SONY DSCSUMMERDINE 2016 – Wednesday, August 10.
This annual event is one of the most fun and best value culinary fundraisers of the year: Les Dames Summerdine.  Dozens of restaurants, vineyards, gardens and cooking schools, from Vancouver Island to Metro Vancouver to the Okanagan, each donate one table for a concurrent dinner party.  Each restaurant is priced exactly the same ($79/seat), with each restaurant donating the food menu and table and a winery donating the wine.

One table or bar seats,  located in the dining room or in a very special location like the kitchen or wine room.  Some locations may offer an outdoor dining experience in the form of a picnic dinner.


ARC Restaurant at the Fairmont Waterfront Hotel 4 tickets available.
August 10,2016 @ 6:30 pm

ARC offers simply inspired, handcrafted fare in a relaxed setting. With its beautiful West Coast views, it’s the perfect place to partake in a four course dinner for Summerdine created by the Executive Chef.
Life is complicated, good food shouldn’t be.
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Tickets

4 available
sd16-ARC$79.00Seat at table for 8 on outdoor patio.


Barbara Jo’s Books to Cooks 9 tickets available.
August 10,2016 @ 6:30 pm

Barbara-Jo’s Books to Cooks opened in 1997 and is located in the Armoury District. Barbara-jo McIntosh, the shop’s owner, envisioned an epicurean’s delight, where food lovers and cooks of all abilities would find inspiration. On August 10th you will enjoy the gluten free culinary delights of Chef Jennifer Peters and Chef Hamid Saliman from NextJen.
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Tickets

9 available
SD16-NextJen$79.00Seat at the kitchen bar (12 available)


Boulevard kitchen & oyster bar at the Sutton Place Hotel 4 tickets available.
August 10,2016 @ 6:30 pm

Vancouver’s Boulevard Kitchen & Oyster Bar provides a distinctive showcase for the celebrated culinary vision of Executive Chef Alex Chen and redefines the fine art of dining with subtle, unexpected and playful approaches to cuisine, service and style.

With an innovative approach that blends a respect for the past with a celebration of the present, Chen’s seafood-focused menu is grounded in classical technique and training, while artfully infusing casual West Coast flair and creative hints of his international influences.
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Tickets

4 available
sd16-Boulevard$79.00Table for 4 in the dining room


Burdock &Co. 4 tickets available.
August 10,2016 @ 6:30 pm

Burdock & Co. serves refined dishes crafted from organic ingredients. Chef Andrea Carlson’s relationship with local suppliers ensures that only the best arrives at the table, whether sourced from one of Vancouver’s nearby farms or a downtown urban garden.

Burdock’s share-plate menu changes frequently, to reflect seasonal availability of ingredients. A careful selection of naturalist wines, along with craft beers and bespoke cocktails rounds out the menu. Full Event Details.

Tickets

4 available
sd16-Burdock$79.00Seat at kitchen bar (4)


Canyon – Edgemont Village Sold out!
August 10,2016 @ 6:30 pm

Canyon is a neighbourhood joint; bistro style with casual elegance and always a sense of humour. Here we hope you’ll share our passion for food, love, respect and a healthy dose of light hearted fun. Our cuisine is focused on local products of course, some old style favourites (can you say Sunday night fondue?)and chef Scott Kidd’s legendary use of bits otherwise known as offal and of course, new items inspired by his new location. Full Event Details



Chambar Sold out!
August 10,2016 @ 6:30 pm

Chambar invites you to leave your day at the door and enjoy an evening of unpretentious fine dining. Chef Nico Schuermans has created a sustainable, ethically raised, all–Ocean Wise menu that’s also highly inventive.

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Chicha Restaurant 4 tickets available.
August 10,2016 @ 6:30 pm

Chicha restaurant is a modern Peruvian inspired shares plates restaurant owned and operated by three female friends; Shelome Bouvette (executive chef), Allison Flook (executive chef), and Kumiko Umeno (GM).

