These 22 dinners across B.C. on one night this August all benefit a great cause


Summerdine is the beautiful August night each year when several restaurants around the province set aside a special table at the same time in support of the Les Dames d’Escoffier scholarship fund.

Photo courtesy Les Dames d’Escoffier

This year, on the evening of August 14, there will be 22 of these “dinner parties” with a cumulative 200+ seats across B.C., ranging from the Island to the Okanagan and including Vancouver and the Fraser Valley.

Most of the participating venues have a small table available (four to eight seats), while a couple of stand-outs will have larger events, like a table for 20 on the top deck of a yacht in Vancouver to a 100-seat sold-out longtable dinner at Sea Cider Farm & Ciderhouse on Vancouver Island – the latter taking place on August 15.

Participating Metro Vancouver restaurants for 2019 are:

  • ARC at the Fairmont Waterfront
  • Bufala
  • Chambar
  • Fable Kitchen
  • Vij’s
  • Le Crocodile
  • Market at the Shangri-La hotel
  • Coquille Fine Seafood
  • Pacific Yacht Charters
  • Edible Canada
  • Pacific Institute of Culinary Arts (PICA)
  • The Vancouver Club
  • Hart House – Burnaby
  • Douce Diner – North Vancouver

In the Fraser Valley: Annora Restaurant, Trading Post Brewery, Township 7 Vineyards (with Well Seasoned)

In the Okanagan: Red Fox Club at Indigenous World Winery, Old Vines Restaurant at Quail’s Gate, Time Winery, RauDZ Regional Table (Kelowna)

At every participating location, 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 are value-priced at $80 per person and include the multi-course meal with paired beverages (gratuity not included). The Vancouver Island event at Sea Cider is priced at $100 per person.

Summerdine is a fundraiser to benefit Les Dames’ Scholarship and Community Outreach programs. Earlier this year Les Dames awarded 29 scholarships totalling $60,000, while community beneficiaries include organizations such as Project Chef and Growing Chefs.

Tickets remain for some of the events, but they won’t last long.


When: August 14, 2019
Where: Participating B.C. restaurants
Tickets: Get tickets online via each restaurant here

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Lindsay is the Managing Editor of Vancouver Is Awesome, and the co-host and co-producer of the Vancouver Is Awesome Podcast. A fifth generation Vancouverite and life-long foodie, Lindsay also serves as a judge for the Vancouver Magazine Restaurant Awards. Previously the Food Editor of Daily Hive, Senior Editor of Vancity Buzz, and Editor-in-Chief of, in her past life in L.A. she earned an MA in English, attended culinary school, and was an English professor. Lindsay's first published piece was December 1980 in The Province; it was her letter to Santa. E-mail: // Twitter/Instagram: @squashblossom