Photo by Nikki Bayley
Celebrate Sustainable B.C Spot Prawns
One of the most prized delicacies on the West coast is the B.C. spot prawn. Ultra-sustainable and super-sweet, the B.C. spot prawn is famous for its large size, delicate flavor and distinct white spots. The spot prawn season lasts for around six to eight weeks in May and June when restaurants across the city offer multi-course spot prawn menus and you can pick them up fresh each day from the boats at the docks by Granville Island. Each year, the Chef’s Table Society of BC throw an annual Spot Prawn Festival in early May at False Creek’s Fisherman’s Wharf, where you can feast on a traditional spot prawn ‘boil’, watch top local chefs doing food demos and enjoy B.C. wine and craft beer tasting and live music.
By Nikki Bayley, AFAR Local Expert
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