Butter on the Endive Pops-Up

Butter on the Endive is gearing up for another great event. This time we will be taking over the beautiful space above Le Marché St. George from May 3-6 to hold 3 consecutive 5-course dinners, with a casual Sunday brunch to cap it all off. Each of the dinners will be created collaboratively with other local chefs/friends and will celebrate the transition from grey to green. We are really excited at the chance to come together with these fine folks and create some memorable meals for all of you.

All dinners (excluding the Sunday brunch) are $65 and require a ticket, which can be pre-purchased by pay pal below. Alcohol is BYOB for each event.

Thursday May 3 ~ I Wanna Live With A Cinnamon Girl

Collaborator: Adam Chandler

Chef Owen Lightly will be collaborating with Adam Chandler of BETA 5 Chocolates to offer a multi-perspective approach to what defines tasteful exploration in food elegance. Chandler, former-chef-now-chocolatier, creates magic between savory and sweet. His obsessions grow deeper as he pushes the line between traditional practice and innovative flavor design. Although they come from different paths of the culinary arts, both chefs enjoy the challenge of developing ideas from good ingredients and solid technique. This anticipated collaboration will be a unique interaction between focused detail and vast flavours and we are excited to bring it to supporters of both BETA 5 Chocolates and BOTE.

albacore tuna with charred ramp, yuzu and brown rice

rhubarb risotto with fennel, tarragon and white chocolate

yarrow meadows duck breast with turnip mostarda, fava beans and natural jus

taleggio sponge cake with shiro plum, buckwheat crumble and birch caramel

chocolate ganache tart with olive oil

Thursday, May 4th – 5:30 pm and 8:30 pm seating

Friday May 4 ~ Smells Like Teen Spirit

Collaborator: Jane Cornborough

Whether it is running a restaurant or popping up with the infamous Pig Dinners, the elusive Jane Cornborough has always got her hands in a different culinary honeypot. Her fine touch and sense of surprise while honoring place, memory, and history, will definitely grace the table on this evening. Cornborough has a solid knowledge of and feel for food-love and the experiential process of cooking and eating. In this lovely menu, Lightly and Cornborough will pay homage to their coastal upbringings by studying seafood and their connections to spring gardens and other such earthly delights.


sawmill bay oyster with wood sorrel

qualicum scallops with rhubarb, hazelnuts and grilled bread

octopus with potato, ramps, artichokes, green olives and preserved lemon

halibut with nettle veloute and bacon crumbs

eirkuchen: german pancakes with quince, rum, raisins and pecan-vanilla ice cream

Friday, May 4th, 5:30 pm and 8:30 pm seating

Saturday, May 5th ~ Besame Mucho: From Peru With Love

Collaborator: Alvaro Musso

Alvaro Musso and Butter on the Endive will be collaborating on an inspired, multidisciplinary menu that pays homage to the cuisine of Peru. Chef Lightly with Musso will offer the opportunity to experience the interplay between traditional processes and tangential food desire. Musso’s artistic practice encompasses a hungry, forward-thinking respect for precision with the ability to hold flavour composition, diaspora, and seasons, like a tree.


anticucho de corazón: marinated beef heart skewer

ceviche clásico: halibut, lime-hot pepper sauce, yam, avocado, red onion and peruvian corncausa de pulpo: braised octopus, yukon gold potato, green olives, egg and tomato

seco de pato: yarrow meadows duck, roasted breast, legs braised with beer and cilantro, spring vegetables

corn cake with dulce de leche

Saturday, May 5th – 5:30 pm and 8:30 pm seating

May 6 ~ Salon Brunch

Collaborator: Le Marché St. George

Cultural observer and critic Andrew Morrison, for Monocle Magazine says “Le Marché is a refreshing haven from the high-street chains, which boasts a queue that is as quick as it is cordial.” Le Marché is not just a coffee shop, it is a space wherein everything beautiful comes together. Products from local and international artisans, suppliers, and cultural community fill the shop and the senses. While Chef in Residence inhabits the apartment upstairs from Le Marché, Butter on the Endive will open the doors during business hours so that guests of can come up with their coffee, and enjoy a casual, made-to-order brunch. Walk-ins are welcome, and served on a first-come, first-served basis. Guests are encouraged to simply lounge and relax, do a crossword, or catch up with a friend. Brunch will only be offered May 6th, however Chef in Residence doors will be open for lounging during Le Marché business hours on May 2nd- 6th.

Walk-ins Welcome for brunch on Sunday, May 6th from 11 am-3 pm


smoked sablefish Spanish tortilla on ciabatta with aioli and soffrito

duck confit rillette, boiled egg and pickled ramp on ciabatta

there’s talk of fritters of some kind…..stay tuned