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5 feasts and treats in Vancouver to devour during Wild BC Spot Prawn season

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Hanna McLean May 24, 2017 3:54 am 2,070

It’s Wild BC Spot Prawn season!

Spot Prawns are a beloved local delicacy caught on the West Coast of Canada, so it’s no surprise there are epic feasts and special dishes dedicated to the sweet and succulent shellfish in establishments across Vancouver.

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There are many eateries and bars that have created delicious Wild BC Spot Prawn grub and beverages, here are 5 to devour in Vancouver.

1. Spot Prawn Boil Series at YEW seafood + bar

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On Sunday, May 28 and Sunday, June 4 head to YEW to enjoy a family style-Spot Prawn Boil Dining Series. Guests will get a special YEW bib to keep, along with a complimentary glass of CedarCreek Chardonnay with the feast. Check out the full menu and be sure to get your tickets online via Eventbrite.

Address: 791 West Georgia Street, Vancouver
Instagram: @fsvancouver

2. Spot Prawn Caesar at Edible

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Catch some sun on Edible Canada’s Granville Island patio and enjoy this seasonal spot prawn Caesar.

Address: 1596 Johnston Street, Vancouver
Instagram: @ediblecanada

3. Sakura & Spot Prawn Dinner at Burdock & Co

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Burdock & Co is staging a collaborative dinner which features Owner/Executive Chef Andrea Carlson and along with the executive chef of Masayosi, Masayoshi Baba. On Tuesday, May 30th patrons are invited to come and enjoy a feast inspired by sakura and spring spot prawns. Choose from two seatings at 6 or 8:30 pm and get your tickets via Eventbrite.

Address: 2702 Main Street, Vancouver
Instagram: @burdockandco

4. Spot Prawn Boil at The New Oxford

Head to The New Oxford on Wednesday, May 24 at 7 pm for the establishment’s 3rd Annual Spot Prawn Festival. Expect Southern-style seafood boils including BC spot prawns and vegetables served family style on newsprint-wrapped tables. Tickets include dinner and a sleeve of Driftwood Brewing’s White Bark Witbier, and can be purchased via Showpass.

Address: 1144 Homer Street, Vancouver
Instagram: @newoxfordvan

5. Steamed Spot Prawns at Fat Mao

This dish consists of juice Spot Prawns steamed with garlic oil, black pepper, cilantro, and burnt lime.

Address: 217 E Georgia Street, Vancouver
Instagram: @fatmaonoodles


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Hanna McLean
Hanna is a Staff Food Writer at Daily Hive. She's lived on both coasts and has concluded that pizza tastes great no matter where you're eating it. She loves rap music, craft beer, and she probably has crumbs on her keyboard right now.

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