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Vancouver Aquarium’s Ocean Wise Chowder Chowdown

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Join the Fight for Sustainable Seafood!

Overfishing is the biggest issue our oceans face today. Join Canada’s growing sustainable seafood movement as Canada’s top chefs compete head-to-head for the title of 2013 Ocean Wise Chowder Chowdown Champion. Top Ocean Wise chefs compete head-to-head in Vancouver, Calgary and Toronto for the title of 2013 Ocean Wise Chowder Chowdown Champion in each city. Taste each of the delectable original chowders, paired with local craft beer, and vote for your favourite, all in support of sustainable seafood.

Toronto Ocean Wise Chef Finalists

Calgary Ocean Wise Chef Finalists

Vancouver Ocean Wise Chef Finalists

Tickets are in all three cities are $50 plus tax. Tickets include samples of all chowders and beer pairings. The Ocean Wise Chowder Chowdown is a 19+ event.

Calgary

November 18, 2013 at 7 p.m., Hyatt Regency Calgary 

Toronto

November 19, 2013 at 7 p.m., Fermenting Cellar at The Distillery Historic District 

Vancouver

November 20, 2013 at 7 p.m., Vancouver Aquarium 

Purchase your tickets early to avoid disappointment.

October 30, 2013 | By | Reply More

Interview: Food On Film with Jason Bangerter of Luma

Food on Film, the TIFF Bell Lightbox subscription series offers food-lovers an interactive platform to connect their culinary love with great cinema. The second season of Food on Film series has brought together chefs, food experts and film lovers to enjoy the best of culinary cinema and conversation. Each month series host Annabelle Waugh, Food Director of Canadian Living magazine, welcomes a celebrated guest from the culinary world to discuss the intersections of cinema, culture and gastronomy. Food on Film screenings take place Wednesdays at 6:30 p.m. at the TIFF Bell Lightbox. We recently spoke with Jason Bangerter, Executive Chef of Luma and the original host of TIFF’s Food on Film.

Blinis Demidoff Recipe

Chef Jason Bangerter is carrying on the Luma tradition of a food & wine pairing for the TIFF Food on Film series. Chef Bangerter will be creating his own culinary interpretations inspired by the films in the series, and offering these creations for purchase exclusively at Luma. He shared with us his recipe for Blinis Demidoff inspired by last year’s screening of Babette’s Feast. View the full recipe on foodea.com, or download the recipe card here.

April 24, 2013 - Sideways (2004), Photo Credit: TIFF Film Reference Library

April 24, 2013 – Sideways (2004), Photo Credit: TIFF Film Reference Library

Food on Film. Wednesdays (see dates below) at 6:30 p.m. at the TIFF Bell Lightbox. Follow TIFF Food on Film on Facebook and Twitter (#FoodOnFilm).

Upcoming guests and films include:

Single tickets are now available. $35 for adults, and $28 for students and seniors. To purchase, visit tiff.net/subscriptionseries.

Follow Chef Jason Bangerter on twitter @chefbangerter.

April 23, 2013 | By | Reply More

Interview With a Chef: Jason Bangerter of Luma

Chef Jason Bangerter began his culinary career in Toronto, Canada at George Brown College Chef School, followed by a three-year apprenticeship at Le Royal Meridian King Edward Hotel.

Jason’s drive for gastronomic excellence flourished, earning him a much sought-after position as assistant to John Higgins, the captain of Culinary Team Canada. This role also led him to a short stint at Paris’ Hotel Le Meridian Montparnasse.

He soon headed overseas permanently to join the brigade at Mosimann’s in London. Under Anton Mosimann, one of London’s leading chefs, Jason quickly rose through the ranks joining the opening teams for the Swissôtel Berlin in Germany and later Château Mosimann in Olten, Switzerland.

Upon returning to London, Jason often assisted at Mosimann Academy, where he taught alongside Chef Mosimann. Eager to continue his own learning, he spent free time as a stagiaire in the city’s top restaurants, such as Marco Pierre White’s Drones, Terence Conran’s the Orrery, Jean George’s Vong and Pierre Koffman’s La Tante Claire. Jason was next appointed Chef de Cuisine at the Kulm Hotel in the Swiss Italian Alps, where he was responsible for the hotel’s private dining club Dracula.

