Celebrate Canada’s 150th birthday with the Ottawa Marriott by dining al fresco on Ottawa’s historic Sparks Street. Pull up a chair at our 150-seat table and enjoy great food in a casual, outdoor setting. The four-course, strawberry-inspired dinner will be served family style and we're keeping it local with juicy, local strawberries and wine provided by the Ottawa Valley's KIN Vineyards.
Looking to make a night of it? Ticket holders will receive a discount code for a room at the Ottawa Marriott in the order confirmation email.
When creating the menu, Sous Chef Amanda Brown was inspired by her own childhood memories of summers growing up in rural Ottawa. Early summer days were all about picking and enjoying fresh, juicy, local strawberries. With these seasonal beauties being at their peak for our dinner celebrating Canada's birthday, Chef Amanda has incorporated them in every dish.
Compressed “Oh Honey Doo” Melon
Local Strawberries/ Pickled Red Onion/Ontario Schinkenspeck/ Niagara Ice Wine Gel/ Spiced Pecans
Cornmeal Crusted “Fish Out of Water” Pickerel Cake
Jalapeno Strawberry Salsa/ Avocado Carpaccio/ Pea Tendrils
“If You Smoke It, They Will Come” Ribs
Strawberry Honey Chipotle BBQ Sauce/Bacon & Ontario Cheddar Biscuits/ Chive Butter
“Eat Cake Because It’s Somebody’s Birthday Somewhere” Strawberry Pavlova
Aged Balsamic Gelato/ Mint Coulis
Paired with a Strawberry “Sangria is my Favorite Fruit”
Are there minimum age requirements?
Yes. Diners must be 19 years of age or older.
Where can I park?
There's underground parking for a fee below the hotel (accessible from Kent Street). Free street parking is available on the surrounding streets.
What if it rains?
If it rains, the dinner will be held in Ottawa Marriott’s 28th floor revolving space, Summit. Guests will be alerted by email the day of the event regarding any venue changes.
What’s the refund policy?
You may not refund your ticket, but you may pass your ticket on to someone else.
Do I have to bring a printed ticket to the event?
You must either have a printed ticket or use your smartphone to present a valid ticket. Please have photo ID for verification purposes.