Thursday, December 8, 2022

Corporate Parties and Events at Vancouver Aquarium

We attended a holiday party at Vancouver Aquarium this evening. Since this is a food blog, I'll share pictures of the food and how the event went. For additional context, there are about 200 employees and plus ones.

Vancouver Aquarium Main Entrance

Beautiful Lights in the Canaccord Exploration Gallery.

Christmas Tree Display in Pacific Canada Gallery.

Hors D'oeuvres

The gates at the Vancouver Aquarium opened at 7:00 PM, and as soon as we entered while doing registration and coat check, servers started walking around offering hors d'oeuvre.

I think we tried all of them while drinking alcohol. There's a beef wellington tart(?), tuna in an edible cup, grilled cheese sandwiches, and a couple others which I didn't catch the name of.

Hors d'oeuvre served inside the Vancouver Aquarium.
I'm testing the collage feature of Google Photos in this post.

No specific hors d'oevres stood out. At around 7:30 PM, the CEO gave a short speech which ended with a fish joke. Then, the doors "opened" to more sections of the Vancouver Aquarium.

Charcuterie Board

The Tropics section of the Vancouver Aquarium offers a Charcuterie Board "buffet." There are cold cuts, smoked salmon, crackers, pita bread, BC cheeses, and sauces.

My selection from the Charcuterie Board.

I needed to learn how to combine things, but it was surprisingly delicious. There was a cheese with a truffle flavour and another with a pungent taste that worked really well with the crackers.

Assorted Taco

We explored more of the Aquarium and discovered they served assorted tacos in the "Treasures of BC Coast" section.

Hard-shell taco with deep-fried battered shrimp, soft-shell taco with deep-fried battered shrimp, and fried flour tortilla taco with shrimp and guacamole.

Hubby and I attended a party in 2019 at the Vancouver Aquarium and I never forgot the delicious taco shrimp they served that night. I am happy to share that the same taco is available this evening deep-fried.

If you're attending a party inside the Vancouver Aquarium, look for the tacos!

Carving Station

In the Canaccord Exploration Gallery, there's a craving station with a sign that says, "Opens at 8:30 PM".

Carving Station plate from Vancouver Aquarium.

They served mashed potatoes, tater tots, freshly made potato chips, an assortment of dips, bread rolls and butter, turkey, ham, gravy, and cranberry sauce.

Except for the potato chips, nothing else stood out. Unfortunately, there were no labels on the front of the food, so there's no way to know if the food I listed above is accurate.

Assorted Desserts

At 9:30 PM, they opened the desserts bar in the Pacific Canada gallery. There is a variety of cakes and fruits.

There's also hot water for tea and coffee available.

Assorted desserts from the desserts bar in the Vancouver Aquarium

I am home now food coma and with sore feet (heels are my nemesis). Nevertheless, it was a wonderful evening with my hubby and meeting his colleagues.

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