IRON CHEF ROB FEENIE AND CHEF LEE COOPER COME TOGETHER IN SUPPORT OF THE BC HOSPITALITY FOUNDATION AT L’ABATTOIR FOR NO. 1 GAOLER’S MEWS ON NOVEMBER 8TH
Ticket auction to open on Monday September 30th for the final instalment of the 2019 program
A third and final instalment of the 2019 No. 1 Gaoler’s Mews dinners is planned for Friday November 8th and will see Iron Chef Canada’s Rob Feenie of Cactus Club Cafe behind the stove with L’Abattoir’s Chef Lee Cooper in a collaboration not to be missed. The pair will be cooking this intimate 8-seat dining affair in support of the BC Hospitality Foundation.
Although the No. 1 Gaoler’s Mews team will be setting the table for Edition No. 17 of the dinner series, this is just the 3rd dinner with all proceeds from ticket sales being donated to the BC Hospitality Foundation. At the start of 2019, Chef Lee Cooper and the team at L’Abattoir shifted their beloved dinner program towards a cause that hits close to home and began raising money for an organization that looks after their own industry.
Chef Lee Cooper couldn’t be more excited to welcome a Canadian culinary legend into his kitchen this November. “Chef Feenie has helped influence the direction of the restaurant industry not only in BC but across the country and it’s not everyday that I get to cook with an Iron Chef!” says Cooper of the upcoming dinner.
The pair will work together to craft a multi-course and beverage-paired menu that diners will be able to watch being prepared across the counter from them. It’s a once in a lifetime culinary experience. “This is going to be a special night, for a special cause. It’s incredible to see people in hospitality come together and use their skills to give back to the industry that raised them” remarks Chef Feenie.
The ticket auction goes live at 9am on Monday September 30th and will close on Saturday October 5th at 6pm and can be accessed through the No. 1 Gaoler’s Mews website with tickets being auctioned off in pairs to the highest bidders. Dana Lee Harris, Executive Director of the BC Hospitality Foundation has attended each of the dinners this year to introduce the organization to the intimate group of diners and says, “The contribution from L’Abattoir’s program has been instrumental in helping us meet our fundraising goals this year and we are looking forward wrapping up the year with a dinner created by these two incredible chefs”.
Interested diners are invited to add their contact information to the list to receive updates on all the future dinners as well as information about when the ticket auctions open.
ABOUT L’ABATTOIR | Located in the heart of historic Gastown since 2010, L’Abattoir is situated in a refurbished 19th Century heritage brick and beam building that pays homage to its history as the site of Vancouver’s first jail in the city’s main meatpacking district. Today, L’Abattoir has staked its claim as one of Canada’s best restaurants with a diverse array of French-inspired West Coast fare focusing on locally sourced, seasonal ingredients along with an ever changing selection of classic and signature cocktails and a broad list of BC and imported wines. Whether in its front of house bar and lounge, elevated dining room or glass and steel accented atrium, L’Abattoir offers dinner from Sunday to Thursday from 5:30 pm to 10 pm and Fridays and Saturdays from 5:30 pm to 10:30 pm, weekend brunch on Saturdays and Sundays from 10am to 2 pm, Happy Hour daily from 5:30 pm to 6:30 pm and bar service until midnight seven days a week. L’Abattoir also offers 1200 square feet of beautifully appointed private dining facilities that are completely separate from the restaurant dining room and are available to book for corporate events, weddings or other celebrations.
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ABOUT THE BC HOSPITALITY FOUNDATION: The BC Hospitality Foundation (BCHF) is a registered charity that raises funds to support those in the hospitality industry facing financial crisis due to a medical issue. Each year hundreds of hospitality workers across BC face financial challenges and have nowhere else to turn. The BCHF helps them when all other options have been exhausted. In addition, the BCHF offers a scholarship program to foster the development of the next generation of hospitality workers and industry leaders.
Media release and images provided by Alexis Cooper, L’Abattoir.