Julia Child’s 100th Birthday Dinner Party Aug 15

On August 15th we celebrate Julie Child’s 100th Birthday with a dinner party to end all dinner parties. Same night. Same time. Same price. One table in over 40 restaurants and cooking schools across BC.

Be part of Canada’s largest dinner party as Les Dames d’Escoffier presents the Julia Child Dine Around. Concurrent dinners across British Columbia with restaurants and cooking schools from Vancouver to Whistler, Victoria to Kelowna, Langley to Bowen Island and Seattle each donating one table and a set menu with wine as we celebrate the grande dame of cooking, on what would have been her 100th birthday (August 15, 1912 – August 13, 2004)

Each restaurant has created and donated a set, multi course menu highlighting their cuisine and inspired by the cooking of Julia Child priced at $69.  Choose a new restaurant or one of your favourites. Buy a couple of seats at the table and share with others, or take the entire table. Some venues have donated 4 seats, some 6. A cooking school has donated 20 seats! Each restaurant is priced exactly the same with different multi course menus paired with wine (approximately 2 glasses per person so please make alternative driving arrangements).

All proceeds from the dinners will be donated to Les Dames d’Escoffier, BC Chapter, for scholarship and outreach funding and to the Julia Child Foundation supported Legacy Awards.

Each restaurant is priced exactly the same, with each restaurant donating the table & multi course menu with everything included except gratuity. Restaurants have designed their menu to highlight their own cuisine, with inspiration from the recipes of Julia Child.  Please note, this is a night to celebrate food, and although health related allergies will be taken into consideration, the menus are set so no special requests can be accommodated.

Additionally a raffle will be held for gourmet baskets featuring Les Dames d’Escoffier member food products and cookbooks with tickets drawn that evening. In Vancouver an after party with guests from all the restaurants, as well as chefs, will be held at the Four Seasons, Vancouver with a special Julia Child birthday cake, displayed in the lobby of the Four Seasons. Come back and visit this page for raffle ticket sales and additional restaurants.

Here is the list of participating restaurants