Chicha focuses on local sustainable west coast ingredients, fresh flavours, vibrant and feminine plating, with a modern Peruvian Latin twist.Full Event Details

Tickets

4 available
SD16-Chicha$79.004 seats at special location


Fable Kitchen 2 tickets available.
August 10,2016 @ 6:30 pm

Every great story needs a beginning. Our story begins with Trevor Bird. While competing on Season 2 of Top Chef Canada during the ever popular “Restaurant Wars” episode, Trevor came up with the name for the team’s farm to table restaurant concept: FABLE. The vision was born. Upon returning to Vancouver, Trevor started working on this vision – a restaurant that would showcase his talents and help define Canadian cuisine. Sourcing local product and delivering great flavors in a fun and non-pretentious setting.
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Tickets

2 available
sd16-Fable$79.004 seats at 'chef's table'


Forage Restaurant Sold out!
August 10,2016 @ 6:30 pm

A West End favourite, Forage connects diners to local fishers, foragers and farmers. Also featured? The handiwork of an interesting crew of talented BC distillers, winemakers, and brewers. The menu is – first and foremost – delicious, but also reflective of Whittaker’s uncompromising commitment to local ingredients and building community through shared plates. Open for breakfast seven days a week, brunch on weekends and nightly for drinks and dinner from 5:00 pm. Friendly people. Fine local fare.

“Forage chef Chris Whittaker has helped breathe new culinary life into the West End.” Anya Levykh, Westender (June 2015)

For Summerdine, Forage has set aside a picnic table for six in their Backyard coupled with a fun family style menu and some of BC best wines!
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Hart House 4 tickets available.
August 10,2016 @ 6:30 pm

Hart House Restaurant is one of Burnaby’s hidden treasures. The restaurant is located in a Tudor-style heritage house situated on a 3-acre estate. If weather permits, Summerdine guests will enjoy award-winning Pacific Northwest cuisine al fresco on the restaurant’s private patio, which offers picturesque views of the lawns and tranquil Deer Lake. View the Menu and Event Details.

Tickets

4 available
SD16 HartH$79.004 seats on the patio ( weather permitting)


Kaya Malay Bistro 8 tickets available.
August 10,2016 @ 6:30 pm

Summerdine 2016
Life’s about enjoyment through the tasting of divine food and wine, and with good companies and lovely music in a relaxing ambiance. For Summerdine, Kaya proudly presents the Chef’s selected “Summer Breeze 8 Course Dinner Menu”. Let Kaya make August 10th an unforgettable, easy-living evening ….

Our Guests will be seated at a specially-dressed round table located at front to embrace the front row enjoyment – our Summer Breeze Live Music by Thomas Beckman “The Viola Voice of Vancouver” with the 8-course dinner.

View the menu.

Tickets

8 available
Sd16-Kaya$79.00round table for 8, with front row seats for live music


L’Abattoir Sold out!
August 10,2016 @ 6:30 pm

L’Abattoir is located in the heart of historic Gastown. Built in the 19th century, it is the site of Vancouver’s first jail and originally buttressed the city’s main meat packing district. This history is reflected in the architecture, and the name L’Abattoir pays homage to the neighbourhood’s colourful past. Open seven days a week for dinner and weekend brunch, L’Abattoir specializes in French inspired West Coast fare in a refined and comfortable setting.
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Market By Jean-Georges Vancouver 4 tickets available.
August 10,2016 @ 6:30 pm

Market by Jean-Georges is the first restaurant in Canada for three-star Michelin chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten and the signature restaurant of Shangri-La Hotel, Vancouver. Executive Chef Ken Nakano is a homegrown talent who delights guests with sophisticated yet uncomplicated flavours. With a passion and dedication for authentic farm-to-table cuisine, chef Nakano showcases the finest Canadian ingredients from coast to coast.

