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 Vancouver food events, in or around the city, to check out this week.
This weekly series features a savoury dumpling menu, DJ Chris Allen spinning vinyl, and a flashy disco ball setting the mood. Plates are $10 and guests can choose from an assortment of decadent dumplings including nettle and ricotta with wild greens and pork and burdock with charred chili sauce.
When: Mondays at 8 pm (walk-ins only; reservations on Mondays will only be accepted until 6:30 pm)
Where: 2702 Main Street, Vancouver
A magical new afternoon tea is coming to town next week, so get ready to step into a real-life fairytale at Fairmont Hotel Vancouver. The West Georgia Street hotel, known for their amazing themed afternoon tea services, just revealed their fall theme: Enchanted Forest Afternoon Tea.
Where: Notch8 at Fairmont Hotel Vancouver – 900 W Georgia Street, Vancouver
When: September 7 to November 18; sittings Wednesdays to Sundays at 11 am, 1 pm, and 3 pm
Price: $59 per person; book online
Wildebeest will underscore its philosophy of working closely with local farms, foragers, and providers by offering a seasonal Game and Mushroom Menu available November 1 to 15.
When: November 1 to 15
Where: 120 W Hastings Street, Vancouver
Hawksworth Restaurant is offering patrons and one of a kind five-course menu inspired by flavours of Islay and Ardbeg cocktail pairings.
When: November 2 at 7 pm
Where: 801 West Georgia Street, Vancouver
Price: $200; buy online
This multi-course long table dinner is focused on the wonderful wines of Canada. The dinner will take place in a unique warehouse space in Mount Pleasant and will showcase Canadian wines paired with Canadian-inspired dishes created by Vancouver chefs Michael Varga and Eugene Cheng. Tickets include a welcome cocktail, four courses, and all wine pairings.
When: November 2 from 7 to 10:30 pm
Where: 7 East 7 Avenue, Vancouver
Price: $90; buy online
The Vancouver Tea Festival is back this year for its fifth annual celebration of all things tea. On November 3 and 4 head to the Chinese Cultural Centre of Greater Vancouver and the adjacent Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden to dive into the world of the planet’s most consumed beverage (other than water, of course).
When: November 3 from 10 am to 5 pm; November 4 from 11 am to 4 pm
Where: Chinese Cultural Centre of Greater Vancouver – 50 East Pender Street, Vancouver; Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden – 578 Carrall Street, Vancouver
Price: $44; buy online
The Olympic Experience Museum is throwing an event with craft beer and beer-inspired food. All beer and food samples are included with your ticket, as is Hopping Mad Cider. Explore over 400 artifacts, digital archives, and a dozen sports simulators and challenges at Canada’s first Olympic Museum at this unique adults-only night. Must be 19+ to enter.
When: November 3 from 6 to 10 pm
Where: Richmond Olympic Oval – 6111 River Road, Richmond
Price: $59; buy online
Following the success of its Friday and Saturday Afternoon Tea service, Origo Club in Richmond will now be open on Sundays exclusively for Afternoon Tea starting November 4 with three available seatings (11:30 am, 1:30 pm, and 3:30 pm). To kick off the new Sunday Afternoon Tea service, the elegant restaurant will be hosting a special launch party with a live DJ (DJ ChoCha). Reservations for Origo’s Sunday Afternoon Tea service can be made online.
When: November 4, seatings at 11:30 am, 1:30 pm, and 3:30 pm
Where: Origo Club – 6888 River Rd #110, Richmond
Celebrate Nomad’s 4th anniversary on November 4 at 7 pm. Tickets are $44 and include a welcome cocktail, canapes, and a complimentary tequila tasting from Casamigos. Expect music by Mark Woodyard and Phil Bo and a bartending competition between the Nomad bar team members.
When: November 4 at 7 pm
Where: 3950 Main Street, Vancouver
Price: $44; buy online