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2013 Visa Infinite Dining Series Showcases Unforgettable Culinary Experiences

2013 Visa Infinite Dining Series Showcases Unforgettable Culinary Experiences 
Visa Infinite cardholders invited to indulge in exclusive dining experiences 
with some of Canada's most famous culinary personalities and establishments 
TORONTO, Feb. 7, 2013 /CNW/ - Returning for its seventh installment, the Visa 
Infinite Dining Series is showcasing another round of exclusive events with 
prominent chefs across Canada's urban centres. The much-anticipated Series 
invites Visa Infinite cardholders to get up close and personal with both 
established and emerging culinary icons as they create diverse menus, from pub 
fair and brunch, to the finest and most elegant of dinners. 
Running through June 2013, Visa Infinite cardholders have a unique opportunity 
to participate in creative culinary experiences across the country, including 
food and beverage pairings with a twist featuring champagne, beer, and 
cocktails. 
The current installment of this season's Visa Infinite Dining Series will 
feature notable celebrity chefs including Toronto's Chef David Lee from Note 
Bene, and Chef Jeff Claudio from Yours Truly - both offering inventive and 
specially designed tastings for attendees. 
Montreal events will feature Chef Frédéric Morin and Chef David McMillan of 
Joe Beef, as well as the world-renowned Chef Daniel Boulud who will partner 
with Executive Chef Riccardo Bertolino and Sommelière Isabel Bordeleau to 
present carefully chosen wine pairings with a memorable and a monumental feast. 
"This season's line up of Visa Infinite Dining events across Toronto, 
Montreal, Calgary and Vancouver are true culinary showstoppers," said Jennifer 
Arthurton, Head of Consumer Credit Products, Visa Canada. "From brunch to 
bistro to fine dining, Infinite cardholders are in for dining delights that 
will leave them pleasantly full but hungry for more." 
Visa Infinite cardholders across Canada can experience these remarkable and 
inventive dining experiences in the following venues: 
2013 Events: 
Toronto 


    --  Veuve Clicquot Champagne Dinner with David Lee at Nota Bene
        Toronto, Tuesday, February 26, 2013, 6:30p.m.
        Be Part of Gold Medal Plates-winning Chef David Lee as he
        presents a menu specially designed to showcase the most famous
        sparkling wine region in the world - Veuve Clicquot.
    --  A Tasting Exploration at Yours Truly
        Toronto, Wednesday, March 6, 2013, 6:30p.m.
        Visit Yours Truly, one of Toronto's hottest new restaurants,
        where multi-course tasting menus are the norm and the main
        ingredients change daily. Guests can expect a special menu of
        small plates that will take them on a culinary tour of Chef
        Jeff Claudio's favourite local purveyors, farmers and
        suppliers.
    --  Jamie Kennedy at the Gardiner Museum with California Winemakers
        Toronto, Sunday, April 7, 2013, 11a.m.
        Join Governor General Award-winning Chef Jamie Kennedy for an
        incredible brunch experience highlighting his signature
        local-based cuisine and the Wines of California.
    --  The Ultimate Country Culinary Escape at Langdon Hall Country
        House Hotel & Spa with Jonathan Gushue and Guest Chef Graham
        Elliot from Chicago
        Toronto/Cambridge, Friday, June 7 to Sunday, June 9, 2013
        Join award-winning Chef Jonathan Gushue and Guest Chef Graham
        Elliot for a deliciously relaxing weekend at Langdon Hall, a
        Relais & Cháteaux property of breathtaking beauty less than an
        hour's drive from Toronto.

