As Vancouver’s celebrated Spot Prawn season returns, The Lobby Lounge and RawBar at Fairmont Pacific Rim has taken a twist on its popular long board sushi experience and introduced a limited edition Spot Prawn long board lunch. Available Saturday and Sundays from 11am-2pm, for groups of two or more for $65.00 per person (excluding tax and gratuity), reservations are required and can be made by calling 604-695-5557 or emailing [email protected].
The long board lunch highlights a variety of spot prawn specialties and begins with an appetizer of Spot Prawn Miso soup and West Coast oysters, followed by a selection of 100% Ocean Wise BC Spot Prawn signatures like poached Spot Prawns, Nigiri, Aburi rolls, Oshizushi, Ceviche, and Poké. Accompanied by RawBar favourites like the Sable Motoyaki roll and Kampachi Tataki, it’s served on a sustainably crafted driftwood long board by Raven Timberworks in British Columbia. As well, a limited edition Fresh Sheet of BC Spot Prawn offerings is available daily at The RawBar during Spot Prawn season.
At Botanist, Chef Hector Laguna incorporates spot prawns into the ‘We’ll take it from Here’ menu, with hand-cut Chitarra pasta, Spot Prawn glaze, spring sprouts and topped with the sweetness of butter poached Spot Prawns. The six-course tasting menu experience is designed to be enjoyed by the entire table and features a series of ‘off-menu’ items, highlighting in-season ingredients, chef favourites and unique cooking techniques. Available nightly for $118.00 per person, reservations can be made online.
The availability of spot prawns can change with the tide, but generally, the season starts in springtime and lasts roughly 4 – 6 weeks. This year’s haul is looking bountiful and promising and is sure to tempt your taste buds, don’t miss out!