Monthly al fresco long table wine dinners kick off July 5 at Vancouver’s Westin Bayshore
Summer is finally here and we’re all headed outside for BBQs, beach time, picnics and soaking in that Vitamin D. Long table dinners at farms and vineyards are also back. The latest arrival to the family style dinner scene is H2 Rotisserie & Bar, which recently debuted at the Westin Bayshore hotel.
Once a month the newly minted restaurant, which overlooks Coal Harbour, sets up a 30-seat long table on its expansive garden terrace and Executive Sous Chef Mike Reid, along with H2’s culinary team, prepare a five-course dinner paired with select BC wines.
The series launches Wednesday, July 5 and features wines from Kelowna’s award-winning Sandhill Winery matched with the chefs’ finest fare, including Shellfish Bisque with rye bread, crème fraiche and salmon roe; Beef Tartare with spiced mustard, gherkin and pickled shallot; Stuffed Morels with bone marrow, onion jus, and brioche; Haida Gwaii Halibut with scallop, smoked corn purée and harissa. For dessert? Strawberry Shortcake with mascarpone and citrus almond butter.
On Wednesday, August 16, the Long Table Dinner will feature wines from Okanagan Falls’ Synchromesh, which specializes in Riesling, Pinot Noir and Cabernet Franc varietals.
On Thursday, September 14, bottles by Similkameen Valley boutique winery, Hugging Tree, will be featured. In 2016, Hugging Tree’s 2012 Moonchild Merlot took gold at the Okanagan Wine Festivals in the BC Best of Varietal Awards category.
Get your tickets fast as this long table is sure to sell out… and summer will be over before you know it.
What: Long Table Series at H2 Rotisserie & Bar
Where: Westin Bayshore
Tickets: $150 per person, including taxes and gratuity.
Info: Menu and tickets.