Wednesday, November 5, 2014


Hey everyone!

October was an incredibly overwhelming and productive month. We learned a lot and kept busy the whole 31 days, and we hope it was as transformative for everyone else.

A huge focus for us has been sustainability and permaculture as we're learning about it through British Columbia's Gaiacraft. This is bleeding into our workshops, and it totally rocks! If you're interested in permaculture checkout!

As soon as we get the photos from the long table dinner we promise to post them and gloat. Until then, here are some events to tickle your fancy.

Saturday, November 8th Into the woods Sustainable Foraging Workshop 9:30AM - 6PM $30 (FULL)
Sunday, November 9th, Urban Alleys 1PM- 4PM PWYC

Saturday, November 15th,Urban Alleys 1PM- 4PM PWYC
Sunday November 16 Into the woods $30 Sustainable Foraging Workshop 9:30AM - 6PM $30 (WAITLIST)

To reserve a spot either EMT us via the email (, or use paypal:


Which Date

Pre-register through email: and bring cash (pay-what-you-can) or a gift to the meeting place.


If money is a thing that might hold you back from attending any of our events (dinners, workshops, or otherwise) please let us know!!! It's our goal not to let dollars hold people back from learning what we are stoked to teach. 

Monday, October 20, 2014

Love You Long Table is Full!

Thanks everyone for your interest in our long table dinner on the 23rd. We are now fully booked and excited to give you a sneak peek at what we are offering:

Of course, it's vegetarian, and entrails, er... I mean entails 10 courses featuring mushrooms in disguise. Here are some of our loose ideas:

Wagyu Matsutake Carpaccio
Cauliflower Mushroom 'tripe' Menudo
Agaricus ink gnocchi
Chanterelle sweetbreads
Oyster mushrooms on the half shell
Tooth fungus fish and chips
"Scallops" two ways
Shrimp Russula ceviche
Lactating Lactarius
Candy caps and corn

Here is some of the bounty we will be serving up!

Our dishes will be complemented with wild foraged and scavenged greens, herbs, fruit, and nuts, as is our habit at MuseumEats.

And last, we are offering a sophisticated, natural wine pairing designed by our lovely Julie of Burdock & co and @julie_ness.

So looking forward to sharing with you all.

Camille, Kaylie, and Julie

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

  We believe Funghi have magical properties that somehow transform themselves into foods that resemble Meat, fish, poultry, blood, brains, bones and innards. Mushrooms are the inspiration for this dinner of Masquerade and deception. The menu is 100% vegetarian with foraged mushrooms and scavenged plants as our canvas for the absurd.

  This dinner is a Love you Long Table production with 10 seats and 10 Courses. Email us at for more information or to RSVP. Tickets are $50 not including wine pairings. Spots fill up fast. 

Saturday, October 11, 2014

October's List of Events

Fall is our favourite time at MuseumEats. Not only is it the cornucopia season, but we love camping and picking mushrooms, and playing with all our fermentations. 

In case you are interested in getting in on our action, here is a list of our events for October. When we started writing the list of events, there were tons of spaces for people to join us, but since we put the last words on the page, the spots have filled up- our apologies, and we promise to post November's events before they are full!. 

MuseumEats strives to keep things accesible and affordable, so prices are posted as our bottom line/break-even amount. If you would like to pitch in more to help fund future projects, we are happy to accept. 


Oct 5th: FULL Secret Location Hike with the Juice Truck and @littlebrownfox. FULL

Oct 12th: FULL Foraging Workshop "Into the Wild" in Squamish from 10am-5pm $30-60 sliding scale

Oct 19th: FULL Foraging Workshop "Roots, Shoots, and Fungi" in Squamish from 10am-5pm $30-60 sliding 

Oct 23rd: PENDING RELEASE The "Masquerade" a Love You Long Table secret supper $50-100 per person. Tickets are very limited and will be released on Oct 13th. 

Oct 26th:  WAIT LIST Foraging Workshop "Mushrooms and Preserving" in Squamish from 110-5pm $30-60

Oct 29th: Kaylie goes to New Mexico to start her studies in Albuquerquean artisan eats. Stay tuned for her posts!

We are happy to announce that our October Foraging Series is fully booked. There is a possibility that a couple spaces might open up for the 26th so we do have a small wait list if you are keen on it. Just email us if you are interested:

November will definitely have a few more workshops (from foraging to fermentation), and hopefully some free ones through SFU or the Purple Thistle. Those dates will be posted closer to the end of this month so we can give you a better heads-up.

Thank-you everyone, for being so supportive and interested in what we've been doing! We love you!

MuseumEats <3

Thursday, September 4, 2014

The October Foraging Series with Cameal

It's Fall time again and that means mushroom foraging and the cornucopia of all the fruits of the earth.

