Cross-Canada chef dinner series selling like hotcakes

Quebec chef Derek Dammann | Photo from Edible Canada website

Quebec chef Derek Dammann | Photo from Edible Canada website

For the entire year of 2015, you can eat your way across Canada without leaving Vancouver—but you’d best make your plans now.

It’s barely been a week since Edible Canada announced its Coast to Coast Market Dinner Series, which highlights the cuisine of a different Canadian province each month. At the start of each month, a notable Canadian chef will travel to the Granville Island restaurant to prepare a meal for up to 75 guests.

The first featured region is the Yukon, but that February 2 dinner has just sold out. (It features The Boreal Gourmet author and chef Michele Genest and trapper Teena Dickson.) The other monthly dinners are filling up fast.

Here’s the lowdown on who’s coming so you can snap up tickets. Hint: the featured chef for March is Canada’s first Top Chef and now cooks in Saskatchewan.

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Cross-Canada chef dinner series selling like hotcakes

Win Two Tickets to Edible Canada’s Ultimate Winter Olympics Party on Granville Island!

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Come down to Edible Canada House and cheer on our Canadian athletes as they vie for gold at Sochi. The second annual Festival Under the Bridge takes place February 14 to 16 beneath the Granville Bridge.

Kicking off on Friday at 6 pm, Edible Canada’s Olympic-themed bash invites the city to cheer on Team Canada and get up close to the action with three massive projector screens airing live and pre-recorded Winter Games coverage. The show is complemented by live performances (ranging from indie bluegrass bands to DJs), food stations dishing up mouthwatering Canadian comfort eats (like bison chili, Alberta beef brisket and maple flapjacks), local bevvies (including a “Garnish Your Own” Caesar bar, craft beer, wine and spirits) and more. And don’t worry about the winter weather, the event takes place under a covered space.

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Win Two Tickets to Edible Canada’s Ultimate Winter Olympics Party on Granville Island!

10 ways to celebrate Valentine’s Day in Vancouver

Photo credit: A Prettier Web

Photo credit: A Prettier Web

Plato once said, “love is a grave mental disease.”

Each year millions of people display symptoms of this mental disease because of a holiday hyperbolized by a card company. Yes, ladies and gents, Valentine’s Day is around the corner and you may be expected to organise something fun and slightly romantic.

Lacking ideas for fun, lovey-dovey things to do this Valentine’s Day? I’ve got you covered if you fancy beer, are looking for flower alternatives or want to relive the Vancouver 2010 Olympics. Check out my selection of 10 Valentine’s Day to dos below.   Continue reading:
10 ways to celebrate Valentine’s Day in Vancouver

Guest Chef Market Dinners return: BC chefs take over Granville Island’s Edible Canada

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Each year Edible Canada Bistro hosts local celebrity chefs in their demonstration kitchen during their Guest Chef Market Dinners. In the past local uber-chefs like Vikram Vij and Thomas Haas took over Edible Canada’s kitchens.

This year’s Guest Chef Market Dinner program includes some new faces: the Okanagan’s Joy Road Catering, Brad Cumming from the Westin Resort & Spa Whistler and Brian Skinner of The Acorn.

For a lucky two dozen guests, the guest chef will prepare a multi-course meal, doling out culinary tips as they cook. The meal is then paired with a selection of wine, beer or spirits hand-picked by Edible Canada’s bartender or sommelier. Continue reading:
Guest Chef Market Dinners return: BC chefs take over Granville Island’s Edible Canada

New Bacon-Only Menu at Edible Canada on Granville Island

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Bacon lovers, rejoice.

Your wildest bacon fantasies – Bacon poutine! Bacon tacos! Even bacon ice cream! – are about to come true.

Edible Canada at the Market, the hyper-local bistro on Granville Island, has just announced a special bacon-only menu for the summer.

That’s right, every single item on their new take-out menu is bacon-based.  And not just any bacon – 100-percent Canadian bacon.  Dishes highlight culinary traditions and ingredients from Tofino to Halifax, with a special focus on everyone’s favourite cut of hog.

But enough build-up already.  Are you ready to see the menu?

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New Bacon-Only Menu at Edible Canada on Granville Island