On May 7, 2014 at 6:30pm, Visa Infinite cardholders are invited to Gastown’s Pidgin to experience an unforgettable menu inspired by global flavours from Japan, Korea, Spain, France and Canada with Vancouver’s chef Makoto Ono (Pidgin) and Toronto chef Grant van Gameren (Bar Isabel) sharpening their knives for an evening of culinary collaboration. Both chefs were included on enRoute magazine’s list of Canada’s Best New Restaurants 2013. For one night only, the duo presents a multi-course menu carefully matched with unique beer, wine, cocktail, and sake parings.
Celebrated for his attention to detail and flavour, chef Makoto Ono takes a delicate and playful approach, crafting highly composed dishes. Chef Grant van Gameren, known for his approachable, Spanish-inspired fare, creates unfussy plates bursting with imagination. Guests can expect a cutting-edge and inventive menu as these two nationally famous top chefs push one another to produce one-of-a-kind cuisine.
Tickets for this event are limited and on sale for $125 per person, including sparkling wine reception, wine, sake, dishes by chef Makoto and chef Grant and gratuity; taxes extra. Guests also leave with a gift bag containing a premium item from Le Creuset. (One gift bag per couple or individual ticket holder.) Reservations can be made by phone at 1-888-711-9399. For additional information, please visit www.visainfinite.ca.
Designed with beauty and comfort in mind, the space and menu are a reflection of worldly travels and life experiences by both the owners and chefs and welcomes the union of cultures so familiar on the West Coast. With no distinction between casual fine dining, the expertly crafted menu by Chef Makoto Ono exudes a delicate approachability associated with familiar flavours and childhood memories. Pidgin is located at 350 Carrall Street and is open Mondays to Thursdays from 5:00pm to 12:00am, Fridays to Saturdays from 5:00pm to 2:00am and Sundays from 6:00pm to 12:00am. www.pidginvancouver.com