Imagine taking in a sumptuous, summer evening dinner on a yacht, at a vineyard or orchard, a garden terrace or your favourite restaurant, while supporting a great local scholarship program.
That’s what you get when Les Dames d’Escoffier BC Chapter presents their annual dining event Summerdine, on Wednesday, August 14, 2019. The 2019 Summerdine features 22 separate dinner parties, more than 200 seats, all at the same time on one night (plus a special one-off dinner August 15th) from Vancouver to the Okanagan, the Fraser Valley to Vancouver Island.
Most dinner parties are small (between four to eight seats only) with a couple of exceptions – a long table for 20 set on the top deck of Pacific Yacht Charter and a special dinner on Thursday, August 15 at Sea Cider Farm & Ciderhouse on Vancouver Island which is for 100 people.
In addition to many returning favourites such as ARC at the Fairmont Waterfront,Fable Kitchen, Hart House, Vij’s and RauDZ Regional Table, some of this year’s new locations include:
Vancouver: Coquille Fine Seafood, Douce Diner, Edible Canada, Pacific Institute of Culinary Arts (PICA), The Vancouver Club
Fraser Valley: Annora Restaurant, Trading Post Brewery, Township 7 Vineyards (with Well Seasoned)
Okanagan: Red Fox Club at Indigenous World Winery, Old Vines Restaurant at Quail’s Gate, Time Winery
Regardless of the location or size of the dinners, all diners will be treated to a specially-designed multiple-course menu, wines (or beer or cider) selected to complement that menu, a special table or location and an opportunity to meet and chat with the chefs and restaurateurs.
All Summerdine dinners on August 14th are $80 per person and include the multi-course meal with paired beverages (gratuity not included). The Vancouver Island, August 15th dinner at Sea Cider is priced at $100 per person. Reservations are already open, filling up with all spots expected to sell out, so book soon online at lesdames.ca/summerdine
As always, Summerdine dinners support Les Dames d’Escoffier BC Chapter’s Scholarship and Outreach programs. Les Dames d’Escoffier is a world-wide philanthropic society of professional women leaders in the fields of food, fine beverage and hospitality, with a mandate to support the advancement of women in the hospitality and culinary domains as well as fostering industry excellence through educational and charitable activities.