SEAFOOD SESSIONS: SPOT PRAWNS WITH STEVE JOHANSON CO-FOUNDER OF ORGANIC OCEAN
May
23
4:00 PM16:00

SEAFOOD SESSIONS: SPOT PRAWNS WITH STEVE JOHANSON CO-FOUNDER OF ORGANIC OCEAN

Every Thursday during happy hour we'll be featuring a different Ocean Wise seafood or shellfish and we'll have our local fishermen and women, shellfish farmers or our kitchen team on hand to share some stories and tricks of the trade over a drink and some happy hour snacks.

Join us on Thursday May 23rd in welcoming Fisherman, Steve Johanson, Co-Founder of Organic Ocean as he hauls in some seasonal Ocean Wise spot prawns to share with us.

Less than a decade ago 90% of our local spot prawns were shipped overseas with very little left in our own market. Steve successfully championed with the Chefs Tables Society of BC to bring spot prawns back to our dinner tables.

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Seafood Sessions: Giant Pacific Octopus with Sous Chef, Mygem Bernabe
May
30
4:00 PM16:00

Seafood Sessions: Giant Pacific Octopus with Sous Chef, Mygem Bernabe

Every Thursday during happy hour we'll be featuring a different Ocean Wise seafood or shellfish and we'll have our local fishermen and women, shellfish farmers or our kitchen team on hand to share some stories and tricks of the trade over a drink and some happy hour snacks.

Join us on Thursday, May 30th to learn all about the giant Pacific octopus. Our Sous Chef Mygem will be sharing some interesting facts about this awe-inspiring sea creature, as well as offering some tips on how to prepare and serve it.

The giant Pacific octopus is know for it’s grandeur, intelligence, and is known as a master of camouflage. It is a demersal cephalopod that is locally sourced, typically inhabiting the shallow coastal waters of British Columbia and Alaska. Octopus is a versatile seafood that takes well to both hot and cold preparations. You can find it grilled on our happy hour menu, and served as a carpaccio on our lunch and dinner menus.

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Chef's Catch Dinner Series: Chef Lee Cooper with Chef Jason McLeod at Ironside Fish & Oyster in San Diego
Jun
4
to Jun 5

Chef's Catch Dinner Series: Chef Lee Cooper with Chef Jason McLeod at Ironside Fish & Oyster in San Diego

In January, we had the pleasure of having Chef Jason McLeod of Ironside Fish & Oyster in San Diego join us at Coquille for the Dine Out Vancouver World Chef Exchange. Now it’s time for Coquille to go South! Chef Lee will be heading to San Diego in June to team up with McLeod for his Chef’s Catch Dinner Series. Together they will host two collaboration dinners, one on June 4 and one on June 5. They’ll be shopping the local Tuna Harbor market to prepare a unique seafood menu.

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BC Seafood Festival Gala Dinner in Comox Valley
Jun
14
5:00 PM17:00

BC Seafood Festival Gala Dinner in Comox Valley

We’ll be heading to Vancouver Island in June for the annual BC Seafood Festival! Comox Valley is a major hub for shellfish in British Columbia and a perfect destination for a bonafide seafood celebration. Chef Lee will be cooking at the festival’s signature event-the Gala Dinner on Friday, June 14th set in Filberg Heritage Lodge and Park. The Gala is an interactive dinner with some of Western Canada’s top chefs and seafood producers offering a variety of tasting stations.

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Chef's Table Society's Annual Spot Prawn Festival at False Creek Fishermen's Wharf
May
19
11:30 AM11:30

Chef's Table Society's Annual Spot Prawn Festival at False Creek Fishermen's Wharf

On Sunday, May 19th, we’ll be joining the Chefs' Table Society of British Columbia and other local restaurants at the Annual Spot Prawn Festival taking place at the False Creek Fishermen's Wharf. Chef Lee will be cooking one of 6 dishes at the festival’s brunch, with a tasting menu focused on spot prawns fresh out of the water. Come join us in celebrating the season!

