Rouge Restaurant

March 24, 2011 10:00 ET

Rouge Restaurant Celebrates 10th Anniversary With Red Cross Japan Relief Fundraiser

One of the world's top ranked restaurants gives back for disaster relief

CALGARY, ALBERTA--(Marketwire - March 24, 2011) - Rouge Restaurant, ranked 60th out of 100 best restaurants in the world in 2010, is pleased to announce they are celebrating their 10th anniversary in their historic location in Inglewood by hosting a dinner to benefit victims of the earthquake and tsunami in Japan.

"Having the fundraiser on the actual day of our 10th anniversary is our way of celebrating the success we've experienced these last few years," said Chef Paul Rogalski, Chief Culinary Officer and co-owner of Rouge. "What better way to revel in that success then to share it and give back to a great cause by doing what we do best, creating outstanding cuisine."

The philanthropic evening will pay tribute to Japan, kicking off at 7:00 p.m. on Friday, April 1, 2011. Co-owners Olivier Reynaud and Paul Rogalski and Executive Chef Michael Dekker will honour Japanese culture and food by artfully preparing a six- course Japanese inspired menu, rounded out with sake and wine pairings matched perfectly to the elegant flavours of the meal.

Undoubtedly the highlight of the evening will be internationally recognized guest chef and SAIT culinary instructor, Chef Hayato Okamitsu, challenging the Rouge team to a "Duck Chef-Off". The result of this kitchen battle will offer guests two duck entrée options, tailored to each chefs personal culinary style.

Tickets are $200 each and sold on a first come first serve basis. One hundred dollars per ticket will be donated to the Canadian Red Cross, and with only 80 seats available for this remarkable event, guests are encouraged to call and make a reservation. "Every dollar collected has an impact on someone's life that has been drastically changed forever," said Andres Gutierrez, Fund Development Coordinator, Canadian Red Cross. "It's truly inspiring to see how Calgarians have shown their support during this time of tragedy."

In addition to the ticket sales, a donation box will be available for additional offerings. The money raised will be used to support emergency health and the distribution of relief items to people impacted by the Japan disaster.

To book a reservation at Rouge Restaurant and purchase tickets to the Japan relief dinner, call 403-531-2767.

For more information on the Canadian Red Cross visit

About Rouge Restaurant

Rouge Restaurant was voted number 60 in San Pellegrino's Top 100 Restaurants of 2010. For Rouge, the foundation for food begins with the best ingredients. Rouge believes in working closely with local food growers and suppliers and uses an onsite garden and homegrown produce to ensure only the best quality. Preparing quality ingredients with respect and expertise gives the cuisine its regional flavor. The goal is to provide an exceptional dining experience with a welcoming attitude and professional service. Rouge is situated in the former home of A.E. Cross. Seasonally, the outdoor garden and patio are available for dining and private functions. The garden area covers 6 city lots and is adorned with enormous trees, flowers, and native shrubs.

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