Love Cherry Season? Pit For Your Supper at The Irish Heather

Photo credit: Flickr user jayneandd

B.C. cherry season is in full force and there are so many sweet ways to taste the bounty. One of the best offers I’ve heard about is the just-announced Pit For Your Supper at the Irish Heather in Gastown. The weekly event is as juicy as it sounds. It involves 2,000 pounds of cherries, a 40 foot table and 50 volunteers. Here are the details so you can decide whether or not to roll up your sleeves and pitch in.

How it works: Instead of paying for your dinner at the Irish Heather in Gastown, Heather Hospitality Group (HHG) is offering guests dinner plus beer if they spend two hours pitting the bumper crop of cherries from HHG’s Picker Shack Orchard in Naramata.

Pit For Your Supper starts Wednesday, July 18 and continues weekly all the way through September. After cherry season, dinner guests will work their way through seasonal B.C. fruits apricots, peaches, apples and pears.

The results of dinner guests’ labour will appear on the seasonal menus at Irish Heather’s Long Table Series.

More on the Pit For Your Supper menu and how to get involved after the jump. Continue reading:
Love Cherry Season? Pit For Your Supper at The Irish Heather

Communal Dining Thrives in Vancouver

Araxi Longtable at North Arm Farm. Photo Credit: Toshi Kawano Photography

Dining out trends have been evolving constantly since the invention of the restaurant, which made an appearance in France around 1770. Today, the questions of what we eat and why have taken on great weight.

Is the food on offer local? Is it organic? Is it wild? Is it seasonal? Is it healthy? Is it authentic? Is it reinterpreted technologically – i.e. molecular gastronomy? Choosing a restaurant is sometimes akin to displaying your moral values.

In Vancouver, a culinary hotbed of sorts, the question has moved beyond what/why we eat certain things. Diners are paying increasing attention to how they eat. The answer is more and more frequently communal dining. And there are so many different ways to group dine.

Remy covered the popular Social Feed group dinners. What other group dinners await your scintillating conversational skills?  From secret supper clubs, to Araxi’s Longtable Series and pop-up restaurants, here’s an updated look at the communal dining scene. Continue reading:
Communal Dining Thrives in Vancouver