All proceeds from the event benefit the Chef’s Table Society of British Columbia.

For tickets visit:

https://spotprawnfestival.com/tickets/

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SEAFOOD SESSIONS: SABLEFISH WITH CLAIRE LI OF GINDARA SABLEFISH
May
16
4:00 PM16:00

SEAFOOD SESSIONS: SABLEFISH WITH CLAIRE LI OF GINDARA SABLEFISH

Every Thursday during happy hour we'll be featuring a different Ocean Wise seafood or shellfish and we'll have our local fishermen and women, shellfish farmers or our kitchen team on hand to share some stories and tricks of the trade over a drink and some happy hour snacks.

Join us on Thursday May 16th when we welcome Claire Li, Sustainability Director at Gindara Sablefish, who will bring us a taste of this incredible Ocean Wise fish which is native to our pacific northwest waters.

The Kyuquot/Checleset First Nation granted permission to Gindara Sablefish to operate in its territory 20 years ago and since then environmental stewardship has been a keystone in their operation.

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Seafood Sessions: Qualicum Scallops with Chef de Cuisine, Chris and Wendy of Bella Wines
May
9
4:00 PM16:00

Seafood Sessions: Qualicum Scallops with Chef de Cuisine, Chris and Wendy of Bella Wines

Chef Chris will be preparing Qualicum Scallops and telling the comeback tale of this local shellfish that was nearly wiped out in 2013.  Wendy, an icon in the BC wine industry, will make the trip from her winery in Naramata to share her passion for BC bubbles and make some recommendations for seafood pairings.

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Seafood Sessions: Dungeness Crab with Sous Chef Matt Marshall and Matt Sherlock, Winemaker at Lock & Worth Winery
May
2
4:00 PM16:00

Seafood Sessions: Dungeness Crab with Sous Chef Matt Marshall and Matt Sherlock, Winemaker at Lock & Worth Winery

Sous Chef Matt Marshall has been crabbing at his family's cabin on Gambier Island for many a summer and will be sharing the some table-side stories while Matt Sherlock of Lock & Worth Winery located on the Naramata Bench in the Okanagan Valley will bring his wines and his favourite seafood wine pairing tips.

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Seafood Sessions: Malindi Taylor of Taylor Shellfish Farms & Fanny Bay Oysters
Apr
25
5:00 PM17:00

Seafood Sessions: Malindi Taylor of Taylor Shellfish Farms & Fanny Bay Oysters

Join us on Thursday April 25th when Malindi Taylor, from Taylor Shellfish Farms & Fanny Bay Oysters will be here to share some oysters, table-side shucking lessons and stories of her family’s history.

Malindi is a 5th generation oyster farmer with her family’s history in the shellfish industry dating back to 1890 in Puget Sound.

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Feb
21
7:00 PM19:00

Ocean Wise Chowder Chowdown

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Join Canada’s growing sustainable seafood movement as Vancouver's top chefs compete head-to-head for the title of 2019 Ocean Wise Chowder Chowdown Champion. Taste delectable, ocean-friendly seafood chowders with local beer, and vote for your favourite, all in support of sustainable seafood. 

Coquille’s own Matt Marshall will be competing for the title with our signature chowder!

Purchase your tickets early to avoid disappointment! 

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Jan
24
7:00 PM19:00

World Chef Exchange Dinner at Coquille

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Ironside Fish & Oyster @ Coquille
Presented by Aeroplan
Produced by Tourism Vancouver and sponsored by Air Canada, The Westin Bayshore Vancouver, and Coquille. 

Coquille Restaurant welcome Chef Jason McLeod of Ironside Fish & Oyster in San Diego back to Vancouver.  Chef McLeod, who is originally from British Columbia, earned 2 Michelin stars at Ria in Chicago before moving to San Diego to open Ironside Fish & Oyster.  A proponent of sustainable fishing, Chef McLeod will collaborate with the team at Coquille on a multi-course, wine paired menu that offers a taste of what the Pacific Ocean offers us from British Columbia to Southern California.  A seafood celebration not to be missed!

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