National Award-Winning Dinner Series Returns in Support of Local Artists

The Paisley Notebook creator and national culinary experience award winner, Aman Dosanj is launching a new series of collaborative pop up dinners to re-imagine the dining experience and what it means to support local.

Teaming up with local artists in music, art and science, the first dinner in the 3-part series will showcase a partnership with the Kelowna Museums Society and UBCO Master of Fine Arts Alumna, Meg Yamamoto. Hosted in Kelowna’s historical Laurel Packinghouse, the intimate 40-person edible story will take place on Sunday, February 3.

“Both Meg and I have different ways of looking at the world. Individually, we try to showcase a ‘sense of place’ with what we do – whether it’s going direct-to-the-source with produce with cooking or using local flora and fauna with art. I’m really excited to bring our worlds together to re-write the rules. The plan is to create some magic by turning the communal table into an art installation and celebrate all things Okanagan Aman Dosanj, The Paisley Notebook.

“Partnering with a talented cook and social innovator such as Aman will provoke awareness about Okanagan’s agricultural heritage and provide a creative opportunity to make our history new again. This dinner is an exciting way to provide the public with experiences that foster personal participation, stimulate curiosity and engage the senses with the cultures, histories and possibilities of the Okanagan region” says Executive Director, Linda Digby, Kelowna Museums Society.

Tickets to the unique 4-course dining experience are $100 per person and will go on sale December 21 on a first come, first served basis via EventBrite. Ticket price excludes EventBrite booking fee and beverages. Award-winning bartender, Harry Dosanj will be serving up a Laurel Packinghouse-inspired cocktail, craft BC beer and small lot Okanagan wines. See paisleynotebook.com or contact aman@nullpaisleynotebook.com for more information. Space is limited, so early bookings are recommended.

Following this dinner, the ‘Artist Series’ will include two additional collaborations. Dr. Lauren Tomkins, owner of West Kelowna Integrative Health Centre will be turning Aman into a science experiment to give insight into diet and health. While musician, Chloe Davidson will transform the dining experience into an edible songbook to accompany the story of the menu.

 

About The Paisley Notebook

Aman Dosanj, the former Poppadoms owner and Western Living Magazine ‘Foodie of the Year’ 2015, has returned from a 7.5-month edible adventure, writing about how food connects us. Telling stories using food, Aman organizes pop up dinners and collaborative events across the Okanagan aimed at bringing the community together. The Paisley Notebook was recently a top 3 finalist in the ‘Remarkable Experience’ category at the BC Tourism Industry Awards 2018 and ended the year by winning the 2018 ‘Culinary Tourism Experience’ category at the Canadian Tourism Awards. Aman has raised over $35,000 for local charities between 2017 and 2018. For more information, check out paisleynotebook.com.

About Kelowna Museums Society

The vision of Kelowna Museums Society is to inspire a community to be alive with its history – connecting people and place. Kelowna Museums Society operates the Laurel Packinghouse, Okanagan Heritage Museum, Okanagan Wine & Orchard Museum and Kelowna Public Archives for the purposes of public education and enjoyment. The Laurel Packinghouse opened in 1918 and has played a role in Okanagan agriculture for one hundred years.

Media release and images provided by Aman Dosanj.

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