Take your taste buds abroad at Dine Out Vancouver Festival’s most anticipated culinary event. The fifth annual Vancouver World Chef Exchange, will bring award-winning chefs from global culinary hubs to Vancouver for a series of four collaborative dinners, featuring flavours from Toronto, Cork, Monterrey, and a cross-Pacific Indigenous Nations collaboration with chefs from Edmonton and Auckland.
During each event, the visiting and local chefs will join forces to produce an incredible multi-course dinner at the Vancouver chef’s restaurant, taking inspiration from their respective restaurants’ most popular dishes; their own cultural influences and favourite fare; and local and seasonal ingredients.
Here are this year’s pairings:
Where: Chicha Restaurant
When: January 21 at 7:00 PM
Details: An all-female, all star east coast meets west coast seafood dinner and wine pairings. Chef Charlotte Langley (East Coast) and Chef Shelome Bouvette combine forces to bring a multi-course seafood journey paired with wines from West Coast winemaker Heidi Noble (Joie Farms Winery, Naramata). Learn more here.
When: January 27 at 7:00 PM
Details: Michelin star chef of Ireland’s Mews Restaurant reunites with Wildebeest’s Chef Ian McHale for an intimate one-night only dinner not to be missed! Chef Ahmet and Chef Ian met while working at Dublin’s Michelin Star restaurant Chapter One. Both chefs place great emphasis on using local and seasonal ingredients. Prepare yourself for a culinary adventure guided by two like-minded chefs with a passion for all that local! Learn more here.
Where: WildTale Yaletown
When: January 30 at 7:00 PM
Details: Named one of Vancouver’s best locally owned restaurants, WildTale, and it’s Executive Chef Francisco Higareda, are excited to welcome famed Chef Guillermo González Beristáin from Monterrey, Mexico, winner of Latin America’s 50 Best Restaurants. This once-in-a-lifetime collaboration dinner will include a multi-course menu that celebrates the bounty of land and sea, with a twist. Each perfectly prepared course will be paired alongside tequilas, mezcals, and local & international wines. This dinner is not to be missed. Learn more here.
New Zealand & Indigenous
Where: Salmon n’ Bannock Bistro
When: February 2 at 6:00 PM
Details: Join us at Salmon n’ Bannock while we take you on a culinary journey featuring our contemporary Indigenous cuisine. Taste our indigenous flavours and let us take you to new waters. A wonderful night of collaboration between three distinct indigenous cultures. Waters may separate us by distance but our culture and love of food unite us together. This very exciting evening featuring the cuisines of Salmon n’ Bannock Bistro along with acclaimed chefs Shane Chartrand from Edmonton and Maori Chef Rewi Spraggon from Auckland, New Zealand. Join us for a magical evening of wonderous food showcasing the jewels of the ocean. At Salmon n’ Bannock, not only do we have game but this meal is going to be off the hook. Learn more here.