Just as we promised, we are THRILLED to give you all the details behind our recent Instagram announcement regarding this month’s Niagara Food and Wine Expo (April 21-23) and yes, the rumor is true:
WE ARE COOKING LIVE AT THE SHOW!!
I know that using all caps implies screaming, but we are beyond excited and so this post warrants a few caps. Recently, we were contacted by Buffalo native Jenn Nicken, founder of a unique culinary experience – The Chef & the Dish. Though she makes Toronto her home these days, we bonded over city living, our love of Buffalo and Western New York, and everything food.
The Chef & the Dish is a home-cooking concept which invites a global chef into your kitchen via Skype for a 1:1 cooking lesson – you never leave your home, yet you have all the expertise of learning to cook authentic regional cuisine with an actual expert chef! It’s private, it’s intimate, and far more affordable than hopping on a plane to Italy or Spain.
Here is the BEST news: The Chef & the Dish takes to the stage at the Niagara Food and Wine Expo to deliver 4 live cooking shows over the course of the 3 day event – and we have been asked to cook with 2 of the chefs!!! After I got over the shock of the opportunity, a few nerves set in when I realized that my cooking skills are lagging after the last 8 months of being cooked for by my talented mother, but Scott assures me we won’t embarrass ourselves ;)
Though we will be cooking with Hungarian Chef Agnes on Saturday afternoon and Spanish Chef Ana on Sunday afternoon, the line-up also includes a Friday evening demo with Chef Joanie from New England and Saturday night with Japanese Chef Yoshimi. It was impossible to choose what Chefs we wanted to experience, but it just means that we will have to book classes with the others for future romantic Date Nights In.
Oh, WIN TICKETS to the Niagara Food and Wine Expo, you said?? Yes! The Chef & the Dish is providing us THREE (3) PAIRS of tickets to giveaway to our readers!
And this is the easiest giveaway ever – all you have to do is follow The Chef & The Dish and In a DC Minute on Facebook and let us know you did on our Facebook post. And if you tag a friend or share the post, comment that you did for an extra entry!
GIVEAWAY ENDS on APRIL 15th at MIDNIGHT – winners will be notified and tickets will be held at the Expo.
The moral of the story is this: If you love wine, beer, food, and watching two unassuming adults attempt to cook with experts in a live stage demonstration, you’re going to want those tickets! Oh yeah, and we serve the audience what we prepare – no pressure there!!
So, head on over and enter – hope to see you all at the show!