The GOODS from Edible Canada
Vancouver, BC | On September 18th, 2017, Edible Canada will welcome Brian Luptak of the acclaimed Vancouver restaurant, The Acorn, to present ‘Celebrate: Roots’, a Vegetable Harvest dinner at their bistro on Granville Island. The Acorn has been named one of the ‘World’s 10 Best Vegetarian Destinations’ by CNN, one of many accolades due in large part to Chef Luptak’s creativity and talent. He will be joined by host Catherine Roscoe Barr of The Life Delicious to welcome guests to this vegan, gluten-free longtable celebration of late summer bounty.
The evening will begin with a welcome cocktail from Pemberton Distillery, one of British Columbia’s original craft distilleries and only Certified Organic distillery. For a ticket price only $99, guests will then be treated to a five-course meal showcasing the most interesting fresh and local produce of late summer. Each course will be paired with wine from Moraine winery, an award-winning family-owned winery showcasing the terroir of Naramata Bench, BC. Moraine Winery’s gold medal wins at the Canadian Wine Championship include their 2016 Reisling and 2015 Pinot Noir. As a perfect finale, the dessert course will feature a collaboration with the extraordinary creations of Blue Heron Creamery, a plant-based cheesemaker who will challenge your senses.
Time and time again, Chef Luptak and his team at the Acorn have proven that they are at the forefront of the revolution in vegetarian and vegan fine dining. From En Route Magazine to the New York Times, the reviews have been glowing. Edible Canada is excited to welcome their team for this completely vegan and gluten-free event.
Poona Kheera Cucumber, Golden Plum and Padron Pepper Relish, Black Pepper
Slow Roasted Beets, Nootka Rose & Basil Vinaigrette, Radish, Cucumber Cashew Creme Fraiche
Marinated Cherry Tomato Tart, Almond & Hazelnut Crust, Macadamia Nut Goddess Cheese
Fried Hominy Corn Grits, Charred Zucchini & Corn, Smoked Corn Sauce, Watercress, Apricot Mustard
BLUE HERON CREAMERY DESSERT COURSE
Collaboration between Blue Heron Creamery and Brian Luptak
Edible British Columbia | Edible Canada
1596 Johnston Street | Vancouver, BC. V6H 3R9
Office: 604.558.0040 | Retail Store: 604.682.6675 | Bistro: 604.682.6681
Email: email@example.com | Website: www.ediblecanada.com
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Hours: 1030am-6pm Mon-Fri | 9am-6pm Sat | 9am-5pm Sun
Eric Pateman — President and Founder
Francesco Carnali – General Manager
Harriet Whitecross — Restaurant Manager
Rhianon Dearing – Events Coordinator
Natalie Graham – Retail Manager
Alannah Johnston – Sales & Marketing
About Edible Canada
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 whatever else we dream up. 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
Edible 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.
“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!”
“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.”
“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.”
“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!”
Granville Island Market Tour