About The Muses Dinner at Market by Jean-Georges
Vancouver’s arts enthusiasts are in for a treat at the Vancouver Art Gallery, as it introduces Picasso: The Artist and His Muses. Market by Jean-Georges is presenting a series of inspired dinner tasting menus, titled The Muses Dinner.

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Tickets

4 available
SD16-Market$79.004 seats in the dining room


Nicli Antica Pizzeria 4 tickets available.
August 10,2016 @ 6:30 pm

A sophisticated yet family-friendly restaurant, award-winning Nicli Antica Pizzeria is the first VPN-certified pizzeria to bring a lot of attention to Gastown, the culinary epicentre of Vancouver.

Nicli Antica Pizzeria honours the culinary traditions from four generations of the Nicli family. Chef David Tozer’s menu highlights the season’s freshest, local ingredients alongside a robust beverage program. An experience at Nicli Antica Pizzeria will bring to mind the touchstones of Italian culture — family, authenticity, and incredible food and wine.

We look forward to sharing the Nicli family traditions with you.
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Tickets

4 available
sd16-Nicli$79.00Chefs Table for 4 near the Pizza oven


Notch 8 – Fairmont Hotel Vancouver 8 tickets available.
August 10,2016 @ 6:30 pm

“A restaurant, a bar, a journey.”
Located in the lobby of Fairmont Hotel Vancouver, Notch8 Restaurant & Bar welcomes you to a new era of glamour.
Named for a train’s highest speed, the luxurious and contemporary design of the Notch8 takes inspiration from the romance of rail travel and the hotel’s rich heritage. Restaurant Chef Jason Saruya offers his modern spin on classic comfort dishes including a daily rotating rotisserie menu, while mixologists shake up both innovative and classic cocktails behind the bar. Notch8 is the perfect setting for everything from casual cocktails with friends, to business lunches, to an intimate dinner with your loved ones. Full Event Details.

Tickets

8 available
sd16-Notch8$79.00table for 8


ORU Restaurant -Fairmont Pacific Rim 1 tickets available.
August 10,2016 @ 6:30 pm

As a pinnacle of west coast dining, ORU offers a uniquely Vancouver experience, weaving the delicate flavours of the Pacific Northwest with fresh, local ingredients. The open concept kitchen sets the stage for the culinary team to expertly prepare a variety of beautifully crafted dishes, each one a culinary delight in its own right.

For Summerdine, ORU is offering The Curator’s Table, a table for eight dinner guests dedicated to the art of great conversation, fueled by food and wine. Perched on the hotel’s second level, over-looking The Lobby Lounge, this exclusive table seats eight guests only, and invites the question, “If you could invite seven people to a dinner party, who would they be?” The table is a solid custom-made round table surrounded by chairs of beech wood and chic off-white leather, and set with Versace chargers and Sambonet ‘Imagine Gold’ flatware.

Full Event Details.

Tickets

1 available
sd16-Oru$79.00Curator's table


Pacific Yacht Charter 18 tickets available.
August 10,2016 @ 6:30 pm

The ultimate Vancouver waterfront dining experience is for a select few. Enjoy an evening on Vancouver Harbour’s most elegantly appointed and private luxury event yacht with dinner served on our open air Sky Deck. Table-side cooking by our Executive Chef Micheal Earland and his talented team. Enjoy locally sourced and sustainable creations as you enjoy the a stunning sunset from Coal Harbour surrounded by the bustle of rowers, sail boats and the always entertaining seawall traffic. Full Event Details.

