Ottawa’s NAC to host the first Ontario Culinary Challenge

By on April 26, 2015

An event not to be missed…

15 course-dinner accompanied with 15 wines for only $79!!! You read it right – no TYPO there!

This very unique and incredible soirée is part of the National Arts Centre’s Ontario Scene. On May 5th, chefs from across the province will compete in the Ontario Culinary Challenge. A competition in which is exclusive to using only Ontario’s produce, meats and of course wines.

NAC General Manager Nelson Borges and NAC Executive Chef John Morris came up with the concept of this challenge. Fifteen chefs hailing from different Ontario regions will be showcasing their signature dishes and having YOU – the general public, cast your vote (in form of 3 poker chips) for your favorite meal and/or your favorite chef!

Experience the innovative and mouth-watering creations of more than a dozen top chefs from across the province as they vie for the $10,000 top prize in the ONTARIO CULINARY CHALLENGE. Each chef will prepare uniquely Ontario small plates, using a selection of 100% local and regional meats, cheeses, fruits, and vegetables. With the support of Wine Country Ontario, chefs will be partnered with Ontario wineries to produce the perfect food-wine pairings, which attendees can sample throughout the night.

Immerse yourself in the excellence of Ontario cuisine!

Participating chefs

Wes Van Beek
Jason Parsons
Justin Hill
Nick Benninger
Hayden Johnston
Tom Wade
Eric Wood
Travis Barron
Kevin McKenna
Derek MacGregor
Marc Lepine
Louis Simard
Kyle Woods
Richard and Julie Lalonde
Nicolas Gignac

Participating Wineries

Black Prince
Château des Charme
Coyote’s Run
Grange of Prince Edward
Henry of Pelham
Palatine Hills
Pelee Island
The Good Earth
Three Dog Winery

Date and Time: May 5th, commencing at 6:30 pm.

Where:  National Arts Centre, Main Lobby (Foyer)

Tickets: NAC tickets or by calling 613-947-7000 ext.280 

Hope to see you all there!!

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