Maple syrup, bacon, and poutine.
When it comes to Canadian cuisine, we have our specialties, but do we really know where our culinary personality came from?
If you’re a foodie, you’ve probably wondered the same thing at some point – and now there’s an event that will put it all in perspective. The Edible Museum of Canadian Food and Wine is giving guests a one-night-only chance to attend an interactive exhibition that will leave you educated and full.
Check out how our food scene has evolved over the past 150 years by investigating Canada’s rich culinary and winemaking history.
The expo will be divided into vignettes depicting prominent moments in our foodie past, including origin stories of iconic dishes like poutine and the creation of the McIntosh apple. As for wine, visitors at the Edible Museum will learn about Nk’Mip Cellars, (the first Aboriginal owned and operated winery in North America) as well as the history of Icewine in Canada.
Guests are invited to take a gander at Canada’s epicurean history while enjoying samples of wine and dishes by local chefs. Participating wineries include Black Sage Vineyard, Nk’Mip Cellars, Jackson Triggs, Stellers Jay, Inniskillin, and See Ya Later Ranch.
Serving up Canadian fare at the museum will be Chef Andrea Carlson (Burdock & Co), Chef Jean-Christophe Poirer (Ask For Luigi and Pourhouse), Chef Eleanor Chow Waterfall (Cadeaux Bakery), and the First Nations Kitchen Team from Salmon n’ Bannock.
All tickets sales from this event will be donated to the Greater Vancouver Food Bank.
When: Thursday, February 9 from 7 to 10pm
Where: The Permanent, 330 West Pender Street
Tickets: $22; purchase via Eventbrite (includes tastes from select VQA wines and small bites)