Tickets

18 available
SD16-PYC$79.002 tables of 10

Provence Marinaside 2 tickets available.
August 10,2016 @ 6:30 pm

A refreshed masterpiece in collaboration with Trine Hendriksen “When re-imagining Provence, I wanted to evoke the refined elegance and charm of restaurants you come across in Europe.” The new feature wine wall will add a sense of drama and focus to the room; and with False Creek and the seawall walk across the street, it was an easy decision to open up the window wall to the fresh air, welcoming guests to stay to drink in the view. The whole effect is airy, bright – sophisticated but natural.Full Event Details

Tickets

2 available
sd16- Provence$79.006 seats in dining room


Royal Dinette Sold out!
August 10,2016 @ 6:30 am - 6:30 pm

Located in the heart of Vancouver’s financial District at 905 Dunsmuir St., Royal Dinette brings together the best fresh, locally sourced ingredients for a true farm-to-table feast for the senses. With an ever-changing seasonal menu, fresh pasta, pastry and butcher stations and a bar menu offering an array of local craft beer, sparkling wine and handmade classic cocktails, Royal Dinette pairs the laidback, informal atmosphere of a bygone diner with an elegant standard of service to bring quality, value and creativity of cuisine to a whole new audience.
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The Pear Tree Sold out!
August 10,2016 @ 6:30 pm

(6 seats at lounge hightop) Local revamped. Comfortable redefined. The Pear Tree Restaurant is a destination outside the mold, bringing together world-class cuisine and downtown elegance with approachability and a sense of community. With an emphasis on freshness and high quality, Chef Jaeger incorporates seasonal local, organic and sustainable ingredients to create a sublime year-round menu. Owned and operated by husband-and-wife team Scott and Stephanie Jaeger.
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VIJ’s Sold out!
August 10,2016 @ 5:30 pm

Please note dinner will begin at 5:30.

Vij’s restaurant opened in Vancouver, BC in autumn 1994 with the premise that there is no such thing as a typical Indian curry. Each of their meals showcases the beauty and taste of different Indian spices in combination with locally available ingredients. The innovative and unique style of cuisine has won numerous awards from 1995 to present. Please note that VIJ’s restaurant does not take reservations however they will hold a table for you but you must be there directly at 5:30 to get a table. You will have a wonderful meal!
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ZEST Japanese Cuisine Sold out!
August 10,2016 @ 6:30 pm

Open since 2005 summer, Zest Japanese Cuisine is an amalgamation of coincidence and destiny. Owner/Chef Yoshiaki Maniwa was eager to bring to Vancouver a dining concept that would raise the bar of perceived Japanese cuisine . He found the partner who deeply shared that vision. Zest now appointed a young talented sommelier/chef Tatsuya Katagiri as an executive chef, who has a passion for wine and creative cuisine. Awarded Gold for ‘Best upscale Japanese Restaurant’ in ’14 and’15 by Vancouver Magazine, as well as ‘Top 100 Restaurants in Canada’ by OpenTable in 2015
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Chef Bernard Casavant 1 tickets available.
August 10,2016 @ 6:30 pm

Bernard Casavants’s passion for food has impressed diners in many top restaurants and resorts in Vancovuer, Whistler and the Okanagan. Over the years, he has cooked for royalty including Prince Charles and Diana, Princess of Wales, and King of Dubai and entertainers including John Travolta and Kenny Rogers. He has been a farm-to-table enthusiast sine the mid-80’s, now for Summerdine you can join one of the country’s best-known chefs, Chef Bernard Casavant for a Private Dinner for 8. Full Event Details

Tickets

1 available
SD16-ChefB$79.00Private Dinner for 8 at Chef Bernard's House


Jay Drysdale @ Bella Sparkling 8 tickets available.
August 10,2016 @ 6:30 pm

Jay Drysdale, last seen in the kitchens at the Toasted Oak Wine Bar & Grill in Oliver BC, is dusting off his chef’s whites to provide an exclusive al fresco dining experience under the cherry trees at the private residence of Bella. Using ingredients sourced directly from their four acre homestead that includes a vineyard, pigs, chickens, heritage orchard fruit and extensive vegetable gardens, Drysdale will prepare a four course meal with each course paired with a Bella sparkling wine, also made by Jay. This is a truly unique experience where wine maker and chef are one and the same and showcases the versatility of sparkling wine.
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Tickets

