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"Arena" by AnnaLena and Reigning Champ

We recently teamed up with Vancouver restaurant AnnaLena for the latest installment of their Dinner Series titled Arena. The two night event showcased the intersection of sport and food, and the culinary experiences synonymous with competition. In addition to an exclusive menu, AnnaLena’s interior was reinterpreted to create a casual-fine dining experience inspired by classic sport.

The dinners explored the signature culinary cultures of the world’s greatest games and the dishes that best embody their heritage. For example, spiced sunflower seeds offered a unique take on Baseball’s ubiquitous snack, while Octopus explored a more regional tradition, paying homage to the pre-game ritual of the Detroit Redwings fanbase. Each course was designed to connect attendees to a specific sport and transport them to stadiums worldwide.

View a full recap of the pop-up dinner below.