Edible Canada At The Market

Last week the brand new Edible Canada at the Market officially opened its doors to the public. The latest evolution in a dream that began with one man and a 400 sq ft market stall to a team of 80+ and a 3,500 square foot culinary centre in the heart of Granville Island. I walked past recently and had a look at the bustling location!

Edible Canada at the Market is home to a vibrant bistro and artisan food retail store.  As with the former location dedicated Edible British Columbia, the new space expands the idea and promotes the best of BC and Canada.  This is reflected in the locally based menus, wine list and retail products.  Market-fresh seasonal cuisine determines the menus and fresh sheet – with Chef de Cuisine Jennifer Dodd searching the aisles of next door’s Granville Island Public Market for daily inspiration. The restaurant is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner daily, and while the ingredients are of the highest possible quality, prices are kept reasonable and the dishes accessible.

The bistro seats 170, including an expansive patio perfectly sited for prime people watching. For those on the go there’s a take out window with a menu of quick and tasty handheld bites, as well as a barista-staffed full-service Salt Spring Coffee bar. Inside is a glassed-in private demonstration dining room, the new site of Edible Canada’s popular Guest Chef Market Dinner Series, and also available for private dinners and events. Every facet of the space was designed with sustainability in mind – from the recycled fir table tops, to the beach-scavenged cedar hostess stands (carved by Granville Island carver Clarence Mills).

In addition to the bistro and retail & online artisan food store, Edible Canada offers daily chef guided Granville Island Market Tours, demonstration guest chef Market Dinners, Gourmet Kayaking Weekends, and the popular Amuse Bouche newsletter and blog. Visit their brand new website, for more information on Edible Canada at the Market

Tweet-up at The Corner Suite Bistro Deluxe

Third night’s a charm!

Thursday night’s tweetup was hosted at The Corner Suite Bistro De Luxe (@thecornersuite) by  @TheSassyFiles and @SoniaStirling
Welcomed with a glass of champagne by Steve, owner and bartender extraordinaire, we instantly felt at home. Great company and conversation flowed easily all night. Steve was a calm hub of activity behind the bar serving us drinks and knowledge about the beverages, food and life. It’s great to see a restaurateur with such an intimate knowledge and care of everything that’s coming into, out of and happening in his establishment. The Tweet up drink special was very tasty…and the appetizer Croque Mademoiselle that I had was a perfect bite.  In fact, everything on the menu looked fresh, local and mouthwatering.

The Corner Suite is a lovely and inviting, open room with an elevated bar area perfectly made for socializing. I’m sure at lunch it’s a great spot to sit and chat with a bartender or people watch, over the tables, looking out to the street but at night the long bar is intimate and cozy while at the same time makes mingling easy. The patrons at the tables didn’t seem to be bothered by the rather large crowd of tweeps gathering at the bar and we didn’t feel like we were intruding on their quiet dining experience. It was another night meeting some terrific tweeps, I’m sorry I missed meeting some of them or if I missed a name or two: @donovanpee @maryinvancity @vancityamy @DennisPang @Bbodies4life @missvitamindee @brandanprice  @BurrowsGirl @c_witty @_JustaBee @Miss_MayC @jessebowness @hotdealsdonovan @vancouverjock @jeremylim @Conner_G @CanadianKelli @kwalshphoto @VanCindy @Asana987

Hope to see everyone again soon at the next tweetup!