Montreal
    --  Maison Publique with Derek Dammann and Guest Chef Lee Cooper of
        L'Abattoir
        Montreal, Wednesday, February 20, 2013, 6:30p.m.
        Visit one of Montreal's newest hot spots, a neighbourhood pub
        where global gastronomy receives top billing in a fun and
        casual atmosphere.
    --  Joe Beef with Frédéric Morin and David McMillan
        Montreal, Monday, March 11, 2013, 6:30p.m.
        Join the party at Joe Beef, Montreal's boisterous temple of
        gastronomic joie de vivre, where Chefs David McMillan and
        Frédéric Morin will preside over a monumental feast. Guests
        will also walk away with a copy of The Art of Living According
        to Joe Beef: A Cookbook of Sorts.
    --  Maison Boulud with Daniel Boulud
        Montreal, Tuesday, March 26, 2013, 6:30p.m.
        Join these two formidable chefs as they present an
        unforgettable gustatory exhibition, drawing on Michelin-star
        Chef Boulud's repertoire of global fare.
    --  Sunday Jazz brunch at Pastaga with Martin Juneau
        Montreal, Sunday, April 14, 2013, 11a.m.
        Join Chef Juneau for a brunch experience that celebrates the
        joy of lingering over great food and great conversation. The
        multi-course experience will feature a carefully chosen wine to
        match each dish.

Calgary
    --  Sunday Brunch at River Café with guest Chef Aaron Joseph Bear
        Robe
        Calgary, Sunday, February 24, 2013, 11a.m.
        The River Café culinary team and guest Chef Aaron Joseph Bear
        Robe will design an unforgettable brunch featuring a variety of
        pristine Canadian ingredients that emphasize locally sourced,
        organic and seasonal provenance
    --  The Ultimate Mountain Culinary Escape with Top Chef Canada
        Season 1 & 2 Finalists and Special Guests
        Calgary/Banff, Friday, April 26 to Sunday, April 28, 2013
        Choose a weekend escape to the Rocky Mountains for a
        spectacular setting of gastronomic awakening with best young
        chefs from Top Chef Canada Season 1 & 2.

Vancouver:
    --  Bubbles and Brunch at West Restaurant + Bar with Quang Dang
        Vancouver, Sunday, February 10, 2013, 11a.m.
        Join Executive Chef Quang Dang and his perfectly tuned culinary
        team as they interpret the art of pairing bubbles at brunch as
        pristine ingredients will be paired with premium champagnes and
        sparkling wines.
    --  Collaboration on Surf + Turf: YEW restaurant + bar with Ned
        Bell and Guest Chefs Connie DeSousa and John Jackson
        Vancouver, Saturday, March 9, 2013, 6:30p.m.
        Join Ned Bell at YEW restaurant + bar in the Four Seasons Hotel
        Vancouver for a celebration of West Coast cuisine with a twist.
        It's a surf and turf of ultimate proportions!

To purchase tickets for one or more Visa Infinite Dining Series events, Visa 
Infinite cardholders can call 1-888-711-9399 (seating is limited), or visit 
www.visainfinite.ca and log-in as a Visa Infinite cardholder for more 
information.

Visa Infinite provides cardholders with one-of-a-kind, memorable experiences 
for themselves, their family and friends. This includes exceptional benefits 
at some of the world's finest hotels, exclusive access to entertainment and 
sports events and a complimentary 24/7 concierge service. Visa Infinite also 
incorporates Visa's range of trusted security benefits, featuring a zero 
liability policy, emergency card replacement & cash service, and cardholder 
inquiry service.

About Visa

Visa is a global payments technology company that connects consumers, 
businesses, financial institutions and governments in more than 200 countries 
and territories to fast, secure and reliable electronic payments. We operate 
one of the world's most advanced processing networks—VisaNet—that is 
capable of handling more than 24,000 transaction messages a second, with fraud 
protection for consumers and assured payment for merchants. Visa is not a bank 
and does not issue cards, extend credit or set rates and fees for 
consumers.Visa's innovations, however, enable its financial institution 
customers to offer consumers more choices: pay now with debit, ahead of time 
with prepaid or later with credit products. For more information, visit 
corporate.visa.com

Erin Sufrin, Visa Canada, 416-860-3869,esufrin@visa.com

Megan Stoudt, Fleishman-Hillard, 416-645-8206,Megan.Stoudt@fleishman.ca

SOURCE: VISA Canada Corporation

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