If you’re anything like us, the hunger for unique and delicious food and beverage-centred events is as strong as ever. It’s a good thing Vancouver always delivers them in excess.
Here are food events, in or around Vancouver, to check out this week.
Attendees can expect to chow down on grub from 40+ food trucks in “hot food alley” and enjoy live entertainment all summer long. The Friday Night Market will also feature a 19+ beer garden, serving local craft beer and cider as well as Betty’s Vodka Iced Tea.
When: Every Friday from May 4 to September 28 from 5 to 10 pm
Where: Shipbuilders’ Square – 15 Wallace Mews, North Vancouver
The newest theme is a classic but cheeky one, The Great British Tea Party is available now through September 3, with seatings at 11 am, 1 pm, and 3 pm daily. Selections at this tea include Fairmont’s LOT 35 Tea, the Eton Mess with berries, meringue, and whipped double cream, and raisin and butter scones served with Devonshire cream and strawberry jam to name a few.
Where: Notch8 – Fairmont Hotel Vancouver – 900 W Georgia St, Vancouver
When: Now through September 3 at 11 am, 1 pm, or 3 pm.
Price: $65 per person; book online
This insane food challenge consists of a humongous poké bowl full of crab salad, wakame, cucumber kimchi, edamame, pickled ginger, and masago served on a bed of white rice topped with fried garlic and shallots, and of course two pounds of fresh fish. This is a two-person eating challenge, so it costs $60 per person to enter, and you’ve got to inhale this thing back in under 30 minutes.
When: April 25 to May 31
Where: Riz Sushi – 2887 East Broadway, Vancouver
Price: $120 ($60 per person)
Au Comptoir Executive Chef Daniel McGee will welcome not one but two dynamic culinary minds to the line at the Parisian-inspired bistro in Kitsilano when he hosts Chambar’s Nico Schuermans and The Mackenzie Room’s Sean Reeve for a four-course collaborative Guest Chefs’ Dinner on Tuesday, May 1 at 7 pm. Tickets to the Collaborative Guest Chefs’ Dinner at Au Comptoir are available for $85 per person plus tax and gratuity and may be purchased by calling the restaurant at 604-569-2278.
When: May 1 at 7 pm
Where: Au Comptoir – 2278 W 4th Ave, Vancouver
Price: $85; call 604-569-2278 to buy
As part of BC Cider Week, Fraserhood beer hall Bells and Whistles will be hosting a number of local and international cideries for a one-day-only tap takeover on Sunday, May 6. The event will feature handcrafted ciders from B.C.’s own Bricker Cider Co. in West Sechelt, Naramata Cider and Nomad Cider in Summerland as well as three special, new-to-BC pours from Graft Cider based in Hudson Valley, New York. The all-day event is free to attend and ciders are available on a first come, first poured basis.
When: May 6
Where: Bells and Whistles – 3296 Fraser Street, Vancouver