December 5, 2023


Time to travel

Indulge in delicious food at this new culinary festival

A new women-led culinary competition is coming to Vancouver next month with 30 participating dining places and chefs, some of whom are Michelin star-successful and advisable.

FEAST! will run from April 11 to 15 with tastings, lessons, and unique dinners bringing together some of Canada’s top culinary minds.

Tickets are on sale now (income will benefit the BC Cancer Foundation) for 5 diverse collaborative dinners, 4 masterclasses, and a pair of spirit-forward tasting activities on Granville Island, all over the course of one jam-packed 7 days.

Irrespective of whether you happen to be hoping to brush up on your pastry competencies or discover how to make awesome seafood at property, the FEAST! Expert Classes are a excellent possibility to hear from the masters, request queries, and even imbibe while you do the job.

If you are more inclined to indulge in a entire meal alternatively than receiving included in the prep, the FEAST! Collaborative Dinners feature cross-place mashups of the industry’s top culinary skills.

That list features Vancouver’s Hawksworth joining forces with Toronto’s future restaurant The Vale, even though the Michelin star-profitable restaurant Published on Key has a dinner with Winnipeg’s Deer + Almond.

“Our objective with FEAST! Vancouver is to rejoice the wonderful numerous talents our city has to supply, all in a person put,” claims the pageant organizers in a push release. “We feel that the common adore language of food items is a strong way to deliver our communities nearer alongside one another.”

Check out out the festival lineup below.

Cadeaux Kitchen Occasion

It really is not each day you get to discover the ins and outs of pastry product, Swiss meringue, lemon curd and the magic formula to a perfectly layered cake with a cocktail in hand.

Guests are informed to assume a kitchen party atmosphere with music and snacks through this pastry class. The degree of involvement through demonstrations is up to the person. Individuals can get their hands as soiled as they want but irrespective, everybody goes household with a piece of cake.

When: April 11, 6:45 p.m.

Wherever: Cadeaux Bakery, 172 Powell St.

Tickets: From $110, on sale now

Household Hacks for Seafood

Vancouver Fish Company Executive Chef Matthew Blais and guest Chef Quang Dang (Joe Fortes and Araxi) don’t want any person to really feel anxious making ready seafood at property. The pair will be instructing attendees quick and clever tricks to aid elevate and simplify your seafood cooking from shucking oysters to correctly planning fish.

Tickets include a glass of bubbles along with all food stuff items.

When: April 11, 6 p.m.

Exactly where: Vancouver Fish Co., Granville Island

Tickets: From $85, on sale now

How to Learn the Poke Bowl

Poke bowls have deviated from the regular Hawaiian roots of freshly caught seafood, salt, seaweed, and kukui nuts. As the dish has grown in recognition, elements like soy sauce, sesame oil, and other toppings have been additional.

This poke and sake pairing course in partnership with 7 Seas Fish Industry and Artisan SakeMaker on Granville Island will explore the ideal way to make your individual poke bowl and how to find the fantastic complementary sip.

When: April 11, 7 p.m.

The place: Seven Seas Fish Sector, 2328 West 4th Ave.

Tickets: From $120, on sale now

Specialty tea and food stuff pairing workshop with Bon Minute x TeaKan

Did you know that tea has sommeliers, just like wine? HAC-qualified Tea Sommelier Claudia Tse of Vancouver’s TeaKan is becoming a member of forces with Purple Seal Chef Kevin Ao of Bon Second to introduce the epicurean possible of foods and tea pairings.

The course will pair six hors d’oeuvres with one-origin specialty teas and check out the notion powering the food creation and the tea’s provenance.

When: April 12, 5:30 p.m.

The place: Suite Genius, 225 W 8th Ave.

Tickets: $85, on sale now

Maxine’s hosts Ned Bell of Naramatta & Justin Leboe of Banff

Chef Ned Bell, previously of the Yew at the late 4 Seasons Hotel, has invested the last number of several years restoring the historic Naramata Inn to an best meals vacation spot in the tiny Okanagan neighborhood.

The B.C. legend is creating the trek back down to Vancouver to team up with Government Chef Bobby Milheron of Maxine’s Café & Bar and Banff’s Justin Leboe for an evening of spouse and children-style foods that celebrates clean seasonal elements of the Pacific Northwest.

When: April 12, 5:30 p.m.

Where: Maxine’s Cafe and Bar, 1325 Burrard Street 

Tickets: $125, on sale now

Hawksworth hosts Jonathan Gushue of Toronto

Toronto’s Chef Jonathan Gushue will be opening a “French Place House” cafe recognized as The Vale in the heart of Gray Highlands in Ontario this spring, but just before that, Gushue will be in Vancouver with Chef David Hawksworth to host a supper at his eponymous restaurant.

The relatives-type seated meal will be an component-led exploration of present-day cuisine firmly that requires its cues from the classics with bold, dazzling flavours.

When: April 12, 5:30 p.m. with several seatings

Exactly where: Hawksworth Restaurant, 801 W Georgia St

Tickets: $135, on sale now

Revealed hosts Mandel Hitzer of Winnipeg

Clean off a string of big wins, acquiring nabbed the selection one particular place on Canada’s 100 Greatest Dining establishments list (2022) and a prestigious Michelin star, Published on Main’s Chef Gus Stieffenhofer-Brandson is welcoming Winnipeg’s Mandel Hitzer to his kitchen area. The two powerhouse chefs are promising a culinary journey to all in attendance.

When: April 13, 6:30 p.m.

In which: Revealed on Key, 3593 Most important St.

Tickets: $360, on sale now

The Acorn hosts Francesco Spinelli of Toronto

Michelin Guidebook Encouraged plant-centered restaurant The Acorn is collaborating with a similar Toronto concept, Gia. Shira Blustein, Devon Latte, and Francesco Spinelli respectively will be planning a imaginative Italian-inspired menu that focuses on elevating local plant-based ingredients in a family members-style food. Note: individuals could be seated at the bar.

When: April 13, 5:30 p.m., with various seatings

In which: The Acorn, 3995 Main St

Tickets: $125, on sale now

Vancouver Fish Firm hosts Chef Quang Dang

In addition to their seafood class, Chefs Matthew Blais and Quang Dang have set together an evening of farm-to-desk cooking dedicated to sustainable seafood delicacies. They will also be sharing their in depth awareness of ingredients as they provide up a family-fashion meal.

When: April 13, 6:30 p.m.

Where: Vancouver Fish Co., 1517 Anderson St.

Tickets: $175, on sale now

FEAST! Completely ready-to-Consume Cocktail Show

Canned cocktails are acquiring a moment and this party spotlights the incredibly ideal of prepared-to-drink boozy drinks under 1 roof. Visitors can sample the drinks at this festival-type tasting, or purchase from the canned cocktail bar for a whole-dimensions drink.

When: April 14, 8 – 10 p.m. (Early access 7:30 p.m.)

Wherever: Overall performance Is effective, Granville Island, 1218 Cartwright St.

Tickets: $55, on sale now

FEAST! Tasting

The FEAST! Tasting is predicted to be the signature event of the inaugural pageant. Wines, ciders, and cocktails, will be served with canapes by all of the festival’s collaborating chefs, each and every representing their distinctive model of cuisine, adopted by desserts.

When: April 15, 8 – 10 p.m. (Early entry 7:30 p.m.)

Where: Efficiency Is effective, Granville Island, 1218 Cartwright St.

Tickets: $95+, on sale now