DINE | BLUE WATER CAFE: Unsung Heroes Festival

 Blue Water Cafe
1095 Hamilton St, Vancouver, BC V6B 5T4
Tel: (604) 688-8078

Since 2004,  Blue Water Cafe’ Executive Chef Frank Pabst has been spearheading tides of change during his Unsung Heroes Festival by showcasing unique and sustainable seafood. Throughout the month of February, we invite you to get schooled on delights from the deep – presented by Chef Frank and his brigade, who are longtime champions of ocean conservation practices.

Stellar dishes such as stir-fried jellyfish, red sea urchin trifle, sturgeon liver pate, and poached periwinkles have graced Chef Frank’s impressive Unsung Heroes menu during the last 12 years. British Columbia’s giant red sea cucumber – which has just been listed as sustainable by the Vancouver Aquarium’s Ocean Wise conservation program – will take pride of place on Chef Frank’s 2017 menu. These pink-hued invertebrates are hand-picked by divers and can be enjoyed fresh or dried.

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Guests can look forward to tasting the newest gem of the Ocean Wise family in Chef Frank’s black Himalayan risotto that’s deliciously studded with giant red sea cucumber, pig’s trotter, butternut squash and basil. Unsung Heroes favourite from previous festivals include:

Herring – red beets, green apple, fingerling potatoes, pistachio, buttermilk ranch


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Best known for leading British Columbia’s sustainable seafood movement, Blue Water Cafe strives to educate guests on seafood sustainability while providing an exceptional dining experience. Blue Water Cafe is a founding member of the Vancouver Aquarium’s Ocean Wise program and annually donates 10% of the proceeds from Unsung Heroes to this essential program.

Unsung Heroes is an event we look forward to every year. Not only does Chef Frank create a remarkable and innovative menu, but he and his culinary team have been true ambassadors for our oceans,” said Ann-Marie Copping, Ocean Wise Program Manager. “Turning our thoughts – and our taste buds – to the unsung heroes of sustainable seafood will make a lasting impact on our oceans, lakes, and rivers for generations to come. It is mindful dining, served deliciously.”

The Unsung Heroes Festival starts Wednesday, February 1st and ends on Tuesday, February 28th, 2017. For further information or reservations, please contact Blue Water Cafe by telephone at (604) 688 8078 or online at www.bluewatercafe.net.

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