The Vancouver Aquarium’s Ocean Wise Chowder Chowdown, presented by Rickard’s and Granville Island Brewing, is back again this year on November 21 at the Aquarium. This is one of my favourite annual Vanaqua events (and how could it not be with gourmet food and excellent craft beer)!
“This friendly, but competitive, cook-off brings together 12 of Vancouver’s top chefs as they showcase their original ocean-friendly seafood chowders, paired with craft beer, at this fun and delicious consumer event,” according to Mike McDermid, Vancouver Aquarium’s Ocean Wise partner relations manager.
The winner will be crowned 2012 Ocean Wise Chowder Chowdown Champion by a celebrity panel of judges. Guests will again be invited this year to vote for the People’s Choice winner at what promises to be memorable evening of flavourful chowders, all in support of sustainable seafood.”
[Hapa Izakaya, 2011's Chowder Chowdown Champions]
The line-up of local Ocean Wise chefs contending for the winning title of Vancouver Aquarium’s 2012 Ocean Wise Chowder Chowdown Champion include:
Chefs Alessandro Vianello and Michael Carter | Street Meet
Chef Dana Hauser | Herons, The Fairmont Waterfront
Chef Tom Lee | Edible Canada at the Market
Chef Todd Bright| Wild Rice
Chef Alex Tung | Cotto Enoteca Pizzeria
Chef Troung Minh Xong | Kamei Royale Japanese Restaurant
Chef Frank Gort | Showcase Restaurant and Bar, Vancouver Marriott Pinnacle
Chef Nathan Tower| Savoury Chef Foods
Chef Chris Whittaker | Forage, Listel Hotel
Chef Eric Pless | Coast Restaurant
Chef Warren Mercier| Vancouver Aquarium
Chef Derek Bendig | Hotel Eldorado
2012 Vancouver Aquarium Ocean Wise Chowder Chowdown
Date: November 21, 7 pm
Venue: Vancouver Aquarium
Tickets: $50 (plus HST); available online. All proceeds from the evening will directly support the Aquarium’s Ocean Wise program. Note: Chowder Chowdown is a 19+ event.
About Vancouver Aquarium Ocean Wise™
The Ocean Wise symbol next to a seafood item is the Vancouver Aquarium’s assurance of an ocean-friendly seafood choice. With over 3,100 Ocean Wise partner locations across Canada, Ocean Wise makes it easy for consumers to make sustainable seafood choices that ensure the health of our oceans for generations to come.