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shywoodlandcreature's picture

Okay - here's the deal: Edible BC has a retail outlet at Granville Market, and they offer chef's table dinners after the Market closes. The focus is on BC products, the meal is five courses, customized for the group, and prepared by one of Vancouver's many notable chefs. Of special interest to Wonka -- Eric, the owner/manager, is a celiac, so he's more than familiar with celiac concerns. Cost is $104.55 per person, including taxes, liquor, and gratuities, for a minimum party of 14. It sounds quite delightful, and an excellent way for non-BCers to enjoy an introduction to the local bounty. And of course, the market itself is an absolute must-do for visitors and locals alike.


So, what I'm proposing is that we have our big get-together dinner at the Chef's Table on Sunday, Sept. 13. Yay or nay -- I know the cost seems a bit high, but it is in the range of other tasting dinners we've had as a group. And the experience is unique. I do need to know if this sounds like a plan ASAP, so that I can book it -- because there was a feature article about this Chef's Table in Saturday's Vancouver Sun, Eric has been innundated with requests for bookings.


Hopefully, I can either book the table for us by tomorrow morning, or go on to Plan B (to be determined).  


ETA a link to Edible BC: http://www.edible-britishcolumbia.com/







"And then, because of the transitive reactive Halstead-era seizing properties of the Aboriginal Double Humpback Turtle, I thought, what if I add one teaspoon of clarified monkey paste?" Anonymous blog comment on "America's Test Kitchen"


Edited 8/17/2009 1:37 pm by shywoodlandcreature

PeterDurand's picture

(post #56934, reply #1 of 136)

Here is the link to the actual dinner events:

http://www.edible-britishcolumbia.com/ebc-events/cooking-with-bcs-best-dinner-series/

 


Better life through Zoodles and poutine...
ashleyd's picture

(post #56934, reply #2 of 136)

Don't need to ask us, the answer is yes. Got to support BC's economy if Sharon can't make it!


Age is unimportant unless you’re a cheese.

Age is unimportant unless you’re a cheese.

RheaS's picture

(post #56934, reply #3 of 136)

Definite yes for me. I've been wanting to go to one of those dinners.

wonka's picture

(post #56934, reply #4 of 136)

Andre and I are in.

MEANCHEF's picture

(post #56934, reply #5 of 136)

Count us in to whatever you decide.

ouzo's picture

(post #56934, reply #6 of 136)

In.  Just me.  DH has new job and I doubt he can get away.

 


No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted - Aesop, The Lion & the mouse

  No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted - Aesop, The Lion & the mouse

optijen's picture

(post #56934, reply #7 of 136)

I know Ashley has already said yes - BUT - It sounds great, may I say yes as well!!!
PS Very much looking forward to seeing you again
JEN

shywoodlandcreature's picture

(post #56934, reply #8 of 136)

We now have ten people committed to the Chef's Table plan, so I'm going to assume that we can rustle up another two or four, and going ahead with plans, and will pay the deposit.

Meanwhile, any allergies and/or aversions we should let the chef know about?




"And then, because of the transitive reactive Halstead-era seizing properties of the Aboriginal Double Humpback Turtle, I thought, what if I add one teaspoon of clarified monkey paste?" Anonymous blog comment on "America's Test Kitchen"
shywoodlandcreature's picture

(post #56934, reply #9 of 136)

Well, I have some bad news and some good news, and some bad news and some good news.

The bad news is that the Edible BC Chef's Table is fully booked for Sept. 13. The good news is that the Saturday evening, Sept. 12, is available. The bad news is that Mean Chef and Jersey Girl won't be arriving until Sunday. The good news is that Vancouver has absolutely no shortage of fine dining alternatives.

So -- MC, is there any chance you two can arrive a day early? If so, I'll book the Chef's Table. If not, we'll come up with a Plan B. Suggestions are welcome.




"And then, because of the transitive reactive Halstead-era seizing properties of the Aboriginal Double Humpback Turtle, I thought, what if I add one teaspoon of clarified monkey paste?" Anonymous blog comment on "America's Test Kitchen"
MEANCHEF's picture

(post #56934, reply #10 of 136)

Sorry there is no chance of arriving a day early (prior commitments).


 


shywoodlandcreature's picture

(post #56934, reply #11 of 136)

Okay. Thanks for getting back to me so quickly. On to Plan B, then.




"And then, because of the transitive reactive Halstead-era seizing properties of the Aboriginal Double Humpback Turtle, I thought, what if I add one teaspoon of clarified monkey paste?" Anonymous blog comment on "America's Test Kitchen"

MEANCHEF's picture

(post #56934, reply #22 of 136)

Just curious - is anyone else staying at the Sylvia that you know of.

shywoodlandcreature's picture

(post #56934, reply #26 of 136)

I'm not sure -- Ouzo (Elizabeth) may be staying there. Sharon had planned to bunk down at the Sylvia, but isn't able to make this trip. Don't worry - we won't abandon you!




"And then, because of the transitive reactive Halstead-era seizing properties of the Aboriginal Double Humpback Turtle, I thought, what if I add one teaspoon of clarified monkey paste?" Anonymous blog comment on "America's Test Kitchen"

shywoodlandcreature's picture

(post #56934, reply #27 of 136)

So the deed is done. We're doing the chef's table at Granville Market on Saturday, Sept. 12. Further details as I get them... (Whew! One decision down, only 2 million more to go.)




"And then, because of the transitive reactive Halstead-era seizing properties of the Aboriginal Double Humpback Turtle, I thought, what if I add one teaspoon of clarified monkey paste?" Anonymous blog comment on "America's Test Kitchen"

ashleyd's picture

(post #56934, reply #29 of 136)

As we Brits would say "Jolly good show!", this meal has the potential to be (as North Americans might say) "Somethin' else!". A group of like minded friends, a willing chef, great food, a special event, what could be better? For anybody teetering on the edge of coming all I would say is if you miss this brief opportunity you may regret it for a long time.


