Vancouver’s Late fall Long Table Feasts and Seasonal Menus

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Cin Cin Ravioli Photo credit: John Sherlock

William Shakespeare once said, “Small cheer and great welcome makes a merry feast.”

Many Vancouver establishments take it upon themselves to do exactly as Mr. Shakespeare recommended. We are particularly good at feasting in Vancouver. The fall harvests of mushrooms, squash, beets, apples and other luscious, locavore items inspire Vancouver chefs to prepare seasonal menus or arrange long table dinners.

There’s something lovely and serendipitous about sharing some cheer and making a merry feast next to a stranger or strangers at a giant table. It’s like the magic of a large family meal, minus the dysfunction. Below you’ll find a list of seasonal feasts and family-style dining that’s sure to please your palate if not expand your social circle.
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Vancouver’s Late fall Long Table Feasts and Seasonal Menus

Canada’s Aboriginal People Welcome Olympic Fans . . . and Fill their Bellies

Canada's Aboriginal people, official hosts of the 2010 Games, are welcoming the world with song, dance and some innovative native cuisine.

The 2010 Vancouver Games mark the first Olympics ever in which Aboriginal communities have participated as full partners.  The Games are being held on the traditional lands of the Lil’wat, Musqueam, Squamish and Tsleil-Waututh peoples, collectively known as the Four Host First Nations.   And at the Aboriginal pavilion downtown, a massive longhouse crowned with a 65-foot-high dome, they have been busy welcoming the world.  Demonstrations of traditional arts and dancing offer a window on Aboriginal life.  But – as is so often the case – one of the best ways for visitors to get acquainted with the new culture is through the food.

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Canada’s Aboriginal People Welcome Olympic Fans . . . and Fill their Bellies