Spot Prawn Festival 2010-1

On May 5, Vancouver’s top chefs will prepare a spot prawn boil at False Creek’s Fishermen’s Wharf, benefiting The Chefs’ Table Society. At the 6th Annual BC Spot Prawn Festival, you’ll have the chance to meet local chefs and fishermen as well as watch demonstrations from Vancouver’s top chefs, including Vikram Vij, TojoNed Bell, Executive Chef of The Four Seasons Hotel, Vancouver and Scott Jaeger, Executive Chef of The Pear Tree in Burnaby.

Spot Prawn Festival 2011 t-shirt

In addition, there will be a BC wine tasting, live music, and autographed cookbooks for sale.

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Again this year, the Vancouver Aquarium will entertain the kids with fabulous fish and other cool creatures through hands-on activities, a mobile habitat, and other family friendly events.

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During the event, Ocean Wise will be giving away 150 children’s passes to the Vancouver Aquarium.

BC Spot Prawn Festival 2010

The Spot Prawn Festival is a free family event. Tickets for the prawn boil include a plate of fresh off the boat spot prawns, a side salad dish, and Terra Breads to mop it all up with. Included is a BC wine sample tasting as well as Mogiana coffee samples. 

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After your’ve feasted on the day’s catch, grab a bagful off the fishing boats ($12/lb.) and get creative at home. We’re fans of spot prawns on the BBQ. One minute on each side with a light brushing of olive oil, and you’re set to go!

Spot Prawns
This festival kicks off the yearly spot prawn season, which continues on for six to eight weeks, allowing the public an opportunity to buy live, locally sourced, and sustainable prawns directly off the dock. Normal arrival time at the Fishermen’s Wharf dock is 1 pm, but I’ve experienced long line-ups that start before then and if the boat is delayed, it sometimes gets close to 2 pm before your prawns will be bagged and ready to go.

6th Annual BC Spot Prawn Festival

Date: Saturday, May 5, 11 am to 3 pm
Venue: False Creek Fishermen’s Wharf (just west of Granville Island)
Tickets: $12 for the spot prawn boil; now available online – this event sells out each year!
Note: Parking for the day is off site

Visit the Spot Prawn Festival’s website for more information.

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