5 Outrageous New Foods at Vancouver’s 2015 PNE Fair

Photo from the PNE blog

Photo from the PNE blog

Adventurous eaters have always found plenty to munch on at the PNE, Vancouver’s annual country fair and agricultural exhibit. From two-foot-long hotdogs to decadently battered mini donuts, the PNE is justifiably famous for its high-calorie, artery-busting offerings.

But 2015 promises to take the concept of indulgent fair fare to a whole new level. Though the PNE (Aug. 22-Sept 7) is still more than a month away, organizers have already unveiled on the official PNE blog some of the new menu options this year. Here are five outrageous foods debuting at this year’s fair:

Jalapeno Poutine Mini Donuts: This off-kilter take on poutine takes a second to get your head around. First, instead of fries, start with a bucketful of mini donuts. To that, add your cheese curds and gravy. Finally, top with a healthy helping of jalapeno pepper slices. Just when you thought poutine couldn’t get any more decadent … Offered by Cin City Mini Donuts, located in the PNE MarketPlace. 

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5 Outrageous New Foods at Vancouver’s 2015 PNE Fair

5 Can’t-Miss Events at Eat! Vancouver 2015, April 26-May 3

Photo: Julianna M. Jankowiak

Photo: Julianna M. Jankowiak

You’ve never experienced an Eat! Vancouver quite like this.

The largest food festival of its kind in Canada, Eat! Vancouver is best know for its super-sized food expo, held this year in BC Place, May 1-May 3. Hundreds of exhibitors, chefs, brewers and more come together to show off artisan foods and drinks, offer cooking demos and sell the latest kitchen gizmos.

But this year, Eat! Vancouver is much more than that. During the week leading up to the big expo, the city will be filled with hands-on cooking classes, special dinners prepared by top chefs from across Canada and more. Here’s a look at 5 can’t-miss events at this year’s Eat! Vancouver festival.

Indulge your sweet tooth at a pastry tastingVancouver’s top pastry chefs come together for this unique panel discussion – and tasting – on all things sweet and flaky. Get the inside scoop from Thomas Haas of Thomas Haas Fine Chocolates and Patisserie, Christophe Bonzon of Chez Christophe Chocolaterie Patisserie and Adam Chandler of Beta 5 Chocolates, then sample each chef’s signature pastry. April 29; Pinnacle Harbourfront Hotel; $45. 

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5 Can’t-Miss Events at Eat! Vancouver 2015, April 26-May 3

Fairmont’s Annual Culinary Apprentice Dinner Promises Hot Competition, Nov. 13

photo: Fairmont Hotels and Resorts

photo: Fairmont Hotels and Resorts

Culinary apprentices’ debut at ‘Eh is for Apprenticeship’ themed evening.

On Thursday November 13th, thirty aspiring apprentice chefs from Fairmont Hotels’ Pacific Northwest Region will take the spotlight at Fairmont Pacific Rim. The evening kicks off with cocktails and canapés at 5:30pm, followed by a seven-course tapas tasting menu, complemented with wine. Coleen Christie, anchor of CTV News at Five and CTV Noon News, will again serve as the evening’s master of ceremonies, drawing attention to the culinary inspirations and cooks in the kitchen.

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Fairmont’s Annual Culinary Apprentice Dinner Promises Hot Competition, Nov. 13

Top 5 Decadent Foods at Vancouver’s 2014 PNE Fair

640px-Deep_frying_chicken_upper_wingThe PNE, Vancouver’s down-home country fair, is in town once again Aug. 16-Sept. 1, delighting crowds with the usual assortment of stomach-rumbling rides, agricultural exhibits and, of course, the most decadent food imaginable.

This year, there are some new additions to the calorie-rich smorgasbord at the fair, as well as many favourites from past years. Here are five decadent foods not to be missed at this year’s PNE.  Hope you’re hungry.

Deep-fried cheesecake at Granny’s Foods: What makes a rich, creamy cheesecake even more delicious? Dunking it a vat of boiling oil, of course.  Granny’s deep-fried cheesecake consists of a small sliver of cake, wrapped in a pastry coating and then fried to a crispy, golden-brown.  Also try delicacies like deep-fried Oreos and even deep-fried Kool-Aid. Continue reading:
Top 5 Decadent Foods at Vancouver’s 2014 PNE Fair

On now – Vancouver Poutine Challenge!

Photo courtesy Vancouver Foodster.

Photo courtesy Vancouver Foodster.

Last month, we showcased Vancouver’s 5 Best Places to Try Poutine for the First Time. While those restaurants specialize in the Quebec trademark, several others that don’t normally serve poutine are getting in on the curdy action this month in the third annual Poutine Challenge.

Organized by local food blogger Vancouver Foodster, the challenge sees 12 Vancouver and Richmond restaurants putting their own unique spins on the dish, including an Indian and a Jamaican version.

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On now – Vancouver Poutine Challenge!