Imagine you could invite anyone in Vancouver to join you for a once-in-a-lifetime dinner at the Fairmont Pacific Rim’s “The Curator’s Table,” a stunning custom-made table that overlooks the hustle and bustle of the hotel’s lobby and lounge. We did just that, and not surprisingly, what followed was a beautiful evening of delicious wine, delectable food and eminently interesting conversation.
How do you go about choosing only six people to join you for dinner? We wanted the seats to be filled by people with engaging personalities and incredible life experiences, so we were gushing once we confirmed our final six: husband-and-wife duo Jay DeMerit (former Vancouver Whitecaps captain and TEDx speaker) and Ashleigh McIvor (Olympic gold medallist), Tommy Europe (BC Sports Hall of Famer and TV personality), Jillian Harris (former Bachelorette and the star of Love It or List It Vancouver), Karen Khunkhun (radio personality on CFOX’s The Jeff O’Neil Show) and Fred Lee (Man About Town, contributor to the CBC, The Provinceand the Vancouver Courier).
Let’s just say there was never a lull in the conversation.
Fit for royalty, the table is essentially a guest in itself. From the chairs – expertly crafted from beech wood and off-white leather – to the dinnerware (during conversation, the Versace dishware was always spoken about in hushed, almost reverent tones), everything is first class.
The personalized multi-course menu can be created by the Fairmont’s culinary team ahead of time (bribe whomever you have to in order to get the confit pork belly) and is paired with wines chosen by the guests or by the hotel’s sommelier. Everything is seasonal and delicious, made with only the finest ingredients.
Read the full story at BC Living.