Julia Child, The Bear, and PICA Culinary Events in Vancouver

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The Pacific Institute of Culinary Arts (PICA) will pay homage to culinary legend Julia Child, take fans of the hit FX TV show ‘The Bear’ on a behind-the-scenes tasting of the show’s best-loved dishes, and host an exclusive Thai Cooking Class with acclaimed Chef Angus An as part of a trio of new events taking place at the campus this February and March.

PICA Culinary Events in Vancouver

Julia Child Tribute Dinner
Wednesday, February 28, 2024 from 6:00pm to 9:00pm
Limited tickets available for purchase online
Embark on a sumptuous, five-course tribute to the legendary Julia Child as PICA chefs and students prepare iconic dishes from the culinary grande dame and celebrity chef who popularized French cooking in North America via television and cookbooks and left a profound impact that resonates to this day. The menu for this French-inspired feast for the senses includes time-honoured classics like Pissaladière (anchovies, onion, niçoise olives), Potage Parmentier (potatoes, leeks, cream), Julia’s favourite dessert of Chocolate Mousse and more. The full menu is available online.

The Bear Pop-UP Dinner
Thursday, February 29, 2024 from 6:00pm to 9:00pm
Limited tickets available for purchase online soon
Fans of the hit FX TV show The Bear can dive deep into the gritty dramedy in this pop-up via a menu that showcases some of the most iconic and mouth-watering dishes prepared by the restaurant’s beloved characters on the show. The menu includes House-Made Gnocchi with Mikey’s tomato-onion butter sauce, Carmy’s Mom’s Chicken Piccata, Sydney’s Cola-Braised Short Ribs with creamy Parmesan risotto and more sweet surprises from PICA students. The full menu is available online.

Thai Cooking Class with Angus An
Saturday, March 2, 2024 from 10:00am to 2:00pm
Limited tickets available for purchase online
Renowned Chef Angus An of Michelin-starred restaurant Maenam will take participants on a culinary journey as he unveils the secrets behind the bold and vibrant flavours of Thai cuisine. In this limited-edition, intimate cooking excursion, guests will learn how to master the dynamic interplay of sour, sweet, salty, bitter and spicy that defines Thai cuisine. Discover tips on how to recreate his classic dishes at home from An’s cookbook Maenam: a Fresh Approach to Thai Cooking. Participants will work in pairs and prepare a menu of dishes including Green Curry with Wild Pacific Halibut, Stir-Fried Chanterelles and Baby Corn, Grilled Wagyu Beef Salad and Thai Mango with Sticky Rice, and each take home a signed copy of An’s cookbook as well as a PICA apron.

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