In February 2002, he returned to Toronto, joining the team at Auberge du Pommier. Long hailed as one of the city’s best restaurants, Bangerter committed to raising the bar even higher. His efforts paid off, earning the restaurant numerous awards and distinctions, including Restaurant of the Year by Post City Magazines, 5th place ranking by the Zagat Survey and Best Fine Dining Restaurant of the Year by Where Toronto Magazine.

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In 2010 Jason’s success at Auberge du Pommier earned him the position of Executive Chef of Oliver & Bonacini’s two new restaurants at the TIFF Bell Lightbox: O&B Canteen, a casual street side market café, and Luma, a more upscale lounge and dining room on the second level. Since opening, Luma has been named one of North America’s Top Ten New Restaurants by Frommer’s Travel Guide, as well as one of Toronto’s top ten by local food reviewer James Chatto, and O&B Canteen has become one of the most frequented restaurants of the King West theatre district.

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This Sunday April 14, 2013, Jason and the team at Luma will be hosting A Sustainable Evening with Ocean Wise and Mission Hill. The event will feature a multi-course tasting dinner by Chef Jason Bangerter, with wine pairings by Mission Hill as well as a pre-dinner reception. Sustainably harvested seafood will be provided by Steve Johansen of Organic Ocean (Ocean Wise certified). Tickets are $150 and are still available at lumaoceanwise.eventbrite.com.

Jason is passionate about food and aside from his duties at Luma, he loves getting people excited about great food. Frequently, he can be found participating in events like Death Row Meals Olde Hunters’ Feast, TIFF’s Food On Film Subscription Series, as well as giving back to the community through teaching, cooking demos, culinary tours and more.

Follow Chef Jason Bangerter on twitter @chefbangerter.

Luma, TIFF Bell Lightbox, 2nd Floor, 330 King Street West, 647.288.4715, oliverbonacini.com.
Hours: Lunch, Monday-Friday, 11:45am-3:00pm / Dinner, Monday-Saturday, 5:00pm-11:00pm

April 12, 2013 | By | Reply More

Death Row Meals Olde Hunters’ Feast Menu Released

The top secret menu for the 3rd annual Olde Hunters Feast from Death Row Meals has been released. The event will be held at Luma at the TIFF Lightbox on Sunday, February 24th at 6pm.

Based around water buffalo, the elaborate six course menu will feature plates from Jason Bangerter from LumaTrish Gill from The Great HallScott Vivian from BeastNick Benninger from Uptown21 in WaterlooTom Davis from The Stockyards, and Rossy Earle from SupiCucu. Wines from Chateau Des CharmesRosehall Run, Lailey Vineyard, and Pillitteri Estates will be paired with each course.

Olde Hunters Feast, Sunday, February 24th at 6:00 PM, $95 per ticket. Limited tickets still available. Purchase here.

For more information on future Death Row Meal events, follow Joel Solish (@foodie411) or visit his upcoming events page on Uniiverse.

February 20, 2013 | By | Reply More

Food on Film Subscription Series Returns to TIFF Bell Lightbox

February 13, 2013. Claire Stubbs (food stylist) on I Am Love (2009), Photo Credit: TIFF Film Reference Library

On February 13, TIFF Bell Lightbox launches its subscription series Food on Film, offering food-lovers an interactive platform to connect their culinary love with great cinema. The second season of Food on Film series brings together chefs, food experts and film lovers to enjoy the best of culinary cinema and conversation. Each month series host Annabelle Waugh, Food Director of Canadian Living magazine, will welcome a celebrated guest from the culinary world to discuss the intersections of cinema, culture and gastronomy. The first 100 subscribers to Food on Film will receive a six-month subscription to Canadian Living. Food on Film screenings will take place Wednesdays (see below for dates) at 6:30 p.m. at the TIFF Bell Lightbox.

Chef Jason Bangerter (of Luma restaurant in TIFF Bell Lightbox) will be carrying on the Luma tradition of a food/wine/treat pairing for the TIFF Food on Film series. This year, Chef Bangerter will be creating his own culinary interpretations inspired by the films in the series, offering these creations for purchase exclusively at Luma.

Guests and films include:

A subscription to the series is available for $153 for TIFF Members or $180 for non-members (includes tax). To purchase a subscription, visit tiff.net/subscriptionseries.

Food on Film. Wednesdays (see dates above) at 6:30 p.m. at the TIFF Bell Lightbox. Follow TIFF Food on Film on Facebook and Twitter (#FoodOnFilm).

February 12, 2013 | By | Reply More