Vancouver’s Spot Prawn Festival 2019 to feature chowder and brunch events

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      Spring has just arrived, but some of us are waiting for another time of the year to arrive: spot-prawn season.

      The 13th annual Spot Prawn Festival returns to Vancouver on May 19 (11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.) at the False Creek Fishermen’s Wharf (1505 West 1st Avenue), where guests can check out multiple events.

      Presented by the Chefs’ Table Society of British Columbia, the annual fundraiser is a family-friendly festival featuring live-cooking demos by local chefs, kids’ activities, and live music.

      Access to the festival is free, but ticketed food events are also available. Guests will find award-winning chowder ($12 per person, plus taxes and service fees) served with bread from Terra Breads.

      A spot-prawn brunch ($60 per person, plus taxes and service fees) is also on the schedule, which features a six-course spot-prawn tasting menu, wine and beer samples, bread from Terra Breads, a caffeinated drink from Mogiana Coffee, and a post-meal treat.

      Tickets can be purchased online, and festival-goers will be able to choose between different time slots for the chowder and brunch events.

      Proceeds go toward the Chefs’ Table Society of B.C.—a non-profit society that supports innovative and sustainable food programs, and provides education, mentorship, and sustainability initiatives across the province.