Get ready for holiday-themed everything, seasonal delights, dinners, and markets that are ready to blow your socks off.
Make the last month of 2017 a delicious one.
Here are 13 food events, in or around Vancouver, worth checking out this week.
Let the festivities begin with a magical cocktail infused with Joy of Christmas Tea or opt for an eggnog-inspired mocktail infused with tea, almond, cinnamon and a sprinkle of cocoa.Enjoy dishes such as grilled wagyu beef with with black truffle and foie gras beef jus accompanied by charred pears poached in Red Christmas Tea, served with silky mash potato and cabbage braised with veal bacon and chestnut. End the festivities with a Joy of Christmas Tea infused yule log.
Where: TWG Tea Salon & Boutique – 1070 W Georgia Street, Vancouver
When: November 15 to December 31
Cost: Festive Set Menu is priced at $42 (main course, tea, and dessert), cocktail or mocktail is available for an additional $16 and $12 respectively
For the month of December, West will be offering a three-course holiday lunch for $45 per person along with an a la carte lunch menu. For dinner, West will also be offering a five-course Holiday Tasting Menu for $125 per person. Additional $68 for wine pairings.
When: The month of December
Where: West – 2881 Granville Street, Vancouver
Cost: Holiday Lunch $45, Holiday Tasting Menu $125, additional $68 for wine pairings.
CinCin Ristorante + Bar will be open for lunch service Monday through Friday from 1130am to 230pm – December 1st to 22nd. Currently accepting lunch and dinner reservations for groups up to 180ppl. Group menu selections attached, as well as reception canapes, floorplans and images of our terrace/wine room private spaces. Check out the holiday lunch menu here.
When: December 1 to 22 (Monday through Friday) from 11:30 am to 2:30 pm
Where: 1154 Robson Street, Vancouver
This menu is perfect for holiday group gatherings and features dishes like Spiced Carrot & Apple Bisque, Slow Roast Rossdown Farm Free Range Turkey, Roasted Brussels Sprouts, Honey Roasted Baby Carrots, Fig & Brioche Stuffing, and Spiced Pumpkin Pie to name a few.
When: December 1 to 27
Where: H2 Rotisserie & Bar – 1601 Bayshore Drive, Vancouver
Cost: $29 per person; call 604-691-6966 to reserve
Cioppino’s is celebrating the holiday season by opening for lunch service from December 5 until December 22, Tuesday through Friday. Ideal for sharing celebratory lunches with colleagues, family, or friends, Chef Pino Posteraro’s lunch menu will feature many of the same beloved dishes as the dinner menu, offering a range of appetizers, pastas and mains. Lunch is available by reservation, and guests are encouraged to book early to secure a table. To book a table or private room for lunch, dinner, or your holiday party, call 604-688-7466 or reserve online at www.cioppinosyaletown.com/contact.
When: December 5 until December 22, Tuesday through Friday
Where: 1133 Hamilton Street, Vancouver
Forage is offering a $40 four-course festive lunch during the month of December. Enjoy the products of local farmers, fishers, and foragers with a delicious midday meal throughout a 90-minute seating. Book your holiday lunch at Forage via OpenTable.
When: December 6 to 22 (Monday to Friday), seating from 11:30 am and 1:00 pm
Where: 1300 Robson Street, Vancouver
Cost: $40 per person; call 604-661-1400 or email [email protected] to book
Blue Water is offering a holiday lunch menu to die for. Feast on all of your favourite seafood and so much more.
When: December 7 to 22 (Monday to Friday) from noon to 2 pm
Where: Blue Water Cafe – 1085 Hamilton Street, Vancouver
Reflections: The Garden Terrace is located within the inner courtyard of the hotel’s fourth floor and will be open from November 16 until December 31, from 3:30 to 10:30 pm daily. The space has been transformed yet again to protect guests from any inclement weather, and overall it exudes a “Christmas in California” vibe, thanks to the coastal chic decor decked out in holiday style.
When: Thursday, November 16 to Sunday, December 31
Where: Rosewood Hotel Georgia – 801 West Georgia Street, Vancouver
This flea market is more like a party because it has a DJ, beer, and a delicious selection of hot eats from a variety of food trucks. Check out the 50-plus vendors offering plants, collectibles, handmade items, and vintage clothing.
When: Every weekend starting Friday, November 17 and ending Sunday, December 17
Where: The Ellis Building – 1024 Main Street, Vancouver
Price: $3 admission, $5 for a weekend pass
The River District Craft Fair aims to support local businesses by featuring BC artisans from the area. Head here to get your holiday fill of food and gifts.
When: Sunday, November 26; Sunday, December 3, 10, and 17 from 11 am to 4 pm
Where: River District Centre – 8683 Kerr Street, Vancouver
Price: Free admission.
The 8th annual authentic German-inspired Christmas Market creates the perfect atmosphere to get into the holiday spirit. Experience a selection of traditional food and beverages, and browse vendors offering authentic wood carvings and toys, knitted goods, nutcrackers, pottery, and other unique gifts. There will be tons of kids activities and the opportunity to ride downtown Vancouver’s only Christmas Carousel.
When: Wednesday, November 22 to Sunday, December 24 open daily from 11 am to 9 pm (closes at 6 pm on Christmas Eve)
Where: Jack Poole Plaza – 1055 Canada Place, Vancouver
Price: $10 per person and $4 for kids, all varieties of tickets available online
Tartine & Maple, with The Uncommon Cafe, are bringing back your favourite Holiday Cookie Class! You get a ball of dough and tones of cookie cutters and decor options to make your cookies. You don’t have to worry about mess and shopping for sprinkles. Just show up, bake, take them away.
When: Wednesday, December 13 from 6 to 8:30 pm
Where: The Uncommon Cafe, 477 Powell Street, Vancouver
Cost: $45; buy via Eventbrite
Master the art of vegan artisan cheese. You will be learning a whole new way of making vegan fermented food using whole some ingredients that are mindfully picked to make best vegan fermented product possible. By the end of this class you will know haw to substitute and make kefir, yogurt, different types of artisan cheese, kombucha, and more!
When: Friday, December 15 from 9 to 11 am
Where: Indigo Age Cafe – 436 Richards Street, Vancouver
Cost: $95 per person; buy online