The month of May marks the return of the spot prawn! Known world-wide for their uniquely sweet flavour and firm texture, spot prawns are also the largest commercial species of shrimp found on the West Coast and highly sought out during the spot prawn harvest!
Here’s where you can enjoy spot prawns in Vancouver the next few weeks:
7 Burdock and Co.
2702 Main St
Known for their exceptional use of seasonal West Coast ingredients, Burdock and Co. it’s no surprise that this award-winning Main Street restaurant has some spot prawn dishes in the works!
Although their menu is TBA, in previous years, Executive Chef and Co-Owner Andrea Carlson has served up spot prawns in a variety of ways, such as fried up prawns with a pickled fir needle tartar and smoked in a fir broth!
6 Edible Canada
1596 Johnston St
Paying ode to spot prawns, Edible Canada on Granville Island is kicking of their Canadian Table Dinner series with ‘Spot Prawns & Bubbles’
Hosted by Chef Tobias Grignon and sustainable seafood maven Meighan Makarchuk of Ocean Wise, guests will enjoy copious amounts of fresh spot prawns, menu items such as Fanny Bay oyster hush puppies, clam and rock fish gumbo and spicy octopus succotash and of course – rounds of bubbly!
5 West Restaurant
2881 Granville St
With a menu still TBA, West Restaurant specializes in contemporary #PNW dishes that are created using seasonally sourced ingredients!
Catch Executive Chef Quang Dang’s cooking demo at the Spot Prawn Festival!
Celebrate spot prawn season the Donnelly Group way by participating in their fourth annual series of Spot Prawn Boil dinners! Both The New Oxford and The Blackbird will serve up Southern-style seafood boils featuring perfectly seasoned spot prawns paired with local craft beer. Roll up your sleeves, bring your friends and dig in!
A limited number of tickets for these events are available via www.myshowpass.com for $50 per person (plus service charge).
For more details, visit www.donnellygroup.ca.
136 E Broadway
Indulge in spot prawns served up three different ways at Chicha! Their trio set this year will feature the following:
Friday May 12
845 Avison Way
Count on Ned Bell, Ocean Wise Executive Chef, to know what he’s doing when it comes to seafood. Spot prawns are no exception. Hosted by the Vancouver Aquarium, the Spot Prawn Pop-Up will feature a five course menu with wine pairings prepared by featured Chefs Bell and Rob Clark. Learn about sustainable spot prawns while exploring the Aquarium’s galleries during the cocktail reception before making way to the Marine Science Centre’s pop-up setting for the evening. Proceeds support various Vancouver Aquarium initiatives.
1 Spot Prawn Festival
Saturday May 13
Granville Island Fishermen’s Wharf
1505 West 1st Avenue
Buy spot prawns directly from the boats, watch cooking demos by eight of BC’s top chefs and dig into a mouth-watering Spot Prawn boil during the 11th annual Spot Prawn Festival! This family-friendly event is a must!
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