Edible Canada Taking Adventurous Gourmands On Northern Trip Of A Lifetime

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The GOODS from Edible Canada

Vancouver, BC | Imagine a dinner party that begins at three o’clock in the afternoon on the wilderness trails of the great North with a team of sled dogs, and finishes 11 hours later on a frozen lake under the Northern Lights. Within that time, you might experience a cocktail in a bar from the 1800’s, a course while you watch hundreds of migrating snow geese, and even the luxury of an elegant dining room overlooking the lake. Amazing vistas, outstanding Yukon-inspired food and world class whiskies – this two-day culinary adventure is the ultimate dining indulgence!

On April 10-12, 2015, Edible Canada’s own Executive Chef, Eric Pateman, will collaborate with Chef Carson Schiffkorn of Inn on the Lake in Whitehorse, to celebrate the bounty of the great north and some of Canada’s best vintage whiskies. As a unique addition to our 2015 Coast-to-Coast Dinner Series, this is a road trip not to be missed. 20 lucky people will get to experience a culinary landscape that has captivated Chef Pateman since his first visit to the Yukon last summer. Chef Carson is known for bringing together generations of knowledge with an unparalleled passion and the finest local ingredients, including wild game and arctic char, showcasing the wild and mysterious north. That coupled with Pateman’s passion for everything Canadian and defining what Canadian food is, will most certainly lead to a meal to remember.

“This is a region that, while being known for having the cleanest air on the planet, is also home to an incredibly diverse culinary landscape. They hunt, grow and forage which allows them to showcase their natural surroundings through their cuisine”, says Pateman.

Guests will stay at the renowned Inn on The Lake for two nights in a rustic yet luxurious lodge ranked among National Geographic Traveller’s ‘Top 150 Places to Stay’. The price includes return airfare from Vancouver with Air North, as well as local transportation, and the whisky dinner itself. “Many of our guests have already booked extra days on either side of their trip to enjoy the stunning hospitality and landscape of the area”, according to Chef Pateman. With only 4 spaces left of the 20 allocated for the very special weekend, there is no time to delay.

Be one of the last 4 people to be able to join us on this epic culinary adventure!

PRICE INCLUDES:

• Return airfare April 10-12 from Vancouver to Whitehorse. Fly with Air North, Yukon’s Airline (extra dates can be added)
• Two nights accommodation (based on double occupancy) at the Inn on The Lake (extra nights can be added)
• Iconic whisky dinner & breakfast both mornings
• Shuttle service to and from the lodge

$1,200 per person (double occupancy) plus GST.

*Please note that this adventure will be filmed for TV and online, and you must be willing to appear on camera.

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For media enquiries and to purchase tickets, please contact Eric Pateman, President of Edible Canada, at (604) 351-9758 or via email at epateman [at] ediblecanada.com.

Details

Edible British Columbia | Edible Canada
1595 Johnston Street | Vancouver, BC. V6H 3R9
Office: 604.558.0040 | Retail Store: 604.682.6675 | Bistro: 604.682.6681 | Fax: 1.866.272.8777
Email: info@ediblecanada.com | Website: www.ediblecanada.com
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Retail Store Hours

Open 9am-7pm daily in the Granville Island Public Market

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The People

Eric Pateman – Executive Chef and President
Courtney Massion – Food & Beverage Director
Tyler Dallner – Chef de Cuisine
Neil Kader – Restaurant Manager
Natalie Graham – Retail Manager
Jessica Blachut – Sales & Event Manager

About Edible Canada

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Edible Canada — Sightseeing for your taste buds.

Edible Canada (formerly Edible British Columbia) is a six year-old business headquartered at Granville Island Public Market, in Vancouver, British Columbia. We are Canada’s largest culinary tourism and locavore retail company, dedicated to sourcing the highest quality culinary products from coast to coast for our customers.

Services include our retail & online artisan food store, chef guided Granville Island Market Tours, demonstration guest chef Market Dinners, Gourmet Kayaking Weekends, and popular Amuse Bouche newsletter and blog. In the summer of 2011 we opened Edible Canada at the Market — a vibrant bistro in the heart of Granville Island and at the forefront of Canadian cuisine.

