The Unsung Heroes Festival

Herring and fingerling potato salad with tonburi, pink peppercorns, cipollini onion and dill pickles. Photo Credit:

If you consider yourself a connoisseur of seafood, and would like to try something a little different than the usual sustainable seafood options on menus around the Lower Mainland, then its worth investigating the “Unsung Heroes” festival at Blue Water Cafe in Yaletown. For the ninth year in a row, they are offering a menu of sustainable seafood options, not often seen in restaurants.  Chef, Frank Pabst, features the unsung heroes of the sea, such as geoduck, sea urchin, and jellyfish in clever and masterful ways. While these foods are prized in Asian cuisines, the Western palate is easing its way in. The festival runs until the end of February and 10% of the proceeds support Vancouver Aquarium’s Ocean Wise program.

To learn more about sustainable seafood choices, visit the temporary exhibit at the Gulf of Georgia Cannery, Seafood for Thought, and learn about how your choices can make a difference.

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