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EAT Vancouver 2012: Prize Pack Giveaway

Wednesday, May 16th, 2012 — 3:28pm PDT
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Imagine an entire stadium filled with chefs, restaurants, vendors, and foodies. Throw in Food Network stars, demonstations, seminars, and cooking competitions and you have EAT Vancouver.

Happening June 1-3, 2012 the 10th annual EAT Vancouver cooking festival will take over BC Place. Here are just a few of the highlights:

Celebrity Stage
Featuring: Bob Blumer (World’s Weirdest Restaurants, Glutton for Punishment), David Rocco (David Rocco’s Dolce Vita), Rob Feenie (Canada’s first Iron Chef winner, Food Concept Artist at Cactus Club), Annabelle Waugh (Food Director at Canadian Living Magazine).

International Culinary Stage
Explore the Spice of Louisiana with Chef Patrick Mould
Peru presents Chef Pedro Guillen
Fun Flavours of the Philippines with Chef Albert S. Rivera
Thailand, A Taste of Thai with Chef Arnat Seksantrakul
A feast of Flavours from Oaxaca with Chef Rossana Ascencio

There’s also the Dairy Farmers of Canada Cheese Seminar Stage, the Fit to EAT Stage, and the Grapes & Hops State with wine and beer presentations.

Competitions include a barista challenge, and you’ll find some of your favourite Vancouver restaurants represented in the food pavilion.

a la cuisine // press L for flavour
Photo credit: CogitoErgoShoot on Flickr – Submitted to the Miss604 Flickr Pool.

The festival will be open Friday June 1st from 2:00pm to 9:00pm, Saturday June 2nd from 10:00am to 9:00pm, and Sunday, June 3rd from 10:00am to 5:00pm. Tickets are available online now, starting at $14. You can also sign up for a variety of Pop-Up Culinary Centre Cooking Classes for $28.

There’s an extensive list of exhibitor information, stage schedules, and more all posted online. You can also follow EAT Vancouver on Facebook and Twitter for more information.

If you would like to attend EAT Vancouver, I have a family 4-pack of tickets to give away along with 2 spots in one of the Pop-Up Culinary Centre cooking classes. The winner will also receive a Mott’s Clamato Caesar Starter Kit. Here’s how you can enter to win this prize pack:

  • Leave a comment naming your favourite local restaurant, food truck, or chef (1 entry)
  • Post the following on Twitter (1 entry)
RT to enter to win the ultimate @EAT_Vancouver prize pack from @Miss604

I will draw one winner at random from all entries on Tuesday, May 22, 2012 at 3:00pm. The winner can choose from any of the following Pop-Up classes: Don’t Be Afraid of the Bones, Delving into the Knife Drawer, Modern Plated Desserts, Delving into the Knife Drawer, It’s all in the Wrist, A Chef’s Arsenal Revealed, Baking Magic, Local Shucks & BC Spot Prawns, Delving into the Knife Drawer, Brunch Staples, From Street Food to Table Food Locally.

Update The winner is Jennifer Breakspear!

Current contests on


  1. Tava says:

    Lanalou’s, Re-Up and Anthony Sedlak (and Eat! is my favourite local event!)

  2. Ro says:


  3. Teresa says:

    Sawasdee Thai Restaurant

  4. Jennifer Breakspear says:

    Ensemble & Chef Dale MacKay

  5. Lauren says:

    Favorite restaurant is The Nice Cafe.

  6. Karen says:

    My Favourite is 81/2. I love going there anytime! It could be for brunch, lunch, dinner or just appetizers and drinks. The food is fresh, local and so good! The atmosphere is happening! Reminds me of a funky, quaint San Francisco restaurant. The service is great as well! Have recommended them to many and all have loved it!!

  7. oli says:

    Kaboom Box! (on the corner of Granville and Robson)

  8. Ainslie says:

    Definitely Provence Marinaside – especially now during spot prawn season!

  9. Lindsay says:

    Axum or Fassil Ethiopian!

  10. Mel.C. says:

    Mickie j/k mmm I’m hungry, think I’ll go to….

  11. Jerrick says:

    The Sandbar on Granville Island.

