- Due to recent provincial restrictions on indoor dining, we have temporarily closed Botanist doors. Please check back for further updates regarding a new rescheduled date for the Travel with your Palate dinner series.
We are thrilled to share the news that on Tuesday, April 13 Fairmont Pacific Rim Executive Chef Damon Campbell and Botanist Executive Chef Hector Laguna will host three top-tier local Vancouver chefs for the second iteration of the popular ‘Travel with your Palate’ dinner series. A specialty six-course tasting menu will be designed in collaboration with participating chefs, each creating a signature dish from their home kitchen. For one evening only, guests can ‘travel’ with their taste buds to an exclusive dining experience filled with a collection of west coast inspired flavours, complemented with the option of beverage pairings. The dinner benefits the Vancouver Food and Beverage Community Relief Fund (VANFBC).
Alongside Fairmont Pacific Rim’s Damon Campbell and Botanist’s Hector Laguna, participating chefs include: Lee Cooper, Owner and Executive Chef of L’Abbatoir; Gus Stieffenhofer-Brandson, Executive Chef of Published on Main; and Roger Ma, Executive Chef of Boulevard. Additionally, Fairmont Pacific Rim’s new Executive Pastry Chef, Kate Siegel, will make her official debut with a dessert course to give a sweet grand finale to the evening.
“We are thrilled to be hosting the second annual Travel with your Palate dinner series at Botanist with another talented group of Vancouver chefs,” comments Fairmont Pacific Rim Executive Chef, Damon Campbell. “The success of the first collaboration was a testament to the resilience of the hospitality industry and desire from our local culinary community to give back. We were able to donate over $6,000 to the VANFBC last year, and we hope to do that again this year.”
The specialty six-course menus available for $148.00 CAD per person (excluding taxes and gratuity), with a selection of optional beverage pairings for $70.00 CAD and $110.00 CAD. Guests are encouraged to secure advance reservations, as the dinner is likely to sell out. Reservations can be made online through Tock as of Friday, March 26, 2021. Participating sponsors include Mikuni Wild Harvest, Two Rivers Specialty Meat, Blundell Seafoods, and TIP Invitational Golf Tournament.
Diners wishing to make a night of it can take the elevator home to luxurious accommodations with Fairmont Pacific Rim’s Canadian Residents’ rate, complete with a complimentary upgrade, self-parking, and late check-out of 5:00 pm.