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Vancouver World Chef Exchange offers unforgettable dining

Friends having dinner in restaurant

Vancouver’s World Chef Exchange program will return on January 23 as part of Dine Out Vancouver. The program will showcase the exceptional culinary offerings of the Lower Mainland.

The World Chef Exchange dinners partner world-renowned chefs with four Vancouver MICHELIN Guide-recognized chefs to bring Vancouverites and tourists four unforgettable meals.

Photo courtesy of Destination Vancouver.

The Acorn & Wilsons

3995 Main St

January 23, 2024, 5:30 PM $175

Join Acorn’s Executive Chef, Matt Gostelow, and owner, Shira Blustein, as they welcome Chef and Owner of the MICHELIN Green Starred Wilsons Restaurant in London, UK, Jan Ostle, for a special fusion of culinary talents and a celebration of sustainable gastronomy.

This event promises an unforgettable evening featuring farm-to-plate vegetable-forward cuisine for food enthusiasts.

Your dining experience includes a multi-course family-style tasting menu that Chef Matt Gostelow has thoughtfully crafted in collaboration with the Acorn Kitchen team and Wilsons UK Chef Jan Ostle. You can enjoy alcoholic or non-alcoholic thoughtful beverage pairings provided by Acorn Sommelier Shea Cunningham. The package also includes taxes and gratuities and is non-refundable. Vegan and Gluten-Free Options are available for your convenience.

Wildlight Kitchen + Bar

107 – 5380 University Blvd

February 1, 2024, 6 PM $265

Join Executive Chef Warren Chow of MICHELIN Guide Recommended Wildlight Kitchen + Bar in welcoming Chef Curtis Demyon of MICHELIN Guide-Recommended Elgin Saigon, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.

Curtis, a well-established figure in Vancouver’s food industry, is returning to his roots to team up with Warren for an extraordinary culinary experience. The event will showcase their shared love for locally sourced ingredients and innovative global flavors, which they have honed through their extensive training and experience in French and Western cuisine.

We are excited to pair two talented young chefs who lead restaurants that both gained Recommended status in their respective cities’ 2023 MICHELIN Guides.

The event package includes welcome bubbles, passed snacks, a 6-course menu with snacks, curated wine and cocktail pairings, tax, and gratuity. Please note that tickets are non-refundable. Due to the nature of the event, we are unable to accommodate modifications or substitutions. The event has only one seating, with the welcome reception starting at 6:00 PM and dinner being served at 6:30 PM.

Bacaro x Snail Bar

Fairmont Pacific Rim Hotel

February 2, 2024, 5:30 PM $295

Join ‘MICHELIN Guide-Recommended’ Bacaro Executive Chef Chanthy Yen in welcoming Chef Andres Giraldo Florez of ‘MICHELIN Guide-Bib Gourmand’ Snail Bar in Oakland, California for this exclusive collaboration. 

Savour an exclusive 8-course dinner crafted from locally sourced ingredients, featuring bold flavors and dynamic wine pairings. The seamless fusion of Venetian and Oakland styles will bring out the best of both worlds.

 The event includes an eight-course dinner paired with wine, tax, and gratuity. Modifications and substitutions are not available due to the nature of the event. Tickets are non-refundable and there are two seating available at 5:30 PM and 8:30 PM.

Burdock & Co

2702 Main St

February 4, 2024, 5 PM $175

Join Executive Chef and Owner Andrea Carlson from Burdock & Co., a restaurant awarded the ‘MICHELIN Guide Star,’ in welcoming Chef and Owner Angela Hartnett from Murano Restaurant, a restaurant awarded the ‘MICHELIN Star,’ in London, UK. They are coming together for a special night of dining as part of Vancouver World Chef Exchange. Don’t miss this opportunity for a memorable dining experience!

We are excited to end the series with a female MICHELIN Star duo. It all started in April when Chef Andrea and Chef Angela teamed up for an exclusive dinner in London.

Enjoy a five-course MICHELIN-star meal with wine pairings. Taxes and gratuities are extra. Tickets are non-refundable. Modifications and substitutions are not allowed. Two seating are available: 5:30 PM and 8:30 PM.

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