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Slow Fish – Slowing Down To Enjoy Sustainable Food

Chef’s Table Society Presents Slow Fish in the Kitchens of PICA

The Slow Food movement includes food from the land and also food from the Ocean. It’s a little more difficult to see the state of the sea and what lies beneath, but it’s equally important. For the third year a group of chefs from the Chef’s Table Society and sustainable seafood suppliers band together in Vancouver to present a Slow Fish Dinner, and this September 8 chefs cooked in 8 kitchens and paired their dishes all with salmon-safe local wines to raise awareness of the seafood we should be consuming more of if we want to save our seas.

Slow Fish PICA

Slow Fish PICA

Canapés Prepared by the students of the Pacific Institute of Culinary Arts

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The Pacific Institute of Culinary Arts has produced some of the best chefs in the city, and they cook along side the chefs and create the canapes for the evening. Dogwood Honey Lager was on tap for those interested in sampling some uber-local beer.

Chef Lisa Ahier Sobo

Chef Lisa Ahier SoboChef Lisa Ahier, SoBo Restaurant Tofino with her Gooseneck Barnacles, Fennel juice, Sweet Cipollini onions and Nanoose Garlic Chef Karen Barnaby

Chef Karen Barnaby

Chef Karen Barnaby, Albion Farms & Fisheries Pastrami Cured Pacific Provider Wild Salmon with fermented Brussels’ Sprouts

Chef Ned Bell

Chef Ned Bell Slow Fish

Chef Ned Bell, Ocean Wise/Vancouver Aquarium Humpback Shrimps Crudo, Late Summer Squash, Citrus and Sprouted Grains

Chef Sean Cousins Vancouver Club

Chef Sean Cousins Vancouver Club

Chef Sean Cousins, The Vancouver Club “Popcorn” Butter Poached Northern Divine Sturgeon, Caramelized Apples, Lovage Crust

Chef Meeru Dhalwala

Chef Meeru Dhalwala Slow Fish

Chef Meeru Dhalwala, Vij’s and Rangoli Spiced and Seared Ling Cod with Creamy Bengaly Curry

Chef Bruno Feldeisen

Chef Bruno Feldeisen

Chef Bruno Feldeisen, Semiahmoo Resort Geoduck, Charred Corn & Peach Salad, Avocado, Yuzu Olive Oil Emulsion

Chef Roger Ma Boulevard

Chef Roger Ma Boulevard

Chef Roger Ma, Boulevard Kitchen & Oyster Bar Grilled Pacific Octopus, Heirloom Tomatoes, Puffed Quinoa, Lovage Mayonnaise

Chef Thompson Tran

Chef Thompson Tran  Chef Thompson Tran, The Wooden Boat Confit Kissed Honey Mussels, Vietnamese Roasted Peanuts, Scallion Butter Bella Gellateria

James Coleridge, Bella Gelateria Sorbet and gelato

Culmina Wine

Culmina Wine

Culmina Family Estate Winery

Haywire Winery

Haywire Okanagan Crush Pad

Inniskillin Wineries and Jackson Triggs Estate Wines

Kalala Winery

Kalala Organic Estate Winery

Sage Hills

Sage Hills Estate Winery

Seven Stones Winery

Tinhorn Creek

Tinhorn Creek Winery

What’s Good In September – Into the Fall

What’s Good In September? So many delicious events in and around Vancouver!

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Thanks to Fiona Forbes and CKNW for having me on to talk about the fall events. Clip here.

Top Drop Wine Tasting – Sept. 8

Annual grand tasting featuring all international, terroir-focused wineries, craft breweries, cideries, food purveyors and more!

Event proceeds proudly go to the BC Hospitality Foundation. For a full list of participants, click here! Tickets $78

Feast of Fields

Feast of Fields 22nd Annual – Sept. 11th

I won’t be missing this one this year, last year I was away and had severe fomo.  From 1-5 pm at Laurica Farm in Aldergrove wander through the farm and chat with farmers, chefs, winemakers and artisans. Live music, lots of BC wine and beer and gourmet creations from BC top chefs.

