When’s the last time you got to spend an evening with 15 chefs from some of Canada’s best-known restaurants? Probably never. But here’s your chance. On April 30, EAT! Vancouver Festival celebrates Canadian food and wine by bringing together the hottest chefs in the country right now, plus a silent auction and, of course, delish cuisine paired with spring releases from the Naramata Bench Wineries Association.
So who’s going to be there? Everyone, including Andrew Winfield of Calgary’s River Café, Nicholas Nutting of Tofino’s Wolf in the Fog (chosen by Enroute as Canada’s number one restaurant), and Jeremie Bastien of Montreal’s Restaurant Leméac. From Toronto, both Chef Jesse Grasso of The Black Hoof, and Nick Liu of newly opened DaiLo. How about some alumni from Food Network Canada’s Top Chef? You got it. Carl Heinrich (Toronto’s Richmond Station) and Connie DeSousa (Calgary’s Charcut Roast House) will also attend. And Executive Chef Ryan O’Flynn from the Westin Edmonton will recreate his winning dish from the 2015 Canadian Gold Medal Plates chef competition.
From our own backyard, the event will feature Executive Chef Ned Bell from the Four Seasons’ YEW seafood + bar, Eric Pateman of Edible Canada, and Bella Gelateria’s James Coleridge, whose hand-made gelato was named the best in the world at the international gelato competition held in Florence, Italy.
The evening will include an exclusive Silent Wine Auction benefitting Vancouver Aquarium’s Ocean Wise™ sustainable seafood program, which will also receive partial proceeds from the evening. Get tickets
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Charcut Roast House and River Café (Calgary); The Westin Edmonton (Edmonton); Leméac (Montreal); Hillside Winery & Bistro, The Vanilla Pod and The Kitchen (Naramata); Wolf in the Fog (Tofino); The Black Hoof, DaiLo and Richmond Station (Toronto); Edible Canada, Vancouver Aquarium, YEW seafood + bar and Bella Gelateria (Vancouver); TIA Yukon (Whitehorse)
Bench 1775 Winery, Black Widow Winery, D’Angelo Estate Winery, Deep Roots Winery, Elephant Island Orchard Wines, Hillside Winery, Howling Bluff Estate Wines, Kettle Valley Winery, La Frenz Winery, Lake Breeze Vineyards, Lang Vineyards, Misconduct Wine Co., Monster Vineyards, Moraine Winery, Perseus Winery, Poplar Grove Winery, Quidni Estate Winery, Red Rooster Winery, Serendipity Winery, Terravista Vineyards, Therapy Vineyards, Tightrope Winery, Upper Bench Winery, Van Westen Vineyards
About EAT! Vancouver Food + Cooking Festival
Showcasing Vancouver’s extraordinary culinary culture, this world class week-long food festival takes place throughout downtown from April 26th to May 3rd. Already the largest food festival in Canada, EAT! Vancouver includes hands-on workshops, collaborative chef dinners featuring top chefs from across Canada, Canadian Flavours Gala, a hospitality symposium, a pastry panel and EAT! Vancouver at BC Place, from May 1st to May 3rd.