Friday, June 26, 2015

Local Wine Dinner @ The Acorn Restaurant

For the past 6 months I've been working with the Acorn Restaurant, serving in the front-of-house and delivering them some foraged foods. This Sunday at the Acorn features a 5-course vegetarian dinner paired with wines made by Richard Kanazawa of BC's Kanazawa wines.

I think this is a unique and wonderful event because it gives vegetarian and vegetable-loving diners an opportunity to have a finely tailored, coursed, and wine-paired meal without compromise, which rarely happens in haute cuisine.

Last I checked there were still a few tickets, so if this is something that piques your interest have a look.



Sunday, June 14, 2015

Summer Foraging Series

Hey Wild People!

First of all. You're awesome.

Second, if you're interested in foraging classes this summer with MuseumEats, here's your chance and the details:

Workshop 1: POSTPONED in honour of Aboriginal Day of Remembrance, Carfree Day, and Father's Day (June 21st). Stay tuned for a new date.
Workshop 2: Herbs, Shoots and Plant Medicine, Sunday, June 28th (FULL)
Workshop 3: Berries, Preserving Wild Nutrition and Tinctures Sunday, July 12th (2 spots left!)

We added a MONDAY workshop on July 6th which is now full. (FULL)
Because of the high demand for weekday workshops we will be adding another in a couple of weeks, as well as adding a date on the Sunshine Coast. 

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:

Who: Camille Flanjak (this series' teacher) is the Executive Forager for the Acorn and a wild foods consultant with MuseumEats. She studies permaculture and wine, and has been obsessed with mycology since she was a 'tween. Kaylie Barfield (co-teach) is the head chef at Nuba Hastings and the Mad Scientist/Chef at MuseumEats. Kbar has been studying foraging for several years, as well as been obsessed with the geological history of the PNW since Kbar moved here 8 years ago.

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

Where: Meet ups and drop offs are in East Van in the Safeway parking lot at Broadway Station.

When: Meet at 9:30 AM to carpool to our 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 break even with materials and transportation, the minimum cost per person per Sunday is $30. If cost is an issue for you and you are really keen on self-sustainability, we want you to tell us because maybe we can work something out. Email Camille at if this is the case. 

Every workshop you'll be going home with wild herbs, vegetables, greens, and/or mushrooms. Some days we'll provide a little knife and booklet, others we'll make tinctures on-site. There's always a surprise goodie or two that Mama Gaia throws in. 

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, and sunscreen is important on sunny 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.

Here's the button to pay via paypal:

Sliding Scale Prices
Which Date
*IF THERE IS A WAIT LIST for the workshop you'd like to join: In this day and age people do cancel, so the admin at ME will contact you if a space comes available and we promise to be honest and forthright if the list is excessively long or if we think you have a good shot of getting in. 

Looking forward to being wild with you all. xo