Feast of Fields is FarmFolk CityFolk’s largest annual fundraiser. Funds raised from these events support FarmFolk CityFolk’s work to cultivate a local, sustainable food system in British Columbia.  Tickets

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Supercar Weekend – September 10/11

Unveiling the Rolls-Royce Black Badge Wraith. A few years back I test drove the Wraith, I wonder if they’ll let me take this one up to Squamish? Black Badge is an intoxicating new incarnation of the Rolls-Royce marque; the most powerful Rolls-Royce, will make its first appearance in Canada at Luxury & Supercar Weekend.  180 innovative automotive designs will be displayed
at the 7th annual Luxury & Supercar Weekend. 11-5 pm at Van Dusen Gardens. At the gardens: Jaguar Land Rover presents “Restaurants in the Round” featuring some of the finest Chefs and gourmet experiences. Tickets

+ Ancora and Executive Chef Richardo Valverde
+ Bamboo Grove Restaurant and Executive Chef Ming Yeung
+ Dynasty Seafood Restaurant and Executive Chef Sam Leung
+ Juniper Kitchen & Bar and Executive Chef Sarah Stewart
+ La Pentola and Excutive Chef Travis McCord
+ Peninsula Seafood Restaurant and Executive Chef Kenji Ikeda
+ The Greek by Anatoli and Executive Chef Chris Krys

Hawksworth in the Garden
David Hawksworth, in association with Luxury & Supercar Weekend, is offering a unique al-fresco culinary experience in the heart of VanDusen Garden. Brunch & Lunch seatings will be taking place on September 10 & 11.  Reservations are now being taken, please contact Hawksworth Group at 604.605.3326 ext.1 or email events@hawksworthrestaurant.com to secure your table.

More Celebrity Chefs in the VIP (Adult 19+) Lounge:

  • Bauhaus Restaurant and Executive Chef Stefan Hartmann in the Dilawri section
  • Boulevard Kitchen & Oyster Bar Lounge and Executive Chef Alex Chen
  • Shangri-La Hotel Vancouver’s Market by Jean Georges and Executive Chef Ken Nakano at McLaren VIP lounge

slow fish

Chefs’ Table Society of BC’s Slow Fish Dinner – September 18

The evening starts with PICA culinary student-prepared canapés, and libations including BC wines. Next, attendees move through the school’s eight professional teaching kitchens to meet the visiting chefs, who will each offer a tasting-sized portion of local sustainable seafood delicacies paired with wines from Salmon Safe wineries: Culimina Family Estate Winery, Haywire Winery, Inniskillin, Jackson-Triggs Okanagan Estate, Kalala Organic Estate Winery, Sage Hills Winery, Seven Stones Winery, Tinhorn Creek Vineyards with more to come! The event will end with gelato from Bella Gelateria.

The event is presented by The Chefs’ Table Society of BC, whose mandate is to support sustainable food production and BC producers. Leading the event is Chefs’ Table Society chef Darren Clay, executive culinary chef instructor at Pacific Institute of Culinary Arts. Other participating chefs include:Lisa Ahier, SoBo, Karen Barnaby, Albion Farms and Fisheries, Ned Bell, Oceanwise/The Vancouver Aquarium, Sean Cousins, The Vancouver Club, Meeru Dhalwala, Vij’s/Rangoli, Bruno Feldeisen, Semiahmoo Resort, Roger Ma, Boulevard Kitchen and Oyster Bar, and Thompson Tran, The Wooden Boat.

The intention of the event is to raise awareness for Slow Fish Canada (a Slow Food initiative) and its role in protecting our oceans. The quality and variety of the ocean’s bounty will be in the spotlight at this special dinner.  Tickets.

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Garagiste Wine Tasting including Dames Wine – Sept 18

Canadian Tire Garden Market- PENTICTON
Sunday, September 18, 2016, 2 – 4:30 pm.  An awesome wine tasting experience that includes small bites by Gregor’s Gourmet & live music from Chicken Like BirdsTix available on Eventbrite- click for TICKETS HERE  OR purchase at the Canadian Tire store in Penticton
*TRADE TASTING is from 5 – 6:00 pm. Trade please RSVP to: 
 
winepartycanada@gmail.com
Find more info on the festivals at: garagistenorth.com
lidiaChefs’ Table Society of BC’s Slow Fish Dinner Returns.
Act Fast to secure your Slow Fish Dinner tickets!
 

Les Dames d’Escoffier honours Lidia Bastianich – September 23

I’m a proud member of the BC Chapter of Les Dames and we are honouring Emmy award winning TV personality, cookbook author and restaurateur, Lidia Bastianich. Renowned as the Nonna of Italian cuisine, Lidia’s four New York acclaimed restaurants, Felidia, Becco, Esca and Del Posto along with Lidia’s Pittsburgh and Lidia’s Kansas City showcase her indisputable roots peppered with family recipes and signature dishes. Sante! Check out the chefs collaborating, stellar menu and tickets here.

