The Seventh Annual EAT! Vancouver Food & Cooking Festival (2009) is coming back to BC Place Stadium this weekend on May 22 to 24. I went to this two years ago and thought of it as a “food convention”. There were booths set up all around BC Place, with food samples everywhere and products available for purchase. There was also a 19+ section for wine and liquor tasting. This is a good event to visit if you are a foodie, but keep in mind that it is a cooking festival (with a focus on recipes and ingredients) rather than a dining event.
Celebrity chefs, popular local restaurants, wineries, food and beverage manufacturers, cookbook authors, retailers, artisans, and many others from the culinary world will come together for a three day public extravaganza. EAT Vancouver encompasses unique food experiences, opportunities to learn behind-the-scenes culinary magic from professional chefs, dynamic entertainment through celebrity chef cooking demonstrations and intense culinary competitions, diverse food, beverage and cooking related exhibits; and of course fantastic shopping opportunities.
Tickets are $15 but purchase them beforehand on the EAT! Vancouver Website to save $3. There is no additional GST or service charges for purchasing online!