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
To celebrate the opening of their new storefront addition, Riz Sushi (located at 2887 E Broadway) is giving out poke bowls for $3 on January 11th, 12th, and 15th. During the $3 Poke Bowl Promotion, the regular menu isn’t available. What patrons can order, though, is Salmon Poke and Ahi Tuna Poke (both have set toppings but your choice of sauce).
When: January 11th, 12th, and 15th from noon to 8 pm
Where: 2887 E Broadway, Vancouver
To start this new year, learn something new. Discover the secret of this sweet dough: Brioche, and all the recipes you can do with it. Bring home recipes and pastries.
When: Wednesday, January 17 from 6:30 to 8:30 pm
Where: Kensington Community Center – 5175 Dumfries Street, Vancouver
Price: $50; buy via Kensington Community Ctr
It’s like a big family dinner, if your entire family were made up of lesbians (all letters welcome). Have a taste of some delicious eats paired with the perfect glass of wine and a chance to get to know others in the local LBTQ community. The evening starts with a cash bar, then dinner in a private room. Seating is assigned to ensure new connections.
When: Wednesday, January 17 from 6:30 to 9:30 pm
Where: Nicli Antica Pizzeria – 62 East Cordova, Vancouver
Price: $74.80; buy online
This Sushi Art class is taught by Nour Bahgat and takes its attendees on a creative cooking journey. Learn for to make perfect sushi rice and use natural food colouring and make artistic shapes with other ingredients available. This is suitable for all experience levels and vegans too.
When: Thursday, January 18 from 7 to 9:30 pm
Where: W 1st Avenue, Vancouver
Price: $50-$60; buy online
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: January 19 through February 4, 2018
Where: Multiple venues in Vancouver and beyond
Price: Prices vary
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
This is an extensive experience to explore liqueur-infused desserts. Sample five different types of ‘Dark Matters’ either from 77K Freeze’s Signature Menu or make up your own. Your liqueur-infused desserts are made fresh and on-demand using liquid nitrogen.
When: Saturday, January 20 from 7:30 to 9 pm
Where: 77K Freeze – 2240 Commercial Drive, Vancouver
Price: $38; buy online
This local coffee roaster announced they’ll be bringing back these popular classes on a regular basis every other Saturday at their East Vancouver location, Depot.
When: Saturday, January 20 from 10 am to 12:30 pm
Where: Depot – 551 McLean Drive, Vancouver
Price: $125; buy via Eventbrite
If your resolutions are to eat less meat and learn something exotic, this is the class for you. Enjoy a three-course meal demonstration, get samples, and take home recipes.
When: Sunday, January 21, from 2 to 4 pm
Where: Trout Lake Community Center – 3350 Victoria Drive, Vancouver
Price: $57.14; buy via Trout Lake CC