Win 2 tickets to a sustainable food and wine night at the Vancouver Aquarium

Update: Congratulation to Kevin (@604foodtography). You are the winner of the 2 tickets!

Thank you to everyone that entered. I’ll be sure to post more prizes for grabs soon :)

I’ll eat just about anything that I can fit in my mouth. Well, almost anything. Eating ethically is important to me and sometimes, my readers have to put up with me yammering on and on about sustainability. Hey, if we truly love food, we must preserve all species by making responsible food choices.

Wild salmon with Israeli Couscous

Now, that doesn’t mean that we shouldn’t indulge.

I’m inviting 2 lucky winners to join me in celebration of scrumptious, sustainable food!

Tourism Vancouver is throwing a “Sustainable Plate & Pairing Challenge” where 8 chefs from Dine Out Vancouver will strut their stuff at the Vancouver Aquarium. Each chef will prepare their best dish and skillfully pair them with local BC VQA wines.

This event is in support of the Ocean Wise Program so you can bet that the seafood will be fresh and sustainable!

Ocean WHO, you ask? Then you best watch this video, jam packed with spot prawn head sucking action!

Simply follow these 2 steps to win

1. Write a comment below about the food you’ll miss most if it gets wiped off the face of the Earth. (Include your twitter handle / fb name)

2. Spread the word through either:

  • Twitter: Follow me and write a tweet that includes this link, @GourmetFury, and #DineOut e.g. Party with @GourmetFury! 8 #DineOut chefs + 8 BC wines @VancouverAqua. Win 2 tickets
  • OR

  • Facebook: “like” Gourmet Fury on facebook, then share this link with your friends. Be sure to type @Gourmet Fury in the description so that I can track you! e.g. Win 2 tickets to sample 8 Dine Out chefs’ menus and 8 BC wines at the Aquarium from @Gourmet Fury [insert link]

The winner of the pair of tickets will be picked at random and announced on January 6th, 2 weeks before the event. Good luck and I can’t wait to meet you!

Event: A Sustainable Plate & Pairing Challenge

Time: January 20th at 7pm

Tickets: $68

Location: The Vancouver Aquarium

  1. December 16, 2010 by kingkabuz

    I would miss a butter soaked lobster. Messier than a babies bib at feeding time, but tastier than a box of chocolates!

  2. December 16, 2010 by Mandy

    Sushi…. definitely sushi :p

    EEEK I hope I win!!

  3. December 16, 2010 by Janice

    The food I’d miss the most would probably be clams (with scallops and prawns as a close 2nd/3rd choice).

  4. December 16, 2010 by Nicolb

    Sushi… but because that pretty much covers all seafood. Sushi me now!

  5. December 16, 2010 by brycepugh

    I would miss all of the fish!
    It sounds a little Seussical to say it like that, but it’s true.
    Pink fish;
    White fish;
    Big fish;
    Little fish;
    All fish!

  6. December 16, 2010 by Henry

    Fresh, wild salmon. I don’t know what I’d do without it.

  7. December 16, 2010 by Beth

    Local fresh seafood and wine are two of my favourite things. Wouldn’t want to miss it!

  8. December 16, 2010 by Kevin


    No more bacon, crispy lechon and samgyeopsal pork belly just to list a few…what would I do?!

  9. December 16, 2010 by Hilary

    Food I’d miss most…popcorn. How would we watch movies without it?

  10. December 16, 2010 by ephemera07

    hi Melody – great contest! I will miss wild salmon the most, although any sushi fish is a close second. And I would definitely miss cocoa!!!!!

  11. December 16, 2010 by Sophia

    I would be pretty sad if I couldn’t have my sablefish anymore. That and steak!

  12. December 16, 2010 by Colleen

    Fish, for sure. All kinds, but probably tuna and salmon the most. Also, heirloom anything. they taste SO much better!!

  13. December 16, 2010 by Jen

    I would miss so many different foods! Crab with garlic butter, avocado, cheesecake, Irish Cream liqueur, tempura

  14. December 16, 2010 by Jeremy

    I would miss prime rib roasts the most!

  15. December 17, 2010 by Tracy


  16. December 17, 2010 by Katherine

    Oooh raw salmon … that’s why the Ocean Wise movement is so important now :)

    Also I’d die if truffles were wiped off this earth. I had the best truffle poutine last week and I still can’t stop thinking about it … hungry .. now … ugh!

    Have retweeted (@KatherineKW)

  17. December 17, 2010 by Ivy Fong

    I’d miss Lasagna the most. It’s the best gift to the world… Love it.

  18. December 17, 2010 by @vancouverhoney

    Whole beef tenderloin sliced with blue cheese cream sauce poured on top. Oh yeah.

