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YYC Food & Drink Experience is serves up 17 days of delectable dining

YYC Food & Drink Experience is busy feeding food and drinks enthusiasts until March 31 for 17 days of delicious dining. With prix fixe menus at 90 participating restaurants and inspired signature culinary events, YYC EXP, Calgary’s premier culinary festival celebrates the best chefs, sommeliers, and bartenders the city has to offer. 


“We are delighted to have 90 restaurants participating this year and are excited to bring locals and visitors together to celebrate our vibrant culinary scene here in Calgary," says Irena Knorr, Culinary Program Director at Culinary Marketing Strategies. "We have some amazing signature culinary events this year, like collaboration dinners with visiting chefs, cocktail masterclasses, and themed wine-pairing dinners.” 


And if you happen to think 17 days of dining is a little too short, you may find yourself the lucky winner of tasty daily prizes or even a year’s worth of dining. The Dine & Post contest running March 15-April 1, offers daily restaurant gift certificate prizes, along with the grand prize “A Year of Dining”. Make sure to enter for your chance to win, details can be found on the YYC EXP website.


YYC Food & Drink Experience is the most delicious way for locals and visitors alike to savour the best bites, tastes, and sips from restaurants throughout Calgary. Grab a friend or two and snag the last restaurant reservations and tickets available for this year’s festival. For more festival details visit


Peruse the vast menu options throughout the city and make your reservations before it’s too late to feast at the hot spots on your list. Tickets sold out fast for signature events like River Café’s collaboration dinner with Canmore’s Änkôr and Major Tom, Francine's and Bar Gigi YYC EXP pop-up, Teatro’s Clos de la Oyster Barre dinner with guest chef David Leeder and the cocktail classes at FinePrint.


A few tickets remain for Barbarella’s Pasta Experience, Hawthorn Dining Room’s whiskey pairing dinner, Deane House’s wine lunch, an eight-course chef duel at The Wilde on 27, a collaboration dinner at Model Citizen featuring Michelin-starred guest chefs from San Francisco’s Slow Burn and Vancouver’s Published on Main, and the recently added Supper Club with Donna Mac at The Garret.

New this year is YYC EXP Dine & Stay. The program encourages hotel stays by offering a $100 Downtown Calgary Gift Card when reserving a room at one of the partner hotels. It’s a great way to take in Calgary’s culinary scene; book a hotel package and you’ll have lots of freedom to explore the prix fixe menus and culinary events at YYC EXP.

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