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Third Annual Spot Prawn Festival at Granville Island

Monday, May 4th, 2009
Spot Prawn by closari

Spot Prawn by closari

With the spot prawn fishing season for opening, May 8th it seems The Chefs’ Table Society has chosen to waste no time and is holding its third annual Spot Prawn Festival May 9th from 12pm-3pm. Preparing their special spot prawn dishes. This is a great opportunity to get some delicious ideas for preparing spot prawns and if the reports from last year are any indication the work that these chef’s do, is both beautiful and tasty.

The list of chefs participating this year includes: Warren Geraghty of West; John Bishop of Bishops; Francois Gagnon of Cin Cin; Don Dickson of South China Seas; Rob Feenie of Cactus Club; Dino Rinearts of Diva at the Met; Jean-Francis & Alessandra Quaglia of Provence Restaurants; Nico Scheurmans of Chambar; and Alana Peckham from Cru.

This year they are doing things a little bit differently and will be having cooking demonstrations at Granville Island at 11am, 1pm and 3pm on May 9th, 10th and 16th. Extending the festivities to branch clear into the following weekend. This is a great opportunity to get familiar with cooking this local and sustainable seafood!

Not only that but Ganton & Larsen Prospect Winery, as the official wine sponsor of the BC Spot Prawn Festival, will donate 50 cents of each bottle of wine sold at partner restaurants during the Spot Prawn season to support the Chefs Table Society and the Vancouver Aquarium Ocean Wise Program. Which is a great excuse not only to eat great prawns but also to enjoy some local wine! Hallelujah, what a combination!

Alas if only the stars aligned I would be there! Eat some prawns and snap some pictures for me if you’re there!