It's that beautiful midsummer time of year in BC when seasonal ingredients like peaches and tomatoes shine on our plates, and wild sockeye salmon makes its seasonal run.
On Saturday, August 25, 2018, join the Chefs' Table Society of British Columbia and the BC Salmon Marketing Council from 6:30pm-9pm, for a celebration of an iconic seasonal BC product: wild salmon. Tickets, $59, and more information here.
Tasting-sized dishes featuring BC wild sockeye salmon will be prepared by six well-known Chefs' Table Society of BC member chefs, who unite for this event over their love of the ocean.
Grazing through six food stations and savouring BC Salmon Safe wines while live music plays, you will participate in the only outdoor high-end event celebrating BC wild salmon, generously provided by Grand Hale.
Meet the lineup of participating chefs and the dishes they have exclusively prepared for this event:
Ned Bell, Ocean Wise
Cured and Crispy Wild BC Sockeye Salmon with Lime and Poblano Dressing, Cashew Cream and Crumble
Darren Clay, Pacific Institute of Culinary Arts
Baked Salmon, Horseradish Crust, Pickled Cucumber Salad, Beets, Dill Oil
TJ Conwi and Bruce Nollert, ono Vancouver (Private chef/food service consulting business)
Hawaiian Lomilomi Salmon, Coconut Taro Poi, Seaweed Tapioca Pearls Crackers
Mariana Gabilondo, La Mezcaleria
Tostadas - Habanero Ash Cured Salmon, Crispy Corn Tostada with Acuyo "Butter", Ancho Pearls, Plantain Crisps and Mixed Micro Greens.
Gus Stieffenhofer-Brandson, Hawksworth
Gus' Famous Maple Candied Salmon with Horseradish & Garlic Scape
Lucais Syme, Cinara
Cured Sockeye Salmon with Caponata
Perfectly paired for a warm summer's night, Salmon Safe wines from local BC wineries, including Covert Farm Family Estate, Intersection Estate Winery, Sage Hills Estate Winery, St. Hubertus & Oak Bay Estate Winery, Tinhorn Creek Vineyards, and VinAmité Cellars will be available for tasting. For those who want an alternative from wine, you are covered, as Whistler Brewing , Lonetree cider, and Shelter Point Distillery will also offer libations.
And to make sure your sweet tooth is satisfied, Maestro James Coleridge, Uno Gelato, will treat everyone with seasonal gelato.
The waterfront al fresco style dinner, held on a warm summer night with the False Creek marine surroundings, makes a beautiful backdrop as people gather to taste, all in celebrating a local, sustainable delicacy.
"By having everyone come out to enjoy ocean-caught, sustainable salmon, we are showcasing the best of our coast," states Robert Belcham, Chefs' Table Society of BC president. "I look forward to seeing everyone there."