CHARCUT and Mission Hill: A match made in foodie heaven

- May 31st, 2012

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(Mission Hill Family Estate Winery is bringing its executive chef, and high-end vino to Calgary, but could they also bring the view and the weather? CANADA NEWSWIRE PHOTO/Mission Hill Family Estate)

Mission Hill Family Estate is among the finest Western Canada wineries. CHARCUT Roast House is at the forefront of Calgary’s dining scene.

Seems a pretty natural pairing for an evening of fine wine and fine dining.

The popular eatery, located in Calgary’s Hotel Le Germain at Centre St. and 9 Ave. S., is bringing Mission Hill’s executive chef Matt Batey to join CHARCUT’s John Jackson and Connie DeSousa in the kitchen for a collaborative five-course dinner June 6.

“CHARCUT and Mission Hill Family Estate share a love for big ideas and for gently tinkering with simple ingredients to bring out our professional best in the kitchen and the inherent best in flavourful food,” Jackson said in a release.

“Welcoming Matt to our kitchen — especially after he recently hosted us in his — presents an honour for us and our guests. Not only is he a talented chef, he has a team of incredible wine professionals at his back keen to showcase their best. We look forward to co-hosting a perfectly paired meal to remember for our guests.”

Jackson and DeSousa spent time at the winery last month collaborating with Batey, and the pair have worked with other elite chefs in their kitchen and those of others.

I had the pleasure of attending the Visa Infinite dinner at CHARCUT featuring Rouge’s Paul Rogalski and Montreal chef and TV host Chuck Hughes for a multicourse dinner that ranks as one of the best meals I’ve had.

I imagine the Mission Hill collab will please as well, with a menu that features items such as Rabbit Porchetta with Summer Truffle Sausage and Confit of Duckling cannelloni, paired with Mission Hill Select Lot Collection Syrah and Mission Hill Reserve Pinot Noir, respectively.

The full menu can be viewed here, but just be warned. It will leave you hungry.

Tickets are still available for the event, and they’ll run you $195. But for five courses prepared by three great chefs, plus six tantalizing wines, it’s a pretty good buy.

Full details available at CHARCUT’s website.

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