Talking SCHOP! A birthday first in Canada, Part III

Kysha Harris | 7/3/2019, 11 a.m.
May 25, 2019. Day two in Montreal, on my first time in Canada and it was my birthday!
with Chef Bramos

Before anything, Marcus sent over two glasses of champagne as our eyes bounced over the fish, seafood and vegetable forward menu. Jason and I decided on our entrees of spicy crab pasta and trout, but then here comes a whole raw bar platter of seafood presented by the Chef de Cuisine, Nicholas Bramos, replete with Marcus’ signature sparklers. Who needs a birthday cake when you have a platter of sashimi, crudo and seafood? Not me!

As the sparkers were lit and Jason led the birthday song, I began to well up with emotion. Yes, it was my birthday, my last year in my forties, but professionally I felt recognized for all of my hard work in food for the last 17 entrepreneurial years—cooking, writing, consulting, producing and so much more.

I am grateful for this journey and all my family, friends and colleagues on it with me. Cheers to you and yours.

Canada…thank you. I will be back.

Happy eating and thanks for reading!

Kysha Harris is a food writer and editor, culinary producer, consultant and owner of SCHOP!, a personalized food service in NYC for over 15 years. Follow her on Twitter and Instagram, @SCHOPgirl, on Facebook, /SCHOPnyc, and her blog, Questions? Comments? Requests? Feedback? Invitations! Email AmNewsFOOD at Follow us on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook @NYAmNewsFOOD and tag us with #SoAmNewsFOOD with your food finds!