When the weather turns to autumn like, do you develop a longing for a bowl of hearty chowder? If you are reaching for your soup spoon, you'll find plenty to dig into at the upcoming Seafood Chowder Chowdown, the soup event of the season.
Returning for its 10 anniversary on November 22nd, Ocean Wise will be holding their annual chowder event at the Vancouver Aquarium. The Chowdown started in Vancouver and has since spread across the country, with 2 other dates happening in Toronto (November 14th) and Calgary (November 15). Other cities have also been inspired to produce their own versions of the themed initiative
The Chowder Chowdown is intended to be about good sustainable eating: food-related connections among guests, chefs and producers; and increased understanding in terms of how to keep the oceans abundant for the future.
The evening will include a wander through the Vancouver Aquarium's impressive galleries and a sampling of a diverse and delicious range of chef created seafood chowders, as well as craft beer.
For this years event, 13 past winners will be participating in the event, vying for the stomachs of guests, as well as industry and media judges. The judging panel will crown the 2017 Chowder Chowdown All-Star Champion and the Best Chowder and Beer Pairing, while guests will get to vote for the People's Choice Award winner.
This event is expected to be a marvelous (and filling time). Enjoy everything from crab chowder with crispy pancetta, to a cedar smoked sablefish chowder.
Tickets are $75 and are available online. This event is sure to sell out, so don't wait long to purchase your tickets.