Prawn Spotting

Mia Stainsby, Vancouver Sun
Published: Wednesday, April 23, 2008

PRAWN SPOTTING: Spot prawn season is here and nowhere is it more evident than at False Creek Fishermen’s Wharf where the Second Annual Spot Prawn Festival takes place Saturday, May 3 from noon to 5 p.m., rain or shine. Aurora Bistro, Pear Tree, Wild Rice, Diva at The Met, Vij’s, Chambar, Cru, C Restaurant, Northwest Culinary Academy, Pacific Institute of Culinary Arts, Jericho Tennis Club, Provence, Elixir Bistro and the Moustache Cafe, as well as David Hawksworth from the Georgia Hotel, will have emissary chefs on hand, cooking and serving spot prawn dishes. Go Fish, which is located on the site, will have spot prawn specials. And, for those who want to cook for themselves, fishers will be selling the sustainable seafood at the Wharf (1505 West First Ave.) for $12 a pound. Spot prawns will be available at the Wharf for six to eight weeks between 2 and 6 p.m., daily.

As well, Granville Island Public Market will be featuring spot prawn cooking demonstrations May 3, 4, and 10, at 11 a.m., 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. Chefs at the Market will be Peter Robertson of Raincity Grill, Tojo Hidekazu of Tojo’s, Frank Pabst of Blue Water Cafe, and James Walt from Araxi (Whistler). For further event information, visit