Feb 13

The Big Taste 2015

by Downtown Calgary · 1 comment


The Big Taste is back for 2015 and we couldn’t be more excited. We’ve been working tirelessly to make sure this year is the most delicious year yet! Join us from March 6th to 15th, 2015 for 10 days of culinary adventures in Downtown Calgary.

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

Tell me more!

New in 2015 is the The Big Taste Libations. We’ve partnered with 3 of the participating restaurants on Stephen Avenue for one-night-only happy hour events. We’ll be announcing the restaurants soon, but mark your calendars for March 9th, 10th and 11th. Mouthwatering appetizers will be served alongside happy hour beverages in a casual atmosphere. Happy Hour fans and foodies alike won’t want to miss their chance to attend these unique events.

Anything else?

Do you tweet what you eat? Do you Instagram every course? Use the hashtag #BigTasteYYC to share your food pics and recommendations on Twitter and Instagram. We’ll randomly select pictures and tweets to win delicious daily prizes, and a grand prize of ‘A Year of Free Meals’ which includes 12 gift certificates to participating downtown restaurants.


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