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Farmer’s Apprentice Welcomes Jesse McCleery of Galiano Island's Pilgrimme

Celebrated locavore chef David Gunawan continues a series of monthly collaborative events at South Granville's Farmer's Apprentice when he welcomes Jesse McCleery of Galiano Island's famed Pilgrimme restaurant to co-host a guest chef dinner on Wednesday, June 7

Featuring two seatings at 6 p.m. and 8:30 p.m., tickets to the dinner are available for $140 per person, including taxes and gratuity, and offer a six-course feast with wine pairings selected by wine director Kieran Fanning.

Sharing more than their philosophy of conscious cuisine, chefs Gunawan and McCleery prepare dishes with ingredients procured daily from local farms, forests, pastures and providers. Both restaurants have also previously been singled out for praise on enRoute's prestigious annual list of Canada's Best New Restaurants, with Farmer's Apprentice feted as No. 2 in the country in 2014 and Pilgrimme garnering the No. 3 slot on the 2015 edition. 

"It's an honour for us to collaborate with Jesse on this dinner," says Gunawan. "More than a true culinary talent, I consider Jesse a kindred spirit as he embraces the same beliefs when it comes to supporting providers in our own backyard."

Tickets to the dinner are $140 per person, including a six-course menu with wine pairings, tax and gratuity. Purchase tickets at www.farmersapprentice.ca/events. As Farmer’s Apprentice prides itself on placing a premium on the availability and seasonality of all ingredients, the menu is subject to slight changes.

Further details on upcoming events planned for the Guest Chef Series at Farmer's Apprentice will be announced soon. For more details on Farmer's Apprentice, go to www.farmersapprentice.ca. To make a reservation for lunch, dinner or weekend brunch, call 604-620-2070 or book online

The birthplace of innovative, artisanal and sustainable cuisine in Vancouver, Farmer’s Apprentice features ever-changing menus comprised of ingredients delivered fresh daily from local farms, pastures and providers and served in a casual, intellectually stimulating environment that encourages interactions between the chefs and guests. Launched in 2013 by acclaimed locavore chef David Gunawan, Farmer’s Apprentice was ranked No. 2 on enRoute Magazine’s annual list of Canada’s Best New Restaurants in 2014, and also swept the podium that year with nods for Best New Restaurant, Best Casual Restaurant and Restaurant of the Year at the 25th annual Vancouver Magazine Restaurant Awards.