  12. Karen says:

    I really like Grub. It’s my go-to place when something really good happens to me. I don’t go as often as I’d like, though. ๐Ÿ™‚

  13. Herman Wong says:

    The Red Wagon. Pull pork pancakes !

  14. aaron says:


  15. luc says:

    Banana Leaf!

  16. Karen B says:

    La Brasserie – nom nom.

  17. Natalie says:

    Did someone say Anthony Sedlak and his American Cheesesteak Co? AMAZING!

  18. Janna says:

    It’s super hard to pick a favourite food truck or restaurant in Vancouver. I’d have to say Fresh.Local.Wild and Tacofino are my two favourite trucks so far. C Restaurant is one of my favourite restaurants in the city, although I had some fantastic meals at the Shore Club and Black + Blue during Dine Out this year.

  19. Selena says:

    Kitsilano daily kitchen, yum!

  20. Amy says:

    Swasdee Thai Restaurant!

  21. Lena says:

    Can’t get enough of Hapa Izakaya in Kits… and also East is East!

  22. Leonora Grande says:

    There are a lot of great places. Burgoo is always a sure bet for consistently good comfort food, nice patios, super service. We’re lucky to have so many great choices in the Lower Mainland.

  23. nance428 says:

    tableau bar bistro…

  24. dave604 says:

    Chambar / Cafe Medina

  25. Lindsay says:

    OMG, I totally need to learn how to properly use a knife ๐Ÿ™

  26. Donna L says:

    Bella Gelateria!

  27. Sheila says:

    Les Faux Bourgeouis or Campagnolo – I can’t decide which one is my favourite.

  28. Marcy says:

    Love The District on Lonsdale in North Vancouver. Best brunch, service and tastes!

  29. Archana Aggarwal says:

    Tacofino! Love that truck!

  30. Fred says:

    My favourite is the Guu set of restaurants. ๐Ÿ™‚

  31. Laura says:

    Trattoria on 4th ave — amazing food and service!

  32. Timmy Wong says:

    Sandbar by far is the best in terms of service, food and view

  33. SophiaSofei says:

    My favourite is Seasons in the Park!

  34. Kristyn says:

    Burgoo is my fav restaurant in vancouver, I am a major sucker for cheese!

  35. Brenda says:

    David Hawksworth

  36. Tamara says:

    Mmmmmm foooood!

    Sandbar is really nice. Earls seems to be my standby for casual dining. And gotta love Rob Feenie = ) I try to go to Eat Vancouver or Eat Fraser Valley at least once every year to see him.

  37. Cliff says:

    West restaurant

  38. Chelle says:

    How on earth can you pick a favourite Vancouver restaurant–there are so many! That being said, the last time I went to East is East I was in heaven. Gulab jaman and chai tea=amazing!

  39. Roberta Neilson says:

    Fave restaurant is C. Fave food truck is a toughie, but I will go with Fresh Local Wild. Very cool prize!!

  40. Sara says:

    I went to Trevor Bird’s new restaurant Fable last weekend and it absolutely blew my mind! There is no other restaurant doing what Fable does. I see good things in their future ๐Ÿ™‚

  41. harjit says:

    I loveee food…East is East ‘ras malai’ just melts in my mouth mmm

  42. Laura Fraser says:

    The Eatery …Captain Crunch anyone?

  43. Gerald says:

    The Fish House in Stanley Park.

  44. Viv says:

    my favourite restaurant is CinCin!

  45. Sandy says:

    Zefferilli’s – my favourite for over a decade!

  46. Jeff says:

    My favourite local restaurant would probably be Swiss Chalet. Either that or Nahm Thai in surrey. I also like Stefo’s.

  47. Stacey says:

    Ensemble is awesome, and loved my time at the Hawksworth.

  48. Siobhan S. says:

    My favourite local restaurant is the Eatery in Kits. I love their funky sushi!

  49. Linda says:

    My favourite food truck is Roaming Dragon.

  50. Anne says:

    My favourite restaurant in Vancouver right now is Little Nest because with a rowdy 2 yr old it is the best place to eat with a happy playing kid! And the food is awesome.

  51. Khai Lam says:

    I love roaming dragons food truck

  52. Meline says:

    Meat & Bread! delicious sandwich!

