Francis Mallmann Makes First Appearance in Western Canada


– Vancouver’s CinCin Ristorante Hosts Grilling Guru for Series of Fiery Events –

Vancouver, B.C.  (June 26th, 2014) – Famed Argentine Chef Francis Mallmann will soon visit Vancouver’s award-winning CinCin Ristorante for two nights only – September 10th and 11th – to showcase his unique brand of fiery ‘Gaucho Grilling’.  This visit is Mallmann’s first to British Columbia and only his third to Canada.

Chef Mallmann will be co-hosting two multi-course dinners with CinCin executive chef Andrew Richardson.  The first dinner – a five-course Wine Dinner – will see specially selected wine pairings chosen by Mallmann, while the second – a four-course Tasting Menu – will have optional bottles and by-the-glass offerings selected by CinCin wine director Shane Taylor and restaurant director Richard Luxton.  Guests will have an opportunity to purchase an autographed copy of Mallmann’s much-anticipated second cookbook “Mallmann on Fire” – one full month before it is released to the public.

But Mallmann has something more up the sleeve of his chef’s whites.  On both evenings, the chef and his brigade will be giving special street-side demonstrations of their craft on Vancouver’s bustling Robson Street, right outside CinCin’s front door.

Call him the Man of La Plancha – the outsize Argentine cast iron griddle – that, together with his wood-burning parilla – form the tools of his trade.  For Mallmann’s use of open fire is legendary.  Argentine-born but European trained, Mallmann disdains the prissy and contrived of haute cuisine preferring the gutsy flavours found in whole salted chickens, baby goat, suckling pig and enormous cuts of beef.  Indeed, his 2009 cookbook, ‘Seven Fires – Grilling the Argentine Way’ includes his method for cooking a whole cow – at once.

Prices for the five-course Wine Dinner and four-course Tasting Menu are CAD $165.00++ and CAD $99.00++, respectively.  “Mallmann on Fire” is available for guests at a CAD $40.00 supplement, and interest may be indicated at time of booking.  For reservations or more information, please call CinCin Ristorante at 604 688 7338 or email

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Francis Mallmann is the reigning star of food television in the Spanish-speaking world, and the most famous and popular chef in South America. He has three restaurants: one in Mendoza, Argentina’s wine country; another in the La Boca neighborhood of Buenos Aires; and the third in the picturesque village of Garzón, Uruguay. USA Today and The Times (U.K.) have named his restaurants among the top 10 places to eat in the world.

Judy Ahola
Director of Communications
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April Penney
Communications Coordinator
Toptable Group
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