal canapés for the event and cocktails will be offered as we celebrate and discover this fantastic local resource.

Address: 343 St Paul St E, Montreal, Quebec H2Y 1H3

Seal Fest Launch Menu:

Seal Tartare: Tarragon mousse, two-way egg yolk, shallots, capers and parsley.

Seal Tataki: Pistachio and rosemary crust, berry and lemon gel, mint, onion pearl pickles.

Seal Rillette: Garnished with field berry compote, chives, pickles, homemade bread and mustard.



Date: September 10th to September 19th, 2020

Participating restaurants & Seal Menu: 

Tickets for the launch event will be available on

Reservation: Take advantage of this attractive offer starting from $15 by booking directly with the participating restaurants.

Media Contacts:

Alex Bar | 514-707-3333 |

Karine Delage | 416-876-3329 |

For information regarding seal products and the industry:

Romy Vaugeois | 514-601-3866 |

Seals and Sealing Network: