It’s officially the last few days of August, but the summer fun is not over yet.
You can still brunch, sip, crack, and bite into a burger at some awesome events going down in the city this week, and we recommend you don’t miss the chance to get in on this foodie fun.
Here are 6 Vancouver food events happening in or around the city the week of August 28 to September 3, 2017.
The Black Bamboo Pop-Up Cocktail Bar at 1219 Granville Street is officially open from now until September 30, running every Friday and Saturday from 8 pm to 11 pm. You can make reservations up to two weeks in advance for this intimate, tropical-themed room which comes complete with live music, entertainment, champagne, and fresh cold-pressed juice cocktails. Patrons can expect something different on any given night, including rotating music themes like funk, hip hop, disco, and 90s jams.
When: Every Friday and Saturday from now through September 30 from 8 to 11 pm
Where 1219 Granville Street, Vancouver (back alley entrance)
Aimed at those who like to savour and sip their way through the weekend midday meal, “Rosé All Day” features a sexy new menu of contemporary riffs on brunch classics, along with oodles of rosé. Look for everything from a cool Rosé Spritzer (Kim Crawford Rose, Simple Syrup, Strawberries, Lemon, Club Soda) to a very Instagrammable Rosé Popsicle (House Made Popsicle with Ruffino Sparkling Rosé).
When: Every Saturday and Sunday this summer from 11:30 am to 3 pm, through Sunday, September 3.
Where: Shangri-La Hotel – 1115 Alberni Street, Vancouver
Le Burger Week Vancouver is going down this year from September 1 to September 7, so block off your calendar and get out those stretchy pants. This year there are nine venues taking part in Le Burger Week Vancouver including the Bellaggio Cafe, Mamie Taylor’s, and ShuRaku Sake Bar + Bistro. Le Burger Week invites the public to head into participating restaurants (or order via Skip The Dishes, if the establishment offers it) and vote online for their favourite burger. Each restaurant will be offering a special “burger price” for participants to get in on so they can try them all.
When: September 1 to September 7
Where: Multiple venues in Vancouver
Boulevard Kitchen & Oyster Bar brought back their annual Sunday Seafood Boil Series returns for a third consecutive year–and it wraps up on September 3. Limited to just 24 seats at each event, enjoy best fresh-caught selections of crawfish, jumbo prawns, clams, mussels and Dungeness crab, served in a traditional East Coast-style seafood boil piled high on butcher’s paper.
When: Sunday, September 3 at 6 pm
Where: Boulevard Kitchen & Oyster Bar, 845 Burrard Street, Vancouver
Cost: $62; buy via Eventbrite
The Fairmont Hotel Vancouver’s current afternoon tea is Canadian-themed, and features cool vintage Canadian travel decor, custom tea blends, a tiered “tower” of savoury nibbles inspired by different regions in our nation, and a delicious spread of Canadian desserts.
When: Now through September 3; daily sittings at 11 am, 1 pm, and 3 pm
Where: Fairmont Hotel Vancouver
Cost: $59 (Children 12 and under are $29.50); for reservations call 604-662-1900 or email [email protected]
If you love the power couple of beer and brunch, Sundays at the PNE is where you need to be. That’s because for 2017 Craft Beer Fest is adding a Sunday long-table brunch with beer pairings for thirsty fans.
When: Sunday, September 3, 2017; doors at 11:30, brunch at noon
Where: Italian Gardens – 2901 East Hastings Street, Vancouver
Cost: $49; tickets available online