About Eric Pateman, President & Founder

Eric-@-Market-DinnerEdible British Columbia was created by Eric Pateman in the spring of 2005. Eric is a Vancouver native with a lifelong passion for food and wine. He has worked in the hospitality industry for over 15 years both as a chef and hotel consultant and has rated restaurants for the Mobil Travel Guide. Eric’s own culinary travels have taken him throughout North America, to the UK and to Africa where he has sought out unique food experiences. Edible British Columbia is the product of Eric’s fervor for great food and wine, his extensive knowledge of the hospitality industry and an enthusiasm for exceeding expectations when it comes to customer service. Eric is a past board member of the BC Culinary Tourism Society and the Vancouver Coast & Mountains Tourism Region. Eric is also a member of the Chef’s Table Society, Big Brothers of Greater Vancouver and supports many local charities including the Vancouver Food Bank and Les Dames D’Escoffier. Eric was named as one of Business in Vancouver’s Top 40 Under 40 Business People in 2007, and to Western Living Magazine’s list of the Top 40 Foodies Under 40 in Western Canada in 2008.

Customer Feedback

“The tour and lunch were hugely successful. Feedback from the group – some of whom have been attending this conference for over 10 years – was that it was one of the best events ever. Thank you very much for your assistance in making the Saturday morning activity such a hit. I would not hesitate to recommend these tours and in fact will soon organize one with local friends – we also should be able to enjoy these special parts of Vancouver. Thanks again for your attention to detail.”
Private Granville Island Market Tour

“We were fortunate to have Edible British Columbia plan our honeymoon. Our 8-day trip was the best vacation of our lives. Eric worked with us to customize a honeymoon that offered relaxation, luxury, and culinary greatness. Every last detail was taken care of — hotel, car and ferry reservations (including the honeymoon suite at a Sooke B&B and a beautiful room at the Pan Pacific), dinner reservations at prime times and prime tables, picnics and hiking suggestions, and guided tours. Highlights included an extraordinary meal at West’s chef’s table, a romantic meal at sunset at the Pointe, and a dim sum tour of Richmond with Stephanie Yuen. It was terrific to have someone take such careful note of our desires and dislikes (our menus regularly featured favourite foods such as oysters and crab, and addressed food allergies), stay within our budget, and yet balance that with freedom and down time. Most importantly, after planning our entire wedding, we were able to sit back, eat, drink and most of all ENJOY, the beauty and of British Columbia. We’d return tomorrow if we could!”
Culinary Tourist

“The meal at West was awesome, the scallops and steak were just perfect and the wine was nice paired with each course. My wife was impressed that I had a consultant help with the planning of our anniversary meal.”
Culinary Tourist

“My wife and I are life-long products of the Eat Van melting pot, so we are no strangers to Asian food, but Tony succeeded in broadening our culinary horizons. Had we waded into the market’s food stalls without him, we would have stuck to the safe choices and not had the fun learning experience we had.”
Market Tour

“The event overall was an absolutely fantastic experience! Chef’s willingness to share knowledge and enthusiasm for food makes this event. To be totally honest, I would be willing to pay more for this experience – I think it is worth at least double when you consider the price of other cooking classes or comparable experiences. Best of luck to you all and I will definitely be in touch for future events!”
Behind the Scenes – Private Cooking Class

“Chef was amazing, personable, laid-back and knowledgeable! We had a fantastic time, great food and wine, wonderful people. We will definitely recommend this to our friends and family. Thank you, Vancouver needs more culinary experiences like this!!”
Behind the Scenes – Private Cooking Class

“An excellent evening with every single thing meeting or exceeding expectations.”
Private Market Dinner

“What a superb evening — I only wish I lived closer as I would attend several each year. Thanks to Eric and his fantastic and entertaining staff – it was a very enjoyable evening!”
BC’s Best Market Dinner

“The guides performed magic with the preparation and presentation of each meal. If I were not there watching that they were actually preparing and cooking the food from scratch on the “Coleman stove”, I would have thought that they had used packed prepared food. The quality of the food and it marvelous taste had all of us longing for more… yummers. Both guides were very approachable, friendly, knowledgeable and very professional – they made the trip very, very enjoyable… an awesome experience indeed.”
Gourmet Kayaking Weekend

“I loved this tour! The stops we made at the different venues were informative and very yummy. I only wished I could bring the whole market home with me. After the tour my daughter and I went back to places we had stopped at, picked up items for our lunch which we ate out on the deck. Then I bought what I could bring back with me on an airplane. I would even take this tour again! I would hope that every visitor and person living in the area would take this tour! Thanks!”
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