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May 10
Live storytelling around the intimacy of the table.

Dish is a conversation game, played in three rounds over three courses, that creates rapid connection, sparks new friendships and deepens your own relationship. It’s like speed dating for couples.

We go out. Make new friends. Indulge in culinary creations from our city’s great restaurants and finest chefs. We talk. We laugh. We revel. We reveal — but only what we want to.

Great food. Great company. Great conversations. A fabulous date night for couples who want to meet and connect with other couples.

Unscripted. Unrehearsed. Uncensored.

Dish is a delicious evening of true stories and lively discussions about the experiences, breakthroughs, detours and surprises that shape our modern life and relationships.

Live. Raw. Real. You don’t have to be a polished storyteller to dish and enjoy. The best Dish moments come when we shoot from the hip and share from the heart.

A perfect Dish evening covers a wide range of experiences, perspectives and emotions. We never know what we’re going to get. That’s the thrill of live storytelling. Come with an open mind. Leave with a full heart.

Social Dinners. Remixed.

We want to raise the joy index in our city among couples, friends, coworkers, neighbours and strangers.

We want to support local restaurants, food producers, businesses, artists and communities.

We want to contribute to the healing of relationships, loneliness, isolation, intolerance and divisiveness.

We believe when diverse people generously exchange their stories, experiences, passions, perspectives and ideas, magic happens.

We believe great friendships, deep connection and big achievements start with a conversation and a meal.

Friends enjoying food together at Dish Date Night

Date Night is a casual storytelling evening paired with a wonderful local restaurant.

Dinner and drinks are ordered à la carte as you enjoy rich, focused conversation with your date and new friends.

Dish Date Nights are about all kinds of love, not just romantic love. Sweethearts or good friends make awesome dates for this wonderful evening.

Chef preparing gourmet food for Dish Chef's Table

Chef’s Table is a formal storytelling evening paired with an exclusive tasting menu created by a local master chef.

An all inclusive evening that will delight your senses, stimulate your mind and expand your social circle.

Dish Chef’s Table is all about culinary adventures and friendly competition. Sweethearts or good friends make awesome dates for this exciting evening.

Happy woman telling a story at Dish
Telling stories in front of strangers?
Sounds scary.

It’s not as intimidating as it seems. Dish is just like telling ghost stories around the camp fire, going bungee jumping, or breaking out of an escape room with friends. It’s terrifying fun — and it feels awesome!

The atmosphere is warm, welcoming and wildly supportive. Everyone’s there to have fun, eat great food, make new friends and share their love stories and experiences, but only to the level of their comfort.

Like all great experiences,
you really have to try it
— at least once.

There is no pressure to perform or reveal more than you like. What you choose to share can be serious, funny, lighthearted, heartbreaking or heart thumping. They’re your stories — true, honest, unique.

And, if you clam up? No worries. Simply pass it to your table mates until you have enough confidence, adrenaline, or drinks in you to give it a go. There will be plenty of ice breaker time and lots of story prompts.

Bring your sweetheart, or a friend. Bring a whole group of friends.
An exciting, engaging, invigorating night out awaits you.

Couples and friends dining at Dish
Relationship Architects. Explorers of the Heart.

Dish is an overflow of our 35 year love story. One embodiment of our passion for love, friendship, openness, hospitality, and great food.

On any given weekend, you may bump into us exploring our city or surrounding towns. Nestled in the elegant atmosphere of a cozy table at a newly discovered local restaurant gem. Or scouring local shops and farmers markets for flavourful fresh ingredients. Or welcoming friends, old and new, into our wonderful home.

Having the most amazing, unhurried, unhindered conversations about the world inside us
and the world between us.

Dish is an inspired celebration of some of life’s most atomic ingredients: Great food, great friends and great conversations.

Esther Sangalli


An open and perceptive leader who sees deep into the heart and embraces the best in people, even at their worst.

Certified by the Institute for Coaching Mastery, Esther expertly maps and navigates complex relationships, emotions, and connections between heart, soul, mind and body.

A sharply intuitive coach, fearless explorer of the heart, and tireless champion of love, self care, and harmonious relationships.

Bill Sangalli


A passionate strategist, designer, restorative teacher and advisor who communicates with deep empathy and acute insight.

Bill is a strategic thinker who distills and articulates complex ideas and emotions into practical steps and workable solutions.

Dealing with his own complex emotional pain, Bill has learned to get to the heart of what’s really going on under the surface of debilitating internal and interpersonal conflicts.

We warmly invite you to join us for this intimate, hand crafted social event.

If you like to colour outside the lines, think, dream, wonder, explore new food and make new friends, you’ll love this exhilarating evening of live storytelling around the intimacy of the table.

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