Written By Gary Hynes Edibles / Food Events Apr 19, 2011 A Passionate Preview SHARE VIA: Facebook Twitter PinterestImages, from left to right, top to bottom: Baby squid stuffed with organic scallops and preserved lemon over yellow heirloom tomato and saffron coulis, Boneta. Helmer potatoes stuffed with Salt Spring Island goat cheese and topped with cured spring salmon, C Restaurant. A smorgasbord of treats from Mix the Bakery. Pan-roasted succulent pork, summer plum jam, coffee gastrique, Brussels petals and crispy yam, Diva at the Met. O’Doul’s Rooibos tea-smoked Polderside Farms duck breast with crispy rice cake and Okanagan black plum sauce. Passions poster It’s one of Vancouver’s top food and wine events, has earned a reputation as “Best Small Gala” and it’s happening this Sunday. The 7th annual Passions event in support of the Dr. Peter Centre brings together over 20 top local chefs and bakers, along with enough beer, wine and martinis to drown Atlantis all over again.Here’s the rundown on who’s participating this year: Beachside Forno, Bin 941/942, C Restaurant, Chambar, Cibo, Coast, Crave, Diva at the Met, El Barrio, Fraîche, Italian Kitchen, La Terrazza, Le Gavroche, Market by Jean-Georges, Mix the Bakery, The Observatory, Cin Cin, O’Doul’s, Oru, Provence Restaurants, and Tojo’s.If you’ve never been, there are still some tickets available. For $200, you can eat and drink to your heart’s—and palate’s—content, while enjoying live entertainment from fiery flamenco duo Sangre Morena. But back to the food…Each participating chef prepares a single, unique dish, served tasting-size, and you can go back for seconds, thirds or even fifths—just make sure you leave room for dessert. The last Passions event I attended, Mix was offering a smorgasbord of their signature treats, and I spent a considerable amount of time standing by the table, picking out my victims.The photos above are from previous Passions events, to give you a sampling of what’s to come. While the menus change every year, the quality of the dishes is unvarying, and, hey, you can assuage the guilt of those extra calories by remembering that it’s all for a very good cause.You can buy tickets and find out more at www.drpeter.org or by calling 1.800.656.0713.Charity EventsFood EventsVancouver Food Scene SHARE VIA: Facebook Twitter Pinterest Written By: Gary Hynes ... Read More You may also like Food News October 1, 2019 Rancho Vignola – Vancouver Island Harvest Sale Rancho Vignola – New Crop Nuts & Dried Fruit is hosting its annual Vancouver Island Harvest Sale on November 29th and 30th at ... Read More Food Events / Food News September 18, 2019 EAT Buzz Up-Island & Tofino September|October 2019 The Buzz Up-Island It’s high time for festival season! I anticipate this time of the year all year long when fresh produce is in abundance, ... Read More Causes / Chefs / Events / Food Heroes / Sustainability August 30, 2019 An Evening with Chef Ned Bell and Ocean Wise On August 20, 2019, Ocean Wise and Eagle Wing Whale and Wildlife Watching Tours teamed up to present the first in a series of speaker events in ... Read More Food Events / Food News July 3, 2019 EAT Buzz Up-island & Tofino July|August 2019 The Buzz Up-island July 2019 “First we EAT, then we do everything else”(M.K.Fisher) – at least I do anyway. Never short of ... Read More Dessert / Recipes / Sponsored February 26, 2018 DIY Blueberry & Lemon Curd Shortcakes in a Jar Are you in need of some inspiration? Foods in a jar just seem to taste better, after all we do eat with our eyes first. A Do-It-Yourself Blueberry ... Read More Get Fresh January 18, 2018 Delicious Citrus “Citrus’s naughty by nature proclivities ensure an ever-expanding family tree.” It’s funny isn’t it, that flavours as zippy and ... Read More Comments are closed.