YVR Food Fest announces Gather, a collaborating dining series

Jun 17 2017, 1:07 am

This year’s YVR Food Fest has an impressive roster of options sure to tempt any food lover, and the amped up annual event has just announced the stellar line-up of chefs and meals that will be taking part in their exciting collaborative dinner series.

The series, called Gather, offers communal dinners held over three nights, with each night showcasing chefs from Vancouver working alongside chefs from acclaimed restaurants and projects around the globe.

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While the dress code will be west coast casual, the exclusive meals will be splendid multi-course feasts, with wine pairings from BC’s top vineyards, too.

“We’re bringing together some of Vancouver’s finest food and beverage minds and letting them get creative with international talent. There is no specific theme or end game, the whole spirit is to gather a group of likeminded individuals with the only purpose of cooking together, connecting, exchanging ideas, and having fun,” says Arrival Agency’s Ernesto Gomez.

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Chef Asaf Doktor (Photo courtesy YVR Food Fest)

Here’s what’s in store from June 27 to 30 for Gather:

  • Tijuana meets Tel Aviv on Tuesday, June 27 is a six-course meal and features chefs Asaf Doktor from Tel Aviv, Martin Vargas from Tijuana, and Ernesto Gomez from Vancouver. Visiting chef Asaf Doktor is a pioneer in Israeli farm-to-table cuisine. His acclaimed restaurant Dok was recently received a glowing write up in the New York Times. Martin Vargas and Ernesto Gomez can both regularly be found in the kitchen at Northern Pacific Mexican restaurant Fayuca—the latter is also a partner at beloved local Lebanese chain Nuba.
  • From Baja to Chiang Mai on Wednesday, June 28 is a four course meal and features chefs Angus An from Vancouver and Jair Tellez from Mexico City. Angus An is the celebrated local chef behind Maenam and Fat Mao Noodles. Jair Tellez has emerged as one of Mexico’s most important and progressive chefs. His restaurants Laja, MeroToro, and Amaya have been featured in the New York Times and listed among the World’s 50 Best Restaurants. He is also a partner at host restaurant Fayuca.
  • Six Chef Summit on Friday, June 30 is a six course meal and features chefs Andrea Carlson from Burdock & Co and Zach Somjen from Farmer’s Apprentice, as well as Asaf Doktor, Angus An, Jair Tellez, Martin Vargas. For this meal, chefs names were drawn out of hat to decide what part of this six course meal they’ll be preparing.
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Fayuca (Hanna McLean/Daily Hive)

Whether you’re booking a solo seat and will end the evening with new food-loving friends, or you’ve got a group to go with, don’t wait to get your tickets, as each of the evenings has a limited capacity, and will surely sell out. All of the dinners take place at the exciting new Yaletown restaurant, Fayuca.

Gather at YVR Food Fest

Tijuana Meets Tel Aviv
When: Tuesday, June 27; Seatings at 6:30, 7, and 7:30 pm
Tickets: $135 (including food and gratuity)

From Baja to Chiang Mai
When: Wednesday, June 28 ; Seatings at 6:30, 7, and 7:30 pm
Tickets: $76 (including food and gratuity)

Six Chef Summit
When: Friday, June 30; Seatings at 6:30, 7, and 7:30 pm
Tickets: $135 (including food and gratuity)

Where: Fayuca – 1009 Hamilton Street, Vancouver
Tickets to all of the Gather dinners, as well as all the YVR Food Fest events, are available online at www.yvrfoodfest.com

Daily Hive is a proud community partner of YVR Food Fest

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