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 19 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
On December 5 head to the Spirit of the Season Bittered Sling Pop-up with Chef Jonathan Chovancek, featuring cocktails from Katie Ingram of L’Abattoir and Chantelle Gabino flying in from Toronto. Celebrate the local makers passionate about creating the best spirits and cocktails right here in BC. Taste creations from small-batch distilleries, crafted into their most perfect form by Bittered Sling mixologists. Jonathan Chovancek, previously Executive Chef at Cafe Medina, will work with Edible Canada’s Chef Grignon to present a spirit-paired menu to match the class and innovation of the cocktails.
When: December 5
Where: Edible Canada – 1596 Johnston Street, Vancouver
Cost: $124 per person
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
This show is a fun, upbeat shopping experience that showcases artists, crafters, and makers from all over Canada. Find over 265 exhibitors selling gorgeous handcrafted items. This holiday show features beer garden, live music, and food trucks. Make It! also has a silent auction with items donated by vendors where 100% of the proceeds will go to benefit the Union Gospel Mission. Parking for this market is $12.
When: Thursday, December 7 and 8 from 11 am to 9 pm; Saturday, December, 9 from 10 am to 6 pm; Sunday, December 10 from 11 am to 5 pm
Where: The PNE Forum – 2901 East Hastings Street, Vancouver
Price: $8 at the door, free for kids 12 and under
What’s better than pastry and cake topped with made-to-order ice cream? Join Buckets and Trafiq on December 8 for a parfait fundraiser with proceeds going to Kidsafe. Attendees will get to taste the liquid nitrogen ice cream and also get to check out a special new menu item.
When: Friday, December 8 from 3:30 to 6 pm
Where: Trafiq – 4216 Main Street, Vancouver
Cost: Minimum $6 donation per parfait
Head to Got Craft! to celebrate a decade of handmade goodness. Shop for locally made goods, enjoy plenty of good eats, and craft a DIY project to take home. This fair also offers free swag bags for the first 50 people at the event each day.
When: Saturday, December 9 and Sunday, December 10 from 10 am to 5 pm
Where: Maritime Labour Centre – 1880 Triumph Street, Vancouver
Price: $3 per person, tickets available online
The annual holiday show of this Vancouver-based artisan collective will feature all kinds of handmade goods and products for the holiday season. This event aims to seek out new artists and connect guests with talented artisans in their community.
When: Saturday, December 9 from 11 am to 7 pm and Sunday, December 10 from 10 am to 6 pm
Where: Heritage Hall – 3102 Main Street, Vancouver
Price: $3 admission
The Coquitlam Christmas Farmers’ Market will have everything you need to make this holiday a special one. With a selection of artisan crafts, bakers confections, spice, wine, and vinegars, this is one market you wont want to miss if you’re in the area.
When: Sunday, December 9 from 9 am to 4 pm
Where: Poirier Sport & Leisure Complex – 633 Poirier Street, Coquitlam
Price: Free admission
The Port Moody Christmas Craft Fair is back for their 2nd year with dozens of exciting vendors that offer great gift ideas and stocking stuffers. All proceeds from this event will be donated to the Share Family Services Society.
When: Saturday, December 9 from 10 am to 4 pm
Where: Galleria at Port Moody City Hall – 100 Newport Drive, Port Moody
Price: By donation
In this class, you’ll learn to make, pipe, decorate Cream Puffs and Eclairs, and fancy them up for any occasions. Bring home recipes and pastries.
When: Sunday, December 10 from 2 to 4 pm
Where: Trout Lake Community Center, 3350 Victoria Dr, Vancouver
Cost: $57.14; buy via Trout Lake CC