VANCOUVER DAZE VOL. 35: The Social Feed Dinner at Nelson the Seagull

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Volume 35: The Social Feed long table communal dinner at Nelson the Seagull on September 22, 2011. More photos available on Flickr and Minoru Blvd.

The Social Feed | Nelson the Seagull

Last night, I joined the ultimate experience in social dining. An adventure in long table social eating interaction, I joined the folks at The Social Feed for one of their dining adventures at everyone’s favourite, new Gastown coffee shop and eatery.

The Social Feed | Nelson the Seagull
The Social Feed | Nelson the SeagullThe Social Feed | Nelson the Seagull

At Nelson, named after the former President of South Africa, we dined on a relatively basic yet delicious set three course meal mixed with social interactions among friends and strangers. It was fun having dinner after hours in the daytime cafe.

The Social Feed | Nelson the Seagull

Keeping with the South African theme,  we ate some Umngqusho, made of leek base, samp, beans, chorizo, and kale.

The Social Feed | Nelson the Seagull
The Social Feed | Nelson the SeagullThe Social Feed | Nelson the Seagull

The main course was a roasted shoulder of lamb served on mashed veggies with capers.

The Social Feed | Nelson the SeagullThe Social Feed | Nelson the Seagull
The Social Feed | Nelson the SeagullThe Social Feed | Nelson the Seagull

The highlight of the night was the delectable the Malva sticky toffee pudding with cointreau and apricots. I can’t describe simply how tasty it was.

The Social Feed | Nelson the Seagull

The idea was to talk to strangers as I ran into friends and through talking ended up meeting friends of friends and familiar faces from the past.

The Social Feed | Nelson the Seagull

It was a lot of fun and the food was delicious. I highly recommend the dining experience. As it turns out, the organizers are headed out east to bring the concept to Toronto.

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