Malcolm Parry – Vancouver Sun
June 1, 2018
Nathan Fong boarded the dinner-and-sightseeing cruiser Pacific Yacht recently to promote the 12th annual B.C. Seafood Festival he’s produced since 2014. The June 8-17 festival will be in the Comox Valley. Global chefs are expected, and city restaurateurs Tojo Hidekazu and Pino Posteraro will judge a $5,000 prize event. There’ll also be a sold-out, all-female-chef-and-bartender dinner for 400 at Filbert Heritage Lodge. “I called 13, expected eight, and they’re all coming.” Fong said. He’s good at that. In 2003, Fong founded the Scotiabank Passions gala to benefit the Dr. Peter Centre, and has had top city restaurants send their kitchen squads ever since.