Wouldn’t you be honoured if a chef made a dish specially for you to try, not on their menu? I would. This is the opportunity that Vancouver Foodster is offering to you through his Chef’s Signature Dishes Festival. Below are the details of the event from Vancouver Foodster. Bon Appetit!
We are fortunate to live in a city which has one of the most exciting culinary scenes in North America, where chefs are passionate about the ingredients that they use, are committed to pushing boundaries and are creating dishes to excite the diners palate. I have created this Signature Dishes Festival to put the spotlight on these creative chefs and their restaurants who support their creativity and passion; said Richard Wolak, this festival is also a challenge featuring 15 participating Chefs and their Restaurants in Vancouver, Burnaby, Richmond and Langley where diners are invited to vote for their favourite dishes, this festival runs from September 6-30, 2013.
Chefs create a must try signature dish (this dish can-not be on the restaurant’s menu, it must be a new dish created by the chef) to enter in this Chefs Signature Dishes Festival. The Chefs creation can be simple to fancy, using unique and innovative ingredients, any type, as nutritious or indulgent as he/she wants, I told them to be creative and imaginative and to stay true to their type of cuisine or restaurant
Participating restaurants are featuring their Chefs who have created a new Signature Dish creation
These are just some of the creative Chefs and their Signature Dish creations in this festival:
PARTICIPATING CHEFS & RESTAURANTS
Chef Dan Craig
Signature Appetizer Dish: Tasting of Dungeness Crab and Butternut Squash
Pink Salmon, Crab Chawanmushi and croquette, Butternut Squash Terrine.
Delta Burnaby Hotel and Conference Centre, 4331 Dominion Street, Burnaby
Tel: (604) 453-0788
Chef Siriwan (Grace) Rerksuttisiridach
Simply Thai Restaurant
Signature Dish: Thai Steak
Prime sirloin steak strips on a bed of steamed broccoli topped with Simply Thai’s red curry sauce. Jasmine rice topped with bell peppers, fresh basil and lime leaves complete this plate.
1211 Hamilton St, Vancouver
Chef Matt Repeto
Signature Dish: Risotto Mediterraneo
Delicate Risotto with the best B.C. seafood that join the Italian traditional with a taste of the sea.
Offered: Wednesday dinner, Thursday lunch and Thursday dinner
1835 W 4th Ave, Vancouver
Chef Brian Fowke
Kitsilano Daily Kitchen
Signature Dish: Brown Butter Broiled Organic Peace Country Beef Marrow ‘Provençal’ with fried green heirloom tomatoes, bourbon onion jam, butter potato gnocchi and chanterelle mushroom cornbread.
Price: Appetizer (without the gnocchi or cornbread): $18 OR Entrée: $32
Special Add-on: A complete bone’s pour of White American Bourbon to finish your meal – $12 (bring a bib)
Offered: Dinner nightly (starting Sept 7)
1809 W 1st Ave, Vancouver
Tel: (604) 569-2741
The full list of Chefs and their Dishes creations with details including the participating restaurants are listed here
How people can Vote for their favourite Signature Dish Creations?
Once people have ordered and tried the Signature Dish Creations at the participating restaurants, they can vote on their mobile phones or ipads from their table in the restaurants or later in the day. People can cast their vote once a day, so if they are visiting the other participating restaurants daily or during the festival they can vote for their other favourites as well.
You are invited to try these signature dish creations at the participating restaurants, keeping in mind this criteria – originality, creativity, uniqueness, traditional, non-traditional, price, value and most importantly taste. You are then encouraged to VOTE for their favourite Dish creations at http://vancouverfoodster.com/chefs-dishes-festival/
We will announce the winning Chefs and their Dish Creations on October 1, 2013.