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Stirrings Around Calgary

Restaurant Ramblings

Great Events Group has partnered with Dinner4Four Co. to host an exclusive dome dinner at the Bow Valley Ranche Restaurant this upcoming Spring. For a full month, Soirée in the Valley will completely transform the Bow Valley Ranche Restaurant’s backyard, immersing guests into a popup creative dinner Calgary has never experienced before. Twelve designed domes will fill the Native Gardens in Fish Creek Park, imagining a concept place that blends nature, art and food into a unique culinary experience. Guests will be able to enjoy the night sky and the beauty of the surroundings, while indulging in an elegant 4-course
meal expertly crafted by Chef Jenny Kang of the Bow Valley Ranche Restaurant and Chef Daryl Kerr of Great Events catering. Visit  www.bvrrestaurant.com/domedinner-calgary-2019 for all the tasty details.

SAIT Downtown Culinary Campus: February 25 to March 18, Intermediate Cooking; March 1 to 30, Cake Decorating; March 2, Artisan Bread; March 7,
Caribbean; March 8, Viennoiserie; March 14, Vietnamese; March 15, Date Night; March 16 & 23, Introduction to Cooking; March 21, East Coast; March 25 to April 15, Advanced Cooking; March 28, Portuguese; March 30, Artisan Bread; April 4, Desserts; April 5, Date Night; April 11, Knife Skills; April 13, Assorted Buns; April 27, Artisan Bread.

Main Campus: February 25 to March 14, Bar Mixology; March 2 & 9, Introduction to Baking; March 5, Thailand; March 16, Assorted Buns; March 19, Knife Skills: Butchery; March 23, Viennoiserie; March 23, Bean to Bar; March 26, Vegetarian; March 27 to April 24, Introduction to Cooking; March 29, Date Night; March 30, Sausage Making; April 2, Herbs and Spices; April 5, India; April 6, Viennoiserie; April 6, Chocolate; April 6, Baking Cakes; April 12, Sushi; April 13, Fondant; April 16, Savoury Brunch; April 30, Thailand.

The Tastemarket by SAIT: March 1 & 12, Date Night. Visit www.culinarycampus.ca for details and more courses.

Cooking Classes

SAIT Downtown Culinary Campus: February 25 to March 18, Intermediate Cooking; March 1 to 30, Cake Decorating; March 2, Artisan Bread; March 7,
Caribbean; March 8, Viennoiserie; March 14, Vietnamese; March 15, Date Night; March 16 & 23, Introduction to Cooking; March 21, East Coast; March 25 to April 15, Advanced Cooking; March 28, Portuguese; March 30, Artisan Bread; April 4, Desserts; April 5, Date Night; April 11, Knife Skills; April 13, Assorted Buns; April 27, Artisan Bread.

Main Campus: February 25 to March 14, Bar Mixology; March 2 & 9, Introduction to Baking; March 5, Thailand; March 16, Assorted Buns; March 19, Knife Skills: Butchery; March 23, Viennoiserie; March 23, Bean to Bar; March 26, Vegetarian; March 27 to April 24, Introduction to Cooking; March 29, Date Night; March 30, Sausage Making; April 2, Herbs and Spices; April 5, India; April 6, Viennoiserie; April 6, Chocolate; April 6, Baking Cakes; April 12, Sushi; April 13, Fondant; April 16, Savoury Brunch; April 30, Thailand.

The Tastemarket by SAIT: March 1 & 12, Date Night. Visit www.culinarycampus.ca for details and more courses.

The Cookbook Co. Cooks: A Night Out Couples Class, March 1; Pie and Pastry Making Workshop, March 2 morning; Vietnamese Cooking, March 2 afternoon; A Night Out Couples Class, March 2 evening; Kids’ Baking (ages 8+) March 3, morning; Mother’s Day Kids’ Baking, March 3, morning; The Heart of the Kitchen Soups and Quick Breads, March 3, afternoon; Confident Cooking 1, March 6; Girls Night Out Cocktails & Hors D’Oeuvres, March 7; Italian Farmhouse Menu, March 10, morning; French Farmhouse Menu, March 10, afternoon; Tagines Stews from Morocco, March 11; Perfecting Paella, March 12; Confident Cooking
11, March 13; Handmade Stuffed Pasta, Ravioli, Agnolotti and more, March 14; Get Them in the Kitchen! Kids’ Cooking (ages 8+), March 23, morning; French
Pastry Workshop, Ways with Pâté à Choux, March 24; Spring Break Kids’ Camp (ages 8 – 11), March 26 & 28, morning; A Culinary Bootcamp Just For Men!, March 31, morning and afternoon. And lots of good classes coming up in April and May. Visit www.cookbookcooks.com for all the classes and details.