  53. Katie says:

    Ensemble and Dale MacKay

  54. Debbie says:

    Best Chef ever is my husband, Daniel Alexandre who used to own Senhor Rooster Portuguese Restaurant in East Van

  55. Paula H says:

    Tacofino!!! Their fish taco is to die for!

  56. Amy says:

    My favourite one is The Fish House in Stanley Park!

  57. Annie says:

    Tojo’s definitely!!

  58. ESther says:

    Recently discovered Sushi Mart, and it’s the best (cheap) sushi in town, hands down!

  59. albert c says:


  60. Gordon says:

    Roaming Dragon food truck!

  61. Marianne says:

    Toshi sushi

  62. Crystal says:

    Aki Japanese Restaurant. (And for you Aki lovers, they are now re-opened on Pender Street! FYI)

  63. Michelle says:

    Rodney’s Oyster House!

  64. Rachel says:

    Roaming Dragon!

  65. Katie P says:

    I love Guu.

  66. Victoria says:

    Guu!! No question!

  67. Judy says:

    My favorite local restaurant would be Six Sense.

  68. Siew says:

    My favorite is Banana Leaf

  69. Mitzi says:

    Tandoori palace on commercial drive

  70. Vanessa W says:

    The Naam would be one of my favourite restaurants.

  71. Nadya says:


  72. mary says:

    roaming dragon

  73. Jeremy says:

    My favourite local restaurant is Blue Water Cafe

  74. Nancy Josland Dalsin says:

    Blue Water Cafe, Yaletown

  75. Angela says:

    Yum! Mom’s Grilled Cheese truck was pretty yummy! And liked Gyu-Kaku too!

  76. David says:

    favourite local restaurant is Gyu-Kaku along Nelson street!

  77. Ken Gourlay says:

    The Pear Tree in North Burnaby, my absolute fave!

  78. Candice says:

    Hapa Izakaya Kitsilano. Used to live down the street and would walk over for dinner or drinks with friends. Love sitting at the bar looking into the kitchen!

  79. Anna Melara says:

    Favourite Italian joint is La Buca -an amazing little hole in the wall with amazing food!!

  80. Lise says:

    Just tried out Santa Rosa Mexican restaurant yesterday in Port Coquitlam (1585 Broadway) and absolutely loved it! I had never tried mole sauce before; (not sure why I waited so long; it was delicious!) Have to go back next time their factory is making tortillas so we can have a tour! Tiny little place but excellent food and service.

  81. Ruth Hartnup says:

    Rimrock Cafe in Whistler ๐Ÿ™‚

  82. Lauren says:

    ReUp BBQ food cart

  83. Teresa Paul says:

    Favorite local chef is Jimmy Stewart. Saw him on Top Chef…Cook for me Jimmy!!!!

  84. Nati Herron says:

    I love Via Tavere on Victoria Dr!!

  85. Kat says:

    My fav is The Pear Tree in Burnaby!! Amazing food!!

  86. Megan says:

    my fav food truck is Re-Up BBQ!

  87. Colleen says:

    Hawksworth for sure.

  88. tammy says:

    Bobby Flay

  89. Kay says:

    Definitely Miku Sushi. Yummmm!

  90. Sue says:

    Re-Up BBQ food truck

  91. kahhlee says:

    My favourite restaurant right now is DeDutch

  92. Anju says:

    Kaboom Box will always be my fav food truck ๐Ÿ™‚

  93. Vanessa Lee says:

    fave restaurant: ajisai in kerrisdale
    fave food truck: tacofino
    fave local chef: dale mackay!

  94. Maryam says:

    Favourite chef – David Rocco
    Favourite restaurant – Coast
    Favourite food – all kinds of seafood =)

  95. Debbie Chan says:

    Grub on Main Street! Love the menu over there

  96. Carlyn Gill says:

    Favourite truck has got to be Tacofino – their fish tacos are to die for!

  97. Chantel says:

    Afghan Horsemen!

  98. Eileen O says:

    Rob Feenie! I miss Lumiere tasting bar…

  99. Chantel Loree says:


  100. Rebecca Van Alten says:

    La Casita on Cordova – Best Mexican!!
    Krua Thai in North Van – Best Thai!!

