The GOODS from Edible Canada
Vancouver, BC | Together with Sealegs Kayaking, Edible Canada has tweaked the incredibly popular Gourmet Kayaking Weekends for Summer 2012, giving guests even more little luxuries on a truly memorable adventure. The weekend gastronomic getaways are spent paddling through the stunning Gulf Islands, where fine wines and gourmet food are featured, alongside river otters, bald eagles, and harbour seals. After full days on the water, and full tummies, guests enjoy camping under the stars on a beautiful isolated beach.
Your chef and kayak guides will produce locally-sourced gourmet meals for breakfast, lunch and dinner, with menus designed by Edible Canada’s culinary team. Planned dishes this year include Bacon Cinnamon Bun French Toast, Albacore Tuna Nicoise and Gourmet ‘Smores with Bourbon Marshmallows. All dinners are paired with local wines and spirits. This year we’re welcoming members of the Heiss family from Kelowna’s Gray Monk Winery on the August 10-12 weekend. They will be joining the trip and bringing bottles and stores to share.
These weekends have sold out over the past 5 years, and are open to guests of all paddling ability. The trip departs from Nanaimo, Vancouver Island on Friday morning at 8am and returns Sunday afternoon. Sample Itineraries can be found on our website here. Dates and details after the jump…
July 13-15 | July 20-22 | July 27-29 | August 10-12 | August 17-19 | August 24-26 | September 7-9
Duration : 3 days / 2 nights
Minimum/Maximum Group Size: 8 / 12
Price: $750.00 per person
Accommodation: Beach Camping
Activity Level: Novice Leisure
The Weekend Includes:
• Professional & experienced kayaking guides & instruction
• Single & double kayaks
• Tents (sleeping bags and thermarests are available for a minor rental fee)
• All safety equipment
• All food, wine & beverages
2012 Dates are booking up quickly. Visit our website to view open dates & reserve your Gourmet Kayaking Adventure today.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org | Website: www.ediblecanada.com
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Retail Store Hours
Open 9am-7pm daily in the Granville Island Public Market
President and Founder: Eric Pateman
Chef de Cuisine: Tom Lee
Restaurant GM: Diane Butt
Director of Liquid Assets: Treve Ring
Operations Manager: Erin Quinn
Retail Manager: Tracy Proke
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 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
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