We’ve got Thanksgiving, Halloween, and all the pumpkin spice-flavoured goodies you can get your freshly-gloved hands on.
With so much going on, we almost forget that summer is behind us and the cold weather is here – but at least our bellies will be warm.
Here are 6 Vancouver food events, in or around the city, worth checking out this week.
Meet J. Webb Wine Merchants at The Calgary Farmers’ Market where you’ll receive a Yum Bakery pastry, Mediterranean salad, assortment of fruit, Analog coffee, and wine tasting. From there, stroll over to the farmer’s market and hear stories and experience tastings at ten different market vendors offering fresh fruits, vegetables, fruit wines, juices, bison, beef, pork, and cheeses. You’ll be seated for brunch and need to stand for about an hour at the market. All guests receive recipes, a shopping list, and a market bag. Don’t worry about tabs, tax, and tips – just show up ready to walk, watch, and eat!
When: Sundays from September 3 to November 26 at 10:30 am to 1 pm
Where: Calgary Farmers’ Market, 510 77 Street SE
Cost: $45; buy online
A tour guide will greet you at CIBO restaurant on 17th Avenue SW near the corner of 9th Street. From there head to Made by Marcus Micro Creamery, Ollia, Frenchie Wine Bar, Ox Bar de Tapas, and finally, finish at Anju Restaurant. Don’t worry about tabs, tax, and tips – just show up ready to walk and eat!
When: Saturday and Sundays from September 2 to November 26 from noon to 3 pm
Where: Multiple venues, begin a Cibo, 1012 17 Ave SW
Cost: $115; buy online
Guests will experience a four-course dinner exclusively prepared by Chef Steven Dowdell, thoughtfully paired with exquisite Italian wine by a visiting winery representative. Cardinale cultivates an entertaining learning experience while guests swirl, sip and savour. This dinner has three instalments: Aldegheri (Oct 11), the Cavit Collection (Oct 12), and Umani Ronchi (Oct 17).
When: Sunday, October 11; Monday, October 12; Tuesday, October 17
Where: 401 12 Avenue SW
Cost: $100; call Cardinale to purchase: 403-264-6046
Make a dinner reservation at a participating restaurant on October 18, 2017, and the restaurant will donate from 50% to 100% of their total food sales from dinner service to support community food programs in low-income neighbourhoods. Restaurants in Calgary include Deane House, Alforno, and Foreign Concept to name a few.
Beau’s All Natural Brewing Co. is bringing some of its most unique beers to National 17th all the way from Ottawa. You’ll be able to sip on classics such as LugTread Lagered Ale or more exotic bevies like the Tom Green Cherry Milk Stout.
When: Thursday, October 19
Where: National 10th – 341 10 Avenue SW
Explore the historic neighbourhood of Inglewood on this walking tour. Begin at Spolumbo’s Deli, then head to Rouge, Knifewear, The Silk Road Spice Merchant, The Tea Trader,Without Papers Pizza, Bite Groceteria, and The Nash and Off Cut Bar to finish.This tour includes seven tastings and four beverages along with with vendor demonstrations and take-home samples.
When: Friday. October 20 and 27 from 11 am to 2:30 pm
Where: Multiple venues, begin at Spolumbo’s Deli – 1308 9 Avenue SE
Cost: $115; buy online