8 available
sd16Bella$79.008 seats at a communal table


Joy Road Catering 2 tickets available.
August 11,2016 @ 6:30 pm

This unique locavore event celebrates the beauty of the Similkameen Valley in all her forms. The evening will consist of a five course meal using only the best foods provided by artisan producers from within a 1.6 Mile radius of Orofino Winery. This year we present to you a culinary dream team! Cameron Smith and Dana Ewart, owners of the highly acclaimed Joy Road Catering return to treat us with their culinary creations. Joining them this year is Gold Medal Plate winning Chef Mark Filatow. Mark`s Waterfront Wines and Bistro in Kelowna is known as a top destination for foodies travelling to the Okanagan area and we are thrilled to have him for this spectacular night. Delectable surprises, unique produce and world-class flavours will be paired with Orofino`s best wines. Please join us in our beautiful winery courtyard for an enchanted evening of fine dining, remarkable wine, and good company! Full Event Details.

Tickets

2 available
Sd16-JoyR$79.002 tickets for dinner on August 11th


Local Lounge • Grille Sold out!
August 10,2016 @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Local Lounge • Grille is one of the Okanagan’s premier restaurant and bar that merges casual sophistication with an upbeat Urban style. The atmosphere is often described as an Urban retreat with amazing views of the water and natural elements.

Global styles with seasonal inspired local ingredients, and a passionate team delivering exceptionally delicious cuisine.

Our menus have plenty of options and prides itself on the selection of fresh seafood from the Pacific Ocean, locally produced vegetables and fruit, and British Columbian farmed chicken and beef. We believe that when you have fresh, tasty ingredients you can cook very simply and the food will be extraordinary.
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One Big Table & Okanagan Grocery Sold out!
August 10,2016 @ 6:30 pm

A stunning waterfront cottage graciously donated by Ginna and Fred Hammel, fresh locally inspired cuisine by Chef Giulio Piccioli and Pastry Chef Monika Walker.
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Old Vines Restaurant @ Quails’ Gate Winery 6 tickets available.
August 10,2016 @ 6:30 pm

At Old Vines Restaurant, our friendly and knowledgeable staff provide visitors with a fine, sophisticated and educational wine and food experience that is constantly recognized as one of the best in the region. Our menu is inspired by regional Okanagan and West Coast ingredients prepared in the classical tradition. By partnering with local growers and artisanal producers we are able to create food that reflects our region and pairs perfectly with our award-winning Quails’ Gate wines. Full Event Details”

Tickets

6 available
SD16-QuailG$79.006 seats


RauDZ Regional Table @ Spierhead Winery Sold out!
August 10,2016 @ 6:30 pm

At RauDZ Regional Table the philosophy is simple…’support local, buy local, eat and drink local. They are leaders in the use of organic, sustainable and naturally raised ingredients and concentrate on pure, simple flavours with a fun presentation. And will be presenting their cuisine at Spierhead Winery during Summerdine..
SpierHead Winery is located near the top of Spiers Road on the benchlands of south east Kelowna, one of the newest wine regions in the Okanagan. Our focus is on premium quality wine which we produce from grapes grown on our estate vineyard and from selected Okanagan Valley vineyards. The hand harvested grapes are sorted at the winery and fermented in small lots.

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Terrafina Restaurant at Hester Creek Winery 4 tickets available.
August 10,2016 @ 6:30 pm

Enjoy an evening outside, in the vineyard, among the ripening grapes. Terrafina, meaning ‘from the earth’, the friendly Tuscan inspired menu will have you arriving as guests, but leaving as friends. Chef Jenna Pillon works with the local farmers to bring the best of the seasons to the table throughout your dining experience. Comfortable Old World charm with an injection of New World approach inspires everything from Terrafina’s décor to the way we prepare our pizza dough and present our traditional Antipasto platter.
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Tickets

