The Heart of It - At Spark After Dark
One night only - February 10

Delectable date night dinner experience

The heart wants what it wants, and that's a dinner at Spark After Dark!

The Heart of It (18+) - SOLD OUT

A heart-inspired four-course seated dinner created by Chef de Cuisine Alison MacNeil.

All great things come in fours – the classical elements (Earth, Fire, Air, Water), the cardinal directions, the seasons, nucleotides, the numbers of lips that touch during a kiss and the Ninja Turtles.

Coincidentally, there are four basic types of human relationships: family relationships, friendships, acquaintanceships, and romantic relationships. And at the heart of it: the heart, figuratively and literally. With its four chambers, this relatively small organ beats in our chest day in and day out, pushing around that oh-so-important life-giving oxygenated blood.

This meal is an homage to the heart, its health and the relationships it allows us to have.

À votre santé!


  • Thursday, February 10– ONE NIGHT ONLY! 


  • Two seatings available: 5:30–7:15 p.m. / 8–9:45 p.m.
  • Spark After Dark open from 5-10 p.m.


  • $98 per person – purchase here (Spark Members click here).
    Includes Spark After Dark admission and door prizes.
    Masks to be worn when moving around or not actively drinking or eating.
    Ages 18+ for Spark After Dark and The Heart of It dinner.

Spark After Dark Events - Plan your evening

  • Check out all the fun things you can do at Spark After Dark before or after your dinner. The science centre closes at 10 p.m.

The Spark Store - Open all evening


Chef Alison MacNeil

Born in Calgary and raised in Strathmore Alberta, award winning Chef Alison MacNeil shares her culinary expertise, seasonal recipes and professional experiences.

Her love for food brought her to SAIT at a young age where she received her Red Seal certification and further to that the Certified Chef de Cuisine designation.

Alison began her career working in some of the most reputable restaurants in Calgary where she apprenticed under top award winning chefs.

Traveling through North America, Central America, Europe and the Caribbean, Chef Alison has been able to gain exposure to many different cuisines and cultures and refine her own skills as a chef.

It was her love for Spain and its cuisine that inspired her to open Black Pig Bistro where she received multiple awards including, Calgary's best new restaurant and best chef 2015 and bronze medal in the Gold Medal Plates competition. Chef Alison also won gold medal for her signature dish at Black Pig, "Pork & Beans" and had the honour of cooking at the James Beard House in New York City for the "Women of the Wild West".

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