Reception Lidia’s Octopus Salad on Potato
Frico, Moscato Poached Pear, Black Pepper Mascarpone
Gnocchi with Rosemary Brined Walnut, Roast Squash and Brown Butter
Margaret Chisholm, Culinary Capers Catering
Taittinger Brut Reserve Champagne

DinnerAlbacore Tuna Tonnato
JC Poirier, Ask for Luigi, Pizzeria Farina and Pourhouse
Tightrope Winery Riesling 2015

Grilled Sea Scallops, Cauliflower Salad and Green Herbs Coulis
Weimar Gomez, YEW seafood + bar, Four Seasons Hotel Vancouver
Duckhorn Vineyards Sauvignon Blanc 2015

Cannelloni of Chocolate with Duck Confit
Pino Posteraro, Cioppino’s Mediterranean Grill & Enoteca
Tenuta Olim Bauda Rocchette Barbera D’Asti 2013

Mixed Mushroom Carnaroli Risotto
with Truffle, Parmesan, Cherry Reduction, Arugula Pesto
Les Dames alumni and Season 2 Chopped Canada champion, Alana Peckham,
Northwest Culinary Academy of Vancouver/Alligga
Marimar Estate Mas Cavalls Pinot Noir 2008

Lo Stock Farms Squab, Painted Mountain Corn Polenta, Lacinto Kale, Anise
Robert Belcham, Campagnolo and Campagnolo Roma
Tommasi Valpolicella Classico Superiore Ripasso 2014

Primo Bistecca Tagliata
Jean-Claude Douguet, Gotham Steakhouse & Bar
Duckhorn Vineyards Merlot 2013

Chocolate Almond Torte, Poached Pears, Pecan Wafers, Blackberry Ice Cream
Rhonda Viani, West
Taylor Fladgate 10 Year Old Tawny Port

After Lounge Artisanal Limoncello Cheesecake Gelato
James Coleridge, Bella Gelateria
Terra Serena Prosecco – D.O.C. Treviso and Gillespie’s Fine Spirits Lemoncello

Each guest receives a signed copy of Lidia’s cookbook, Mastering the Art of Italian Cuisine as a memento of the evening. All funds raised benefit the outreach and scholarship programs of the BC Chapter of Les Dames d’Escoffier, including Project Chef and Growing Chefs. Seating is limited for this one special evening and once-in-a-lifetime chance to meet an iconic personality and fellow New York based Les Dames d’Escoffier member, Lidia Bastianich. Come join us for a delicious evening and a taste of Italy. Seating is limited for this sell-out event so register now.

Les Dames d’Escoffier Gala
September 23, 2016
Four Seasons Hotel Vancouver
791 West Georgia Street, Vancouver, BC  V6C 2V4
Reception: 6:30 pm to 7:30 pm
Dinner: 7:30 pm to 11:00 pm
After Lounge: 11:00 pm onwards

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Chefs’ Table Society Brings Chef Collaboration to Yaletown – September 13

Restaurant and Food Truck Chefs come together
On September 13, the Chefs’ Table Society of BC, in partnership with the Yaletown BIAand the Streetfood Vancouver Society host the inaugural event Chef Meets Truck in Yaletown at the intersection of Hamilton and Nelson. The event will run from 6:30pm-9:30pm and consists of Vancouver restaurant chefs hopping on board local Food Trucks to serve up the foodie event of the season. This collaborative event brings Vancouver’s hottest restaurant and food truck chefs together for the first time ever.
Tickets include food samples from the eight participating food trucks, as well as, wine and beer samples from Nichol Vineyard, Lock and Worth Winery and Brassneck Brewery.
A portion of the ticket sales will be donated to the Greater Vancouver Food Bank.
Participating food trucks and chefs include:
Community Pizzeria with guest chef Angus An (Maenam)
Feastro with guest chef Lucais Syme (Cinara)
Fliptop with guest chef Vikram Vij (Vij’s)
Kafka’s Coffee Truck with guest chef Christophe Bonzon (Chez Christophe)
Mom’s Grilled Cheese with guest chef Travis McCord (La Pentola)
Roaming Dragon with guest chef Scott Jaeger (The Peartree)
Le Tigre with guest chef Erik Heck(WildTale)
Via Tevere with guest chef Phil Scarfone (Nightingale)
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New Westminster Feast on the Fraser 10 Days. 10+ Events.  1 Mouth-Watering City – September 23+

Feast on the Fraser is a 10-day culinary experience that pairs food and fun with a signature event each day. New Westminster has emerged as an exciting destination for food, arts, culture, and entertainment within Metro Vancouver. Through the collaboration of local businesses and organizations, Feast on the Fraser is sure to ignite everyone’s palate.

