The friendship between Canadians and Mexicans is a special one, and nowhere is it more unique than on the plate!
To celebrate this relationship, YVR Food Fest + Mexico Tourism Board / Canada invite to experience a five course meal created by some of Mexico’s most exciting culinary talents in conjunction with one of Calgary's most exciting dining destinations, Pigeonhole.
GATHER: CALGARY X MEXICO
THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 23, 2017
6:30 PM — 10:00 PM
PIGEONHOLE (306 17th Avenue SW)
About The Dinner
Mexican chefs Jair Tellez and Hugo Duran will collaborate with their Canadian counterparts, Ernesto Gomez and Martin Vargas at Fayuca, and Justin Leboe at Pigeonhole, to create a five course dinner that brings together the flavours, indigenous ingredients, local produce and techniques of the two countries. As part of the cultural exchange experience, the Mexican chefs will get to visit markets, go foraging and meet local producers with their hosts to source the ingredients for each dinner. Also making the trip north will be Noel Tellez and Alonso Maldonado from Bichi, a Baja California winery producing natural wines using minimal intervention and traditional methods. A selection of the wines will be available as pairings at the dinners.
About The Chefs
Chef Jair Tellez is one of Mexico’s best known chefs, with his first restaurant, Laja in Baja California, recently named to San Pellegrino’s Top 50 Latin American Restaurants list. He also has two restaurants in Mexico City, MeroToro and Amaya, and is a partner in Vancouver’s Fayuca Restaurant, which celebrates a free flow of ideas and flavours along the Pacific Coast. Chef Hugo Duran’s culinary work is based on the development of his personal culinary language, inspired by his travels, field research and study of bio-cultural diversity of Mexico’s central region. He is what some would consider a nomadic chef.
Presnted by Mexico Tourism Board — Western Canada + The Arrival Agency.
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Created by Arrival Agency, Gather is a series of communal dinners that bring together some of Canada’s top restaurant talent cooking alongside visiting culinary stars. Originally created as an element of YVR Food Fest in Vancouver, these unforgettable meals allow for culinary and cultural exchange of ingredients and techniques in a relaxed atmosphere. Attendees can come with a group or come alone and leave with new friends. The goal of the Gather dinner series is to include different communities, generate dialogue and push boundaries around food culture.
About The Mexico Tourism Board
The Mexico Tourism Board (MTB) brings together the resources of federal and state governments, municipalities and private companies to promote Mexico's tourism attractions and destinations internationally. The MTB has offices throughout North America, Europe, Asia and Latin America. More information can be found at visitmexico.com.