Refuel is once again hosting its annual Spot Prawn Boil this Thursday, June 2. The 62 guests will gather around communal tables in the dining room and enjoy a huge boil of BC spot prawns, a meal that will also include salad, housemade pork sausage, spring vegetables and dessert. The cost is $59 per person. Reserve by calling 604-288-7905 (1944 West 4th, RefuelRestaurant.com).
Gastowns Salt Tasting Room will be playing host to Phillips Brewery in their underground Salt Cellar this Monday, May 30. The evening, which costs $40, will include pairings of six Phillips beers with artisan cheeses and local charcuterie. Call 604-633-1912 to reserve (45 Blood Alley, SaltTastingRoom.com).
Get ready for the toques! More than 500 Canadian and international chefs will gather in Vancouver for the 48th annual National Chefs Conference beginning June 10 and running until the 16th. Hosted by the Canadian Culinary Federation Culinaire Canadienne (CCFCC) and the BC Chefs Association, the conference will be offering chefs, culinarians, junior chefs and food-lovers the chance to learn from industry leaders and taste the best of British Columbian and Canadian cuisine. To learn more, visit CCFCC2011.ca.