RiverFest September 24 – Fraser River Discovery Centre Free Event

Shucking & the Samson V September 24 – Samson V & Boathouse TBA

12th Street Foodie Tour September 25 – 12th Street Buy Tickets – $45

Beats & Eats September 26 – Hub Restaurant Buy Tickets – $25

Cooking Demo & Dinner with Chef Dante September 27 – Wild Rice Bistro Buy Tickets$65

Paint + Sip Nite September 28 – 100 Braid Street Studios Buy Tickets – $65

Royal City Farmers Market Longtable Dinner September 29 – Tipperary Park Buy Tickets

$45 Pizza & Beer Night September 30 – Boston Pizza & Steel + Oak Buy Tickets – $25

Dinner Cruise October 1 – Paddlewheeler Riverboat Tours Buy Tickets – $65

Rise & Shine October 1 – Good to Go TBA

An Ode to Lulu October 2 – Match Eatery & Public House

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The Shops at Morgan Crossing Presents: Wine Tasting Event – September 12th at My Shanti

The Shops at Morgan Crossing, My Shanti & The Peace Arch
Hospital Foundation Presents- Uncork the Spirit of Giving
Wine Tasting Event. From 6:30 – 9:30pm at
My Shanti. Featuring all local wines and paired with signature appetizers from My Shanti. Ticket cost is $60 per person, $30 from ticket sold will benefit. The Peace Arch Hospital Foundation to fund the Emergency Building. Tickets

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Eat Vancouver – October 4-7 pm

In 2016, EAT! Vancouver will focus all of its events on “premium high-touch consumer experiences”. No trade show just some great dinners and culinary experiences. EAT! Vancouver attracts Canada’s culinary stars, food producers and restaurants, from Vancouver, North America and beyond. Consumers, from across North America, will come to the EAT! Vancouver Food + Cooking Festival to participate in Vancouver’s vibrant food culture and experience great food from around the world.

On October 6th (also my birthday!) a unique epicurean feast at the EAT! Harvest event. A spectacular evening of incredible value filled with opportunities to meet Canada’s top chefs and sample their exciting new fall dishes.

The event will be headlined by Food Network host Michael Smith and 17 of Canada’s renowned chefs celebrating Fall flavours accompanied by premium California wines and decadent desserts. Proceeds from this event support the Greater Vancouver Food Bank. Tickets

Slow Fish Dinner

Slow Fish Dinner with the Chefs Table Society

Lovers of seafood and social times are to mark their calendars, as the Chefs’ Table Society‘s Slow Fish Canada Dinner returns at the Pacific Institute of Culinary Arts (PICA) on September 27th, 2015. This annual event unites Vancouverites to gather and taste sustainable seafood in the most interactive way. Tickets, $89 + taxes and fees, can be purchased here.

The evening starts with PICA culinary student-prepared canapés, and libations including BC wines and beer from and beer from Dogwood Organic Brewery. Next, attendees move through the school’s eight professional teaching kitchens to meet the visiting chefs, who will each offer a tasting-sized portion of sustainable and lesser-known local seafood delicacies paired with wines from Salmon Safe wineries: Tinhorn Creek Vineyards, Covert Farms Family Estate, Sage Hills Vineyard, Haywire , vinPerdu Cellars, Inniskillin Okanagan Estate Winery, See Ya Later Ranch, Kalala Organic Estate Winery.

The event is presented by The Chefs’ Table Society of British Columbia, whose mandate is to support sustainable food production and BC producers. Leading the event is Chefs’ Table Society chef Ned Bell, YEW Seafood at the Four Season’s. Other participating chefs include: Andrea Carlson, Burdock & Co, Robert Clark, The Fish Counter, Scott Jaeger, The Pear Tree, Alana Peckham, Alligga, Dino Renaerts, Bon Vivant, Chris Whittaker, forage and Greg McCallum, L’Abattoir.

