Toast to the Coast 2013

Last Friday night, the Vancouver Aquarium was host to over 500 foodies and wine lovers in the annual Toast to the Coast fundraising event. Funds raised went in support of the Aquarium's conservation and education programs. Guests enjoyed food from leading Ocean Wise Restaurants and sampled the best of B.C.’s local wines with live music from DJ Dana Baird.   

The Aquarium has gone through a renovation since last time I came here! The entrance is now on the other side!

Ocean Wise restaurants that participated in this event were: The August Jack, Delta Hotels & Resorts, Louis Gervais Fine Foods & Catering, Chef Rob Walker from Vintage Hospitality, Rocky Mountain Flatbread Company, Shangri-la Hotel Vancouver, The Sonora Room at Burrowing Owl Estate Winery, Szechuan Chongqing Seafood Restaurant, Tableau Bar Bistro, Tuc Craft Kitchen, Vancouver Aquarium Catering and Yew Seafood + Bar. Other specialty foods came from Fresh St. Market, Terra Breads, Soirette Macarons & Tea and XOXOLAT. 

DJ Dana Baird spinning tunes.

Besides, the silent auction, a spin to win wheel was set up in the gallery; $20 per spin and you get a chance to win some pearl earrings, t-shirt or tickets to the aquarium.

I didn't win but ended up helping this super cute guy! And that makes me feel good. =)

Downstairs was the desserts.

 We were delighted by the super cute cookies made by Soirette Macarons & Tea!

It was also cool to see all the different jellyfish on exhibit at the Aquarium. I was fascinated by the upside down jelly!

These jellyfish models are life sized! Humongous!


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1 comment:

Liquid said...

I've been to the aquarium a few times before during regular operation, but this event makes the place seem so different because of all the food, and no children running around lol. Nice pics as usual. Macarons are the best.