#TofinoEats Tofino Resort + Marina, 1909 Kitchen Presents…

Spring culinary events at Tofino Resort + Marina’s 1909 Kitchen

#TofinoEats Chef Series continues with Chef Alex Chen from Boulevard 


Vancouver Chef Alex Chen is a perfect fit for the Tofino Chef Series at 1909 Kitchen. As the executive chef at Boulevard Kitchen and Oyster Bar in Vancouver, Chen is well acquainted with crazy-fresh seafood and award-winning cuisine. Chen was recently awarded Chef of the Year at the Vancouver Magazine restaurant awards and has won both the Gold Medal Plates title and Iron Chef Canada. Boulevard also took home gold in the Best Upscale and Best Seafood categories. Chen held the executive chef position at the prestigious Beveryly Hill Hotel, and has worked under renowned chefs and culinary pioneers such as Robert Sulatycky and Bruno Marti.

Chef Paul Moran is excited to partner with Chen at 1909 Kitchen on April 27th 2019. Expect innovative and fresh dishes from both chefs.

“We have access to an incredibly unique list of ingredients provided by Tofino’s oceans, shorelines and forests,” says Chef Paul Moran, an experienced forager who works with a seasonally changing menu. “We are excited to welcome some exceptional chef talent to Tofino to share what we do and to inspire innovative and world-class dining experiences for our guests.”

A La Carte Menu Boulevard

Parker House Roll, Side Stripe Prawn Butter / $12

Humbolt Squid “Tagliatelle”, Puttanesca Garnish / $12

Miso Butter Crust, Honey Mussel Gratinee, Verjus and Sake Emulsion / $18

Parisian Gnocchi, Poach Side Stripe Prawns, Dungeness Crab, Sea Asparagus Shellfish Reduction / $24

Wood Roasted Sable Fish, XO Sauce Fried Rice, Charred Broccolini, Maitake Mushroom, Cantonese Flavour / $38

A La Carte Menu 1909 Kitchen

Sea Weed Dusted Triple Cooked Fries, Wild Spring Salmon Tartare, Dill, Creme Fraiche, Shallot, Spring Shoots / $18

Roasted Veal Loin, + Albacore Tuna Vitello Tonnato / $22

Kelp + Radish Salad / $12

Crispy Shitakes, Stuffed with Squid, Charred Maple + Kelp Dashi / $8 Pp

Toquaht Bay Live Scallops, Yukon Gold Potato, Double Smoked Bacon, Macro Kelp, Asparagus / $24

Reservations are Required.

Reservations can be made on Open Table or by calling (250) 726-6122

Chef Alex Chen from Vancouver’s Boulevard Kitchen & Oyster Bar

ABOUT ALEX CHEN | Alex Chen got his first start of the restaurant industry in Vancouver while working as a dishwasher and busboy after emigrating with his family from Malaysia at the age of 13. From that auspicious start Chen went on to build an impressive resume with more than a decade of experience at some of the most acclaimed hotel properties across North America, including the world-renowned Beverly Hills Hotel and Polo Lounge and Four Seasons Hotels in Toronto and Chicago. A classically trained chef with a true taste for high-pressure culinary competitions, Chen led Team Canada to a top-10 finish at the 2013 Bocuse d’Or in Lyon, France prior to opening Boulevard Kitchen & Oyster Bar in 2014 and went on to claim top spot in both the 2015 and ’17 editions of the annual Gold Medal Plates regional championships in Victoria, BC, as well as the gold medal at the 2018 Canadian Culinary Championships in Kelowna, BC.

Boulevard Kitchen & Oyster Bar Executive Chef Alex Chen has been promoted to new key roles within the restaurant and beyond. Chen to Divide Time Between Boulevard and Larger Role in Sutton Place Hotels’ Luxury Brand. Alex Chen is one of Canada’s most respected chefs and an All-Clad Canada Ambassador.

ABOUT PAUL MORAN | Chef Moran started his impressive career as an apprentice with WEST Restaurant in his hometown of Vancouver under the leadership of renowned Chef David Hawksworth. He was the first-ever recipient of the Hawksworth Young Chef Scholarship, which awarded him the opportunity to stage at the legendary Pujol in Mexico City.

Chef Moran’s career includes prestigious restaurants in Dubai including the Jumeirah Beach Hotel and two Michelin-starred restaurants in France: Hotel Negresco and Saturne Restaurant. Drawn back to the west coast of Canada, Moran has held Executive Chef roles at West Coast Fishing Club’s Outpost Lodge in Haida Gwaii and the award-winning Nita Lake Lodge in Whistler. A fifth-generation forager, Moran became the Executive Chef at 1909 Kitchen at Tofino Resort + Marina in 2017 and as he is passionate about a locally sourced, ingredient driven menu, he finds the oceanside community a perfect fit.

1909 Kitchen’s Chef Paul Moran competes in Canada’s most prestigious culinary competition against the best and brightest professional chefs across Canada on Top Chef Canada, premiering April 1, at 7 p.m. PT / 10 p.m. ET on Food Network Canada. Chef Moran finds himself up against ten other professional chefs in the seventh season of the intense cooking show – competing for the coveted title of Canada’s Top Chef and the grand prize of $100,000.

About 1909 Kitchen: 
Signature waterfront restaurant, 1909 Kitchen, offers a shared plate concept with Chef Paul Moran at the helm, showcasing produce sourced and foraged from Tofino’s ocean, shoreline and forests. Chef Moran’s passion and talent for foraging, paired with his extensive culinary background, creates a distinctly Tofitian menu that represents the true essence of the rugged and bountiful west coast: seafood platters and freshly landed catch share the table alongside delicious vegetable-forward dishes and items from the kitchen’s Mugnaini wood-fired oven.


About Tofino Resort + Marina:
Adventure seekers coming to battle the waves, foodies drawn to the unique tastes of Tofino’s incredible culinary scene and ocean lovers looking for a hip home base – Tofino Resort + Marina is the perfect place to experience the spirit of the wild, west coast. Inspired by adventure, Tofino Resort + Marina is the only full-service resort situated on the inlet, and is just a short stroll from Tofino’s artisan boutiques, surf shops and Pacific flavours of this ruggedly refined ocean-side community.
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