Two roving fish feasts support sustainable seafood in Vancouver

Photo sourced from the Fish Counter on Facebook

Photo sourced from the Fish Counter on Facebook

Vancouver has a bounty of fantastic seafood–and local chefs want to make sure it stays that way.

That’s why so many of them are involved with the sustainable seafood movement. For diners, that means an abundance of delicious events that support the cause.

Case in point: two upcoming roving feasts.

The first, on Sunday, September 27, is a Slow Fish Dinner. No, it’s not about fish that don’t swim fast enough to get away; rather, the name refers to the Slow Food movement.

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Two roving fish feasts support sustainable seafood in Vancouver

Get ready for Vancouver’s Spot Prawn Festival 2015

Photo credit: Karen Hamilton

Photo credit: Karen Hamilton

Wriggly, pink, and beautiful, they’re the darling of every chef in town. Home cooks and restaurant diners alike get googly-eyed just thinking about them. And they’re back!

That’s right, it’s almost spot-prawn season. The harvest of the beloved crustaceans starts in May and lasts anywhere from six to eight weeks. During that time, you can find these creatures for sale live and on menus at restaurants around Vancouver.

This year, the season is opening a week later than usual, on May 12. Tickets are on sale now for the ninth annual Spot Prawn Festival, which takes place on May 17.

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Get ready for Vancouver’s Spot Prawn Festival 2015

Curry cup fires up the competition for second year

Panang curry | Photo credit Longtail Kitchen on Facebook

Panang curry | Photo credit Longtail Kitchen on Facebook

Mmmm, curry. It’s hot, (often) spicy, and guaranteed to warm you right down to your toes on a rainy day. And despite what that generic jar of curry powder would have you believe, it’s a very diverse dish with endless cultural interpretations.

On March 3, eight top Vancouver chefs will face off to make the ultimate curry–and you can try them all. The second annual Curry Cup takes place at Heritage Hall from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m., hosted by the always effervescent Fred Lee.

Expect one spicy evening.

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Curry cup fires up the competition for second year