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.