Second Annual, Wild B.C. Seafood Fest

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Celebrate fresh, wild, local seafood this Summer!

The second annual Wild BC Seafood Fest will take place:

Date: Saturday August 29, 2009

Time: 11:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m.

Place: Steveston Harbour Authority Fisherman’s Park, Richmond, B.C.

(in front of the Gulf of Georgia Cannery National Historic Site 12138 Fourth Avenue)

Join members of BC commercial fishing industry and some of BC’s most acclaimed chefs and seafood experts as they demonstrate a variety of amazing wild BC seafood recipes and provide tips on buying, storing and preparing some of our favourite wild BC seafood. Plus sample their amazing creations and receive copies of the featured recipes to savour them at home!

Award-winning fishmonger from The Salmon Shop and Screaming Mimi’s in North Vancouver’s Lonsdale Quay Market, Kosta Zogaris will add much information and enthusiasm as the cooking stage MC. And special guest, Richmond Mayor Malcolm Brodie will also be present to participate on stage with Quang Dang, Chef De Cuisine of C Restaurant.

Presentations are at:

11:30 a.m. — Stephen Wong (Vancouver journalist, food and beverage consultant and cookbook author) will feature Asian inspired ideas for wild BC seafood creations and provide samples of his demonstrated recipe: Kasu Miso Wild BC Sablefish with Oyster Mushrooms Stir-Fry.

1:00 p.m. — Quang Dang (Chef De Cuisine of C Restaurant, Vancouver, BC) will feature contemporary west coast ideas for wild BC seafood creations and provide samples of his demonstrated recipe: Pan Fried Wild BC Sardines with Heirloom Tomato & Watercress Salad and Birch Syrup Mayonnaise.

2:30 p.m. — Alessandra and Jean-Francis Quaglia (Proprietor-Chefs of Provence Marinaside Restaurant and Provence Mediterranean Grill Restaurant, Vancouver, BC) will feature Mediterranean inspired ideas for wild BC seafood creations and provide samples of their demonstrated recipe: Fennel Pollen-Dusted Wild BC Salmon with Lemon Aioli.

Other event activities will guarantee fabulous fun and feasting for all:

  • Buy wild BC salmon, sablefish and sardines directly from the fishermen at the Steveston dock;
  • Buy wild BC salmon, sablefish and sardine products from seafood vendors in the park such as Seaside Marketing and Seven Seas;
  • Sample and purchase smoked wild BC salmon, sablefish and sardine products as prepared by award-winning Classic Smokehouse (2003) Inc. of Vancouver, BC;
  • Enjoy special wild BC pink salmon soft tacos on-site as prepared by Robert Clark of C Restaurant;
  • Enjoy a special wild BC sablefish creation with a fig vinaigrette and fine herbs, served on a fig leaf as prepared on site by the Quaglias of the Provence Restaurants;
  • Enjoy wild BC salmon and albacore tuna burgers as prepared on-site by Julie Bell of Seaside Marketing;
  • Visit the newly expanded market to purchase fresh local products from vendors such as European Breads, Glenwood Preserves Ltd., Guichan Farms and Lemon Heaven Beverages;
  • Receive a special reduced admission price to the Gulf of Georgia Cannery National Historic Site with every purchase during the event and tour the museum;
  • Learn all about wild BC salmon, sablefish and sardines from industry members as well as Ocean Wise and SeaChoice;
  • Partake in the kids’ activities and meet Salty as featured by Port Metro Vancouver; and,
  • Listen to the live entertainment provided by Richmond’s popular Darren Specht and the Blues-Hawks.

Wild BC Seafood Fest is presented by the Canadian Pacific Sardine Association, Wild Canadian Sablefish Association and BC Salmon Marketing Council and proudly sponsored by Classic Smokehouse (2003) Inc., Gulf of Georgia Cannery National Historic Site, Parks Canada, Lions Gate Fisheries Ltd., Albion Fisheries and Rhino Print Solutions.

The Canadian Pacific Sardine Association, Wild Canadian Sablefish Association and BC Salmon Marketing Council are non-profit, legally constituted organizations representing permit holders in the management and marketing of their respective wild BC seafood fisheries.

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For event information, contact:

Sandra Merk, Event Co-ordinator, Insight Productions at srmerk {at} shaw.ca or 604.535.9828

For information about wild B.C. salmon, contact:

BC Salmon Marketing Council at http://www.bcsalmon.ca, bcsmc [at] bcsalmon.ca, 604.267.3030

For information regarding wild B.C. sardines, contact:

Canadian Pacific Sardine Association at http://www.bcsardines.com/, Don Pepper, Executive Director, dapepper [at] shaw.ca, 604.303.0141

For information regarding wild BC sablefish, contact:

Wild Canadian Sablefish Association at http://www.canadiansablefish.com, Mark Baggio, Marketing Director, info [at] canadiansablefish.com, 778.318.4047

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