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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

dogwood brewing

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

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.

slow fish dinner



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