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Press release from CNW Group

Visa Infinite Dining Series Releases Fall Events

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Visa Infinite Dining Series Releases Fall Events06:00 EDT Tuesday, October 23, 2012Visa Canada unveils new line up of exclusive Visa Infinite cardholder dining experiencesTORONTO, Oct. 23, 2012 /CNW/ - Known for its exclusive and unique culinary experiences for cardholders, Visa Infinite returns with the fifth installment of their successful Visa Infinite Dining Series. Continuously striving to align opportunities with cardholder passion points, the Visa Infinite card enables cardholders to get up close and personal with both renowned and emerging culinary icons. The Fall installment of the Visa Infinite Dining series begins October 23, 2012 in Toronto with the Three Chefs, Three Cities tour featuring Top Chef Canada Season 2 finalists.The upcoming Fall dining experiences are part of a larger, nationwide series of gourmet dining events at celebrated Canadian restaurants, offered exclusively to Visa Infinite cardholders. This autumn, the Series has enlisted a new group of Top Chef Canada finalists for a unique and unforgettable experience, which includes Top Chef Canada Season 2 winner Carl Heinrich and finalists Trevor Bird and Jonathan Korecki."Each chef, handpicked for the Visa Infinite Dining Series, is a culinary mastermind with in-depth experiences and knowledge," said Brenda Woods, Head of Marketing, Visa Canada. "The Visa Infinite Dining Series continues to roll out these unique culinary experiences with cardholders across Canada, bringing together food and wine lovers for an unforgettable evening."In collaboration with Wines of France, this season the Visa Infinite Dining Series crosses the country with special, seasonally-focused, multi-course explorations of our chefs' most exciting offerings. Each course is paired with a specially selected wine from the regions of France. Featured event, Three Chefs, Three Cities challenges Canada's Top Chef Season 2 competitors with hosting Visa Infinite guests, and their fellow chefs, on their home turf.Visa Infinite cardholders across Canada can experience the gastronomic events in the following venues:2012 Events:Three Chefs, Three Cities: Opening night of Richmond Station with Carl Heinrich, Top Chef Canada Season 2 winnerToronto, Tuesday, October 23, 2012, 6:30p.m.Be a part of Chef Carl Heinrich's anticipated new restaurant opening for a fall harvest culinary exploration. Chef will be joined by guests Trevor Bird and Jonathan Korecki for a collaborative multi-course dinner featuring pairings from Wines from France.Three Chefs, Three Cities: Sidedoor Contemporary Kitchen & Bar with Top Chef Canada ChefsOttawa, Thursday, October 25, 2012, 6:30p.m.Join Chef Jonathan Korecki welcome fellow competitors Carl Heinrich and Trevor Bird for a tantalizing "meeting of the minds" at one of the most celebrated restaurants to open in Ottawa last year.Three Chefs, Three Cities: Fable with Top Chef Canada ChefsVancouver, Sunday, November 18, 2012, 6:30p.m.This unique experience brings together Chef Trevor Bird and contenders Heinrich and Korecki, along with two special guests from Season 2, Curtis Luk and Jimmy Stewart, to his new restaurant, conceptualized on Top Chef Season 2. The evening will explore the restaurant's farm-to-table mandate with the added eclectic influences of chefs Heinrich and Korecki.Auberge du Pommier with Marc St. Jacques: A Celebration of Food & Wine, Dinner SeriesToronto, Tuesday, November 6, 2012, 6:30p.m.Join Chef Marc St. Jacques for an exquisite dinner that will focus on the French cuisine for which  Auberge du Pommier is known, a multi-course journey through France.Cooking with Dale MacKay at Nella Cucina, Chef ExperienceToronto, Thursday, November 1, 2012, 6:30p.m.Join Top Chef Season 1 winner Dale MacKay for an interactive tasting, hosted by Toronto's foremost cooking schools and kitchen suppliers, Nella Cucina.Cooking with Dale MacKay at The Cookbook Co. Cooks, Chef ExperienceCalgary, Wednesday, November 28, 2012, 6:30p.m.Join Top Chef Season 1 winner Dale MacKay for a Chef Experience, hosted by Calgary's glorious food emporium, Cookbook Co. Cooks.L'abattoir with Lee Cooper and guest chefs Frédéric Morin and David McMillan from Joe Beef, Chef ExperienceVancouver, Thursday, November 29, 2012, 6:30p.m. Join Chef Lee Cooper and guest Chefs from Joe Beef in Montreal for an exploration of flavours and styles, which have resulted in countless accolades from critics and diners alike. This extraordinary multi-course meal will feature carefully selected Wines from France. Guests will also walk away with a copy of The Art of Living According to Joe Beef.To purchase tickets for one or more Visa Infinite Dining Series events, Visa Infinite cardholders can call 1-888-711-9399 (seating is limited), or visit www.visainfinite.ca and log-in as a Visa Infinite cardholder for more information.Visa Infinite provides cardholders with one-of-a-kind, memorable experiences for themselves, their family and friends. This includes exceptional benefits at some of the world's finest hotels, exclusive access to entertainment and sports events and a complimentary 24/7 concierge service. Visa Infinite also incorporates Visa's range of trusted security benefits, featuring a zero liability policy, emergency card replacement & cash service, and cardholder inquiry service.About VisaVisa is a global payments technology company that connects consumers, businesses, financial institutions and governments in more than 200 countries and territories to fast, secure and reliable digital currency.  Underpinning digital currency is one of the world's most advanced processing networks—VisaNet—that is capable of handling more than 20,000 transactions a second, with fraud protection for consumers and guaranteed payment for merchants.  Visa is not a bank, and does not issue cards, extend credit or set rates and fees for consumers.  Visa's innovations, however, enable its financial institution customers to offer consumers more choices: Pay now with debit, ahead of time with prepaid or later with credit products.  For more information, visit www.corporate.visa.com.SOURCE: VISA Canada CorporationFor further information: Erin Sufrin, Visa Canada, 416-860-3869, esufrin@visa.com Megan Stoudt, Fleishman-Hillard, 416-645-8206, Megan.Stoudt@fleishman.ca