This year we have designed a series of Foraging Workshops scheduled for Sundays in October. We are aiming for affordability and flexibility, so you may elect to attend one workshop or come to them all, and payment is on a sliding scale.

Workshop 1: Into the Wild; Cautions, Encouragements, and Equipment October 12th (FULLY BOOKED)
Workshop 2: Roots, Shoots and Fungi, October 19th (FULLY BOOKED)
Workshop 3: Mushrooms and Preserving Wild Nutrition, October 26th (WAIT LIST)

Seats are very limited, so in order to secure your place, please pre-purchase via pay pal at the bottom of the page, or in person through MuseumEats facilitators: Please note that the 12th and 19th are fully booked :-)

Who: Camille Flanjak is the Executive Forager for Exile Bistro and a wild foods consultant with MuseumEats. She studies permaculture and has been obsessed with mycology since she was a 'tween.

What: Hands-on, all-day foraging workshops that happen on Sundays in October, rain or shine.*

Where: Meet ups and drop offs are in East Van.

When: Meet before 10am to carpool to our secret foraging spots (driving time may be up to 90 mins). Potluck-style lunch around 1:30 with snacks in between. We aim to arrive back in East Van by 6pm.**

Cost: $30-60 sliding scale. In order to scrape even with materials and transportation, the minimum cost per person per Sunday is $30.

Every workshop you'll be going home with a tincture, wild herbs, vegetables, greens, and/or mushrooms.  We like to call this extra bit the 'grab bag' from the wild party.

To learn more about Camille, visit her blog:

To learn about museumeats, go to

*Please come appropriately dressed- gumboots and parkas are encouraged on rainy days.
**If you aren't able to bring anything to share for the potluck don't worry. Also, we welcome all kinds of food so if you have any allergies please share this information with facilitators ahead of time.

Since all of our workshops are full, we are limiting registration to a waitlist. If you are still interested in the October 26th workshop, please email

Here are a few photos of us on a foray last year to encourage you to get signed up...

Tuesday, February 4, 2014

At The Museum This Month (February Edition)

Pilot Dish: Raw, Vegan, Gluten Free Sprouted Granola

Pilot Dish: "Eggs of the Century"
This month we are doing a lot of food labbing with our friend Vanessa so that we can generate recipes for the new restaurant she is opening with her business partner Sylvain. A few of the dishes we are trying out include gluten-free, vegan granola, tea eggs, and wild game fondue. The people we are working with are a collection of beautiful brains, who think of food differently than just a means to making profit. Sylvain is prone to expressing his anti-capitalist perspective while weighing in the necessity for money in this kind of endeavour. Meanwhile, the cocktails, dreamed up by Vanessa, are tailored not only for a booze buzz, but also for holistic health.

 We are working on having a wheat-free or something close to wheat-free kitchen and catering to alternative diets. The meat at the restaurant will be wild and so will a lot of the greens and herbs. It's exciting to be able to collect plants and watch them evolve all the way from the forest to the plates in a restaurant.


Our other project this month is "Love You Long Table"- an unconventionally romantic night at The Museum wherein we will seat all the diners at one long table to share in a meal together.  The goal is to appeal to the senses and nourish not only our bodies with wonderful food, but also our hearts and souls by the great company. We will be serving 5 courses- the first being a charcuterie board featuring lots of wild disguises and alternative diet-friendly treats. But don't worry: if you are a meat head you won't even notice.

It's happening the night after Valentine's Day. The price is $40 per person for all 5 courses, with an option to pair wine. We are only doing two seatings (6pm and 8:30), so space is very limited this time. Of course, we cater to all the queer diets, so let us know if there are any restrictions.

Email us if you'd like to make a reservation:
Check out the facebook event:

And stay tuned if you're interested! By the end of the week we'll have a rough menu posted and will probably be close to booked.

We are collecting lots of wild oyster mushrooms for
Love You Long Table

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Welcome to the Museum

Hey everyone, and welcome.

This blog is a collection of thoughts, photos, and events put on by folks who love food. The back bones of the group are Cameal: the forager/gardener, KBar: the chef/bartender, and Julie: the aspiring sommelier/server. We'll also feature posts by other bloggers and brains from time-to-time.

What we do: mostly we put on dinners hosted at the Museum by Trout Lake. Sometimes our location will change. We also consult for restaurants, lead forays into the wild to collect food, and teach people about stuff like lacto-fermentation and the intricacies of wine-tasting.

Our focus: is hedonistic. We know that if we eat all the delicious things without thought, they will not last. Because we want our enjoyment to last, we try to make good choices and share this knowledge with others.

In our blog: you'll find information on our events, a monthly Forest Food update and a monthly Museum Kitchen update. There may be a recipe here and there, as well as lots of tantalizing photos.

Thanks for taking the time to check us out, and please feel welcome. Don't hesitate to contact us for reservations to events, consultation information, and any related questions.

Cameal, KBar, and Julie