Edible Museum: A food and drink pop-up coming to Vancouver

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      An “Edible Museum” is coming to Vancouver next Thursday (February 9) at The Permanent (330 West Pender Street).

      It’s exactly what you think it is: a place where you can learn about the history of Canadian food and wine while eating and sipping through the two-storey exhibit.

      The Edible Museum of Canadian Food and Wine will be separated into different sections, featuring interactive timelines and immersive vignettes such as a traditional Okanagan (Syilx) Nation pit-house of the Osoyoos Indian Band and a Quebec sugar shack.

      There will also be information on iconic Canadian foods, such as the origins of the poutine and the creation of the McIntosh apple.

      Guests will start off with a glass of Steller’s Jay sparkling wine upon entering the museum, and proceed to try various VQA wines and small bites as they make their way through the one-night-only pop-up.   

      Participating wineries include Black Sage Vineyard, Nk’Mip Cellars Wines, Jackson-Triggs Estate Wines, Inniskillin Estate Winery, Stellar’s Jay, and See Ya Later Ranch.

      Participating chefs include Andrea Carlson from Burdock & Co., the First Nations kitchen team from Salmon N’ Bannock, JC-Poirier of Ask for Luigi and Pourhouse, and Eleanor Chow Waterfall of Cadeaux Bakery.

      Tickets ($22 plus tax and fees) for the 7:00 p.m. entry are already sold-out, but those who are very keen to check out this museum can join the waitlist for the 7:30 p.m. entry.

      All ticket sales from this pop-up will be donated to the Greater Vancouver Food Bank, a local charity that provides food and assistance to those in need around the city. 

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