Blue Water Cafe’s “Unsung Heroes” Celebrates 12 Years


Blue Water Cafe’s “Unsung Heroes” Celebrates 12 Years
– Unique Seafood Festival One of Vancouver’s Most Anticipated Culinary Events –

Vancouver, B.C. (January 18th, 2016) – Blue Water Cafe’s executive chef Frank Pabst is finalizing the menu for his well-known annual sustainable seafood festival, “Unsung Heroes”. Now in its 12th year, the month-long festival was originally created to bring awareness to local and unique seafoods, and to avoid species that are over-fished or harvested in ways that can damage ocean beds.

FrankPabstKnown for being one of the most-anticipated events on Vancouver’s culinary calendar, Chef Pabst remarks, “The popularity of the event has increased enormously – over 400% since its inauguration. These formerly “unsung” species are now heroes in their own right and have truly entered the mainstream of the public’s mind. Using them also relieves pressure on other stocks of overused marine life.”

Best known for leading British Columbia’s sustainable seafood movement, Blue Water Cafe strives to educate guests on seafood sustainability while providing an exceptional dining experience.  Blue Water Cafe is a founding member of the Vancouver Aquarium’s “Ocean Wise” conservation program and every year, donates 10% of the proceeds from Unsung Heroes to the Ocean Wise program.

Dishes such as red sea urchin trifle, stir-fried jellyfish, and poached periwinkles have been seen on Chef Pabst’s impressive Unsung Heroes menu in prior years. This year, guests can expect to experience new flavours and ingredients – such as limpets – for the first time.

Unsung Heroes commences Tuesday, February 2nd and ends on Monday, February 29th, 2016. For further information or reservations, please contact Blue Water Cafe by telephone at 604 688 8078 or online at


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Toptable Group celebrated several milestones in 2015 including the opening of Bar Oso and The Cellar by Araxi, the 25th anniversary of CinCin Ristorante, the 15th anniversary of both Blue Water Cafe and West Restaurant. One of Canada’s leading hospitality groups, Toptable Group has six elegant, yet approachable, venues in Whistler and Vancouver: Araxi Restaurant and Oyster Bar, Bar Oso, CinCin Ristorante, Blue Water Cafe, West Restaurant, and Thierry Cafe. More information can be found online at

Judy Ahola
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Toptable Group
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