New year, same appetite.
If you’re anything like us, the hunger for unique and delicious food and beverage-centred events is as strong as ever, so it’s a good thing Vancouver always delivers them week after week.
The Silver Screen Hollywood Afternoon Tea celebrates all the glitz of Old Hollywood, think Marilyn Monroe, Elizabeth Taylor, and John Wayne. Black and white flicks are projected on a screen at the centre of the room, but the real star of the show is the food.
When: Wednesday through Sunday from January 10 to April 1, 2018; seatings at 11 am, 1 pm, and 3 pm
Where: Notch8 Restaurant & Bar at the Fairmont Hotel Vancouver – 900 W Georgia Street, Vancouver
Price: $65 per person
Dine Out Vancouver is back for its 16th year, bringing with it a crowded calendar of food events, with almost 300 restaurants participating in this year’s exciting event. Taking place from January 19 through February 4, 2018, the popular annual fest features hundreds of restaurants, each offering multi-course dinners at $20, $30 or $40 (plus tax, gratuity and beverages).
When: Friday, January 19 through Sunday, February 4, 2018
Where: Multiple restaurants around Vancouver
Price: $20 to $40
The annual celebration of all things hot chocolate is kicking off on January 20 and runs until February 14 – which means you have 22 days to try all 35 of the participating ‘chocstars’ at this year’s fest, all of which are local purveyors.
When: January 20 to February 14, 2018
Where: Multiple venues around Vancouver
Price: Prices vary
Available on Saturday and Sunday, Beta5’s new mid-morning service will offer four rotating pastries for eight weekends only. Starts January 20 and 21 and runs until March 10 and 11.
When: Saturdays and Sundays from January 20 and 21 until March 10 and 11 at 10 am
Where: 413 Industrial Avenue, Vancouver
This dinner series pairs the best chefs in the world with the legendary Save On Meats to create a monthly four-course dining experience. Chefs trade in their tweezers for tongs, creating four courses inspired by diner food. The meal is paired with cocktails made by award-winning bartenders, as well as craft beer and wine.
When: Tuesday, January 23 from 5:30 to 10 pm
Where: Save On Meats – 43 West Hastings Street, Vancouver
Price: $95; buy via Eventbrite
Pâtés are easier than you think, and they are amazing to have on hand whenever you have company. Enjoy them during the class with a glass of wine, or bring them home. Take home recipes and samples.
When: Wednesday, January 24 from 6 to 9 pm
Where: The Uncommon Café – 477 Powell Street, Vancouver
Price: $65; buy via Eventbrite
The coffee shop, located at 687 Main Street, is offering FREE coffee and tea on Thursday, January 25. Along with the free java, patrons can expect a $5 deal on beer and wine after noon, live music, and demos from local vendors.
When: Thursday, January 25
Where: Dalina – 687 Main Street, Vancouver
On Thursday, January 25, for the ninth year, The Cascade Room will host a lively and delicious celebration in honour of Scottish poet Robert Burns. The evening will feature bagpipes, whisky, haggis and other delicacies from the kitchen, including decadent deep-fried Mars Bars.
When: Thursday, January 25 at 4 pm
Where: The Cascade Room – 2616 Main Street, Vancouver
Quick Tings is an interactive experiential cooking event like no other. Experience the flavours, sounds, and unique atmosphere that can only be found in the Caribbean. No need to pack; however. Food, drinks, art, music and a warm environment included.
When: Thursday, January 25 from 5 pm to 1 am
Where: Calabash Bistro – 428 Carrall Street, Vancouver
Price: $52 to $59; buy online
A mouthwatering survey of culinary history, famous restaurants and specialty ingredients, this film makes a compelling case for finding Japan’s heart through its stomach.
When: Friday, January 26 at 1 pm; Monday, January 29 at 1:50 pm; Wednesday, January 31 at 7 pm
Where: Vancity Theatre – 1181 Seymour Street, Vancouver
Price: $30; but via VIFF
Get tea drunk, experience tea high. The menu for this night will include a selection of five amazing teas know to lead to a state of tea drunkenness. O5 Team hosting is hosting this event lead by Tea Sommelier Michael Bryan Gampp.
When: Friday, January 26 from 7 to 9 pm
Where: O5 Tea – 2208 West 4th Avenue, Vancouver
Price: $30; buy online
The ‘Taste of’ buffet dinners are back. Join the exploration of the foodie highlights of the island of Sardinia. Tickets are $35. Alcoholic beverages are not included, but a cash bar is available. This event features a special dinner menu created specifically for this event, and substitutions are not possible.
When: Friday, January 26 from 6 to 9 pm
Where: Il Centro Italian Cultural Centre – 3075 Slocan Street, Vancouver
Price: $35; buy online
Each Babes Who Brunch event begins with the intention to grow, connect with one another and become comfortable in the uncomfortable, and it is led by one fierce female keynote speaker who shares her insights, experiences and life story – AKA #realtalk for real women.
When: Saturday, January 27 from 10 to noon
Where: The Gold Room at Glowbal Restaurant – 590 West Georgia Street, Vancouver
Price: 45; buy online
Looking towards their opening, Nada’s hosting their first pop-up in their future space on Saturday, January 27. The pop-up will run from 10 am to 6 pm and it will feature bulk dry goods, cleaning supplies, and a stash of long-lasting alternatives to single-use plastic disposables such as stainless steel straws, lunch containers, and reusable makeup rounds.
When: Saturday, January 27 from 10 am to 6 pm
Where: 675 East Broadway, Vancouver
The 2018 Kickoff is going down on Friday, January 26. It features a select lineup of curated vendors, craft beer and drink specials, food trucks, live vinyl deejay and more.
When: Friday, January 26 from 6 to 10 pm
Where: The Ellis Building – 1024 Main Street, Vancouver
The Eastside Flea is a modern-day flea market that occurs every weekend in Vancouver. Each event hosts over 50 local vendors selling diverse goods from handmade craftsmen items to vintage clothing, antiques and collectibles, plants, artisan eats and more. You’ll also find food trucks, deejays, pinball machines, a pool table, outdoor courtyard, and other fun things to check out.
When: January 26 and 28 from 11 am to 5 pm
Where: The Ellis Building – 1024 Main Street, Vancouver
Price: $3 for a single day, or $5 for all weekend