I didn't even know any of this was happening, but my friend's mom got an an email about it and passed it on to my friend, who wasted no time and managed to score us free VIP tickets to the event. The VIP ticket (valid for 2 people and non-transferable), came with complimentary parking, early admission to the event (where we got to hang out with Curtis over some food and drinks), a cooking demonstration (and more food) in the main event space with the other attendees, and a gift bag that included a signed copy of his new cookbook (which is beautiful!), a gift card to the Rosewater Supper Club, and an apron from the Curtis Stone line of cookware. And yes, all of this was 100% FREE. Needless to say, we were pretty excited.
|A romantic dinner for two?|
A note must also be made about the service at Liberty Grand, which was fantastic and definitely helped make the evening even more enjoyable. The crowd itself was also pretty friendly - we were cracking jokes with some of the other attendees (particularly when some of the participants went up on stage for a cocktail competition, which was in and of itself hilarious). And of course, Curtis himself was ridiculously nice (and funny!) and spent most of the evening chilling with the crowd and talking to everyone. Love him to bits :)
WHAT: The Catalysts Event Series - An Evening with Curtis Stone
WHERE: Liberty Grand, 25 British Columbia Rd (Exhibition Place)
WHEN: April 11 - 6-9 pm
INSIDER TIPS: I'm not sure what mailing list you need to be on to hear about future events in this series (though trust me when I say that I intend to find out!), but I would highly recommend spreading the word among your friends. If you do happen to receive an invite, grab those tickets ASAP because they will get snatched up very quickly. And if you do get a chance to go, feel free to dress up! Many of the people in the crowd were quite fancy.