GATHER: A Wild Foods Tour & Dinner in PEC

As luck would have it, I’m married to a fabulous plant based chef!  As I’ve learned about wild edibles over the years, he has learned about cooking with them.  Now we are excited to collaborate on this new event, celebrating the wild harvests of autumn in PEC…

Here’s a chance not only to identify some of our wild edible plants, but also to taste them, featured in a delectable five course plant based dinner!

Dandelion Heart–a wild delicacy


We’ll meet 4:30 pm at the Hillier Hall (18560 Loyalist Parkway, Prince Edward County)

We’ll embark on a wild foods walk through a nearby trail, stopping to identify and discuss the various wild edible plants encountered along the way.  


Then we’ll return to the Hall for a wild appetizer, prepared by stellar chef, Chris Byrne.  You can view some of Chris’ beautiful cuisine on Instagram at chefchris2112 . Here’s one photo of a wild foods dish he made in the spring time, using the young shoots of three local wild plants..

Shoots of cattail, burdock and sumac on nori and black rice, with avocado sauce and heartsease flowers

Chris will offer an overview of a few techniques for wild food cooking over appetizers and perhaps a glass of wine, provided by Stanners Vineyard (neighbours of the Hillier Hall).  Herbal tea, crafted by yours truly will also be available.

Following this, a full dinner will be served.  It will be plant based and infused with local wild edibles.  Dessert will be included of course, along with wild herbal tea and coffee.  Wines will be available by the glass or bottle throughout the evening.

This unique event has limited space, and registration is required.  Cost is $75.  




    1. I will certainly do so Denice. It was a wonderful event and we do intend to offer more of them. If you haven’t already joined my mailing list I can add you to it. That would be the easiest way to stay updated.

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