The intention of the event is to raise awareness for Slow Fish Canada (a Slow Food initiative) and its role in protecting our oceans. The quality and variety of the ocean’s bounty will be in the spotlight at this special dinner.

Ingredients could include items such as sea urchin, sea kelp, wild gooseneck barnacles,scallops, halibut, pink salmon, wild lingcod, squid and geoduck*. Produce to be provided by Salmon Safe Rootdown Organic Farm, Glorious Organics, Klippers Organics Acres, Glen Valley Organic Farm, Shalefield Organic Gardens, Stein Mountain Farm, Helmer’s Organic Farm, and Harker’s Organics.

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Tickets, $89 + taxes and fees, include reception, food samples and Cbeverages. As well, a chance to interact with eight acclaimed chefs.

With only 100 tickets available, seafood lovers are advised to act quickly, so they do not miss what is sure to be an exciting and delicious affair. Tickets can be purchased here.  
*Please Note: Due to the fluctuations in water temperature the slow fish to be used is subject to change based on safety and sustainability of product.  

About The Chefs’ Table Society of British Columbia

The Chefs’ Table Society of British Columbia is a registered, non-profit society composed of BC’s leading chefs and culinary professionals. It is a chef-administered, province-wide collaborative dedicated to creating a foundation for the exchange of information between culinary professionals. The Society supports innovative and sustainable programs that will inspire, educate and nurture BC chefs, producers and the local food industry. The Chefs’ Table Society secures apprenticeships for and bestows bursaries to emerging local chefs and also finances culinary education programs in BC schools. For more information or to become a member visit chefstablesociety.com. Get social with the chefs on FacebookInstagram, or Twitter.

About Slow Fish Canada

Slow Fish Canada is a campaign to that focuses on issues related to fisheries, and encourages only the seasonal consumption of wild salmon, discourages the consumption of any form of farmed salmon, and is committed to the restoration of wild salmon stocks. Learn more about the Slow Fish Movement at  www.slowfood.com/slowfish/ Follow Slow Food Canada on Facebook and  Twitter.

Staring:  Ned Bell – Yew at the Four Seasons, Robert Clark – The Fish Counter, Scott Jaeger – The Pear Tree, Andrea Carlson – Burdock & Co., Chris Whittaker – Forage, Alana Peckham – Alligga, Greg McCallum – L’Abattoir, Dino Renaerts – Bon Vivant

Each dish accompanied by local Salmon-Safe produce and paired with wines sourced from Salmon-Safe B.C. winegrowers
Enjoy a roving dinner through the Pacific Institute of Culinary Arts’ kitchens meeting chefs and producers along the way. Spend the evening learning about sustainability and eating delectable dishes.

Date: September 27, 2015, 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Location: Pacific Institute of Culinary Arts (PICA)

Ticket information: www.slowfishdinner.eventbrite.ca

Mystery Chefs Host ‘Slow Fish’ Dinner 

slow fishWell known chefs cook together to raise awareness for sustainable seafood

Join @slowfoodcanada Slow Fish movement with 8 mystery chefs & @ChefsTableBC Sept 27 http://bit.ly/1lHb5nV

  • Wine and dine for sustainable seafood at the inaugural @ChefsTableBC Slow Fish Mystery Dinner http://bit.ly/1lHb5nV

[Vancouver, BC] Lovers of seafood and social times are alerted to mark their calendars. On September 27 the inaugural Slow Fish Canada Mystery Chefs Dinner kicks off at the Pacific Institute of Culinary Arts (PICA), and like-minded Vancouverites will gather to taste amazing sustainable seafood in the most interactive way – with a mystery twist!
The evening starts with PICA culinary student-prepared canapés, and libations including wine, and beer from R&B Brewing Co. Next, attendees move though the school’s eight professional teaching kitchens to meet the visiting mystery chefs, who will each offer a tasting-sized portion of sustainable and lesser-known local seafood delicacies.
The event is presented by  The Chefs’ Table Societyof British Columbia, whose mandate is to support sustainable food production and BC producers. Leading the event is Chefs’ Table Society member Chef Robert Clark, who has been evangelizing sustainability in seafood since 1998. The intention of the event is to raise awareness for Slow Fish (a Slow Food initiative) and its role in protecting our oceans, and Clark adds, “The future of my profession relies solely on the sustainability of our fishers and farmers, and it is strengthened by the quality and variety that they produce.”
That quality and variety of the ocean’s bounty will be in the spotlight at this special dinner. While the participating chefs and their dishes remain a mystery until the night of, ingredients could include items such as sturgeon, sockeye salmon and geoduck. The identity of the eight chefs (hint: from BC and beyond) and the exact dishes they present will not be revealed until the night of the event.

