The GOODS from Edible Canada
Vancouver, BC | Living up to their vision to help define Canadian Cuisine, Edible Canada launches an all-new market dinner schedule for 2015, welcoming Canada’s top talent into their Granville Island bistro for a Coast-to-Coast Dinner Series.
Each month the Edible Canada culinary team will feature a different province or territory, flying in award winning Chefs specifically chosen for their contribution to shaping Canada’s culinary landscape. “By welcoming the larger food community into our space we hope to learn more about what “Canadian” food is being served coast-to-coast and what is influencing it” says owner Eric Pateman. “This dinner series is about discovery and we want to share that journey with the public.”
At the start of each month, the popular Granville Island eatery will host a four course kick-off dinner for 75 people. These dinners will showcase the regions top culinary talent with the best ingredients, traditions and stories from the lands. Their line up includes Top Chef Canada winner Dale MacKay, Slow Food pioneer Michael Howell and Montreal’s celebrated Chef Derek Dammann of Maison Publique, to name a few.
Alongside these exclusive dinners, the bistro’s Chef de Cuisine Tyler Dallner will collaborate with each regional chef to develop a three-item menu that will run for the duration of the month and will showcase the bounty of the respective regions. Chef Dallner explains “this way we can share the stories with more of our guests, spreading the word and creating more learning for everyone.”
Edible Canada’s new and creative Bar Manager, Zack Shave, and Retail Manager, Natalie Graham, will also be joining in on the fun. Guests of the bistro can expect drink specials each month that reflect the specialties of each area, as well as an array of products for purchase that have been selected from artisans across the country.
“I’m thrilled that my team is just as excited as I am about this” shares Pateman. “Understanding the country through food has long been a goal of mine since I started Edible Canada. Now everyone is on-board.” Pateman gleams “We want to start a life-long foundation for Canadian cuisine and its culinary community to grow from, so we also hope to attract culinary school students, food artisans, beverage producers and more to come and take part in this year long celebration, one that hopefully will continue for many years to come.”
Kick-Off Event and Special Offer:
The 2015 Coast-to-Coast dinner series will be kicking off with the Yukon, a territory often underestimated for it’s culinary glamour. The team is excited to welcome Chef & Author Miche Genest, Chef Carson Schiffkorn from Inn on the Lake in Whitehorse, and Outfitter Teena Dickson, who will regale diners with stories of the North. Also joining in on the epic dinner will be Yukon Brewing, showing off their range of beers and spirits hand-crafted in this northern territory to pair perfectly with wild game meat, berries, foraged foods and more!
As a bonus for attending the opening event, guests will be entered TWICE into the month long contest that will allow one lucky diner to win 2 tickets from Air North, the Yukon’s airline, to Edible Canada’s very first Whisky Dinner in the Yukon. The dinner will be hosted this April under the Northern Lights and will be prepared by Chef Schiffkorn and Pateman himself. This is an opportunity you won’t want to miss!
As an opening special, the first dinner of the series will be offered at the exceptional rate of only $75 a ticket, a 40% savings from the remaining ticket prices.
Coast-to-Coast Dinner Series Details:
Yukon Month with Chef and Author Miche Genest, Chef Carson Schiffkorn and Trapper Teena Dickson
Saskatchewan Month with Top Chef Canada winner Chef Dale MacKay of Ayden
Ontario Month with Chef Jeff Crump of Bread Bar and Author of ‘Earth to Table’
Alberta Month with Chefs Dave Bohati (MARKET), Eden Hrabec (Crazyweed Kitchen) and Blair Lebsack (RGE RD)
Nova Scotia Month with Executive Director of Devour! The Food Film Fest Chef Michael Howell and Taste of Nova Scotia
July & August:
The Best of BC with Local Chef Ned Bell & Other BC Friends
Quebec Month with Chef Derek Dammann from Maison Publique
PEI Month with Chef Ross Munro, Owner/Operator of Prince Edward Island Culinary Adventures
New Brunswick Month with Chef Chris Aerni of Rossmount Inn
Price per ticket is $125 and includes food, beverage pairings and gratuities. Menus and details around the specific dinners will be released closer to the date. As these are unique and individual evenings, it is highly recommended reserving tickets in advance; with the caliber of these chefs and a limited number of tickets available, the dinners are expected to sell out quickly.
For the ultimate experience, there is the option to purchase tickets to the entire Coast-to-Coast Dinner series at a discounted price of $875. This means you get the first dinner completely FREE. Series tickets include preferred and reserved seating, signed cookbooks, artisan retail gifts and VIP access to all other Edible Canada events.
Tickets can be purchased via the Edible Canada website.
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: email@example.com | Website: www.ediblecanada.com
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Open 9am-7pm daily in the Granville Island Public Market
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
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