Thursday afternoon happy hour at this Gastown seafood establishment is getting more interesting with a calendar of featured Ocean Wise seafood and invited guests to share stories, knowledge and tricks of the trade.
It’s been a little over a year since Coquille opened their doors in Gastown and the team have had an incredible year of developing new and existing relationships with shellfish farmers, fishermen and women along with seafood purveyors from near and far. Seafood Sessions, which will take place every Thursday during happy hour, aimed at showcasing the incredible Ocean Wise bounty that Coquille receives on a daily basis.
General Manager, Liam Todd who helped conceptualize the program, says “It’s our way of bringing together and engaging all of our stakeholders; from our restaurant guests, to our kitchen and service teams to our invaluable local suppliers. It gives us the chance to share the stories behind what’s on our menu.”
Every Thursday will have a different focus and flavour based on the product and the personality of the invited guest or the product being featured with the aim of providing a fun and informal experience to unwind after work or before dinner.
The Seafood Sessions calendar will continually be updated on the events page of the Coquille website.
The continuing line-up is as follows:
For this edition of Seafood Sessions, we are thrilled to have our partners from Ocean Wise, Claire & Tania, joining us at Coquille to share their knowledge and expertise with our guests. Ocean Wise is an organization committed to educating and encouraging consumers to make sustainable seafood choices to ensure healthy oceans for future generations to come.
The star this week is a local, sustainably farmed crustacean: Pacific White-Legged shrimp from Berezan Shrimp Company. This species of shrimp is native to the Southwest Pacific Ocean. Due to the threat of over-fishing, this species of shrimp has the highest rate of aquafarming worldwide. Berezan is passionate about protecting natural eco-systems and has built an inland, closed-containment farm in Langley, B.C. with an aim to be an environmentally friendly, non-ocean impacting source for quality seafood.
Join us on Thursday, June 27th with special guest and co-host David Goudge, Proprietor of Sea Star Vineyards on Pender Island. He’ll be pouring their ‘Salish Sea’-a blend of Ortega and Siegerrebe. The name is a celebration of it’s distinctive terroir and the beautiful waters that surround their vineyards. ‘Salish Sea’ is a bright, expressive white wine with notes of melon, grapefruit, peach, guava, and herbs. It also makes for a beautiful pairing with fresh oysters on the half shell. Our team will be shucking oysters alongside, David, and discussing the differences between east and west coast oysters, and the regional conditions that influence their shape, texture, and flavour.
ABOUT COQUILLE FINE SEAFOOD | Opened in 2018 in the heart of Vancouver’s historic Gastown District, Coquille Fine Seafood is the latest project from the team that brought you L’Abattoir. A modern spin on a classic fish house concept, the beautifully appointed restaurant offers a creative Ocean Wise recommended menu of quintessential seafood dishes accompanied by a wide-ranging drink menu featuring craft beer, handmade cocktails, notable BC and international wines. With seating for over 100 between the dining room, lounge and patio, Coquille strives to offer the city’s best seafood, allowing locals and visitors alike to enjoy a relaxed-yet-elegant dining experience for lunch, dinner and happy hour. Open from 11:30am to late, seven days a week.
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