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Tourism Vancouver World Chef Exchange: Chefs Lee Cooper & Jamie Bissonnette

2017 Dine Out Vancouver Festival
Tickets $165 + tax & gratuity

Two acclaimed chefs join forces for a one-night-only dining experience as beloved L’Abattoir Chef/Owner Lee Cooper welcomes James Beard award-winning Chef/Owner Jamie Bissonnette of Coppa, Toro and Little Donkey. Held in L’Abattoir's stunning private dining room and limited to just 50 guests, chefs Cooper and Bissonnette — who previously collaborated at the 2014 Northern Chefs Alliance & FarmOn! Foundation Dinner in Hudson, NY — will be united once again for a collaborative, multi-course dinner that celebrates the unpretentious-yet-refined cuisines of both chefs.  

A champion of nose-to-tail cuisine and passionate advocate of supporting local, sustainable purveyors, Bissonnette oversees the kitchens of acclaimed restaurants Coppa in Boston, MA (with additional locations in New York, Bangkok and Dubai), Toro in Boston, MA and newly opened Little Donkey in Cambridge, MA. In 2014, Bissonnette was honoured with the title of ‘Best Chef: Northeast’ at the prestigious James Beard Foundation Awards.  

Meanwhile, Cooper brings more than two decades of industry experience to the helm of L’Abattoir — where his French-influenced West Coast fare has gained him a legion of loyal followers — having cheffed at some of B.C.’s top kitchens as well as Michelin-starred restaurants in the U.S. and U.K.  

The Vancouver World Chef Exchange is a project initiated and produced by Tourism Vancouver, and sponsored by Air Canada and the Westin Bayshore hotel. The exchange shares Vancouver’s culinary story with the world, and brings the world’s great restaurant cities closer together by sharing ideas, experiences and talents through collaborative dining experiences.