Culinary Race – The Fun Stuff

You’re reading this, you’re wondering what a Culinary Race is and you’re wondering what you can expect. Well, let me give you some details. I’m going to be covering some of the more practical aspects of the race as we get closer to the date but let me tell you some of the things you might get a chance to do if you participate.

First be prepared to have fun! The race is a scavenger hunt across Calgary, Amazing Race style, except without the weird eating tasks. At the beginning of the day you are given your list of clues. Then it’s up to you to figure out where you will be going. And unlike the Amazing Race, you are allowed to use your phone to help by using Google and maps and whatever else you need to help you get where you need to go. And we strongly encourage you to use that phone throughout the day to Tweet or Instagram out what you are doing.

Some of the places you go will be new, like I had never been to the Bow Valley Ranche Restaurant down south before. Who knew they made such good cookies!

Bow Valley Ranche Restaurant
Learning something about Calgary history and eating cookies at Bow Valley Ranche Restaurant.

 

And some places you’ll have to work a little to get your points. But there’s nothing wrong with cutting cheese, or shucking an oyster for the first time. That’s a part of the fun.

Springbank Cheese Company
Testing your measuring and cutting skills at Springbank Cheese Company.
Oyster Shucking at Billingsgate
Learning a new skill at Billingsgate, oyster shucking!

Some places may even test your palate. Like would you be able to identify tea by name if you tasted it?

The Tea Factory
Some of the tea flavours you can find at The Tea Factory.

And best of all? You get to eat food, all day! Every stop you go to will either give you something to eat or have a little bite for you to enjoy before you run off to the next place.

Raw Bar
Delicious and beautiful painted chocolate bars from Raw Bar.
80th & Ivy
A literal dine and dash at 80th & Ivy with a Mocktail and mini Arancini.

So what do you think? Fun right! What are you waiting for, it’s time to buy your tickets and sign up! And for all you early birds we’ll be offering some clues before the race for bonus points. We can’t wait to see you all there.

 

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