Cuisine et Chateau: Hands-on classes: Moroccan Flair, March 1; The 4 elements – grilling, curing, smoking, marinating, Mar 2 @10:30 am; A Wok Through Asia, Mar 2, Apr 20; Intro to Bread, Mar 3; Easy Thai, Mar 7, Apr 13; Simply Italian, Mar 8, Apr 6; Table for Two, Mar 9, Apr 5; Best of Brunch, Mar 10; A Twist on Sushi, Mar 13, Apr 7; Made in France, Mar 14, Apr 19; From New Delhi With Love, Mar 15, Apr 26; Gluten-Free Baking, Mar 16 @10am; Knife Skills, Mar 21, April 17; Around the Mediterranean, Mar 22; Cheese Making, Level 1, Mar 23, Apr 20; Indochine, April 23; Artisan Breads (2 Days) Mar 24 & 31; A Taste of Spain, Mar 28; Cocina Mexicana, Mar 29, Apr 18; Spanish Tapas, Mar 30, Apr 25; Cooking 101 (4 days), April 1-29; Veggie Power, Apr 3; Stocks & Sauces, Apr 6; A Fish Tale Apr 10; Family Chocolate Class, Apr 19 @ noon; Everything Chocolate, Apr 20 @11am; Cakes! (2 Day) Apr 27- 28; Wine & Food Series, “Pinot Noir,”
Mar 16 @ 4pm; Wine & Food Series, “Battle of the Andes,” Apr 20 @ 4:30 pm. For more information please visit www.cuisineandchateau.com or call
403-764-COOK (2665).

Culinary Travel – Normandy, Fall 2019: With the seventh season successfully come and gone, Cuisine et Chateau is in preparation for the 2019 all-inclusive travel tours to the heart of the Cotentin peninsula (also called the Cherbourg Peninsula) of Normandy. Guided by the professional team of chefs, stay in a luxurious 18th century manor and meet a variety of gastronomic artisans, oyster farmers, purveyors, in a seven-day all-inclusive immersive gastronomic experience, that will forever change the way you think about food. The dates of the upcoming tours are Sept. 22-28, Sept. 29-Oct. 5, Oct. 6-12. An information session covering all the details is scheduled for Sunday March 10 at 4 p.m. This Session will cover any questions and concerns as well as provide an in-depth explanation of the tour and its itinerary. You don’t want to miss this exciting opportunity to be a part of Cuisine et Chateau’s next chapter in the historic heart of the of Normandy.

General Stirrings

Spearheaded by Culinary Marketing Strategies, the founding partners of Big Taste, which ended its highly successful run in 2018, YYC Food & Drink
Experience is set to take place March 1 -10. Calgary’s new annual dining festival will be a unique opportunity for diners to enjoy Calgary’s outstanding food scene at a wide range of price points, featuring ten days of prix fixe menus at the city’s favourite restaurants, along with a dining series of curated culinary events highlighting the best of YYC’s chefs, restaurants, bartenders, craft beer, wines, and spirits. Check the ad on the back cover and visit www.foodanddrinkexp.com for details.

Lots of spring activities at Heritage
Park:

March 2-3 Maple Festival des Sucres- French Canadian festival celebrating Francophone, Metis and First Nation’s Heritage with traditional food, art, music
and activities. Maple taffy on snow and a special traditional breakfast offered.
www.heritagepark.ca/plan-your-visit/event-calendar/maple-festival-des-sucres-breakfast.html

March 5 & 19, April 2 & 16 Dinner and a Movie Enjoy a three-course, movie-themed dinner in the Selkirk Grille followed by a classic movie on the big screen in Gasoline Alley museum .www.heritagepark.ca/plan-your-visit/event-calendar/dinner-a-movie.html

March 16 Shamrocks and Shenanigans Celebration of great food, music and beer! Third annual St. Paddy’s Day party with Big Rock and Heritage Park!
www.heritagepark.ca/plan-your-visit/event-calendar/shamrocks-shenanigans.html

March 22 & April 26 Friday Night FlightsWine pairing dinners in the Selkirk Grille.
www.heritagepark.ca/plan-your-visit/event-calendar/friday-night-flights.html

March 28 & April 25 – Games Night at the Selkirk Grille NEW! Games Night at the Selkirk Grille features everything from classic board games to epic role-playing marathons, and everything in between, plus a great bar menu and no cover!
www.heritagepark.ca/plan-your-visit/event-calendar/games-night-at-theselkirk-grille.html

April 19-21 Easter Tea at Heritage Park Elegant afternoon tea served in the beautiful dining room of the Famous 5 Centre of Canadian Women.
www.heritagepark.ca/plan-your-visit/event-calendar/easter-teas.html

April 11 Big Rock Brewing Workshop Learn how to brew craft beer, from start to finish in this small, hands-on evening workshop.
www.heritagepark.ca/plan-your-visit/event-calendar/big-rock-brewingworkshop.html

April 13 Cooking through the decades Spend an afternoon in one of Calgary’s oldest homes cooking recipes using the techniques and ingredients available in
the 1880s.  www.heritagepark.ca/plan-your-visit/event-calendar/our-culinary-beginnings-livingston-house.html