For those unfamiliar with The Big Taste, it’s a 10 day dining festival that happens each year in Downtown Calgary. The festival features both fixed price dining options, as well as special culinary events at some of Downtown Calgary’s most popular restaurants.
What is the Big Taste?
Not familiar with fixed price dining? Put simply, fixed price, or ‘Prix Fixe’ in French is the opposite of á la carté dining. Rather than choosing a separate appetizer, main course and dessert, diners can choose The Big Taste menu for a set 3-course meal. Each restaurant (75 total) will offer a set menu at a fixed price, choices are $15 or $25 at lunch and $25, $35 or $65 for dinner. This is a great way for everyone to try some of Calgary’s finest restaurants without breaking the bank!
Diners looking to enjoy wine with their meal are in luck! Many of the participating restaurants will be offering expert wine pairings from our partners at BC Wines. For an additional cost diners can enjoy a glass of wine from British Columbia’s wine region that has been specifically chosen to accentuate the food.
When is the Big Taste?
The Big Taste runs from March 6th to 15th, so mark your calendars. When the website goes live on February 18th you’ll be able to browse each menu, and make your reservations through OpenTable or over the phone.
This year we are featuring 13 signature culinary events. Some favourite events from previous years will be returning, and some new events are in the works. These events are exclusive dinners and lunches that you won’t want to miss. Previous events have featured food celebrities like John Gilchrist, and also feature guests from participating wineries and local food producers. You can learn about where your food and drink come from while rubbing elbows with Calgary’s foodie elite!
Menus and ticket sales are now live on BigTasteCalgary.com