  101. Anna Maria Zuniga says:

    El Caracol love the pupusas…

  102. Brandon says:

    The boathouse

  103. Jenn Kom-Tong says:

    This month I will give my 5 stars to Vij’s. I have never been disappointed and the atmosphere is fantastic – so welcoming. I love finding new restaurants in this city, we are so lucky to have such talent for food.

  104. Petra says:

    Campagnola Roma! The best!

  105. Jen says:


  106. Lizzie says:

    Great contest! I love going to Chambar.

  107. Candice says:

    I love Benny anywhere but especially Milestones .. My current fav

  108. Arlene Johnston says:

    The Showcase Lounge at the Marriott hotel downtown Vancouver is very good 4 star… 5 in my book!!

  109. Bee Grandison says:

    Neighbours REstaurant!!

  110. Cecilia says:

    I love going to The Oakwood!

  111. Sonia says:

    Cafe Medina – great brunch and amazing lattes!

  112. Lloyd says:

    White Spot

  113. Alice Irwin says:

    Vij’s is the best restaurant, Dale MacKay best chef and ReUpBarbeque …….. Mmmmmmm now I’m hungry!!

  114. jane says:

    Diva at the Met

  115. David Grange says:

    Famoso pizza or Q4 al Centro

  116. Deidre says:

    La Brasserie!

  117. Vince says:

    I would enjoy taking the family to this – something for every one of us!

  118. Julie says:


  119. Christy says:

    Blue Water Cafe~

  120. Fiona says:

    Grub on main is my favorite restaurant in vancity!

  121. Melissa Baker says:

    I love Burgoo!

  122. Tracy says:

    nelson & the seagull!

  123. shelaine says:

    depends on craving. Phnom Penh for great Viet!

  124. Denise N says:

    Shinobi Sushi in Maple Ridge

  125. Caitlin says:

    It’s not a restaurant but I have to say – Erin Ireland’s Banana Bread is absolutely amazing and is my favourite Vancity treat at the moment!

  126. Gigi says:

    The Eatery! Haven’t gone in a while!

  127. Stephanie says:

    Chambar is one of my favs.

  128. wanda says:

    The Red Wagon is awesome for brunch!

  129. Dilara says:

    I love Chambar

  130. Dennis L. says:

    I love Simba’s Grill

  131. belinda says:

    Tea House hands down.

  132. Emily says:

    I change my mind all the time, but this week in the sun my favourite restaurant is Nuba, and my favourite food truck is Soho Road Naan kebab- love their butter chicken!

  133. Julia says:

    Burgoo is great!

  134. tina says:

    wild rice is my fave!

  135. Lyndsey says:

    Ensemble or Nuba!!

  136. Patrick Hui says:

    salt tasting room

  137. Vu Nguyen says:

    My favourite food truck is Mom’s Grilled Cheese on Robson and Howe.

  138. Sanaz says:


  139. Mike says:

    Meat & Bread! C’mon Eat Vancouver

  140. Buddha Girl says:

    Fraser Park…BACON!!!

  141. Allison says:

    Vij’s when I have $$$ and time and Meat and Bread always.

  142. Bryan says:

    I love Cloud 9, the revolving restaurant. Great view and great food! Can’t go wrong.

  143. J says:

    The Naam! Yum!

  144. Heidi C says:

    Cactus Club

  145. Ekaterina says:

    I am actually digging Nelson the Seagull right now: great atmosphere and fresh food!

  146. Shawn says:

    Too many favourites, so I will pick a great but obscure one:

    Bo Lakso King Bubbles and Bits (2546 E Hastings St.) – Amazing Burmese food and the owner’s story is just as amazing!

    Gotta cheat and offer another obscure one:
    Mui Garden (5797 Victora Dr.) – Amazing Malaysian curry! English is poor, the decor is a little bit cafeteria but the food is awesome! One of the best locations for hunan chicken!

  147. Justine says:


  148. Sonja says:

    Thida Thai!

  149. Nancy says:

    Sushi S and Meat and Bread. I can eat both everyday.

