DOWNTOWN— Enjoy dinner and a movie all in one at a special chef discussion event after a screening of Spinning Plates at the Vancity Theatre. Spinning Plates tells the story of "a world-renowned chef (Grant Achatz, Alinea) competing for the ultimate restaurant prize in Chicago, while privately battling a life-threatening condition. A 150-year-old restaurant in Iowa (Breitbach's Country Dining) is still standing only because of an unbreakable bond with the community. And a fledgling Mexican restaurant in Tucson (La Cocina de Gabby) struggles as its owners risk everything to survive and provide for their young daughter. Their unforgettable stories of family, legacy, passion and survival come together to reveal how meaningful food can be, and the power it has to connect us to one another." Vancouver Magazine's John Burns will be moderator with David Hawksworth, Sean Heather, Angus An, Andrea Carlson, and Jackie Ellis on the panel and providing food. All proceeds from the food vouchers will go to charities nominated by the chefs.
CHINATOWN— Tickets are now on sale for the 12th annual EAT! Vancouver food and cooking festival at BC Place Stadium from May 30-June 1. Featured chefs on the Food Network Celebrity Stage include Chuck Hughes, Lynn Crawford, Vikram Vij, Ned Bell, and Rob Feenie. The third Celebrity Chef Throwdown event takes place on Friday May 30 at 7.45p.m. [Eaterwire]