It is with much excitement that we announce the return of our cornerstone culinary event series for fall 2022.
Presented by Rise Up Calgary, Sunterra Market and Eat North, Prairie Grid: Through The Lens will be popping up at the downtown Monogram Coffee Co. after hours on Oct. 21 and 22 and will see five chefs from Edmonton and Calgary collaborate on a multi-course dinner menu complemented by interesting cocktails made with Prairie-produced spirits, short food films, photography, music and more. The nightly 4-course dinner menus will draw inspiration from stunning photographs of Prairie landscapes and cityscapes.
In collaboration with local filmmaker Vicki Van Chau, attendees will have the opportunity to watch a selection of short food films throughout the evening that celebrate Canadian-grown ingredients—many of which from Sunterra Greenhouses and their associated producers—and the chefs that transform them into dynamic dishes.
After morphing into a pop-up food and makers' market concept at Carter Cadillac during the pandemic (2020 and 2021), Prairie Grid is returning to its roots and bringing chefs from across the province together to truly collaborate and create memorable dinners together that celebrate all things Prairie.
"I am excited for the opportunity to cook alongside some amazing Albertan chefs and getting inspiration from the beautiful Prairie surroundings," says Duncan Ly of Foreign Concept. "I feel fortunate to have what we have in this province."
Oct. 21 chefs: Amit Bangar (Calcutta Cricket Club, Calgary), Winnie Chen (Fu's Repair Shop, Edmonton), Jason Barton-Browne (Deane House, Calgary)
Oct. 22 chefs: Duncan Ly (Foreign Concept), Bri Campbell (May at the Art Gallery of Alberta), Amit Bangar (Calcutta Cricket Club, Calgary)
Talented local bartender Anna da Silva will also be taking inspiration from Prairie imagery and creating four signature cocktails that embrace Prairie-made spirits and ingredients. Signature cocktails will be available to order as well as a selection of beer, cider and more.
"We are very excited to showcase both Alberta-based chefs and filmmakers that highlight our unique food culture. This collaboration provides a full sensory experience that blends the sights and sounds with the scents and flavours of the Prairies," says Vicki Van Chau on collaborating on this special two-night event series.
Tickets for each night's dinner are $75 and are on sale now via Eventbrite. Attendance is limited to 50 seats per evening.