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The Ottawa 2017 Bureau and Mayor Jim Watson, in collaboration with lead partner CIBC, are pleased to announce that tickets to the
will go on sale at 10:30 a.m. on Friday, October 28. Ottawa 2017 is also pleased to welcome feast + revel, the signature restaurant of Andaz Ottawa ByWard Market, as the Official Sky Lounge Culinary Partner and to announce that Executive Chef Stephen La Salle will create the menu for this unforgettable culinary experience. An Ottawa 2017 Signature Event, the Sky Lounge will take flight between July 14 to 20, 2017 at Ottawa City Hall. Each evening, participants will be hoisted 46 meters (150 feet) in the air over the city, to enjoy breathtaking views and fine dining. Two different culinary journeys will be offered. Tickets for the Sky Lounge Cocktail experience are $150 (plus tax and service charges) and tickets for the Sky Lounge Gourmet Dinner experience are $250 (plus tax and service charges). Cocktail seatings will take place at 4 p.m., 4:30 p.m., 9 p.m., 9:30 p.m., 10 p.m. and 10:30 p.m., while seatings for the three-course Gourmet Dinner will take place at 5 p.m., 6 p.m., 7 p.m. and 8 p.m. Capacity for each seating is 22 people.
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“Our nation’s capital is set to offer an array of unique activities to mark the 150 th anniversary of Confederation in 2017, including the Sky Lounge, something that’s never been done before in Ottawa,” said Mayor Jim Watson. “We’re happy that Ottawa 2017 is partnering with Andaz, a new and refreshingly modern hotel in the ByWard Market, to enhance this exciting experience for residents and visitors.” “As Ottawa’s newest hotel experience, Andaz is proud to be selected to design a food adventure for the taste buds of Sky Lounge guests,” said Matt Graham, General Manager, Andaz Ottawa ByWard Market. “Anticipate a menu that embraces new Canadian cuisine, inspired by fresh, local, organic and sustainable products with feast + revel’s high standards paired with an elevated experience.” In addition to creating the menu and providing the food and beverages for the Sky Lounge, feast + revel staff will extend their attentive hospitality to serve guests both in the air and on the ground for the pre and post flight experience. “The Sky Lounge is a great example of the bold Signature Events that we conceived and secured from the very start of planning for the Ottawa 2017 celebrations,” said Guy Laflamme, Executive Director of the Ottawa 2017 Bureau. “Thanks to our partners at feast + revel, participants will be able to taste the new flavour of Ottawa, while discovering our downtown architecture, the Rideau Canal and Parliament Hill at a whole new level.” Canada’s 150 th anniversary celebrations will offer Canadians and visitors from around the world an exceptional and memorable year of high-caliber experiences while bringing a record number of visitors to Ottawa in 2017 to celebrate this important milestone for our country. Ottawa 2017 thanks its lead partner CIBC, premier partner Bell, the Government of Ontario and the Government of Canada for their contributions in helping to deliver twelve full months of bold events, immersive experiences and all-out celebrations.
An Ottawa 2017 Signature Event, the Sky Lounge will take flight between July 14 to 20, 2017 at Ottawa City Hall. Each evening, participants will be hoisted 46 meters (150 feet) in the air over the city, to enjoy breathtaking views and fine dining.