EAT! Vancouver Food and Cooking Festival

Food, we all need it to survive. Some simply adhere to that but I am glad that in Vancouver there are so many of us that love great food. I believe it is our passion for food that inspires great chefs and home cooks alike to create wonderful dishes and amazing meals. Plus with an abundance of fresh local ingredients, and multi-ethnic influences, I believe that our restaurants in Vancouver are some of the best in the world.

Vancouver hosts many food events, and I for one try to attend them all. But the largest one has to be the EAT! Vancouver Food + Cooking Festival. This year they have decided to go even bigger. Aside from the main Food and Cooking Festival at BC Place, they have several Hands-on Workshops and a Dinner Series.

The Dinner Series definitely interested me, as they have created a unique dining experience where one local chef partners up with one from out-of-town to create a wonderful meal. I wish I could attend them all, but so far I have purchased tickets to two of the dinner, one at Maenam and one at Tojo’s. Perhaps I will book a third one as the Michael Caballo and Tobey Nemeth paired with Joel Watanabe at Bao Bei looks like it will be a great evening.

Some of the dinners are sold out but there are still limited tickets available. Perhaps I will see you at Maenam, Bao Bei or the Canadian Flavours Gala? Which ever of the dinners you choose, I am certain you will enjoy the unique partnerships of chefs.

EAT! Vancouver Food + Cooking Festival
May 1st – May 3rd, 2015
BC Place Stadium

Lead up events such as the Hands-on Workshops and the Dinner Series begins April 26th.

Author: Jacob Ung Being Chinese born in the Philippines and raised in Canada, Jacob considers himself quite the cultural mutt. His father was a foodie, with his two joys in life being food and golf, in that order. Though his father loved Chinese cuisine, he enjoyed exploring food of different cultures. Through his father's influence, he and his brothers learned to love food, and he hopes to influence his sons as well.