Delicacies Beyond Borders – DINING by the Awards Gala 2020

Culinary masters from Vancouver, Hong Kong, and Singapore join forces to re-imagine the timelessness of traditional Chinese cuisine at a one-night-only dinner gala.

Embark on this one-of-a-kind, immersive journey that celebrates the wealth of traditional Chinese cuisine beyond space and time. As part of Chinese Restaurant Awards’ continuous effort in orchestrating culinary talents from around the world, DINING by the Awards Gala 2020 will bring an unprecedented lineup of master chefs from Vancouver, Hong Kong, and Singapore to co-create a never-been-seen-before eight-course menu that exemplifies their borderless and reimagined vision of Chinese cuisine.

DINING by the Awards Gala 2020 is not to be missed by any culinary enthusiast who pursues the truly exceptional Chinese dining experience. This one-evening-only event is limited for 220 diners only and will take place on May 20th at the Vancouver Club in Downtown Vancouver. The distinguished culinary masters of DINING by the Awards Gala 2020 include:

• Lee Man Sing, Group Executive Chinese Chef of Mott 32 (Hong Kong, Singapore, Las Vegas, Vancouver)
• Mok Kit Keung, Executive Chinese Chef of Shang Palace, Shangri-La Hotel Singapore and Culinary Director of Shang Social at Singapore Changi Airport
• Ned Bell, Executive Director of Culinary, The Vancouver Club
• Ken Nakano, Executive Chef of Shangri-La Hotel Vancouver
• Sam Leung, Culinary Director of New Fishport Seafood Bistro, Vancouver

Year after year, Chinese Restaurant Awards have been introducing the best of Greater Vancouver’s Chinese food to local diners and visitors. “With the success of DINING by the Awards events in 2019, we believe it’s time to expand the culinary horizon by inviting a culinary dream team from Hong Kong and Singapore to come to Vancouver and join our local master chefs for this unforgettable sensory experience. This dream team of internationally renowned chefs at the DINING by the Awards Gala 2020 will launch an exciting chapter for the Awards’ new decade,” said Craig Stowe, President of Chinese Restaurant Awards.

The overseas culinary dream team embarking on DINING by the Awards Gala 2020 are Chef Lee Man Sing and Chef Mok Kit Keung, two of Asia’s most celebrated and influential Michelin-starred culinary masters. In Hong Kong, Chef Lee first earned one Michelin Star by creating a gastronomic Cantonese menu for the flagship Mandarin Oriental and then took the helm of Mott 32 Hong Kong, which is known for its show-stopping marriage of traditional flavours with modern presentation, and then expanded the culinary empire in Singapore, Las Vegas, and Vancouver. Famed as the “celebrity chef” and was given two stars by the Michelin Guide, Chef Mok’s three decades of culinary experience isn’t just limited to cooking for prominent dignitaries and celebrities from around the globe. Under his artistic vision and contemporary approach to traditional dishes, he has elevated Chinese cuisine to new heights at Shang Palace, Shangri-La Hotel Singapore.

This exclusive dining experience also aims at creating a platform for young, aspiring chefs to explore their culinary aspirations. By inviting culinary arts students to learn from the international culinary dream team, students are encouraged to expand their culinary horizon with this unique opportunity. Partial proceeds of the gala will go to the Awards scholarship fund at Vancouver Community College Foundation, which has been set up since 2014.

About the much-anticipated Critics’ Choice Awards at the Chinese Restaurants Awards 2020, judges have started their secret tasting journey to find the best signature dishes of the year since September 2019. Diners can also expect the launch of Diners’ Choice Awards nomination on Monday, March 2nd and voting from Monday, March 9th. Chinese Restaurants Awards’ annual award ceremony will take place at the Vancouver Club in the afternoon on Wednesday, May 20th, 2020.

DINING by the Awards Gala 2020 by Chinese Restaurant Awards
Hosting Venue: The Vancouver Club (915 W Hastings St., Vancouver, BC V6C 1C6)
Date: Wednesday, May 20, 2020
Tasting Reception by PICA and VCC culinary students
Dinner Gala – Eight courses menu with premium wine pairing
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Inquiries and reservation: Rae Kung, Managing Director Email the Awards

Sponsors & Partners: Canola Eat Well, The Vancouver Club, Shangri-La Hotel Vancouver (Official Hotel), Ocean Wise, Underwater Harvesters Association, Luxury Alliance Group, Think x Blink Communications Ltd., Aqualina co., Pacific Institute of Culinary Arts and Vancouver Community College.

About Chinese Restaurant Awards Founded in 2008, Chinese Restaurant Awards is the longest running Chinese culinary awards event in the world. The Awards are rooted in two challenging yet humble goals; raise public awareness to quality Chinese cuisine throughout Vancouver’s lower mainland and create a platform for cross-cultural culinary exchange, with a deeper understanding of Chinese culinary influence. The team behind the Chinese Restaurant Awards consist of food, media and marketing professionals who are Chinese food enthusiasts, with a passion for promoting regional Chinese cuisine in North America. Over the years, the team has achieved many milestones through several culinary events and campaigns such as the Chinese Master Chefs Gold Medal Dinner in 2014, East Meets West : Paris x Vancouver 2016, DINING by the Awards 2019, Chinese Restaurant Awards Scholarship and the highly popular social influential culinary tourism campaign #Taste city series in Hong Kong, Shanghai, Hangzhou, Suzhou and Taipei from 2017 to 2019.

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