We're Hosting a Dinner at Pigeonhole. You Should Come.
The first of six Avenue Dinner Series events promises to be an unforgettable evening of superb eclectic dining.
Steak tartare at Pigeonhole.
Photos by Jared Sych
This year’s Avenue dinner series showcases the extraordinary talents of Calgary’s best award-winning chefs in six installments at six different restaurants, and the kick-off event promises to be an unforgettable exclusive dining experience.
On April 18, chef and owner Justin Leboe, who last year was named Canada’s most innovative chef, will host Avenue’s guests in a family-style culinary adventure at Pigeonhole. The menu will feature some must-try items from the recently revamped menu, as well as a few surprises from the multi-award winning creative talent and his new chef de cuisine, Douglas King.
Plates at Pigeonhole are meant to be shared.
The five-course dinner will also feature a unique wine-tasting component. Special guest sommelier Richard Harvey from Metrovino Fine Wines will enlighten diners about natural wines, which are a key component to Pigeonhole’s wine list. Guests will have the opportunity to taste and compare different styles and regions of natural wines of the same grape side-by-side, and expand their appreciation of this growing trend in winemaking.
The name Pigeonhole comes from Leboe’s constant drive for innovation and creativity in the kitchen results in dishes whose flavours, preparations and inspirations speak to no specific type of food. That is, they can’t be pigeonholed. So when guests dine here, they can expect to taste some Asian flavours, some Westcoast-inspired dishes, maybe a Peruvian specialty or even a classic Russian caviar service. It’s all served up on mismatched English china plates in a room that feels decidedly European, right on 17th Avenue S.W.
Will all the accolades Pigeonhole has been receiving since it opened almost two years ago, it's safe to say tickets for this special event won't last long. To purchase tickets or for more details, click here.