16 Signature Foodie Events & 3 Big Taste Libations

Food and wine pairing experiences. Luncheons. New Libation happy hour events. The Big
Taste foodie events will lift your palate to dizzying heights of deliciousness.

Home Tasting Room Lunch

Market-fresh, sustainable food prepared in Home's open kitchen

Friday, March 6, 2015 | Price $45
Home Tasting Room Lunch

Meet food critic, John Gilchrist for lunch. Immerse yourself in a world of wonderful aromas and tantalizing sizzles as executive chef, Kaede E Hirooka serves up market-fresh, sustainable food from Home's open kitchen. The warm ambiance is sure to make you feel at home.

(includes BC VQA wine, taxes and gratuities)

National Bowl Doubles Tournament

The Big Taste Doubles Bowling Tournament strikes back

Saturday, March 7, 2015 | Price $45
National Bowl Doubles Tournament

National Bowl spices up traditional bowling fare with Mexican food, beer and cocktails. Grab a friend, lace up your shoes and sign up for our second annual Big Taste Doubles Bowling Tournament. The highest scoring team will walk away with two $75 National gift cards.

(includes BC VQA wine, taxes and gratuities)

Downtownfood Chef Collaboration

A five-chef showcase of molecular cooking techniques

Saturday, March 7, 2015 | Price $95
Downtownfood Chef Collaboration

Join us for a showcase of molecular cooking techniques hosted by food critic, John Gilchrist. You won't want to miss this special collaboration in which some of Calgary's most talented chefs come together to explore, exhibit and serve their craft.

(includes BC VQA wine, taxes and gratuities)

Market Sunday Brunch

Local ingredients, fresh preparation and BC VQA wines

Sunday, March 8, 2015 | Price $45
Market Sunday Brunch

Hosted by John Gilchrist, this exclusive brunch by Gold Medal Plates 2014 winner and executive chef, Dave Bohati combines local ingredients and fresh preparation with BC VQA wines to create a divine Sunday brunch worth waking up for.

(includes BC VQA wine, taxes and gratuities)

Avec Bistro Winemaker’s Dinner

Sip Meyer Family Vineyard wines between delectable bites.

Sunday, March 8, 2015 | Price $110
Avec Bistro Winemaker’s Dinner

Join us for an exclusive dinner at Avec with the winemakers of Meyer Family Vineyard Wines including library wines selected by Jak Meyer. Paired with the culinary creations of executive chef, Dilan Draper, you'll want to linger over each glass and savour every course of this meal.

(includes BC VQA wine, taxes and gratuities)

Barcelona Tavern Spanish Lunch

Spanish tapas and plates paired with BC VQA wines

Monday, March 9, 2015 | Price $35
Barcelona Tavern Spanish Lunch

Barcelona Tavern partner and chef, Andrew Gass will pair BC VQA wine with a savoury lunch inspired by his travels to the Iberian Peninsula of Spain and Portugal. Hosted by John Gilchrist, this lunch is sure to start your week off with a zing.

(includes BC VQA wine, taxes and gratuities)


Bank & Baron

Raise a happy hour pint to commerce

Monday, March 9, 2015 at 4-6PM
Bank & Baron

Join foodies for The Big Taste Libations at the Bank & Baron, a traditional public urban bar occupying the reclaimed Bank of Nova Scotia building on Stephen Avenue. Happy hour runs from 4:00 to 6:00 pm.

River Cafe Prairie Lunch

Farm-to-table cooking at its best

Tuesday, March 10, 2015 | Price $45
River Cafe Prairie Lunch

Join us for an exquisite lunch prepared by Chef Andrew Winfield, a prairie native and graduate of the SAIT culinary program. His preparation techniques maintain the wholesome and delicious qualities of house-cured charcuterie, rustic breads and foraged ingredients.

(includes BC VQA wine, taxes and gratuities)

Mango Shiva

Enjoy exotic cocktails and Indian cuisine for happy hour

Tuesday, March 10, 2015 At 4-6PM
Mango Shiva

Mango Shiva is serving up The Big Taste Libations with a twist. Excellent Indian cuisine and casual, contemporary flare make Mango Shiva the perfect place to spend happy hour (4:00 to 6:00 pm) with an exotic cocktail or craft beer in hand.

Anju Korean Lunch

Exotic Korean ingredients and flavours paired with BC VQA wines

Wednesday, March 11, 2015 | Price $45
Anju Korean Lunch

Award-winning chef and owner, Roy Oh puts a modern twist on Korean cuisine. Chef Oh promises to deliver a diverse and creative lunch menu showcasing the flavours and ingredients of Korea, expertly paired with complementary BC VQA wines.

