Chef and owner of L’Abattoir, Lee Cooper and his team made the decision to shift the focus of the No. 1 Gaoler’s Mews dinners towards a higher purpose at the beginning of 2019 and haven’t looked back since. “We had been searching for a way of making a larger impact for an organization that we believed in, so rather than making many small donations to many different causes throughout the year, we took our passion project, No. 1 Gaoler’s Mews and turned it into a fundraising program for a charity that we support wholeheartedly”, says Cooper of the shift.
Dine Out Vancouver’s The Great Big Taste on Thursday, January 16 2020 will pair bites from some of Vancouver’s top chefs with BC wine, craft beer, and spirit samples. Tickets to the event, which takes place the night before the festival opens, are $89 all in, making it a great to brighten up your January calendar.
Tourism Vancouver, StreetFood Vancouver Society and the Downtown Vancouver Business Improvement Association (DVBIA) present this informal branch of Dine Out Vancouver. Partial proceeds from the event will help support the BC Hospitality Foundation, which supports those in the province’s hospitality industry facing financial crisis due to health issues.
A third and final instalment of the 2019 No. 1 Gaoler’s Mews dinners is planned for Friday November 8th and will see Iron Chef Canada’s Rob Feenie of Cactus Club Cafe behind the stove with L’Abattoir’s Chef Lee Cooper in a collaboration not to be missed. The pair will be cooking this intimate 8-seat dining affair in support of the BC Hospitality Foundation.