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Secret Supper Club Contest

The secret supper club

The secret supper club

You can win two tickets to our Supper Club!Β  Swallow Tail is excited to announce a new contest: What would be your Dream Supper Club Dinner? We want to cook it for you! Suggest a creative dinner theme you would most like to experience. Please reply to this post by Friday, June 28th at midnight with your favourite theme and the reason you think it would be amazing.

1:Β  Reply to this thread with your idea of an amazing theme for a Supper Club.

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Chef Robin will narrow it down to a delicious top three and we will open voting so that other diners can weigh in on their favourite…we’ll put on a supper club with the top voted theme, and the diner that suggested it will win two tickets!!

64 Responses

  1. Ash K
    Ash K June 28, 2013 at 7:28 am | | Reply

    Dr. Suess! Green Eggs and Ham. One Fish, Two Fish. Gertrude the bird!

    1. Shar
      Shar June 28, 2013 at 8:06 pm | | Reply

      The dinner scene in Chocolat, hands down.

      1. Karyn Huenemann
        Karyn Huenemann June 28, 2013 at 8:29 pm | | Reply

        Or Babette’s Feast.. minus the sea turtle…

  2. Andy Wadsworth
    Andy Wadsworth June 28, 2013 at 4:58 pm | | Reply

    Havana Nights. Great food, great rum cocktails and lots of dancing!

  3. Felix Yuen
    Felix Yuen June 28, 2013 at 8:08 pm | | Reply

    Deconstructed Childhood Favorites. To remind us of our childhood favorite foods in a creative fashion to further our passion for good food and drinks.

  4. Dennis Hoffman
    Dennis Hoffman June 28, 2013 at 8:14 pm | | Reply

    Bollywood to Vancouver…an evening of savory indian senses dancing across our tastebuds from cool and tangy to spicy and fragrant!

  5. Ebony Rose
    Ebony Rose June 28, 2013 at 8:18 pm | | Reply

    A Mad Hatter Tea Party! Everyone wears fascinators or hats and drinks bubbly! Towering rye and swiss cheese sandwiches, olives, pickles, cold cuts, and more wine!!

  6. Allison Johnston
    Allison Johnston June 28, 2013 at 8:20 pm | | Reply

    Alice in Wonderland – Eat me, drink me, small portions, big portions, un-birthday dessert…

  7. Nadine
    Nadine June 28, 2013 at 8:21 pm | | Reply

    Beatrix potter book theme πŸ™‚ because no one has ever done that:)
    I like the tale of tomcat or peter rabbit

  8. Chrissy
    Chrissy June 28, 2013 at 8:21 pm | | Reply

    Dream dinner,

    BC Summer Harvest Fusion: Featuring Succulent Fruits & Fresh Herbs with Local Organic Meats

    Image the possibilities!

    Cherry reduction juice over lamb
    Apricot glazed salmon, chicken… anything
    Herb crusted anything… mouth starting to water…
    Herb pan-cotta perhaps with fruit/wine reduction…
    Sangria and cocktail possibility are out of this world!
    Everything with local herbs and fruit… yes please!

  9. Nico
    Nico June 28, 2013 at 8:23 pm | | Reply

    “The Wild Goose Chase”

    A fall supper of wild game & fowl, locally foraged mushrooms, forest greens etc and classic Canadian recipes like Quebec’s ‘maple sugar pie’.

  10. Karyn Huenemann
    Karyn Huenemann June 28, 2013 at 8:26 pm | | Reply

    Dream up a Theme: I would love to see a summer “Central Asian” dinner: there, they eat a lot of lamb, cabbage, onion, and carrots, true, but there are a number of amazing “salads” with fascinating herb and spice combinations. The Plov (like a pilaf) can be prepared in a large casserole (like, a foot deep and 3 feet in diameter) over an open fire. It is a lamb and carrot and cabbage dish: They eat sitting on pillows on rugs or woven throws on the ground, and the meal is augmented with fruits and nuts, homemade fruit juices and rich red wine… I have made such a feast in the past, but it takes a large crowd to appreciate the amount of food it provides… And it can certainly be improved by the mind and hands of gourmet chefs!

  11. Mark Gronsdahl
    Mark Gronsdahl June 28, 2013 at 8:28 pm | | Reply

    Argentina Asado

    Pisco sours,
    Steaks and plenty of Malbec
    Any dessert with dulce de leche.

    Tango music

  12. Mike Woodhouse
    Mike Woodhouse June 28, 2013 at 8:39 pm | | Reply

    5 Senses Theme!! One course you’re blindfolded (sight), one eaten with just your hands (touch), one packed full of strong flavors (taste), one that sizzles/pops/something noisy (hear), one that’s really fragrant (smell)….so many different possibilities!

