Pope Francis will have indigenous flavors on his plate when he visits Quebec.
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“We are happy to participate, it makes us happy,” commented Alain Adair, General Manager of the Wentag Tourism Office. At the request of the Archbishop and Cardinal Gérald Cyprien Lacroix, the restaurant La Trade of the Hôtel-Musée Premiers Nations in Wentag was invited to participate in the preparation of a meal that brought together tribal leaders and bishops on Thursday. .
Chef Marc de Passorio collaborated with Chef Frédéric Cyre of Château Frontenac to create the menu. The latter will feature dishes with tribal flavours, Mr. Adhier said.
First, he revealed, the Pope will visit Wentag to meet with members of the nation there. But his health and obstacles to this journey prevented him. So he will dine in the municipality. Remy Vincent, chief of the Huron-Wendat Nation, has also been invited.
In addition, Vendat artist Manon Chioy made a chasuble for the Pope at the request of the Vatican. The dress is “embellished with subdued embroidery,” Nation said in a press release.
The Huron-Wendat Nation estimates that about fifteen of its members attended tribal residential schools, while others were placed in foster families or adoptive homes in the wake of the 1960s roundup.