  19. December 17, 2010 by Sanaz

    Sushi for sure…

  20. December 17, 2010 by William Tang

    I would miss the tender taste of Mahi Mahi smothered in a butter cream sauce with a light hawaiian pineapple salad on the side…oh my word

  21. December 17, 2010 by Anthony Nicalo

    I’d miss humans. Most cultures don’t eat humans, unless you are a worm, of course, but eating sustainably isn’t about preserving your favorite dish. Unless we start to eat sustainably, the planet won’t be able to support human life.

  22. December 17, 2010 by @bchotelassoc

    Truffle! I could eat cardboard if it was covered in truffle oil… mmmmm…

  23. December 17, 2010 by maria

    I would probably miss poutine the most! So Canadian eh?

  24. December 18, 2010 by Crispy Lechon

    I will definitely miss Filipino roast pig (Lechon).

  25. December 19, 2010 by Shoshanna

    I would miss wild salmon (mostly sashimi); therefore, it is important to support local sustainable seafood.

  26. December 19, 2010 by Dianne Chow

    I would definitely miss Ahi tuna as it is my favorite fish and I always order it whenever I see it on the menu.

  27. December 20, 2010 by Evelyn

    I’d miss steak the most! A huge piece of triple A Alberta beef, rare please.

  28. December 20, 2010 by Cecilia Lu

    Definitely chocolate. The pennies we’re paying at the moment in no way lives up to the actual cost of producing cocoa beans. Need to start treating chocolate like the luxury it once was!

  29. December 20, 2010 by Angela R

    Cod & Halibut! Fish n’ Chips….hmmm yum

  30. December 20, 2010 by Al

    Salmon. Wild.

  31. December 21, 2010 by @sumicatherine

    Sushi for sure!

  32. December 21, 2010 by Tim Cheung

    I would definitely miss anything my mama cooks! Sushi and steak are 2nd and 3rd. Looking forward to meeting you too.

    (retweeted @Tim604)

  33. December 21, 2010 by h_suarez

    Fruits, all kinds of fruit. I don’t really have a particular type of fruit but if I had to pick one it would be the orange.

    I’m @h_suarez on Twitter btw

  34. December 30, 2010 by Lexa

    I sure would miss scallops if they disappeared! (@lexaleigh)

  35. December 31, 2010 by Jennifer Breakspear

    Salmon… I would be done in if we did not see hordes of salmon tenaciously journeying upstream.
    Raspberries… the marvelous flavour found within the tiny berries… without it the world would be a sad place.
    Chocolate… I can’t even imagine the darkness that would settle in over our globe if we were to be deprived of chocolate.
    I must stop. I am getting depressed.


  36. January 02, 2011 by Diane

    Tuna tartar! Actually, I already miss it as I think I shouldn’t eat it when it’s so endangered :(

    fb: vancouverinsideout

  37. January 02, 2011 by Katherine

    Dungeness Crab… cooked on the beach in salt water

  38. January 03, 2011 by Tracy

    oops forgot to include:
    twitter @tkwan23!/tkwan23/status/15659841292865536
    fb: Tracy Kwan

  39. January 03, 2011 by Kristin

    I would miss mussels more than life itself. Delicious, buttery mussels.
    twitter: @kristinhodgins

  40. January 04, 2011 by Deb

    I would miss the local stuff: wild salmon, crab, sable fish… mmmm.

  41. January 04, 2011 by T. King

    i would miss the rich wild salmon that we have

  42. January 04, 2011 by Christine

    I would be devastated if I could never eat mussels again! Especially the wild Salt Spring Island ones, YUM!

    Twitter: @the_bopper

  43. January 05, 2011 by Linda Nguyen

    OMG, if fois gras or cheese was ever wiped off the face of the earth, i don’t know what i’d do!!!! if i knew i had only one day to eat them, i’d stuff my face until i was sweating them out lol


  44. January 05, 2011 by Finn

    Mussels! No, wild salmon! No, sable fish! Oh, I can’t decide, there’s too much delicious….

  45. January 05, 2011 by Anita

    I would miss dungeness crab.

  46. January 05, 2011 by Trina

    Salmon. Definitely salmon. Sushi. Prawns.

  47. January 05, 2011 by May

    My favourite type food is seafood, and if I had to pick my favourite seafood it would be scallops. They’re small, but so unique in taste. I would miss them dearly if they got wiped off the face of the earth. That, and vegetables in general. No amount of meat or seafood can ever replace veggies!

    Twitter handle: @Miss_MayC

  48. January 05, 2011 by Bonnie

    I’m chinese – i’d say Shark Fin :p

  49. January 05, 2011 by Denise

    Ooh sounds delish! I hope I win!


  50. January 05, 2011 by Daily Slif (@DailySlif)

    Not to sound unoriginal or anything, but I’d miss salmon. It’s just so gosh darn tasty!

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