Restaurant Toasts Country’s Farmers, Fishers and Chefs By Hosting Communal Four-Course Dinner Highlighting Homegrown Canadian Ingredients
The team at Boulevard Kitchen & Oyster Bar will raise a glass to this country’s rich culinary heritage and mark the annual celebration known as Food Day Canada — as well as World Oyster Day — by hosting an elegant four-course communal dinner at the downtown restaurant on Saturday, August 5.
The evening opens with a reception and champagne sabering sponsored by Taittinger and continues as Executive Chef Alex Chen and Chef de Cuisine Roger Ma serve up a bevy of bivalve-inspired dishes that includes Chilled Cucumber Gazpacho with Crispy Oyster, Oyster Chowder, and Salmon Wellington with Oyster Hollandaise. Tickets are available for $70 per person, plus taxes and gratuity.
What was initially launched in 2003 as the World’s Longest Barbecue in response to sanctions imposed on Canadian beef exports has since evolved into Food Day Canada — an annual midsummer culinary celebration of the country’s regional diversity, abundance of fresh products available from farms, fisheries and ranches and the homegrown talents who prepare and plate them.
“Food Day Canada falling on the shoulders of World Oyster Day presents us with the perfect opportunity to not only pay homage to this country’s rich culinary history but also celebrate the people who provide us with a bounty of fresh, local ingredients each and every day,” says Chen.
FOOD DAY CANADA DINNER MENU
champagne sabering and reception
chilled cucumber gazpacho
whipped crème fraîche dill, rye crumb, crispy oyster
BLVD patio-grilled ‘DD’ oyster chowder ‘garnish’
brown butter bacon maple vinaigrette
wild salmon Wellington
mushroom, spinach, Hannah Brook greens oyster hollandaise
lemon verbena ice cream
A maximum of 36 tickets for Boulevard’s Food Day Canada Oyster Dinner on Saturday, August 5 are available online via Eventbrite for $70 per person, plus taxes and gratuity.
ABOUT BOULEVARD KITCHEN & OYSTER BAR | Located at the iconic Sutton Place Hotel in the heart of downtown Vancouver, Boulevard Kitchen & Oyster Bar provides a unique showcase for the culinary vision of Executive Chef Alex Chen. With an innovative approach that blends a respect for the past with a celebration of the present, Chen’s seafood-focused menu is grounded in classical technique and training, while artfully infusing casual West Coast flair and creative hints of his international influences. Paired with exceptional service, a wide-ranging selection of wine and cocktails and true European ambiance in a traditional-yet-modern setting, Boulevard offers breakfast (6:30 to 11 a.m.), lunch (11 a.m. to 4 p.m.), dinner (5 to 11 p.m.) and late night service until 1 a.m. seven days a week, as well as weekend brunch from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. and Happy Hour from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m.
845 Burrard Street, Vancouver, B.C. V6Z 2K6 | 604-642-2900 | www.boulevardvancouver.ca