Blue Water Cafe – Unsung Heroes see Fresh Takes at Blue Water Cafe, Banff and–Coming Soon–at Home.

Vancouver, B.C. – Tuesday, February 3rd marks the launch of executive chef Frank Pabst’s 5th annual Unsung Heroes festival at Blue Water Cafe + Raw Bar.

Chef Pabst has long been a champion of sustainably-resourced seafood. The Unsung Heroes menu spotlights delicious coastal species from responsibly managed fisheries. Alongside Blue Water Cafe’s regular raw bar and à la carte selections, chef Pabst will offer Unsung favourites, including:

Mackerel 10.50
grilled scallions, toasted hazelnuts, chunky romesco sauce

Octopus 13.50
confit in olive oil with garlic, oregano, chickpeas and roasted red peppers

 Sardine 10.50
escabeche ‘style’ with watercress, grapefruit and pink peppercorns

Mirugai Ubuki Sashimi 16.50
geoduck sashimi with tama miso sauce

Click here to view the complete menu.


Chef Pabst will take some of the Unsung Heroes repertoire to star in the Canadian Culinary Championships in Banff, Alberta, February 20-22. This event, in support of Canada’s Olympic athletes, is a two-day cooking marathon featuring the country’s top chefs, all finalists in regional Gold Medal Plates competitions. Please join us in wishing chef Pabst the best of luck.


And to cap off an active season, the Blue Water Cafe Seafood Cookbook–featuring over 100 of the restaurant’s signature seafood and raw bar dishes–will be published by Douglas & McIntyre this May.

Blue Water Cafe is Vancouver’s definitive seafood restaurant located in the heart of Yaletown at 1095 Hamilton Street. Dinner is served nightly from 5:00pm – 11:00pm with late menu until midnight. For reservations call 604 688 8078 or


Media contact:
Shelley McArthur
Communications Director
Top Table Restaurant Group
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Restaurant contact:
Stephan Cachard
Restaurant Director
Blue Water Cafe + Raw Bar
604 688 8078 |