 


Do you think I'm overselling this a little?


 


PS DW is absolutely thrilled



Age is unimportant unless you’re a cheese.

Age is unimportant unless you’re a cheese.

shywoodlandcreature's picture

(post #56934, reply #30 of 136)

Yeah, I'm pretty excited about it too. I hope we can rustle up the last three or so stragglers to make it to 14. Otherwise, we'll recruit some special guests. I don't imagine conversation will lag, or that anyone will starve to death for want of something to eat.

(I was just going through the pics from Burrough market yesterday - Granville Island is similar, though without the 100s of years of history.)




"And then, because of the transitive reactive Halstead-era seizing properties of the Aboriginal Double Humpback Turtle, I thought, what if I add one teaspoon of clarified monkey paste?" Anonymous blog comment on "America's Test Kitchen"
MEANCHEF's picture

(post #56934, reply #36 of 136)

We are sorry to miss Saturdays event.  Sounds like great fun.

shywoodlandcreature's picture

(post #56934, reply #37 of 136)

I am really sorry you two won't be here for the Saturday night event, but Vij's will just have to make up for it. (And who knows -- we just might find ourselves next to a table full of Bollywood starlets again!)




"And then, because of the transitive reactive Halstead-era seizing properties of the Aboriginal Double Humpback Turtle, I thought, what if I add one teaspoon of clarified monkey paste?" Anonymous blog comment on "America's Test Kitchen"

Philter's picture

(post #56934, reply #38 of 136)

If Glenys hasn't worked me too hard by then, this sounds like a great time, will see if I can make it.

"If 'tis to be,'twil be done by me."

"If 'tis to be,'twil be done by me."

shywoodlandcreature's picture

(post #56934, reply #39 of 136)

Just let me know by next week. We'll look forward to seeing you (and getting the real scoop on Glenys' renos!)





"And then, because of the transitive reactive Halstead-era seizing properties of the Aboriginal Double Humpback Turtle, I thought, what if I add one teaspoon of clarified monkey paste?" Anonymous blog comment on "America's Test Kitchen"
Philter's picture

(post #56934, reply #40 of 136)

I am at the moment chatting with a lady "friend" , and was wondering if there would be room for one more?.... And do you know who the chef de jour would be?...

"If 'tis to be,'twil be done by me."

"If 'tis to be,'twil be done by me."

ashleyd's picture

(post #56934, reply #41 of 136)

In the past we've had friends, partners, sisters and all sorts, if they're happy to come we're a sociable bunch and welcome "strangers".


Age is unimportant unless you’re a cheese.

Age is unimportant unless you’re a cheese.

PeterDurand's picture

(post #56934, reply #42 of 136)

Your lady friend would be very welcome.

 


Better life through Zoodles and poutine...

shywoodlandcreature's picture

(post #56934, reply #43 of 136)

As said, your lady friend is most welcome. I believe Eric Pateman will be chef for our group. Remember to ask your friend if she has any allergies or aversions -- Eric will be putting together a menu in the next week or so.





"And then, because of the transitive reactive Halstead-era seizing properties of the Aboriginal Double Humpback Turtle, I thought, what if I add one teaspoon of clarified monkey paste?" Anonymous blog comment on "America's Test Kitchen"
ouzo's picture

(post #56934, reply #44 of 136)

I am so confused...Are you counting me as a 'yes' since I was in for Sunday?  I hope so, because I am in for Sat. too.  If you are still ISO a few more stragglers to make 14, I think that DH could and would do a Sat. night wingding.  He is still out of town on the vacation that was paid for and authorized before his transfer to the Black Hole.  I can ask him tomorrow night when he gets home.


Might help if I checked in here more often. Sorry - I've barely had time to lurk! But this work schedule is really cutting into my life.


 


No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted - Aesop, The Lion & the mouse

  No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted - Aesop, The Lion & the mouse

nexus's picture

(post #56934, reply #45 of 136)

Are you still working both jobs? That would be rough. Coffee sometime? No stress, just if its easy to do.


Cheryl

ouzo's picture

(post #56934, reply #65 of 136)

I missed this message earlier.  Still working at both places.  A Thursday in the future between 4 & 5 for a coffee? 


 


No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted - Aesop, The Lion & the mouse

  No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted - Aesop, The Lion & the mouse

nexus's picture

(post #56934, reply #66 of 136)

That would be very cool. Any Thur. these days.


Cheryl

shywoodlandcreature's picture

(post #56934, reply #67 of 136)

Lunch on Monday: Bob (MC) wants to try the very-delicious fried chicken at Fuel. It looks like Monday, Sept. 14 is our best bet for this. As I have to make the request well in advance (because Fuel usually only offers fried chicken on Fridays), is anyone else up for joining us? Astrid? (I assume that's a "yes", but do you want chicken?) Ashley & Jen? Anyone aboard? And if so, do you want fried chicken? (Polderside chicken, and it really is special. Cost is, I think, $20.00 -- a little pricier than KFC, but that includes a good beer to go with. And you can actually identify what part of the chicken you're eating).




"And then, because of the transitive reactive Halstead-era seizing properties of the Aboriginal Double Humpback Turtle, I thought, what if I add one teaspoon of clarified monkey paste?" Anonymous blog comment on "America's Test Kitchen"

MEANCHEF's picture

(post #56934, reply #68 of 136)

I am still on my quest for the perfect fried chicken.  Although I have come close a few times, perfection has eluded me.  This place sounds promising.