    1. Jeff
      Jeff June 29, 2013 at 2:38 am | | Reply


  13. Lorien Henson
    Lorien Henson June 28, 2013 at 8:40 pm | | Reply

    A midsummer night dream

    Decor: Long table, twinkle lights, candles, crystals, romantic whimsy
    Menu: Mediterranean, in-season local vegetables and seafood

    1. Sue
      Sue June 29, 2013 at 12:48 am | | Reply

      This idea is a winner for sure!

  14. Vicki O'Brien
    Vicki O'Brien June 28, 2013 at 8:41 pm | | Reply

    Basque evening.

    Massive paella on the BBQ. Patta negra. Pimientos. Txistorras. Croquettas. Txipirones. Almejas. Gazpacho. I could go on– we’ll bring the canas and vino! Candles on communal tables. Lots of great Spanish music.

    1. ilianne
      ilianne June 28, 2013 at 8:53 pm | | Reply

      Sounds yummy Vicki but neither paella nor pata negra are basque πŸ˜‰

  15. Sh'eli Mullin
    Sh'eli Mullin June 28, 2013 at 8:45 pm | | Reply

    A β€œGatsby” party would be fantastic with a roaring 20’s theme (ragtime/jazz music, costumes, props like feather boas and fedoras).

    Drinks could be classic from the era like a Mint Julip or Gin Fizz and pair the food with small appetizers that were popular at the time. One glass of champagne (set up in a classic tower) for ticket holders.

    Dessert could play off the 20’s theme (takes on candy bars like Charleston Chew or classic Meyer Lemon flavours. Trays of fun dessert wine gelees…

    I think it could be a really fun night!

  16. ilianne
    ilianne June 28, 2013 at 8:48 pm | | Reply

    Lord of the Rings’ Elf dinner

    Elves are vegan, and make their meals from the goodness of the forest.

    How about a dinner of where our rich forests provide a foundation for a healthy, magical meal?

    1. Kathleen
      Kathleen June 28, 2013 at 9:15 pm | | Reply

      This has my vote! πŸ™‚ A Hobbit meal would be pretty sweet, too.

  17. larkyn
    larkyn June 28, 2013 at 8:50 pm | | Reply

    Truffles and champagne infused everything!!

  18. Agnes Chow
    Agnes Chow June 28, 2013 at 8:54 pm | | Reply

    Stuffed theme. Stuff mushrooms, stuff turkey, stuffed waffles…stuffed everything! I’ve been wanting to create a dinner like this for a while but haven’t gotten around to it. Would be so much fun to see what you can come up with!

  19. Sonu
    Sonu June 28, 2013 at 8:55 pm | | Reply

    Swanky Speakeasy! Venture underground to a prohibition-era waterhole featuring jazz music (dancing is a must), Manhattans and champagne, and Gatsby-esque dress. Menu options: oysters on the half shell, smoked olives and whatever else you can dream up! Combine with murder mystery for maximum fun!

  20. larkyn
    larkyn June 28, 2013 at 8:57 pm | | Reply

    My reason for suggesting a Truffles and Champagne themed dinner is because we all desire rare things, and why not treat ourselves to a little something special and out of the ordinary once in a while? Life is too short to “save the good stuff”. πŸ™‚

  21. Vicki O'Brien
    Vicki O'Brien June 28, 2013 at 9:05 pm | | Reply

    Ilianne. True enough if you want to be that picky. But I was in San Sebastian not long ago and tapas bars were serving both.

  22. Lily Marlene
    Lily Marlene June 28, 2013 at 9:07 pm | | Reply

    A tasty and modern take on traditional Coastal BC foodstuffs.

    Things you don’t come across a lot, even in foraging circles, that are still very do-able and delicious sounding, like Dungeness crab and salmonberry pemmican with oregon grape jelly, or something like that. Prepared well, it could be so delicious, and ties in well to foraging, eating local and food as medicine.

    Nancy Turner talks of a confection made of soapberries that I’ve always wanted to try!

  23. Barb
    Barb June 28, 2013 at 9:33 pm | | Reply

    Kentucky Derby “The Bourbon Trail”

    Sips, Savors, and Saddle up!

    Little Jazz Music

    Infused caramels and intense wood tones in the bourbon soak into Shrimp or a Salmon

    Salad with a whiskey-soy vinegarette?

    Bourbon apple pie/bread pudding (when local apples in season) mmm with a la mode? mmm

    Traditional Mint julep

    Secret supper with the location at the track?

  24. Kai
    Kai June 28, 2013 at 9:37 pm | | Reply

    The Orient Express

    start with Paris and end in Istanbul. Give chefs the option to take the diners on the journey. Old time steam engine and travel inspired theme for decor of the Restaruant Coach car, can choose time periods from 1833 to 2009. Old timey would be fun, such as the 20’s or 30’s, music, gaiety, dance., check out the old poster art on the right column.

