Written By Anya Levykh Edibles / Food Events Sep 29, 2011 Passionate Eats and Fantastic Feasts SHARE VIA: Facebook Twitter Pinterestimage: Go Fish Tequila-cured wild sockeye wrapped in vegetable ceviche. credit: Anya LevykhThe 8th Annual Passions event in support of the Dr. Peter Centre recently came off with a resounding success. The event raised over $118,000 for the centre. But the best part of the evening for yours truly—apart from emcee Fred Lee’s hilarious antics—was the incredible edible journey paved by the 24 chefs, two bartenders, one catering company and one food truck that all donated their time, food and people for the night.Highlights from the evening included wild salmon poutine from food truck Fresh Local Wild (find it daily at Burrard and West Hastings). The salmon was buttery soft, and the gravy had the woodsy tang of wild mushrooms. Coast Restaurant’s raw ahi tuna wrapped in prime ribeye, with shizo, soy, candied peanut and cilantro was a simple composition that was rich and fresh at the same time. Pork belly played a starring role in several chefs’ dishes, including Oru’s adobo version with lightly pickled vegetables, as well as Hapa Umi’s soy-braised belly with pickled chanterelles, dashi-stewed tomato and crispy burdock root. A favourite seemed to be Hawksworth’s pork press with almonds and peach chutney. Despite all of the fabulous porcine goodness, it was almost a relief to the light stylings of Maenam’s jumbo scallop ceviche with nahm jim sauce or the earthy warmth of Cin Cin Executive Chef Todd Howard’s smoked potato ravioli with braised octopus. Despite my kvetching, however, the only thing one truly had to complain about was decimation of any and all dietary willpower.Fantastic Feast at Krause Berry FarmEarlier on the same day, Farm Folk/City Folk held their annual fundraiser out in Langley. It was a packed—and warm—event, and the food and wine flowed freely. Admittedly, I had to wonder at those who drove, when noting their enthusiastic wine consumption. After a couple snifters of fabulous local plonk, the heat of the day made me decide to stick to hooch-free concoctions for the rest of the day, if I was to have any chance of driving back home—or even avoiding passing out on the grass. As for the food, the heat didn’t dampen my, or anyone else’s, enthusiasm, especially for delights like the tequila-cured wild sockeye wrapped in a vegetable ceviche, courtesy of Go Fish, or the stunning poached salmon club from Ebo, which generated one of the longest line-ups at the event. My personal favourite was the killer pizza from Mary MacKay of Terra Breads, who brought her own steel-can-rigged wood-burning oven with her to produce a thin, highly chewy, moist and flavourful base topped with a classic margherita. This year’s event was sold out, and it’s never too early to plan to attend for next year.Feast of Fields Metro Vancouver will be held Sunday, September 9th 2012. Tickets go on sale June 1st. For more information, click here.Charity EventsFeast of FieldsVancouver Food Scene SHARE VIA: Facebook Twitter Pinterest Written By: Anya Levykh Anya Levykh was born on the shores of the Black Sea, in what was formerly the USSR. The cold, Communist winters were too much for her family, and, before she was four feet tall, they had left for warmer climes in the south of ... Read More You may also like Bar / Recipes February 27, 2020 Kuma Bitters For those who can’t be bothered to finesse and monitor the blending process of the three-jar method written about in March| April’s Bar 101, here ... Read More 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 Comments are closed.