On February 26, 2012, the pedway between Scotia Place and Commerce Place in downtown Edmonton was transformed into a sixty seat restaurant called Blink.
Chefs Paul Shufelt and Tony Le of Lux Steakhouse created a six-course menu for Blink, drawing inspiration from some of the best local ingredients available.
Tickets for this pop-up restaurant were $65. Cocktails started at 5pm, and dinner ran from 6-9pm. Seating was at a communal table.
Bread & Butter
Focaccia, lardo, pink peppercorns, Himalayan sea salt, brown sugar, fresh rosemary, ciabatta, bacon butter, peach chipotle jam, fresh thyme, rye crostini, quails egg, fried sage, sriracha ketchup
Alberta pickerel, sesame oil, fresh chili, fried shallots, pea shoots, smoked sea salt
Fennel marmalade, chilli-mandarin beurre blanc, micro arugula, toasted walnuts, smoky valley goat cheese
Confit rabbit pot pie, braised bacon, fresh arugula, Yukon gold chips, northwest truffle
Heritage Angus striploin, lobster croquette, béarnaise, cabernet demi-glace, sautéed peas
Macaron, oreo terroir, cinnamon chocolate truffles, micro greens
A cash bar was available.
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Century Hospitality Group operates six boutique restaurants in Edmonton, including Lux Steakhouse and Hundred Bar & Kitchen downtown. They have been on the forefront of innovative concepts and trends in the city’s dining scene, launching their popular alley burger in April 2011, and a series of farmers’ markets dinners in May 2011. Century Hospitality also hosted an Iron Chef-style cooking tournament last spring to challenge and nurture their young talent. Says Paul Shufelt, VP Culinary and Managing Partner, “We are excited at the opportunity to take part in this event because it allows to further express our creativity, using local and seasonal ingredients to prepare a unique menu for a truly one of a kind experience.”
Contact: Paul Shufelt, 780.424.0702
Mack Male and Sharon Yeo are passionate Edmontonians who live, work and play downtown. They are the organizers of the successful food truck festival called What the Truck?!, created in an effort to marry their love of food with a vision for a more vibrant city core. Inspired by the pop-up nature of Diner en Blanc, Blink hopes to capture the possibility of underutilized spaces downtown all while creating a sense of community.
Contact: Mack Male, 780.619.3864