February 28, 2020
It’s said that “we should look for someone to eat and drink with before looking for something to eat and drink.” However you slice it, Chef Darren MacLean has the people and the places and the provisions with news of his participation in the exciting YYC Food and Drink Expo this March.
About YYC Food & Drink Experience 2020 For 17 days, more than 60 Calgary restaurants feature multi-course prix fixe value-priced menus with optional Wines of British Columbia pairings. Part of the programming includes over-the-top collaborations. In 2019, Chef Darren MacLean hosted a sold-out event with collegiate chefs from Netflix’ The Final Table. This year, MacLean’s hot tickets are intros to Omakase and quasi kitchen takeovers by two global culinary stars: Nick Liu and Alex Chen.
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Exclusively offered through YYC FOOD AND DRINK EXP, by reservation only, pre-paid $65 tickets per person, plus tax and gratuity, are required.
ALL THE VISITING CHEF #YYCEXP EVENT DETAILS!BINCHOTAN DINNER #1FAT, FIRE and SMOKEAn exploration of BINCHOTAN cooking with Chef Darren MacLean ShokuninChef Nick Liu DaiLoWednesday, March 11 at 6:00 p.m.Shokunin2016 4th St SWJoin us for an incredible 7-course dining experience filled with FAT, FIRE and SMOKE as we seek to create 7 dynamic Asian-inspired courses, all cooked over the world’s best charcoal BINCHOTAN!With a shared love of hyper-local ingredients and Canada’s ethnic culinary heritage chefs MacLean and Liu will utilize one of the world’s rarest cooking mediums as a canvas for their collective culinary expression. Set in one of Canada’s 50 best restaurants SHOKUNIN guests can expect 7 courses of local, seasonal fare coupled with the bold flavours that both of these dynamic chefs are known for. Paired with BC VQA wines, Japanese sake, house-crafted cocktails and beer this is surely an event not to be missed. Ticket price: $175 including pairings, and gratuity. Tax and ticketing fees are extra.BUY TICKETS HERE
CANADIAN CULTURAL MOSAIC DINNER #2"AD MARI USQUE AD MARE"An exploration of our cultural heritage with
Chef Darren MacLean ShokuninChef Alex Chen BLVDSaturday, March 14 at 6:00 p.m.NUPO631 Confluence Way"A MARI USQUE AD MARE" is Canada's motto and means from "sea to sea." This also includes all of the great people, landscapes and most importantly, the ingredients here!In cooperation with YYC EXP, Chef Darren MacLean proudly presents an exploration of our Canadian culinary heritage with Chef Alex Chen of BLVD in Vancouver.Join us as two of Canada's leading chefs tap the best of what Canada has to offer drawing from the cultural mosaic that gives a culinary depth to our nation. Paired with local ingredients, let's spark conversation around our national food identity and move closer to defining inclusive Canadian cuisine.The dinner will also feature an exclusive pairing of all Canadian wines.Ticket price: $350 including pairings, and gratuity. Tax and ticketing fees are extra.BUY TICKETS HERE