2010 Ocean Wise Chowder Chowdown at the Vancouver Aquarium – Wednesday, November 24

C Restaurant’s halibut-based chowder at the 2009 Ocean Wise Seafood Chowder Chowdown. Photo: Dana Lynch

I had such a great time last year at the annual Ocean Wise Chowder Chowdown that it is truly a pleasure to recommend this unique—and uniquely delicious—foodie event: The Ocean Wise Chowder Chowdown is your chance to sample gourmet seafood chowders created by 12 of Vancouver’s top chefs, each paired with its own B.C. craft beer, and enjoy the magic of the Vancouver Aquarium at night while you dine. (Since I was pregnant last year, I’m looking forward to being able to enjoy the beer pairings this time!)

The 12 Vancouver chefs participating this year—and competing for the title of Best Sustainable Seafood Chowder on the West Coast—are top chefs at many of Vancouver’s most famous restaurants, including Dennis Peckham, Executive Chef at COAST, Chef Chris Whittaker from O’Doul’s Restaurant & Bar, and Chef Todd Bright from Wild Rice. Just imagine their genius takes on seafood chowder!

The B.C. craft beer pairings—each beer is selected to compliment the savory or spicy or sweet chowder it’s paired with—include Russell Brewing Company, Howe Sound Brewing, and Driftwood Brewery.

From Ocean Wise Chowder Chowdown 2009: Granville Island Brewery dispensed beer at VanAq’s jellyfish. Photo: Dana Lynch

The 2010 Ocean Wise Chowder Chowdown is this Wednesday, November 24, from 7pm – 10pm. Go hungry so you can try all 12 chowders!

Tickets to the Chowder Chowdown are $40 for non-members, $32 for members of the Vancouver Aquarium. Buy tickets online here.

Been to the Ocean Wise Chowder Chowdown before? Please comment.

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2 Responses to 2010 Ocean Wise Chowder Chowdown at the Vancouver Aquarium – Wednesday, November 24

  1. Pierre

    Did an update of the recent Chowdown appeared somewhere in a newspaper. I am from Ottawa and my son was one of the chefs participating. I would like to read something about the results of that competition.

    thank you


  2. Pierre,

    Vancouver Foodster has a piece up on the results / winner. (The 2010 winner was Hapa Izakaya.)

    Hope that helps!