#NACOFridays - 3

There are few good things that are universal in this world and when you pair them together – Music, Food, Wine, Friends, the magic is even more incredible.

Bringing all this together in one memorable evening is the National Arts Centre’s social and culinary overture, the 3 Casual Fridays with the NAC Orchestra. What started on one Friday in November 1st last year has become a highly anticipated event in the capital. The Casual Friday at the NAC is the coming together of all the great things in life, in a casual and very amiable environment.

On March 7th, ITALY is the inspiration of both music and menu and to complement Mendelssohn’s “Italian” symphony, Chef John Morris and the NAC culinary team have put together an exquisite new Casual Fridays menu with Italian favourites like prosciutto, margherita, panino, cannelloni and so much more.

“Start your Casual Fridays with live music by some of Ottawa’s hottest jazz artists while enjoying a variety of delectable small plates.”

#NACOFridays - 2 All #NACOFRIDAYS images courtesy of FOODIE PRINTS. Ottawa’s Go-to Foodie Blog.


5:00 PM • Pre-concert Reception

A glass of wine or non-alcoholic beverage Culinary Overture – Tapas prepared by the NAC culinary team with Live jazz accompaniment.

7:00 PM • Concert with the NAC Orchestra with FORSYTH’S DOUBLE CONCERTO

A 90-minute performance, it will be an early start, early finish, no intermission show. A perfect on-stage introduction to exceptional music and guest artists at the NAC.

8:30 PM • Post-concert reception

A reception with complimentary coffee and tea (cash bar available), where you can mingle with fellow music lovers and the NAC Orchestra.

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Don’t miss out. Get your Culinary Overture tickets today! Offer available in person at the NAC Box Office or by telephone at 613 947-7000 x620.

 Or…#NACOFridays - 5

You can win an amazing National Arts Centre Casual Fridays Prize Package, which includes TICKETS to the Culinary Overture and PASSES to the Casual Friday Reception right here at Twenty York Street!

And… do you know what’s more exciting? We are giving away TWO #NACOFRIDAYS Prize Package! That’s a prize package valued at $200 each and we are going to have TWO winners to an evening with Pinchas Zukerman, Jethro Marks and of course, Amanda Forsyth!

To enter, just leave a comment on which place in Italy you are dying to visit and why!

#NACOFridays - 4Did we mention you can dress casually and most importantly, can bring wine or beer inside the theatre?

Winners will be chosen at noon tomorrow; Friday, March 7th so make sure your Friday evening is good and ready! This is one evening at the NAC that is sure to delight your senses and will make you long for more!

Don’t walk, run and enter below! Good luck and see you at the concerto!

Editor’s Note: Thank you to the National Arts Centre (NAC) for providing the prize package so our Twenty York Street readers can have a chance to WIN a night with the NAC orchestra! BIG Thank you also goes to Don and Jen at Foodie Prints for providing the beautiful images for today’s post. For more chances to win, head over to Foodie Prints’ #NACOFRIDAYS #Giveaway here!



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