I’m a huge fan of EAT! Vancouver and the spotlight the annual event shines on talented and innovative chefs, beers, wines and of course – food!
Produced by Fulcrum Media Inc. and presented by Jaguar Land Rover, the 14th Annual EAT! Vancouver Food + Cooking Festival is back this week from October 4 – 7, with a new format, but the same emphasis on culinary excellence.
At the centre of the three-day event this year is the sold-out EAT! Harvest – a one-night feast of Fall-inspired dishes on Thursday, October 6, from 7:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. featuring Food Network Canada’s own Chef Michael Smith and 17 of Canada’s top chefs, including Antonio Park from Montreal’s Park Restaurant, Rob Gentile from Buca in Toronto, Dave Mottershall from Toronto’s Loka, and Mandel Hitzer from deer + almond in Winnipeg. Proceeds from the event will support the Greater Vancouver Food Bank.
Some visiting chefs will also collaborate with eight of Vancouver’s most acclaimed restaurants to present eight special dinners in the EAT! Vancouver Dinner Series on October 4 and 5.
And on Wednesday, October 5 from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m., Whole Foods Market presents a Food Trends Tasting Panel featuring Jackie Ellis from Beaucoup Bakery, Juniper Kitchen and Bar executive chef Sarah Stewart, and Denise Breyley from Whole Foods Market. Moderated by Daily Hive Food Editor Lindsay William-Ross, the panel will share their ideas on food trends, and invite guests to taste regional products and meet the producers who bring them to market.
Tickets are $35+tax for the Food Trends Tasting Panel, and are available for purchase at www.eat-vancouver.com. Eat! Harvest and the Tasting Panel take place at the Pinnacle Harbourfront Hotel, 1133 West Hastings Street.
For more information on all of the EAT! Vancouver events, visit the EAT! Vancouver web site, and follow them on these social media platforms.