Another Vancouverite, Alexandra Parr, is planning a great feast:
I’ll gather 6 or 8 of my good friends from the advertising business (and friends of friends of course) at the beach. We’ll play frisbee and volleyball, enjoy the sunset and eat and drink until dark!My menu will include bruschetta with fresh basil, tomatoes and garlic (and chives from my garden), as well as some great cheeses and crackers to start; marinated flank steak on the BBQ, baked potatoes in foil with cheese and chives, a fresh green salad and strawberry shortcake for dessert. With lots of great red wine (probably from BC!)I try to buy from local producers – on Granville Island usually (because they have everything I need all in one place) or at the market produce stands and butcher shops.