Gather: YVR Food Fest’s collaborative dinner series will bring together local and international chefs

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      One of the biggest summer food events in the city returns at the end of the month, and its latest culinary announcement is making us hungry.

      Arrival Agency’s YVR Food Fest (June 27 to July 3) announced the chef line-up for its collaborative dinner series, Gather. It will consist of three suppers that will take place on separate dates (June 27, 28, and 30) at the newly opened Fayuca (1009 Hamilton Street).

      The communal dinners will showcase the collective effort of both local and international chefs bringing a range of global flavours to the city.

      Local chefs Angus An (Maenam, Fat Mao, Sen Pad Thai), Ernesto Gomez (Fayuca, Nuba), Andrea Carlson (Burdock & Co, Harvest Community Foods), and Zach Somjen (Farmer’s Apprentice) will be bringing their cooking talent to the event.

      International chefs Jair Tellez from Mexico City (Laja, MeroToro, Amaya), Asaf Doktor from Tel Aviv, and Martin Vargas from Tijuana will each create unique dishes for the dinner series.

      Left to right: chef Asaf Doktor from Tel Aviv and chef Jair Tellez from Mexico City.
      YVR Food Fest

      Each of the collaborative dinners will feature wine pairings from B.C. wineries. They will be selected by Brian Sohn (Racine Wine Imports) and Matt Sherlock (Sedimentary Wines, Nichol Vineyards, Lock & Worth).

      “We’re bringing together some of Vancouver’s finest food and beverage minds and letting them get creative with international talent,” said Arrival Agency’s Ernesto Gomez, in a press statement.
      There is no specific theme or end game, the whole spirit is to gather a group of likeminded individuals with the only purpose of cooking together, connecting, exchanging ideas, and having fun.”

      “As YVR Food Fest grows we’ll be bringing more and more international talent into town every year and having these borderless, free-flowing exchanges of food and ideas,” added Gomez. “The goal is to include different communities, generate dialogue and push boundaries around food culture.”

      Tickets ($76 to $135, includes tax and gratuity) and more information on Gather can be find here.