Edible Canada To Run New Canadian Table Dinner Series March Through December


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Vancouver, BC | Launching March 2016, eight highly acclaimed and talented chefs will join host and Edible Canada’s President, Eric Pateman, for the Canadian Table Dinner Series at Edible Canada Bistro on Granville Island. The theme of this year’s series is multiculturalism, and chefs such as Vikram Vij, Pino Posteraro of Cioppino’s, Angus An of Maenam and Ricardo Valverde of Ancora will come together to showcase their cultural influences. The series will run from March through December. Alongside an exquisite four-course dinner hosted by entertaining and educational guest chefs, guests can also expect exceptional, local beverage pairings and a take-home gift from the Edible Canada retail store. Each Chef will speak to the cultural origins of their cuisine and highlight the best local, seasonal products which Canada has to offer.

The first dinner of the series will set the bar high with Chef Marc-Andre Choquette, formally of Vancouver’s Tableau Bistro and Homer Street Cafe. As one of Vancouver’s most notable French Canadian chefs, he will be showcasing the rustic decadence of French Canadian cuisine on March 15th, 2016.

“The tagline for the series says it all” shares President Eric Pateman. “Feelings to Flavours is about translating a sense of identity and community into something you can taste!”

Each dinner is $110 (not including gratuity and tax). There are under 30 seats for each dinner, so book today to reserve your space!

For those looking to experience the entire series, Edible Canada is offering 10% off the full series in a package at a set rate of $800. Guests must call to book the series package at 604.558.0040.

The full schedule of events is included below.

Canadian Table Dinner Series

March 15, 2016

April 12, 2016

May 10, 2016

June 6, 2016

September 19 2016
(Talent to be determined)

October 25 2016

November 9, 2016

December 6, 2016


A little more about the series…

The concept for 2016’s market dinner series was built around one of Canada’s most globally distinguishing features, multiculturalism, and the impact it has on national cuisine. The Canadian Table is going to flip the ‘smoked salmon and poutine’ stereotype on its head and take a new approach. Last year, Edible Canada hosted the Coast-to-Coast series with a focus on celebrating the different cuisines and ingredients from province to province. This year, the goal is to celebrate the people!

“In a nutshell, The Canadian Table Dinner Series is about the use of fresh, seasonal, regional ingredients in the hands of many cultures” say Edible Canada President Eric Pateman.

One thing that makes Canada unique is the vastness of its geography. When it comes to natural resources, we’ve got a variety of everything; seafood from both the east and west coast, pulses and livestock in central Canada, plenty of wild game, and a climate that allows for an abundance of wild foraging. Couple that with the vast array of international cultures, and the opportunity for creative cuisine is boundless. Canada’s culinary landscape allows people to celebrate individuality tangibly, with a flavour. By utilizing our abundant agricultural resources in a way that makes sense for them, individuals are building a Canadian food culture.

The series will celebrate what Canadian cuisine is today and discover what will be leading the way tomorrow. In the past, Canada’s food culture has been identified as a list of ingredients and resources. By asking home cooks, chefs, celebrities to showcase their ancestral cuisine, this series will take a step towards understanding what the dishes are on a Canadian Table.

By drawing inspiration from what is being grown in our soil, along with the backgrounds and cultures of those who are growing it, it is possible to translate a feeling into a flavour.



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: info@ediblecanada.com | Website: www.ediblecanada.com
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The People

President and Founder — Eric Pateman
Max Dobrochodow – General Manager
Vanessa Van Slee – 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 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

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!”
Granville Island Market Tour

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