Visa introduces exclusive Dining Series for Visa Infinite cardholders

Visa Infinite cardholders can enjoy unique dining experiences at Canada's top restaurants

TORONTO, Nov. 18 /CNW/ - Visa Canada today introduced its Visa Infinite Dining Series, a series of dinners where prestigious Canadian chefs open their restaurants exclusively to Visa Infinite cardholders. Participants will experience memorable and educational evenings that include private kitchen tours, notable guest speakers from the food and wine industry, and cooking demonstrations with the host chefs. The Visa Infinite Dining Series, which includes events in Vancouver, Calgary, Toronto and Montreal, runs from November 2009 through to May 2010.

"Offered exclusively to Visa Infinite cardholders, the Dining Series takes participants beyond the dining room and into the kitchens and wine cellars of some of Canada's top restaurants," said Jennifer Arthurton, Head of Consumer Credit Products, Visa Canada. "Visa Infinite cardholders can speak first-hand with some of the most celebrated personalities in the wine and food industry, while enjoying gourmet meals and wine pairings in intimate and exclusive settings."

The Visa Infinite Dining Series includes the following events:

    -   Calgary, AB, November 12, 2009: Centini Restaurant & Lounge with
        Chef Fabio Centini - An Italian cooking demonstration and five course
        dinner by Chef Centini paired with exclusive champagne wines from
        Veuve Clicquot.

    -   Vancouver, BC, November 18, 2009: West with Chef Warren Geraghty - A
        guided four course dining experience with Chef Warren Geraghty which
        includes dishes from his newly published award-winning cookbook.

    -   Toronto, ON, November 24, 2009: Colborne Lane with
        Chef Claudio Aprile - A seven-course dinner and kitchen tour that
        includes a sampling from Chef Claudio Aprile's highly anticipated new
        restaurant, Origin.

    -   Calgary, AB, March 4, 2010: River Café with
        Executive Chef Scott Pohorelic - Hosted by the Chef and River Café's
        key producers and farmers, the dinner includes a chacuterie tasting
        and wine pairings from the Charton Hobbs portfolio.

    -   Vancouver, BC, March 15, 2010: Lumière with
        Executive Chef Dale MacKay - A four-course dinner featuring signature
        recipes from Chef Daniel Boulud's new book, Chef Daniel Boulud:
        Cooking In New York City.

    -   Montreal, QC, March 25, 2010: Toqué with Chef Normand Laprise - A
        five-course meal with wine pairings, followed by an informative
        kitchen and cellar tour.

    -   Montreal, QC, April 26, 2010: Le Club Chasse et Pêche with
        Chef Claude Pelletier - A seven-course menu based on house classics
        matched with fine wines. Maitre d' Hubert Marsolais will also share
        the restaurant's food philosophy.

    -   Toronto, ON, April 28, 2010: Sopra with Chef Massimo Capra - A five-
        course Italian-style meal, cooking demonstration and specialty
        cocktail competition hosted by Sopra's mixologist.

    -   Toronto, ON, May 18, 2010: ONE with Chef Mark McEwan - A four-course
        menu paired with fine wines of the Charton Hobbs portfolio and a
        kitchen tour where the Chef will talk about trials and tribulations
        encountered on the set of his show, The Heat.

The Visa Infinite card provides cardholders with all the advantages of a Visa Gold and Visa Platinum card, but with added benefits: complimentary 24/7 concierge service; exceptional privileges at some of the world's finest boutique hotels; and exclusive access to entertainment, sports and retail offers.

"By logging onto the Visa Infinite website, Visa Infinite cardholders can preview a host of opportunities offered only to them, such as unique winery tours, spa or golf getaways, family vacations or romantic nights on the town," said Arthurton.

Visa Infinite cardholders can call 1-888-711-9399 to purchase tickets for the Visa Infinite Dining Series (seating is limited). Visit and log-in as a Visa Infinite cardholder for more information.

About Visa Inc.

Visa operates the world's largest retail electronic payments network providing processing services and payment product platforms. This includes consumer credit, debit, prepaid and commercial payments, which are offered under the Visa, Visa Electron, Interlink and PLUS brands. Visa enjoys unsurpassed acceptance around the world and Visa/PLUS is one of the world's largest global ATM networks, offering cash access in local currency in more than 200 countries and territories. For more information, visit

SOURCE VISA Canada Corporation

For further information: For further information: Teri Broughton, Visa Canada, (416) 860-8869,; Alison Ford, Fleishman-Hillard, (416) 645-3296,

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