Edible Canada Plans Wild Mushroom Foraging Weekend on Vancouver Island

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Vancouver, BC | Join us for a Wild Mushroom Foraging Weekend on beautiful Vancouver Island, British Columbia. This weekend getaway for an intimate group will take place from October 28th-30th, 2017, and has limited tickets available. Stay at the Villa Eryie Resort, sample exclusive tasting menus from extraordinary chefs and take advantage of the rare opportunity to learn all about foraging for mushrooms from a leading expert, Bill Jones. This unique culinary adventure combines award-winning Vancouver Island experiences, and is rare opportunity to learn the secrets of the wild British Colombian mushroom harvest for yourself. The weekend will be topped off be an exclusive meal at the Summit Restaurant, one of En Route Magazine’s Top 30 restaurants in Canada in 2017.

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Price: $1,395 | Based on double occupancy. Taxes and gratuities not included.
A preview of the Menus included is below!

Edible Canada has recently been named as a finalist in the 2017 Canadian Tourism Awards, for the Culinary Tourism category. With ten years of experience curating food experiences around the best of what Canada has to offer, this trip is guaranteed to be extraordinary.

VILLA EYRIE RESORT | Inspired by Lake Como, the Villa Eyrie Resort is carved into the mountainside of Vancouver Island’s Malahat Summit. Known for its elevated setting and soaring views of our wild West Coast, the resort overlooks the Sanich Inlet with eagles overhead and sea underfoot. The culinary team at Villa Eyrie has Ccreated up a seasonal menu full of foraged goodies for a private dining experience exclusive to our party.

THE SUMMIT RESTAURANT & CHEF INGHAM | Vancouver Island’s Summit Restaurant at Villa Eyrie Resort (600 Ebadora Lane, Malahat), recently named one of the top 30 new restaurants in Canada by enRoute, has a new executive chef running its kitchen team. Vancouver native Carmen Ingham was chef de cuisine since Summit’s inception. His cooking truly personifies his coastal British Columbia roots, while his Italian heritage complements Summit’s Tuscan-style.

Ingham was a Canadian finalist in the 2016 San Pellegrino Young Chef competition, and recognized as the “Le Creuset Rising Star” of the 2013 Hawksworth Young Chef Scholarship. He is a passionate supporter of the local food movement and believes in forging lasting relationships with nearby farms and wineries, as well as further expanding Summit’s own burgeoning garden.

CHEF BILL JONES & DEERHOLME FARM | Just up the coast, you can find the west coast oasis of Bill Jones’ Deerholme Farm. Deerholme Farm a culinary destination that offers workshops, cooking classes and dinners based on local and wild food. Bill is a French-trained chef who has worked in Michelin-starred restaurants in Europe and worked at top establishments in several parts of the world. Bill is also the author of 12 award winning cookbooks on a wide range of subjects, most recently the Deerholme Vegetable Cookbook. For the past 10 years, Bill has led classes in the forests and fields of the region. He is considered an expert in foraging and cooking with wild foods. The exclusive menu Chef Bill Jones has designed for our group will be served in an intimate dining experience on Deerholme Farm.

The Menus

Friday Dinner
prepared by Chef Bill Jones at Deerholme Farm

Crouton of wild mushrooms with an aged goat cheese béchamel
Eggplant stuffed with chanterelle and prawns, black garlic vinaigrette

Salad of duck confit, fall greens and cauliflower fungus
Puree of porcini and potato with rosemary and lemon yoghurt
Braised venison shank with wild mushrooms over squash polenta

Alsatian apple tarte with cinnamon ice cream

Saturday Lunch
prepared by Chef Bill Jones at Deerholme Farm

Pickled wild mushrooms and vegetables with burdock root and compressed rice
Korean-style barley with wild mushrooms and smoked sockeye salmon
Blackberry and pear crumble with rolled grains and sunflower seeds, big leaf maple cream

Saturday Dinner
prepared at the Villa Eyrie Resort by Chef Carmen Ingham

maple saba, brassica greens, black trumpet and rye gremolata

porcini mustard, parsnip, salal

pine mushroom risotto, picked kelp, juniper

candy cap mushroom gelato, woodruff, salted caramel



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Hours: 1030am-6pm Mon-Fri | 9am-6pm Sat | 9am-5pm Sun


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The People

Eric Pateman — President and Founder
Harriet Whitecross — Restaurant Manager
Rhianon Dearing – Events
Natalie Graham – Retail
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

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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