The Hapa Izakaya team serving their chowder

12 of Vancouver’s top Ocean Wise chefs will heat up the Vancouver Aquarium on November 23 as they compete in a cook-off for the title of 2011 Ocean Wise Chowder Chowdown Champion. I enjoyed attending this very popular event last year.

Chowder Chowdown
“This friendly, but fierce, competition brings together 12 of Vancouver’s best chefs as they compete with original ocean-friendly seafood chowder, paired with local craft beer,” says Mike McDermid, Vancouver Aquarium’s Ocean Wise partner relations manager.

Black Tusk Ale

“The judging panel has selected 12 Ocean Wise recipes submitted by B.C.’s top chefs for what will be an incredible night of great tasting chowder, all in support of sustainable seafood.”

Team Vancouver Aquarium with Chef Jo Astudillo

The following local Ocean Wise chefs will go head to head, creating delicious, sustainable chowders:
Eric Pless, Coast Restaurant
Tyler Groenestyn, Codfathers Seafood Market
Jennifer Dodd, Edible Canada  
Daiji Tanaka, Hapa Izakaya Kitsilano       
Paul Cecconi, Local Lounge and Grille
Nicholas Crooks, The Noodle Box
Chris Whittaker, O’Douls Restaurant and Bar
Chester Velas, Pacific Institute of Culinary Arts
Natasha Harris, Sunset Bay Yacht Group
Ron Gibb, Westward Ho! Public House, Grill Room at the University Golf Club
Myke Shaw and Kelsey Timler, Vancouver Aquarium    
Ned Bell, YEW restaurant, Four Seasons Hotel Vancouver bar
Guests will be invited to taste the savoury chowders with paired craft beers and vote on the People’s Choice Award, while a panel of five judges including C Restaurant’s Robert Clark (a 2009 B.C. Restaurant Hall of Fame Inductee) and food and wine guru Sid Cross will determine the night’s champion.

Ocean Wise Chowder Chowdown

Date: November 23, 7 pm
Venue: Vancouver Aquarium
Tickets: $40 general, $32 Vancouver Aquarium members; tickets may be purchased online.

All proceeds from the evening will directly support the Aquarium’s Ocean Wise program.
The Ocean Wise Chowder Chowdown is a 19+ event.

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    […] has been harvested in a sustainable manner. The continued success of both Ocean Wise Month and the Ocean Wise Chowder Chowdown help raise awareness for sustainable seafood and conservation initiatives across the nation. […]

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