Spring culinary events at Tofino Resort + Marina’s 1909 Kitchen

#TofinoEats Chef Series continues with Chef Alex Chen from Boulevard and a Mexican feast by Chef Paul Moran

1909 Kitchen credit TRM

1909 Kitchen at Tofino Resort + Marina is excited to announce two upcoming culinary events, as part of their popular #TofinoEats Chef Series.

On Saturday March 9th, 1909 Kitchen’s Chef Paul Moran will draw on his experience at the legendary Pujol in Mexico City to host a Mexican celebration, with a menu featuring dishes that were inspired by his time working there. Highlights include: rock snapper ceviche, handmade tostadas, guacamole, jalepeño; wood fired zucchini, salsa verde, wild cress and oregano; and beef tenderloin carne asada tacos, tortillas, wild herbs, grilled pineapple, habanero salsa.

On April 27th, Chef Moran will welcome Chef Alex Chen from Vancouver’s Boulevard Kitchen & Oyster Bar to Tofino for an ocean-inspired collaboration dinner. Chef Chen is well acquainted with fresh seafood and award-winning cuisine – recently awarded Chef of the Year at the Vancouver Magazine Restaurant Awards he has also won both the Canadian Culinary Championship title and Iron Chef Canada. Menu highlights include: Humboldt squid tagliatelle, puttanesca garnish (Boulevard); and crispy shiitakes stuffed with squid, charred maple + kelp dashi (1909 Kitchen).

BLVD_Team_AlexChen2_CreditKKLawChef Alex Chen from Vancouver’s Boulevard Kitchen & Oyster Bar

“We have access to an incredibly unique list of ingredients provided by Tofino’s oceans, shorelines and forests,” says Chef Paul Moran, an experienced forager who works with a seasonally changing menu. “We are excited to welcome some exceptional chef talent to Tofino to share what we do and to inspire innovative and world-class dining experiences for our guests.”

Past #TofinoEats Chef Series dinners include Chef Jeff Van Geest from Miradoro Restaurant in Oliver; Chef Angus An from Maenam in Vancouver; Chef Hilary Nguy from Temaki Sushi in Vancouver; and Chef David Hawksworth from Hawksworth Restaurant Group in Vancouver.

This fall, award-winning sushi chef, Chef Tojo of Tojo’s in Vancouver, will continue the #TofinoEats Chef Series with a partnered dinner at 1909 Kitchen, in collaboration with Chef Paul Moran. More details to follow.

For reservations please call 250.726.6122. For more information, visit tofinoresortandmarina.com.