    1. Angela
      Angela June 28, 2013 at 10:03 pm | | Reply

      Travel by train theme – like the Orient Express idea which I LOVE but you could do it for any country – French food for France or food that you could find on the train that goes from Moscow to Vladivostok or an Italian train journey with foods from Northern Italy and travelling down to the south. If costs were doable you could use the train that goes to Whistler and decorate it depending on the theme or there’s a few places in town that have a train car (e.g. at Rocky Point in Port Moody) that could maybe be decorated to go with the theme. You could stamp peoples passports when they arrive and possibly throughout “the journey” (e.g. different parts of the dinner) etc. People should come dressed to fit the theme too. You could also do it with Canadian train travel theme and have foods from the East to the West Coast of Canada – from East Coast Lobster to BC Oysters etc.

  25. Dianne Chow
    Dianne Chow June 28, 2013 at 10:07 pm | | Reply

    Luau on the beach during the Festival of Fireworks complete with roasted pig on the spit, Hawaiian poi, fish dishes and of course, hula dancing

  26. Megan
    Megan June 28, 2013 at 10:16 pm | | Reply

    North meets South.

    East meets West is familiar, but I’d love to see North meets South. Having spent the last year in France enjoying the cuisine, I love how northern cuisine is radically different than the southern regional dishes. So I would suggest a different country for each course – North meets South France, then Spain, then Italy and maybe even the USA with North meets South wines to match. Move over East meets West.

  27. Vicki
    Vicki June 28, 2013 at 10:44 pm | | Reply

    Years ago, I had a wonderful time in Rio for Carnival.
    I would love to attend a Brazillian carnival themed dinner.
    We could drink fabulous Caipirinhas, dance the Samba, and dine on Churrasco, Brazilian Barbecue.
    Passionfruit mousse for dessert, and I’d be in heaven:)

  28. Lillian Yang
    Lillian Yang June 28, 2013 at 10:59 pm | | Reply

    Harry Potter start of the year banquet! Sorting hat at the head of the table! Nearly Headless Nick ghost projected on the wall…Moaning Myrtle projected on the women’s bathroom door. Little owl statues holding your napkins tied up like letters. Each wall decorated as a different house…Gryffindor/Slytherin/Ravenclaw/Hufflepuff. Butterbeer flavored drinks in mugs!! Oh please make this happen!

  29. Cindy
    Cindy June 28, 2013 at 11:18 pm | | Reply

    Since it’s a secret supper, why not the allure of Prohibition! Guests can dress up in 1920’s attire and spend an evening at a hidden “speak-easy”. Dining on food and drink inspired from the Great Gatsby era of the 1920’s. Fun modern twists on oysters rockefeller, crudites with dips, gin rickeys, mint juleps!

  30. Nicole
    Nicole June 28, 2013 at 11:48 pm | | Reply

    Anything vegetarian! Perhaps veggie cuisine around the globe?

  31. Brian
    Brian June 29, 2013 at 12:21 am | | Reply

    Both Ends Dinner.

    It starts with Champagne and a number of appetizers, it ends with Digestifs and deserts.

    I can not take credit for the idea, it belongs to Master Chef Victor Matthews of Paragon Culinary School.

  32. Jenine Coventry
    Jenine Coventry June 29, 2013 at 12:28 am | | Reply

    Well, I would love to have you do another Alice In Wonderland… as I did not get to go to that one!!! If I had to choose other wise, Hansel and Grettle … would be alittle dark and fun to get creative…. If you could do another Alice in WOnderland, maybe focus on different parts of the book… I would love the opportunity to experience an alice themed dinner by Swallow Trail pop up dinners!!! Dream come true!

  33. L C
    L C June 29, 2013 at 12:43 am | | Reply

    Canadiana – all things Canada from coast to coast with a twist.

  34. Tina L.
    Tina L. June 29, 2013 at 1:49 am | | Reply

    Hawaiian Luau

  35. Jeff
    Jeff June 29, 2013 at 2:23 am | | Reply

    Harry Potter theme: Butter Beer, magic jelly beans…

  36. Jeff
    Jeff June 29, 2013 at 2:33 am | | Reply

    Three Amigos TexMex Fiesta! The Amigos could be the a three tiered entree

  37. Kim K
    Kim K June 29, 2013 at 2:38 am | | Reply

    A Garlic Lovers’ Feast

    Every course includes garlic, even dessert! I’ve attended a couple of these and they are spectacular. Garlic infused pork roasted slowly for 24 hours. Lime sorbet was offered between courses to cleanse the pallet, and the dinner ended wih a dessert of warm croissants drizzled with garlic butter and caramel. I’m sure there are many garlic tricks up Chef Robin’s sleeve!

