Under the canopy of a 90 year old hemlock grove at UBC Farm, we had the pleasure of serving indigenous charcuterie at the Travel Classics West Writers Conference. Writers and editors had come from around the world to experience the flavours of the West Coast.
Ours was the first course, intended to spark conversations about people’s connections to indigenous people and places in their lives. Paired with Nk’Mip Chardonnay, an indigenous winery in Osoyoos, it was a perfect start to the evening.
Normally when the food comes out everyone just remains seated, but to our delight there was a great deal of mingling. People got up from their seats to see the different boards and had conversations about indigenous culture and food. It was a first for this kind of event and the organizers loved it.
Thanks to Destination Vancouver for getting us involved in helping create this magical experience. It was an honour to be held up beside other great food providers and be a part of BC’s big brand of “introspective personal journeys and unbridled adventures.”