4 available
Sd16-Terrafina$79.00table for 4

Catalano Restaurant & Cicchetti Bar 4 tickets available.
August 10,2016 @ 6:30 pm

Located in the Magnolia Hotel & Spa, just moments from Victoria’s picturesque Inner Harbour, Catalano Restaurant & Cicchetti Bar showcases local produce with a distinct Mediterranean flare. Catalano embodies the soul and spirit of regional Italian and Spanish cuisine, including delicious Venetian tapas known as “cicchetti”. Pull up a seat, tuck into hearty dishes bursting with sunshine flavour, sip on custom cocktails and elegant wines and enjoy a taste of the Mediterranean in the heart of Victoria.
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Tickets

4 available
SD16-Catalano$79.00Table for 4 in our dining room


Nourish Kitchen 6 tickets available.
August 10,2016 @ 6:30 pm

Nourish Kitchen & Cafe was created to simplify healthy eating & support active lifestyles. Our team plays with re-imagining natural ingredients to showcase our love of wholesome culinary techniques. We have strong beliefs when it comes to growing & sourcing the products we use, and we do take great care in the details of the experience so we can promise this: You will get lost for a moment of time; You will eat meals with an abundance of seasonal ingredients and flavours; You will be spoiled with the high quality foods prepared for rich nutrient density; You will enjoy every minute you spend at Nourish; And, you will leave feeling better than when you arrived.
The Summerdine table will be seated at our beloved ‘table 2’; a hand-crafted table made from a solid slab of cottonwood by a local craftsman; table 2 sits in our front bay window with views towards the inner harbour.
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Tickets

6 available
Sd16-Nourish$79.008 seats at 'table 2' in the Bay window


Little Jumbo Restaurant 6 tickets available.
August 10,2016 @ 6:30 pm

Our Little Jumbo emphasizes the fine craft of preparing fresh local food with a focus on continental and contemporary and pairing it with fine wines and the best of classic and modern mixology. A particular emphasis is on creating exceptional customer experience, something very dear to Harry Johnson’s heart. Johnson, a pioneer of the industry travelled widely and shared his acquired wisdom, always sharing his expertise and knowledge with others. In 1882 Harry Johnson first published the Bartenders’ Manual and a Guide for Hotels and Restaurants. He is still known today for his sagacious writings on service excellence and customer care. He bought the Little Jumbo Saloon in New York from a peer and rival named Jerry Thomas who had founded it in 1866. Because of Thomas’ pioneering work in popularizing cocktails across the United States; he is considered “the father of American mixology”.Full Event Details

Tickets

6 available
Sd16-littleJ$79.008 seats in dining room


Padella Bistro 6 tickets available.
August 10,2016 @ 6:30 pm

We love food. We are a small team of dedicated food enthusiasts lead by Chef Kyle Gignac, and Chef/GM Zoe O’Doherty, partners in life as well as in the kitchen. Our menu offers modern & eclectic Mediterranean food with a distinct Italian influence. We are passionate cooks, inspired by the flavours of Italy, France, Spain, Northern Africa and the Middle East, fused with the best ingredients from the Pacific Northwest. Full Event Details

Tickets

6 available
SD16-Padella$79.006 seats in the dining room


Spinnakers Gastro Brewpub 6 tickets available.
August 10,2016 @ 6:30 pm

From day one, the Spinnakers’ kitchen has followed in the artisan roots of the brewery. From an open kitchen equal weight was given to the relationships between cook and patron as is typical of the bartender / patron relationship. Getting to know your cook is as important as getting to know your bartender or your spirits merchant. At a time when there was an increasing disconnect between farmers and consumers, the Spinnakers kitchen team has increasingly engaged in the pursuit of local, seasonal, sustainable foods, prepared on site, from scratch. Our menu changes with the seasons, showcasing what’s grown and raised close to home.
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Tickets

6 available
SD16-Spinnakers$79.00Seat at table for 6 on patio, weather permitting