Raymonds and Fogo Island Inn To Be Part of Edible Canada’s Epic Culinary Journey

Edible Canada are "going Over the Top" for Canada's 150th birthday next summer, and you're welcome aboard their private jet to join them.

Edible Canada are “going over the top” for Canada’s 150th birthday next summer, and you’re welcome aboard  their private jet to join them.  

Edible Canada is a “culinary tourism company focused solely on promoting local food and highlighting Canadian cuisine,” and they want to celebrate Canada’s 150th in true sky’s-the-limit fashion.

“Culinary adventure lovers feeling up-in-the-air about a spectacular way to celebrate Canada’s 150th birthday can rest easy,” they say. “An unforgettable trip across Northern Canada onboard a private Air North 737 jet, with spectacular dinner stops and incredible adventures along the way, is guaranteed to fit the bill.”

Officially titled A Once in a Lifetime Trip Across the Top of Canada, the tour will wine, dine, and wow guests with stops in Whitehorse, Yellowknife, Rankin Inlet (Iqaluit), and St. John’s, with stunning meals at each stop created by some of the country’s most accomplished and celebrated chefs.

“This incredible culinary experience is literally over-the-top,” says Eric Pateman, founder and president of Edible Canada. “It will showcase some of our country’s most delicious, delightful, and dramatic experiences in incredible style.”

Guests will step aboard the private jet – complete with a dedicated four person concierge team, photographer, videographer, wildlife specialist, and wellness coach in Catherine Roscoe Barr, and will get to know the true flavours of the stunning Canadian North.

Throughout the journey, guests will enjoy four epic dinners created by celebrated Canadian culinary talents including Ned Bell, Executive Chef of the Vancouver Aquarium; Rob Gentile of Bar Buca in Toronto; Derek Damman of Montreal’s Maison Publique; and Jeremy Charles of Raymonds in St. John’s.

The private jet will enable guests to enjoy inspired dinner settings: from under the midnight sun in the Yukon, to an outdoor feast of local bounty in Yellowknife, to a collaboration of Iqaluit chefs for a unique picnic in Rankin Inlet with Canada’s top Inuit carvers, and finally ending at Canada’s top-rated restaurant, Raymonds, here in St. John’s, Newfoundland.

Add-on options will include wildlife viewing, hiking, ‘flight’-seeing, art tours, cooking classes, photography lessons, and visits to remote villages and historical sights. Award-winning photographers will be on hand to capture the trip’s highlights.

The $11,995 price tag includes airfare on the private 737 from Whitehorse to St. John’s, with all stops in-between, seven nights hotel accommodation, four epic dinners, and a picnic lunch with beverage pairings, daily activity sessions, such as yoga and hiking, ground transportation, airport transfers and associated fees. Group ticket pricing is also available. There will be but 60 seats, so act now if you’re intrigued.

An additional two-night stay at the award-winning Fogo Island Inn, recently described as the “most remote and magical hotel on earth” by Bloomberg, is available to guests at the conclusion of the journey. “This additional two-day adventure will offer guests a chance to mingle with the guest chefs in a house-party style environment while experiencing this incredible property.”

Guests who stay at the Fogo Island Inn are in for a treat as celebrity Chef Michael Smith – host of Food Network Canada programs Chopped Canada, Chef at Home, Chef Abroad and Chef Michael’s Kitchen – will be joining this leg of the culinary adventure. Smith will collaborate with Fogo Inn’s Chef Murray McDonald for a meal.

Partial proceeds from each ticket will directly benefit Ned Bell’s sustainable seafood initiative Chefs for Oceans. Chef Bell’s goal is “to engage other chefs in communities, regions, and provinces, coast to coast to coast, through education and raising awareness for the future of sustainable seafood.”

To book your seat, contact Eric Pateman at 604.351.9758 or via email at ep@ediblecanada.com

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2 Comments

    • It’s only a few times as much as a cruise, and I see plenty of normal people take cruises. Definitely for the wealthy, but it’s still the lower-end wealthy. The real 1% wouldn’t bat an eye at spending 12 grand on a meal. This is a full week’s deal, with flights and accommodations and meals.

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