  150. stephanie says:

    Sushi Town

  151. Karen says:

    Electric Owl!

  152. Shannon says:

    Fave food truck: Mom’s Grilled Cheese Truck

  153. lor says:

    David Hawksworth

  154. Rajvir Boparai says:

    My favorite restaurant is Kobe’s in Downtown.

  155. I love the new Cactus Club on the beach at Denman and Davie : )

  156. Matt Saunders says:

    My fave is Hawksworth

  157. Elaine D says:

    Toshi is my fave restaurant!

  158. Yudi says:

    Zen Cafe

  159. Emily H says:

    I tried Vij’s for the first time a couple weeks ago. Definitely my new favourite restaurant.

  160. isha says:

    such a tough decision will go with Sutra

  161. Warren Dy says:

    My wife and I loves Chop in Richmond.

  162. June says:

    YEW at Four Seasons Hotel!

  163. Jen says:

    Living in the suburbs with two young kids, White adopt is our family’s favourite…but I love Burgoo for a fabulous kid-free lunch!

  164. Eddie says:

    Le Crocodile is the best restaurant.
    Coma Food Truck which is closed now was my fav. foodtruck

  165. Holy says:

    Sushiyama Japanese Restaurant!!! Nom nom

  166. Maryanne says:

    Campagnolo Roma! Great menu and excellent atmosphere.

  167. Emilia Turner says:

    My favourite restaurant is Cottage Bistro on Main st Vancouver

  168. Lisa Ottenbreit says:

    Our family loves the fantastic poutine resto @ Belgian Fries on Commercial

  169. May says:

    Sandbar on Granville Island is my favourite resto — hands down!

  170. Melissa says:

    Shiro – incredible sushi, fresh fish, and reasonable prices.

  171. Cecil says:

    Guu is the best Japanese in town

  172. Puck says:

    Favorite Local Restaurant? Lupo. Bar none.

  173. Erica says:

    With so many awesome restaurants in Vancouver, it is hard to name just one place I enjoy dining at.
    However, if I name one, I would say I like dining at Salade de fruits. The place isn’t fancy or look luxurious for french restaurant but their comfort french food and friendly service always put smile on my face as well as whomever I bring as a company ๐Ÿ™‚ The food never fails to please my palate and I know I can expect good food any night of the week ๐Ÿ™‚

  174. Haley says:

    Nicli Antica Pizzeria and Feastro the Rolling Bistro

  175. Lynn says:

    La Buca !

  176. Tina says:

    Kaboom Box

  177. The Shellster says:

    Le Faux Bourgeois is my favourite restaurant right now. Its scrumpdelyishious!!!!

  178. Glenda says:

    So many to choose from. Sala Thai is one of my fave.

  179. Caitlin says:

    I love many restaurants at the moment. My favorite restaurant currently would be Chambar.

  180. linda says:

    Sounds delicious!

  181. Bonnie R says:

    Love, love, love Blue Water Cafe ๐Ÿ™‚

  182. David says:

    Fuji Sushi

  183. Michelle W. says:


  184. Bandidas on the Drive

  185. Shawn says:

    Donair Dude on Davies. Awesome Donairs.

  186. Stotes says:

    Bandidas on Commercial Drive

  187. Ceci says:

    My favorite is Re-Up BBQ!!

  188. Lisa says:

    the eatery~

  189. Sarah says:

    Re-up BBQ!

  190. Nomfundo says:

    Chef Rob Feenie is my fav!!

  191. Jo says:

    My fave meal in Vancouver has to be the Omakase at Sushi Kimura!

  192. Art B. says:


  193. Samantha says:

    Ooh Dale Mackay.

  194. Julia says:

    Cooking classes – great fun! I just love to eat out!

  195. Tran says:

    Cafe Medina will be my first choice

  196. selina says:

    old time fave that just rediscovered is the teahouse in stanley park. so lovely there!

  197. Shirley says:

    My favourite restaurant is Il Giardino’s.

  198. Mary says:

    The Shore Club

  199. kelsey says:


  200. Sherry says:

    Ensemble and Ensemble Tap are great right now. Dale McKay has lived up to his Top Chef status

  201. Amy says:

    i love eat vancouver! i go every year!

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