(includes BC VQA wine, taxes and gratuities)

The Unicorn

Come on down for happy hour just like your parents did

Wednesday, March 11, 2015 At 4-6PM
The Unicorn

The Unicorn Pub has been one of Calgary’s favorite spots for over 30 years. Enjoy The Big Taste Libations during happy hour (4-6pm) at this historic landmark.

Earth, Sea, Sky

Three restaurants. Three delicious takes on the elements

Thursday, March 12, 2015 | Price $95
Earth, Sea, Sky

Wear your walking shoes for a foodie tour of three of Calgary’s best restaurants to experience their take on the elements. Charcut Roast House represents “earth”, Catch represents “sea”, and, of course, Sky 360 represents “sky”.

(includes BC VQA wine, taxes and gratuities)


Ca'Puccini Dinner & A Show

Three-course dinner followed by an Improv Macbeth

March 12, 13, 14, 2015 | Price $120
Ca'Puccini Dinner & A Show

The evening features a sumptuous three-course dinner at Ca'Puccini with BC VQA pairings, and a special visit from food critic, John Gilchrist. After dinner you'll head next door to the Engineered Air Theatre to see An Improv Macbeth, an up and down ride filled with murder, laughter and song.

(includes BC VQA wine, taxes and gratuities)

Raw Bar Cocktail Dinner

Vietmodern cuisine plus fancy cocktails

Friday, March 13, 2015 | Price $110
Raw Bar Cocktail Dinner

Raw Bar celebrates Executive Chef Duncan Ly’s Vietnamese heritage. This special menu pairs four courses of Vietmodern cuisine with Christina Mah's award-winning cocktail selections, including mixed wine cocktails that highlight the diversity of BC VQA wines.

(includes BC VQA wine, taxes and gratuities)

SAIT Culinary Campus Multi-Chef Dinner

Taste the passion behind SAIT’s Seasons cookbook with wine parings

Friday, March 14, 2015 | Price $80
SAIT Culinary Campus Multi-Chef Dinner

Taste the passion behind Seasons - a cookbook inspired by over 50 years of hospitality and culinary training at SAIT. Chefs Steve Lepine and Andrew Hewson will delight your palate with Seasons-inspired recipes and BC VQA wines, and teach you a few tricks of the trade.

(includes BC VQA wine, taxes and gratuities)

Black Pig & Shiki Menya Finale Dinner

The Big Taste Finale Dinner features flavours from around the world

Sunday, March 15, 2015 | Price $95
Black Pig & Shiki Menya Finale Dinner

The Big Taste Finale Dinner begins with the first course at Shiki Menya, a restaurant famous for its ramen. Then head next door to the Black Pig Bistro, where Chefs Alison and John MacNeil serve up Spanish-inspired fare, including Pata Negra (Black Iberian Pig).

(includes BC VQA wine, taxes and gratuities)

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76 Fresh Eateries

Feast on lip-smacking cuisine and sip BC VQA wines between bites. 100+ prix fixe menus featuring three-course lunches and dinners, and five-course gourmet dinners are yours to experience.
Make your reservation. These eateries fill up fast.

CUISINE MEALS DISTRICT
The Belvedere Fine Dining, Contemporary Lunch, Gourmet Downtown Calgary
The Libertine Public House Canadian, Pub, Contemporary, Lounge, Casual Dinner, Lunch Downtown Calgary
The Living Room Restaurant Contemporary Gourmet, Lunch, Dinner 17th Ave
The Old Spaghetti Factory Casual Dinner, Lunch Downtown Calgary
The Unicorn Pub Canadian, Pub, Breakfast/Brunch, Lounge, Casual Dinner, Lunch Downtown Calgary
Thomsons Restaurant Canadian, Steakhouse, Contemporary Dinner Downtown Calgary
Township Bar & Grill Contemporary Dinner, Lunch Downtown Calgary
Trib Steakhouse Steakhouse, Contemporary Dinner, Lunch Downtown Calgary
Vero Bistro Moderne Contemporary, Breakfast/Brunch, Casual Gourmet, Dinner, Lunch Kensington
Vin Room Mission Canadian, Casual Dinner, Lunch 4th Street
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Share your foodie pics with #BIGTASTEYYC for a chance to win a $50 gift card at a different downtown restaurant every month for a year. A sampling of foodie prizes is also served daily.

Our friends at the Wines of British Columbia want to wine and dine a couple of foodie aficionados in BC’s Okanagan Valley. Contest runs March 1-31.


 

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