Tickets, $79 +fees, include the reception, samples and beverages, and the chance to interact with eight acclaimed chefs, who will only be revealed to attendees at the event. With only 100 tickets available, seafood lovers are advised to act quickly, so they do not miss what is sure to be an exciting and delicious affair.

About The Chefs’ Table Society of British Columbia

Founded by Jamie Maw and Sid Cross, the Chefs’ Table Society of British Columbia is a registered, non-profit society composed of BC’s leading chefs and culinary professionals. It is chef-administered, province-wide collaborative dedicated to creating a foundation for the exchange of information between culinary professionals. The Society supports innovative and sustainable programs that will inspire, educate and nurture BC chefs, producers and the local food industry. The Chefs’ Table Society secures apprenticeships for and bestows bursaries to emerging local chefs and also finances culinary education programs in BC schools. For more information or to become a member visit chefstablesociety.com Get social with the chefs on FacebookInstagram, or Twitter.

About Slow Fish

Slow Fish is a campaign to that focuses on issues related to fisheries, and encourages only the seasonal consumption of wild salmon, discourages the consumption of any form of farmed salmon, and is committed to the restoration of wild salmon stocks. Learn more about the Slow Fish Movement at www.slowfood.com/slowfish/ Follow Slow Food Canada on Facebook and Twitter.

 

Cinema to Savour

The Chefs’ Table Society of BC Kicks Off Four-Part Film and Culinary Series On Monday July 12, 2010, The Chefs’ Table Society of BC and the Vancity Theatre will kick off Cinema to Savour, the most delicious film festival to ever hit Vancouver screens. Guests will enjoy Italian fare prepared by one of Canada’s top chefs, Pino Posteraro of Cioppino’s Mediterranean Grill, and get a taste of his talents after supping from Campbell Scott’s foodie classic, Big Night, starring Stanley Tucci and Tony Shalhoub.

Each ‘Cinema to Savour’ movie night showcases the food of a local celebrity chef who has found inspiration in the film being presented. Big Night is the first film in the four-part series; subsequent events run in the Fall, Winter and Spring. Pino Posteraro will share with the audience why he selected the film and will prepare and serve Italian-inspired bites together with local culinary giant John Bishop. Their food will be paired with wines from Burrow, Luongo & Associates, local craft beer from R&B Brewing Co., and finished with Caffe Artigiano coffee and fabulous biscotti provided by Terra Breads.

Poised to attract a wide audience, Cinema to Savour is a perfect way for foodies and movie buffs to engage with Vancouver’s top chefs and restaurant industry leaders.

Cinema to Savour takes place on Monday, July 12th at 7pm. Tickets are $75 and can be purchased through the Vancity Theatre at www.viff.org. Tickets include a Vancouver Cooks 2 cookbook, film viewing, food, beverages and chef/audience discussion.

Event proceeds will benefit The Chefs’ Table Society of BC and the Vancity Theatre.

For more information call 604-683-FILM (3456).

The Chefs Table Society of British Columbia is a collaborative dedicated to creating a foundation for the exchange of information between culinary professionals throughout the province. The society supports innovative and sustainable programs that inspire, educate and nurture chefs, producers and the local food industry. For more information please visit: www.chefstablesociety.com

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[podcast]http://69.89.27.205/~goodlig4/oldsite/wp-content/uploads/Cassandra-Oct-21.mp3[/podcast]chef's table This week on The Good Life we chat with The Pear Tree’s Scottt Jaeger about The Chef’s Table Society and get an update on his award winning Burnaby Restaurant.  Wine of the week is the newly opened Lulu Island’s Merlot.  Tune in to win a copy of Vancouver Cook’s, the newest cookbook whose proceeds go to the Chef’s Table Society, and 2 tickets to Globe In Your Glass.

Award-Winning Filmmaker Craig Noble Presents The Booz How Tooz Video Release Party (October 21, 2009)
The Vintage Affair in White Rock (October 22, 2009)
Science World After Dark: Grape Expectations (October 23, 2009)
Just Here for the Beer partners with CocoaNymph (October 23, 2009)
The Asian Society for the Intervention of AIDS presents: Celebrity Dim Sum 2009! (October 24, 2009)
What should I do on a fall Sunday? Lunch à la Française! (October 25, 2009)
Zin Fundraiser for Manila Typhoon victims (October 25, 2009)
World’s Most Awarded Singel Malt Showcased At Elixir (October 26, 2009)
Globe in Your Glass (October 28, 2009)
Undercover – wines under $19.95 (October 29, 2009)

For more events….

