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Friday, November 13, 2009

Foodies invited to join the WSO on a multicultural tour of music and food



Winnipeg, MB – October 26, 2009 – Winnipeg foodies are invited to explore the world of music and food as the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra (WSO) and four fine dining establishments partner up to provide lovers of fine cuisine and symphony music with a multicultural experience – all in one location at the Centennial Concert Hall.

The Winnipeg Symphony will be presenting a multicultural tour of food and music in partnership with: Bergmann’s on Lombard, Fude, Bistro 7 ¼ and Lobby on York.
Each restaurant will be offering a three course meal that is themed to a specific WSO concert - thereby offering patrons a unique opportunity to explore cuisine from Russia, the New World, North America, Italy and Mexico.

“The WSO wants to create memorable musical experiences for audience members. One way we can do this is by considering the opportunities to build other pleasurable components into a concert evening. Winnipeg has so many fine restaurants and chefs, and we can make it easy to explore new restaurants with cuisine inspired by the musical offerings in the concert,” said Trudy Schroeder, Executive Director of the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra.

The dates of the five dining and concert experiences are as follows:

October 31
Dvorak’s New World Symphony explores the multicultural blend of Native and African- American musical traditions in partnership with Bergmann’s on Lombard (dinner at 5:30 pm)
Click here to listen to the Musically Speaking radio show on CJOB. In this clip, Executive Chef Dave Bergmann discusses the process of creating the menu of this Saturday's Dinner and a Symphony and how it complements the music.

Maple Roast Butternut Squash Soup with Pumpkin Seed Foam
Olive ~ Rosemary Marinated Breast of Chicken with Shallot Infused Cabernet Jus Set on Wild Mushroom Spiked Risotto
Vegetarian: Roasted Portabella, Bell Pepper and Goat Cheese Tower with Roasted Tomato & Chick Pea Ragout
Cheesecake with Brandy Snap Lime Spiced Fieldberry Coulis

November 8
Music of Freedom explores spirit raising and soul lifting music inspired by freedom and hope in partnership with Bergmann’s on Lombard (brunch at 11:30 am)
Sundried Tomato, Asparagus and Bothwell Cheese Quiche with
Truffle Scented Chive Emulsion & Pea Shoots
Roasted Gourmet Potatoes, Petit Beef Tenderloin Medallion
Fresh Fruit Brochette
Vegetarian: As above along with Roasted Portabella Mushroom and Polenta Tower replacing Petit Beef Tenderloin Medallion
Lemon Curd Tart with Ruby Red Raspberry Coulis

January 23
Rhythm & Heat explores the exotic flavours and rhythms from Mexico, Spain and Egypt in partnership with Fude (dinner at 5:30 pm)
Cardini Salad 
(fude version of classic Caesar)
 Field greens, leaf lettuce and artichoke hearts, tossed with house made cardini vinaigrette, topped with fresh parmesan cheese
Chili Chocolate Chicken with Cayenne Cream
Manitoba free range chicken breast, seared then grilled to finish, slathered in a house made dark chocolate sauce off-set with a spicy cayenne cream and chilies. Served with our featured potatoes & featured veggies
Or
Boomerang Gorang

An Indonesian classic reworked Manitoba-style, curried basmati & Lac du Bonnet wild rice sautéed in exclusive “boom” sauce with celery, red peppers, red onion & bananas, topped with mango, pineapple, tart apples to bring on the cool house- made rhubarb chutney (vegan friendly)
Grand Marnier-Callebaut Chocolate Mousse Flute

February 20
Boreyko and Russian Masters explores the monumental and raw with former WSO music director Andrey Boreyko in partnership with Bistro 7 ¼ (dinner at 5:30 pm). Menu to follow.

May 15
Pines, Fountains & Festivals explores the colour and pageantry of Rome brought to life through Respighi’s stunning orchestral trilogy in partnership with Lobby on York (dinner at 5:30 pm). Menu to follow.

Prices are $85 per person for each event (includes meal and a ticket to the concert).

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