Have a budding chef on your hands? Head down to EAT Vancouver on May 30th – June 1st, 2014 to see big-name chefs like Ned Bell, Chuck Hughes, and Vikram Vij on stage, as well as trying out new food and drinks from all the stalls. It’s one of the highlights of the Vancouver food scene each year.
There will be sessions from SuperChefs, a kid-centric show on balanced diets, nutrition, and family meals. The Flavours World Stage pulls together local and international chefs and food producers including Jackie Ellis of the incredible Beaucoup Bakery, and Andrew Richardson of CinCin. Featured countries this year on the Flavours World Stafe are Argentina and Thailand, be ready for serious meat and spicy chilies.
This year, grilling burgers is a special feature, with Weber Grilling Specialist Michael P. Clive on the Food Network Celebrity Stage demonstrating how to get the best out of your next backyard or balcony party. That includes sides and drinks, so you’ll be set to go. You’ll be serving up the best in Vancouver food on your own patio all summer long
Warehouse Party Farmers’ Market
For a laugh, be sure to swing by the Urban Fare stand to see the most expensive bottled water in the world. The water itself is from Tennessee, but the bottle is decorated with over 10,000 Swarovski crystals and will set you back $2,600.
The nomadic Hawker’s Market is making an appearance at EAT Vancouver this year. It’s the warehouse party version of a farmers’ market, usually taking place in the evening, where visitors wander the stalls, eating excellent food while DJs spin. Confirmed participants at EAT include Sailin’ On’s vegan coconut bacon, Wonton Girl’s hand-wrapped wontons, and Brown Paper Packages Ice Cream.
One to check out when the kids are with a sitter: Jackie Ellis will be competing against Vikram Vik and Ned Bell in the third annual Celebrity Chef Throwdown on Friday 30 May at 7:45pm.
Erin McGann is the former Managing Editor for Vancouver Mom and Toronto Mom Now. She drinks just a bit too much coffee, is a bit obsessed about sourcing local food, plays the cello moderately well, spends too much time on Twitter, keeps honeybees on a rooftop, and has a thing for single-malt whisky. Erin is working on a novel set in turn-of-the-century Vancouver, which her husband, son and dog have to hear about all the time, and also blogs at Erin at Large.