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

Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend
Lots of festivals and shows this weekend for the whole family!  How many events will you attend?  Read on for our top picks for things to do in Vancouver this Friday through Sunday!

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Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

Soups On! Dine Out Vancouver Festival Kicks Off Tomorrow with Second Annual Chef Soup Experiment

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What happens when you ask more than 50 of Vancouver’s top chefs to bring one ingredient each and toss it into a boiling pot?

Kicking off the festival tomorrow is the second annual Chef Soup Experiment. Taking place on Granville Island, some 50 Dine Out chefs will toss one ingredient each into a simmering pot. Continue reading:
Soups On! Dine Out Vancouver Festival Kicks Off Tomorrow with Second Annual Chef Soup Experiment

The Musical with Full-Frontal (Puppet) Nudity is Back: Avenue Q in Vancouver starting Nov 20

Photo sourced from Artsclub.com. Photo by David Cooper.

Photo sourced from Artsclub.com. Photo by David Cooper.

If you loved Sesame Street as a kid and still cherish memories of Bert, Ernie and Cookie Monster, you’ll probably want to skip Avenue Q.

The raunchy, puppet musical that parodies Sesame Street and famously includes scenes of full-frontal (puppet) nudity is back in Vancouver, showing from Nov. 20-Jan. 3 on the Arts Club’s Granville Island Stage.

The Broadway smash hit, which has now had several runs in Vancouver, is a ribald, risque remix of Sesame Street, showing what happens when our favourite characters grow up and confront some very adult problems.   Continue reading:
The Musical with Full-Frontal (Puppet) Nudity is Back: Avenue Q in Vancouver starting Nov 20

Last chance to see Educating Rita!

Holly Lewis and Scott Bellis in the 2013 Western Canada Theatre Production of Educating Rita. Murray Mitchell photo.

Holly Lewis and Scott Bellis in the 2013 Western Canada Theatre Production of Educating Rita. Murray Mitchell photo.

This week is your last chance to see Educating Rita on Granville Island. The Arts Club Theatre production stars Holly Lewis as the street-smart Rita who wants to learn about literature beyond her well-worn copy of Rita Mae Brown’s bestseller Rubyfruit Jungle.

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Last chance to see Educating Rita!