Blue Water Cafe's Unsung Heroes returns to celebrate unique sea foods

Jan 17 2017, 3:47 am

Back for its 13th year, Blue Water Cafe‘s month-long celebration of unique seafood “Unsung Heroes” will take place all February long.

Much like how adventurous carnivores explore the whole animal from nose to tail, Unsung Heroes turns to a broader swath of ocean life so that diners might explore a new set of sustainable flavours and ingredients.

Blue Water’s Chef Frank Pabst, along with his kitchen staff, are known for their devotion to ocean conservation, and honouring those efforts with meticulous and wildly inventive dishes presented with the esteemed Yaletown restaurant’s usual panache.

Slipper Limpet Ramen-style from 2016 (Lindsay William-Ross/Daily Hive)

Last year the Unsung Heroes menus took a culinary deep dive to showcase thinks like sturgeon pate, a ramen-inspired slipper limpet dish, Matjes herring, a whelk paella, and deep fried smelt.

For 2017, Pabst and the crew are still working on the menu for Unsung Heroes, but we do know that taking a prime spot on the dish list British Columbia’s giant red sea cucumber-a seafood recently listed as sustainable by the Vancouver Aquarium’s Ocean Wise conservation program

During Unsung Heroes, diners will find giant red sea cucumber featured in a black Himalayan risotto that also features pig’s trotter, butternut squash, and basil.

Unsung Heroes 2017

When: Wednesday, February 1 through Tuesday, February 28, 2017
Where: Blue Water Cafe – 1095 Hamilton Street, Vancouver


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