It’s one of the most fun and best value culinary fundraisers of the year: The Les Dames d’Escoffier Dine Around.  Over twenty restaurants, vineyards, gardens and cooking schools from Vancouver to Whistler, Victoria to Kelowna, North Vancouver to White Rock donated one “table” for a concurrent dinner party.

Each restaurant was priced exactly the same, with each restaurant donating the food menu and table and a winery donating the wine. Restaurants designed their menu to highlight their own cuisine.

Tables were in the dining room or in a very special location like the kitchen or wine room. And some locations offered an outdoor dining experience in the form of a “picnic” dinner.

Dame Dinner of a Lifetime

All proceeds from the dinners were donated to Les Dames d’Escoffier, BC Chapter, for scholarship and outreach funding.

Additionally, a gourmet raffle was held featuring select Les Dames d’Escoffier member products such as a $100 Shaughnessy Restaurant at Van Dusen dining gift certificate, gourmet baskets, cookbooks and cooking classes from the Dirty Apron Cooking School with tickets drawn that night both online and live at an after party at the Hamilton Street Grill in Yaletown.

Thank you to everyone: Restaurants, Wineries, Guests and Dames, for making this a very, very special night!