Hawksworth Scholarship Foundation and TD Aeroplan Infinite Privilege Host Unparalleled Wine Pairing Dinner to Raise Funds for The Culinary Arts

Last night in Hawksworth’s chandelier-lit private dining room, 100 TD Aeroplan Infinite Privilege cardholders were treated to a rare, five-course fundraiser dinner menu featuring the talent of four celebrated Vancouver chefs. Fittingly, event proceeds were donated to the Hawksworth Scholarship Foundation, a national non-profit organization dedicated to helping young Canadian chefs get a head start in their careers.

Chefs David Hawksworth (Hawksworth), J-C Poirier (Ask for Luigi, Pourhouse), Lee Cooper (L’Abattoir) and Lucais Syme (Cinara) took turns in the kitchen preparing their respective courses. With wine pairings by Hawksworth Restaurant’s star-studded ‘Sommelier of The Year’ Bryant Mao, each dish truly exploded with flavour…

Here’s Chef J-C Poirier’s Squid Ink Fusilli with octopus ragu, grilled shishito pepper and sweet garlic, which Sommelier Bryant Mao paired beautifully with a BC chardonnay from Foxtrot Vineyards.

Each wine was special — the type of bottle you’d want to pull out for a special occasion. Here’s the full list of featured vintages if you’d like to consider adding to your personal collection:

  • 2010 Rippon Riesling Jeunesse, New Zealand
  • 2012 Foxtrot Vineyards Chardonnary, Okanagan Valley
  • 2013 Elio Grasso Dei Grassi Doletto d’Alba, Italy
  • 2012 Clonakilla Hilltops Shiraz, Australia
  • 2014 Massolino Moscato d’Asti, Italy

Perks of being a TD Aeroplan Visa Infinite Privilege cardholder include access to exclusive dinners like this one. Guests in Toronto and Calgary recently enjoyed similar experiences at Bosk Shangri-La and Model Milk, respectively.  Read more about the many features and benefits you get with the TD Aeroplan Visa Infinite Privilege Card here.

For more details on the Hawksworth Scholarship Foundation, including how to apply for the scholarship ($10,000 and a stage at a top international restaurant) visit their site here.

This post is sponsored by TD Aeroplan Infinite Privilege

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