Mission Hill Family Estate to host BC’s Premier Celebrity Chefs

vancooksOkanagan Book Launch & Charity Dinner: Chefs’ Table Society, Vancouver Cooks 2

Forget what you’ve heard about too many cooks in the kitchen, Mission Hill Family Estate will host the official launch of the Chefs’ Table Society of British Columbia cookbook, Vancouver Cooks 2, with an exclusive reception and five-course dinner, October 9. Sharing the evening’s spotlight with Mission Hill’s Winery Chef Matthew Batey are four of British Columbia’s premier chefs, including: Pino Posteraro of Cioppino’s Mediterranean Grill, Vikram Vij of Vij’s and Rangoli, Ned Bell of Cabana Bar and Grille, and Rob Feenie of Cactus Club Restaurants.

A reception in the Wine Shop will kick off the festivities, with an optional tour for guests of the underground Barrel Cellar. A sumptuous five-course wine and food pairing will follow in Mission Hill’s Chagall Room, named for the exquisite tapestry by Russian-born painter Marc Chagall that adorns the room – one of only 29 Chagall tapestries ever made.

Guests will enjoy a culinary homage to British Columbia with delicious selections prepared by the all-star chef line-up. The menu features cookbook-inspired dishes by the chefs paired with Mission Hill’s premium wines a sampling includes fennel marinated sablefish with Reserve Riesling, seared Qualicum scallops and squash ravioli with Perpetua, and south Okanagan Valley venison with Quatrain.

Completing the evening will be a special take-home gift — each guest will receive a copy of the Chefs’ Table Society cookbook, Vancouver Cooks 2 with the authors available for personalized book signings.

Later this autumn, Mission Hill will also be offering a special Chefs Table Society culinary workshop at the winery based on recipes from the new cookbook.

Details:
Chefs’ Table Society Book Launch
Reception and Dinner
Mission Hill Family Estate, Chagall Room

Date: Friday, October 9, 2009
Time: 6:30 – 11:00 pm
Cost: $175 plus taxes (per person)

About The Chefs’ Table Society of British Columbia
The Chefs’ Table Society of British Columbia is a chef-administered, province-wide collaborative dedicated to creating a foundation for the exchange of information between culinary professionals. The Society supports innovative and sustainable programs that will inspire, educate and nurture its chefs, producers and the local food industry, all the while promoting standards of excellence with the aim of enhancing the reputation of regional cuisine.

About Vancouver Cooks 2
A second helping of recipes celebrating the BC food scene, served up by 70 well-known and emerging chefs. Five years after Vancouver Cooks, which sold more than 13,000 copies, the Chefs’ Table Society returns with over 100 new recipes from 70 chefs around Vancouver, Victoria and the Okanagan. Divided into four sections-local food, international flavours, emerging talents and pioneering chefs-Vancouver Cooks 2 celebrates the key elements that have forged Vancouver’s unique culinary culture and made the city a world-class dining destination. We also see the industry behind the scenes, understanding its heritage and the innovative strides Vancouver chefs are taking.

Written for the home cook, Vancouver Cooks 2 pairs more than 50 full-colour photographs with the mouthwatering recipes, each with wine notes. Royalties from the sale of this book go to the Chefs’ Table Scholarship and Bursary Fund.

About Mission Hill Family Estate
About Mission Hill Family Estate Mission Hill Family Estate is world renowned for its award-winning wines, stunning setting and architecture, and its Cuisine de Terroir-based Terrace Restaurant. Honoured as one of the Top Five Winery Restaurants globally, the restaurant and epicurean program is led by Chef Matthew Batey. The winery’s vineyards are located in five distinct growing regions of British Columbia’s Okanagan Valley. Reflective of the origin and unique character of the Valley and of the careful ‘pruning to bottle’ program, Oculus, our signature Bordeaux-inspired wine, represents the pinnacle in premium winemaking. Proprietor Anthony von Mandl and winemaker John Simes produce elegant internationally acclaimed wines with New World flavours and Old World refinement from this incomparable lakeside mountaintop winery. Visit missionhillwinery.com for more information.

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