  38. Jeff
    Jeff June 29, 2013 at 2:45 am | | Reply

    Arabian Nights/Bedouin nights: Middle Eastern themed, a ton of menu options, easy to set a cool environment with music, dancing or drums, everything under a tent on beach

  39. Jeff
    Jeff June 29, 2013 at 2:50 am | | Reply

    Marco Polo

    Italian and Chinese fusion

  40. Karen Beguin
    Karen Beguin June 29, 2013 at 3:03 am | | Reply

    Dinner on a full moon night – atop one of the local mountains. Sawmill Bay shellfish. A nice bottle of Road 13 chardonnay. For dessert something rich and chocolatey.

  41. Shawna
    Shawna June 29, 2013 at 3:29 am | | Reply

    I just watched a re run of iron chef and the secret ingredient was mushrooms. All different types from all over the world. It would be interesting to experience fun with fungus eve with chef robin.

  42. Kerry Moore
    Kerry Moore June 29, 2013 at 3:30 am | | Reply

    Happy Camper.

  43. Lena Hammond
    Lena Hammond June 29, 2013 at 4:01 am | | Reply

    Seafood on the Sampan

    The diners go out to the English Bay on boats, decorated with Chinese paper lanterns. For the dinning event, the boats are tied up together on the water, following the Aberdeen floating village theme. The food theme is Cantonese-style seafood, made with freshest BC ingredients. Added twist – watch the fireworks after the dinner (July 27, 31, Aug 3rd).

  44. Lena Hammond
    Lena Hammond June 29, 2013 at 4:09 am | | Reply

    The Secret Garden

    Vegetarian extravaganza in VanDusen Botanical Gardens. Food theme would be flowers – using flowers in the ingredients, or food that looks like flowers.

  45. Margo Kendall
    Margo Kendall June 29, 2013 at 5:36 am | | Reply

    a Mexican fiesta!

  46. Matt Cooke
    Matt Cooke June 29, 2013 at 5:40 am | | Reply

    A vegetarian celebration of colours. Dress in stylish yet colourful attire. No black, and no white.
    Dinner to be set somewhere lavishly green. The menu highlights the array of beautiful colorful vegetables and fruit grown by local farms here in BC.

  47. Matt Cooke
    Matt Cooke June 29, 2013 at 5:42 am | | Reply

    apparently i get the ‘evil’ avatar emoticon… (post above) because it is a devilishly good idea. hmmm maybe its a zombie… soo the meal will be: drop dead delicious.

  48. Cindy Smith
    Cindy Smith June 29, 2013 at 6:24 am | | Reply

    My big Fat Greek Wedding complete with bride & groom, music/dancing and a wedding cake for dessert!

  49. Brenda
    Brenda June 29, 2013 at 6:39 am | | Reply

    Bacon everything!

  50. Alvin Lau
    Alvin Lau June 29, 2013 at 6:43 am | | Reply

    How about a throw back to doing a Backwards Night, where the supper starts where everyone wants it to: with dessert! Then everyone slowly works their way towards the “beginning” of their meal, having enjoyed the best of the meal already =)

  51. Liz
    Liz June 29, 2013 at 4:50 pm | | Reply

    The last supper theme.. Guests have to figure out who is judas..

    A murder solving dinner theme.. Someone dies at the table and guests must figure out who the killer is

  52. Lara
    Lara June 29, 2013 at 11:33 pm | | Reply

    Ah yes…..dinner upon the Titanic, perhaps not the full 10 (?)courses, but oh the oysters, the salmon, everything indicative of BC….and period dress!!!! What a dream….not to mention the Romaine punch,
    And everything delightfully reinvented by your dear chefs. Xoxo

  53. Sandra
    Sandra June 30, 2013 at 9:43 pm | | Reply

    How about “Fortress of Solitude” – a mostly cold, vibrantly-coloured meal that would have been fit for the Kryptonians (Superman’s family)? No, I did not watch the new movie prior to writing this.

  54. Yael
    Yael July 4, 2013 at 4:57 pm | | Reply

    Buena Vista Social Club

    A flamboyant dinner set in a great location with a buena vista (good view) and the tunes of Buena Vista Social Club infusing the air and hearts of diners with rhythm and passion. There should be intermittent dance lessons in between courses, and an array of the most delicious cuban inspired flavours and cocktails ever to pass one’s lips…

  55. Doris Owen
    Doris Owen October 8, 2013 at 10:57 pm | | Reply

    I would love a cream of mushroom soup, some cheesy/ chestnut appetizers, or sea food appetizers and perhaps a nice seafood dish with a white wine sauce, or a duck with orange, or apricot. I would also like a potato with mushroom, a creamy carrot veggie and for dessert, something with a rich, dark and creamy chocolate with a cold creamy contrast, such as an ice cream or an equal amount of whipped cream, or something similar.

  56. kate
    kate November 17, 2013 at 4:11 pm | | Reply

    alice in wonrderland high tea party

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