Each year, I like going to the Eat! festival in Vancouver. This year it took place at the new Convention Centre.
When I walked in, there are TV screens on the wall showing what conventions are there at the time. And this one caught my eye. Because it’s almost the same spelling of my last name! So strange!
When you walk in, you are greeted with rows upon rows of vendors, most with delicious samples!
At the festival this year, there was a culinary competition with chefs from all over the country to show their wares. There were 8 tables and you could buy your seat at table for $100. Every dinner and setting was really fancy and there were wine pairings for every course — fine dining!!!
It seems odd to see Canucks Jerseys at a fine dining event, but it is Vancouver and it is the playoffs.
Tons of people watching the game. It was a great atmosphere!
Look what she did to a pig head!
And the celebrity chef that I was excited to see was Graham Kerr! I remember watching his cooking shows when I was younger. I even remember that butler table that he used at the end of every show.
And now for the swag:
I also got all these samples and I’m looking forward to trying them. I also ate tons of samples that were not packaged — chocolates, yogurts, meats, cheeses, beer (from a super attractive man!), other beverages, all sorts of things!
I bought this jar of cinnamon honey for $5. I really like their honey and bought some mint honey from them last year. So delicious!
And this is interesting! This is a popsicle maker that freezes the popsicles in about 5 minutes! All you need is juice so you can control exactly what goes in your popsicles. I’m looking forward to using this in the summer and I’ll let you know how it goes. (I got the package on the right for free after I was wavering towards buying this. So I got this whole thing for $70 instead of the regular $85. There was also a storage container for after the popsicles are made but I didn’t get that).
I always enjoy myself at this festival. This year, though, I didn’t buy any tickets to sample the alcohol or the restaurants. There was enough to see and do without trying those out.