2017 Ocean Wise Chowder Chowdown

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Think all chowders are alike? Think again.

This month, top chefs from Toronto and across the GTA will compete for top spot at 2017 Ocean Wise Chowder Chowdown, and the competition is fierce.

And while there’s an official panel of judges, you too get to cast your vote. The annual event in support of sustainable seafood allows the public to choose the best bowl.

Who will win the title of 2017 Ocean Wise Chowder Chowdown Champion? Here are this year’s restaurant finalists and their dishes:

The Beverly on Locke
Chef Rory O'Leary
Catfish and Caviar Chowder

Bistro '67
Chef Raul Sojo
Oyster and Bacon Chowder

Bruce Wine Bar
Chef Chris Torgis and Chef Joel Gray
National Seafood Chowder

Centennial College: The Local Café and Restaurant
Chef Nick Moore
Smoked Seafood Chowder

Cluny Bistro & Boulangerie
Chef Murray McDonald
Cod Chowder

Distillery Events and Archeo
Chef de Cuisine Joshua Dyer
Wampanohog Chowder

Le Sélect Bistro
Chef Laura Maxwell
Snow Crab and Smoked Clam Chowder

Chef Dave Mottershall
PEI Potato Mussel Chowder

PORT Restaurant
Chef Samantha Joyce
Clam Chowder with Bacon and Grilled Clams

Pure Spirits Oyster House & Grill
Chef Danny Chae
Asian Inspired Clam Chowder

The Restaurant at Peninsula Ridge Winery
Executive Chef Matt Hemmingsen
Chowder with Lobster Grilled Cheese

Rodney's Oyster House
Chef Rodrigo de Romana
Bahamian Seafood Chowder

Scout Canning
Chef Charlotte Langley
Scout’s Scullery Soup

SOCO Kitchen + Bar, Delta Toronto
Chef Keith Pears
The “TTC” Thai Tomato Chowder

Paired with the ocean-friendly seafood chowders – cold, crisp local craft beers and Ocean Wise Caesars.

All proceeds directly support the Ocean Wise sustainable seafood program, which helps to ensure that ocean life will be abundant for generations to come.

Date: Tuesday, November 14, 2017
Time: 7 pm
Place: Fermenting Cellar in The Distillery District
Tickets: $60 + HST

To purchase tickets or for more info, visit the Vancouver Aquarium website.