Published on July 14th, 2015 | by Emma Hackwood0
A Yukon Food Adventure
Do you love to travel and experience new foods along the way? If so, your foodie adventure awaits!
Flight Centre has teamed up with Chef Events and Air North, Yukon’s Airline, to offer an incredible 5-nights of culinary adventure with Chef Christian Pritchard touring the flavours and experiences in Whitehorse and Dawson City, Yukon Territory!
From the same people who bring Toronto the incredible Festival of Beer, Chef Events is all about showcasing their talent, and blowing the taste buds off their patrons! We’ve teamed up with them to experience Yukon’s annual Culinary Festival, but with some added twists, and VIP touches!
Your host, Chef Christian Pritchard, has this to say about his time in the Yukon:
“Yukon is beyond epic! Everything is larger than life! But, one thing you might not realize is that the Yukon is an incredible foodie destination.
Now you can experience, and taste the flavours, of Canada’s incredible north. The Yukon grows some of the best beets, carrots and potatoes you will ever expose your taste buds to. The cold soil, and the long summer sunlight, enable this incredible taste to flourish. Sourdough bread; birch syrup; beer; gin; vodka; and of course, morel mushrooms – the best in the World, that are exported to Paris to be used in classic French dishes – are some of the food highlights.
Dawson City is like stepping into a movie! It’s not surprising so many TV series are filming right now. This town has such an amazing history tracing back to the Klondike Gold Rush when there were 40,000 inhabitants. In Dawson, you will join me in a World Famous tradition – drinking the Sourtoe Cocktail at the Downtown Hotel! The Yukon will be an experience you will not forget – Come join me from July 29 to August 3!” – Christian Pritchard
The Yukon Culinary Festival is the first ever multi-day, territory-wide culinary festival to be held in Canada¹s northern territories. Coordinated by the Tourism Industry Association of the Yukon (TIA Yukon) in partnership with several key Yukon businesses and organizations, this event will highlight how Yukon food and food products are produced, harvested, stored and prepared, by showcasing the farms, restaurants and other businesses that are responsible for bringing these delicious goods to the table. Culinary tourism is a trend that continues to gain momentum worldwide. The Yukon has so much to offer in the way of local food and culinary expertise, the potential for growth is amazing. This festival is an opportunity to promote the Yukon as a culinary destination by showcasing its local foods and food products to audiences that include Yukoners, visitors to the Yukon, and potential visitors to the Yukon. This will also enhance the connections between the Yukon¹s agriculture industry and the various sectors of the Yukon¹s tourism Industry.