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Here at the wine shop, we love seafood! We love the rich, complex flavours, and we love experimenting to find which dishes pair best with which wines. And for a long time we have wanted to host a seafood-themed tasting event. The thing with seafood, however, is that it has to be good seafood—fresh from the ocean and expertly prepared. Otherwise, it can just be...fishy. So we put those plans on hold until the time arrived when we could find the right neighbourhood partner to work with.
That time is here!
It just so happens that we have new neighbours who are legendary in the local world of seafood. Just a couple of blocks away, the new location of F.I.S.H. (Fresh Ideas Start Here) has opened up. This is a store specializing in fresh, locally-sourced, sustainable Ocean Wise seafood—a store owned and operated by Jenice Yu, who launched her first store in Burnaby in 2008, which quickly became a hit with seafood aficionados and chefs from the most reputable restaurants in the city such as Maenam, Bishop's, Boulevard, West, Farmer's Apprentice (just to name a few). She was also named producer/supplier of the year by Chef's Table Society of BC at the 2012 Vancouver Magazine Restaurant Awards.
Jenice comes from a family that is well-established in the fishing and seafood business. She knows all about the bounty of quality seafood that comes from our BC waters and she has seen so much of it get shipped abroad to foreign markets that she has made it her mission to get as much of it as possible to the mouths of local residents. Her passion is educating people about the joys of eating the best fresh fish.
So here is our plan: we’re inviting you to join us on Tuesday, June 7, from 7 to 9 pm for a very special wine-and-seafood celebration. Jenice will be joining us, along with F.I.S.H’s Culinary Development Chef, Josh Blumenthal (formerly the Chef de Cuisine at Bishops and Executive Sous Chef at Wildebeest) to share stories of the ocean, it's harvest and of course, to wow our tastebuds!
We are going to start with some appetizers such as their signature Hawaiian Tuna Poke. Then we’re going to enjoy some of F.I.S.H.’s in-house “shmoked” line of “no additives, no preservatives” smoked delicacies. Finally, we’ll taste this year’s local spot prawns with a much-anticipated spot prawn boil. If you know your prawns, you know that May marks the launch of the spot prawn harvest in B.C. waters—a season that only lasts a few weeks, and that yields some of the most delectable seafood morsels the oceans have to offer.
And yes, there will be wine. Wine and seafood have come together to produce sensational taste experiences since...well, since there has been wine and seafood! We’ll be pouring some classic pairings as well as a few surprises. And while the food is fresh from BC, we’ve decided to open up a world of wine options, from both local and international wine producers.
This event will be communal longtable style. It will be a casual yet intimate setting. It also means that, thanks to our cozy quarters, space is limited, so please act soon to secure your spot(s).
Proceeds from the event will go to Project Chef, as chosen by the youngest member of our wine shop family, 7-year-old foodie, Chase! Project Chef is a local non-profit that is all about reconnecting kids with the age-old human traditions of sourcing, understanding, preparing, and enjoying real food.
We hope you will join us for what we are sure will be one of our highlight tastings of the year.
The Broadway Wine Shop Family | Estd. 1986