EAT! Vancouver brings chefs from across Canada and the US to town for collaborative dinners, cooking classes, and more

The November festival is an annual highlight on local foodies' calendars

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      A full day dedicated to pastry, expert cooking classes, and chefs from all across Canada and the United States: the 2019 EAT! Vancouver Food + Cooking Festival is coming up, and tickets are now on sale.

      Now in its 18th year, the foodie fest takes place November 4 to 9.

      A key highlight is EAT! Harvest, cohosted by the U.S. Embassy’s Office of Foreign Agricultural Affairs. Fifteen chefs—including Jonathan Gushue of Newfoundland’s Fogo Island Inn—will prepare signature canapés that embody their cuisine and that will be paired with Pacific Northwest wines.

      Joining Gushu at the November 9 event at the Vancouver Club (915 West Hastings Street) are Campagnolo Restaurant’s Robert Belcham, Autostrada’s Lucais Syme, Pino Posteraro of Cioppino’s Mediterranean Grill & Enoteca, and Cathy Whims of Nostrana in Portland, among others.

      Proceeds from the event support the BC Cancer Foundation.

      Newfoundland chef Jonathan Gushue of Fogo Island Inn will participate in multiple events at EAT! Vancouver.
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      Another 15 chefs will gather at the same venue for EAT! Pastry Day, which culminates with the Grand Tasting Event. Hello, Thomas Haas (Thomas Haas Chocolates), Christophe Bonzon (Chez Christophe), Eleanor Chow (Cadeaux Bakery), Adam Chandler (Beta5), Betty Hung (Beaucoup Bakery), and other masters of decadent treats.

      Collaborative dinners will see the likes of Wildebeest’s Ian McHale hosting Carl Heinrich of Toronto’s Richmond Station and the Acorn’s Brian Luptak teaming up with Christine Sandford of Biera in Edmonton.

      Expert classes range from pizza-making at Nicli Antica Pizzeria to grilling Peruvian street food at Chicha to preparing seasonal fish with Ai & Om Knives at Pacific Institute of Culinary Arts.

      All the details are at EAT! Vancouver.