Monogram Dinner by Design – it’s a decadent feast for both the eyes and stomach where both local and international designers are challenged to create a dining environment that puts most dinner parties to shame.
This invite-only fundraising dinner and cocktail party is hosted by some of the finest interior designers. This year, there will be 20 designers, each that will be given at 12 x 12 foot space and free rein to create imaginative and extraordinary tablescapes, each telling a personal design story that will serve as the backdrop for these two magical events.
Some of this year’s participating designers include Western Living Magazine’s Robert Ledingham Memorial Award-winner Sophie Burke, Robert Quinnell and David Keeler, owners of iconic Vancouver housewares store Provide, and BYU’s award-winning designer Nicole Gomes.
Events to include
Cocktail Art! takes place on Sunday, September 21, where upwards of 400 people will gather to enjoy hors d’oeuvre from Culinary Capers Catering and Special Events and designer molecular mixology concocted by Absolut Brand Ambassador Jacob Sweetapple, served from behind two spectacular designer bars.
Monogram Dinner by Design takes place the following night, Monday, September 22, and will see 150 guests take their assigned seats at one of the event’s 20 designer tablescapes for a sumptuous multi-course Culinary Capers feast complete with wine and bubble pairings.
Those wishing to view the remarkable and unfettered creations of some of Canada’s top designers may also take part in the public viewing on the afternoon of Monday, September 22 from noon to 5 p.m. or wait until all 20 tablescapes take pride of place at IDSwest from Thursday, September 25 through Sunday, September 28 at the Vancouver Convention Centre West.