A Look Back at Our Pink Party for Avenue’s Dinner Series at Rouge

There was rain and sun, but more importantly, there was good food and good times at our Sunday afternoon garden party at Rouge.

Photograph by Jared Sych.

Avenue’s 2019 Dinner Series is in full swing. Each year, we partner with some of the restaurants from our Best Restaurants list to create one-of-a-kind dining experiences.  To fit with formal, but not fussy vibe of Rouge and its incredible location of a heritage home with a beautiful garden, we hosted an outdoor Pink Party.

True to Calgary weather in June, there was some rain with breaks of sunshine. Guests moved between the tent and the lush gardens where Rouge grows ingredients to be used in its seasonal menu. There was rose to sip on, hors d’oeuvres were passed around and food stations set up throughout the event space.

The suggested dress code was pink and white as a way to toast summer and in support of Alberta Cancer Foundation. Partial proceeds from ticket sales went to the foundation, which is the official fundraising partner for all CancerControl Alberta cancer centres.

Here’s a look inside the event.

Photograph by Jared Sych.

The welcome cocktail kicked-off the pink theme with Croft Pink Port.

Photograph by Jared Sych.

Rouge has an event tent set up in its garden with patio lights and walls that fold up. It kept the party protected from the rain.

Photograph by Jared Sych.

Olivier Reynaud prepares pizza to be cooked in the outdoor pizza oven.

Photograph by Jared Sych.

Margherita pizza and cream, onion and house-smoked bacon pizza were on the menu.

Photograph by Jared Sych.

Truffled potato croquettes were passed around.

Photograph by Jared Sych.

Chorizo risotto was made fresh throughout the afternoon.

Photograph by Jared Sych.

Martini’s tortellini came stuffed with fresh basil and bocconcini.

Photograph by Jared Sych.

The dessert station included flambeed rhubarb over Made by Marcus ice cream.

Photograph by Jared Sych.

Albert from DJ Phenom provided the background music for the party.

Photograph by Jared Sych.

When the sun came out the party spilled into the gardens and a few rounds of giant Jenga.

Photograph by Jared Sych.

 

In style in pink and white

Photograph by Jared Sych.

 

Photograph by Jared Sych.

 

Photograph by Jared Sych.
Photograph by Jared Sych.
Photograph by Jared Sych.

 

Photograph by Jared Sych.

Guests left with a gift bag and a flower arrangement.

Our next Dinner Series event is at Foreign Concept on August 22 when chef and owner Duncan Ly and executive chef Jinhee Lee will create a multi-sensory experience with a menu that features some unusual Asian ingredients. For more information, visit avenuecalgary.com/dinnerseries.

 

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