The Dinner Restoration Project

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logo with white backgroundgroup all logos - sepiaWith the shared goal of rejuvenating the way we plan, shop for, cook, and enjoy our meals we invite you to join us for a long table dinner emphasizing ways to reconnect with each other, and the food we eat. Over a wholesome, thoughtfully prepared, locally focused meal, we will share our insights, experience and enthusiasm for all things seasonal, local and fresh.

On the evening of Thursday, September 15th, The Root Cellar’s garden centre will be transformed as we come together to celebrate the summer harvest. Beginning with cocktails featuring Phillips Stump Gin and canapés amongst the foliage, and followed by a 4 course long table family-style meal prepared by The London Chef with locally inspired ingredients curated by The Root Cellar, good food and good conversation will be complimented with with pairings from our friends at Covert Winery and enhanced with the lovely musical stylings of The Sweet Low Down. Come hungry and leave feeling nourished, inspired and more closely connected to our community of local growers and producers.


d&d with squash - sepiaabout RC and LCThe Root Cellar Village Green Grocer 
Adam and Daisy Orser, high school sweethearts and owners of the Root Cellar, are their own number one customers.  Both growing up in farm to table homes, their vision of a ‘Root Cellar’ being the place where home grown, wholesome, and nutritious food is collected and curated is what you see when you walk into this buzzing corner market.  With three sons in tow – eight, 12 and 18-yrs – the eldest of whom will work his way through UVic at the family shop, Adam and Daisy’s business wholeheartedly represents their personal ideals when emphasizing the vital role food plays in both family nutrition and value systems.

The London Chef 
Since moving to Victoria from London, Dan and Micayla Hayes – who met when she attended a cooking class he taught – have been building The London Chef. A lucky pairing, Dan and Micayla are perfectly matched to run their dynamic business, which encompasses both a cooking school and catering company. Dan and Micayla love running The London Chef – both are community-minded, committed to offering the best food and service, and deeply passionate about making cooking accessible, fun and cool.

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We hope to see you there!