Spot Prawn Festival 2010-10

The Chefs’ Table Society of BC is pleased to announce the 5th Annual Spot Prawn Festival on Saturday May 7th, from 11am – 3pm. This is both a community and family-friendly event that will take place at False Creek Fishermen’s Wharf.

Spot Prawn Festival 2010-11

Local chefs preparing prawn dishes will include Bishop’s Andrea Carlson; Ned Bell, Executive Chef of Rosewood Hotel Georgia; The Pear Tree’s Scott Jaeger; Provence Restaurant’s Alessandra Quaglia and Tojo. BC wines and live music will add to the colourful atmosphere. In addition, the Vancouver Aquarium will entertain kids with hands-on activities.

Spot Prawn Festival 2010-2

Tickets for a plated prawn lunch will be available for $10, including fresh-caught spot prawns, a side dish and Terra Breads to finish it all off, plus free samples of BC wine and Mogiana Coffee.

This popular kick-off event will hopefully inspire you to purchase your own bag of live prawns ($12 per lb.) to take home and enjoy on the BBQ or in a favourite dish. Fisherman’s Wharf dock will serve as the daily purchase point for eight weeks to follow.

Spot Prawn Festival 2010-8

Purchasing these locally sourced prawns during their short catch season is a sustainable way to preserve our supply. They are also an excellent and tasty alternative to farmed tiger prawns. My husband and I look forward each year to spot prawns cooked (briefly!) on the BBQ. What’s your favourite way to prepare them?

Date: Saturday May 7th, 11 am to 3 pm
Prawn season duration: Eight weeks
Buying times: After 1pm daily
Location: False Creek Fishermen’s Wharf (West of Granville Island) | MAP

Note: Parking for the day is OFF-SITE.

No Comments

No comments yet.

RSS feed for comments on this post.

Sorry, the comment form is closed at this time.