KITCHEN and Brad Smoliak are hitting Highway 16 East again, but this time we’re hosting and cooking an Ukrainian inspired Long Table Dinner at the Ukrainian Cultural Heritage Village.

Join Brad at the Ukrainian Village on Friday, July 15, 2016 for a long table dinner complete with cooking demonstrations and an after-hours, interactive tour of one of Alberta’s best living history museums.

UkrainianVillage_3768The event starts promptly at 5:00pm, so you must be on site at 4:45pm. The Ukrainian Village is approximately 30 minutes east of Edmonton (but with city and highway construction, make sure you give yourself up to 60 minutes to get there. More details on what you need to know about the Village can be found below).

Tickets for this dinner are $170 per person plus GST, which includes:

  • an Ukrainian inspired dinner prepared on site by Chef Brad
  • cooking demonstrations with Chef Brad
  • a glass of wine served with dinner
  • interactive, after hours tour of the Ukrainian Village
  • horse-drawn wagon ride
  • music
  • bag of Red Fife flour and a handmade napkin ring to take home

There are only 18 spots available for this exclusive dinner and event. Purchase tickets now by emailing or calling 780-757-7704. This is a private, ticketed event and is not open to the public.

Preparing for your long table dinner at the Ukrainian Cultural Heritage Village

UkrainianVillage_4136The Ukrainian Cultural Heritage Village (UCHV) is located 30 minutes east of Edmonton along Highway 16, just 3 km east of Elk Island National Park. (During summer months, please allow up to 60 minutes travel time due to construction work on Highway #16.) For detailed location information, please see their website.

The UCHV is open to the public daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. until Labour Day, and you are welcome to visit this award-winning living-history museum at your leisure earlier in the day.

Upon arrival at the UCHV, please stop at the Admissions Booth and indicate you are arriving for the long table dinner. From there, park in the main parking lot and proceed to the main Visitor Centre. The pre-dinner program will begin at the Visitor Centre at 5 p.m.

At the Village, you will be stepping back in time into a rural outdoor setting, we recommend all guests prepare by wearing/bringing the following:

  • Good walking shoes for our gravel roads and paths.  There will be some walking involved in the pre-dinner program, as well as a walk back to parking at the end of the evening.
  • Sun protection and bug spray. During the beginning of the program guests will likely be enjoying some lovely late day sunshine, and as the sun goes down some mosquitoes may be out.
  • Jacket or sweater. As the sun goes down, this will help you remain comfortable in the cooler evening.