Have you wondered why people on Instagram, Twitter and Tumblr tag their food pictures with #gastropost? We’re not crazy, there’s a reason behind it.
Gastropost brings food lovers together by featuring weekly food missions where anyone with an internet connection to participate in submitting their yummy photos based on the mission. Your photos can be featured on their website or even the Vancouver Sun and The Province newspapers if you’re in Vancouver. They also have this in Toronto, Edmonton and Calgary.
Gastropost Vancouver celebrated their 100th mission by throwing a party at Yew Seafood + Bar in the Four Seasons Hotel. To appreciate Vancouver Gastroposters dedication to the weekly mission, they invited this fun community to snack and enjoy. Eating is what we do best. Nom. Nom. Nom.
For me, it was a great time meeting other fellow Instagramers in Vancouver. We always see each others photos of yummy food online but finally get a chance to meet IRL.
It’s always fun to see everyone pull out their cameras when a new dish arrived on the table. Everyone has their own awesome way of taking photos. There was a mix of smartphones, mirrorless cameras and DSLRs. You don’t need fancy equipment to make food look good.
Yew put together a bunch of delicious snacks featuring OceanWise Seafood and man, were they delicious. You can find some of the items on their regular menu.
Samuel Adams was featuring 3 of their beers – Summer Ale, Rebel IPA, and their signature Boston Lager. They were the exclusive beer sponsor for the event.
I personally love the Summer Ale as it is the lightest on of the 3 beers. The crispy citrus notes pair very well with the OceanWise seafood that was on the menu especially crab, tuna, shrimp and scallops. Refreshing too. I’m personally a beer drinking and prefer it over wine and cocktails.
You can’t have a party without beer right?
Seared Scallop with a Vanilla Bean dressing was one of my favourites. This scallop was pretty large. I couldn’t help but have a few of these.
Albacore Tuna with smoked sea salt and lime soy sesame. Delicious and nicely seared on the outside.
Humpback Shrimp is local and sustainable right from BC. The shrimp is served on a wooden spoon and has a lemon aioli sauce.
You couldn’t just have one…
Dungeness Crab Tacos with red miso, honey, radish and avocados. Another sustainable seafood and it’s on Yew’s regular menu. I love the crunch of the shell and then the delicious crab meat is inside. So good!
Green Garbanzo Bean Relish with parmesan cheese 2 way with cashew nuts. A delicious bite and I loved the parmesan!
Heirloom Tomato Gazpacho was a shot of the summer.
Executive Chef Ned Bell talked briefly about why it’s so important to support sustainable seafood and bring more awareness to OceanWise and SeaChoice. We only have one ocean and limited species of seafood, if we continue to over fish, our future generations may not be able to experience the same seafoods that we have access to now.
I would like to continue having Spot Prawns every year until I am an old granny.
After devouring all the delicious sustainable seafood, we all chatted the night away drinking and enjoying the other snacks that we spread around the room.
Finger food and alcohol is the best. The Samuel Adams Boston Lager paired better with these as there is a nice balance between the malted barley and hops. There is also a crisp refreshing feeling with a good amount of carbonation.
Mini BC Blueberry tarts with housemade vanilla bean soft serve were passed around to end off the night with a sweet treat.
There definitely was no shortage of beer, it just kept on coming.
Fresita is a sparkling wine from Chile. You will notice the distinct aromas of strawberry, cherry and citrus. Nice and refreshing.
Everyone there was Tweeting and Instagramming away.
Gastropost Alberta Community Manager -Brittney Le Blanc and Gastropost Vancouver Community Manager – Adelina Wong kick off the night thanking and recognizing all the awesome Gastroposters in the room.
Cheers to a great night and many more to come.
If you missed the first 100 missions, don’t worry, there are more! Just follow Gastropost Vancouver on Instagram, Tumblr or Twitter to find out what are the next missions. If you don’t have those social media accounts, you can still participate and submit pictures through the website. Sign up for email notifications when the next mission begins.