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 week after week.
Here are 12 food events, in or around Vancouver, to check out this 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 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
Available on Saturday and Sunday, Beta5’s new mid-morning service will offer four rotating pastries for eight weekends only. Starts January 20 and 21 and runs until March 10 and 11.
When: 10 am Saturdays and Sundays until treats run out
Where: 413 Industrial Avenue, Vancouver
Blue Water Cafe has been concocting weird and wonderful culinary creations from the sea for their annual Unsung Heroes Festival for 14 years, and this year’s selection is no different. This year, Executive Chef Frank Pabst has created an array of delights, integrating sustainable seafood not commonly found on many menus into familiar and much-loved dishes.
When: February 1 to February 27, 2018
Where: Blue Water Cafe – 1095 Hamilton Street, Vancouver
Price: A la carte, most items range from $13 to $16
Benny Bonanza, a joyful and uber affordable brunch deal at the legendary Joe Fortes restaurant officially kicks off February 3 and runs every Saturday and Sunday until February 25. This mid-morning event gives patrons a choice of Joe Fortes signature Eggs Benedict in three flavours – each only ringing in at $9.95.
When: Weekends from February 3 to 25
Where: Joe Fortes Seafood and Steakhouse – 777 Thurlow Street, Vancouver
In honour of the Vancouver Art Gallery’s spring exhibition, Takashi Murakami: The Octopus Eats Its Own Leg, Market is launching a five-course tasting menu inspired by Murakami’s work. This will be available from February 5 to 28.
When: Daily from February 5 to 28
Where: Market by Jean-Georges – 1115 Alberni Street, Vancouver
This stellar five-course menu will run from February 19 to March 31 for dinners on Sundays through Thursdays. Check out the menu and make your reservations to get in on this spread.
When: Daily from February 19 to March 31
Where: Ancora – 1600 Howe Street, Vancouver
Price: $59 per person ($99 including local BC wine pairings)
By baking cupcakes and giving them away in exchange for a donation, participants can improve the lives of abused, abandoned and neglected animals in our communities. National Cupcake Day is cross-country event presented by the BC SPCA, the Ontario SPCA, and participating humane societies.
When: Monday, February 26
Liuyishou Hotpot Week celebrates Chinese New Year cross Canada. With locations in Vancouver, Richmond, and Burnaby, Liuyishou Hotpot is the perfect place to warm up your Chinese New Year celebrations. What better way to treat your taste buds starting the year of The Dog? A Red Truck Brewery beer pairing is included in the holiday hotpot dinner set menus in all the locations in BC.
Featuring Chef Mark Singson of Family Matters and Nemesis Chef Jacob Deacon-Evans, this night will begin with a few snacks, followed by a 6-course menu with paired drinks.
When: Tuesday, 27 Feb at 7 pm
Where: Nemesis Coffee – 302 West Hastings Street, Vancouver
Price: buy online$100;
We can show you how to cook fish and seafood like a true French cook. Mussels, Bisque and Salt Crust Sea Bass will be demonstrated. Enjoy the recipes during the class with a glass of wine. Take home recipes and samples.
When: Wednesday, February 28 from 6 to 9 pm
Where: The Uncommon Café – 477 Powell Street, Vancouver
Price: $69; buy via Eventbrite
DogClub fosters meaningful friendships and lively conversation through fun, friendly games that revolve around your dog. This singles night is for people ages 24 to 36 (and for dogs up to 30 pounds. Liquor will be available and the first drink is free.
When: March 3 from 8 to 10 pm
Where: DogClub Cafe – #1180 – 8260 Westminster Highway, Richmond
Price: $25; buy online
This authentic Jamaican brunch pop-up features dishes like oxtail stew (slow-cooked and seasoned for 48 hours), spicy fall-off-the-bone jerk chicken, and creamy vegan rasta pasta made with cashew and coconut alfredo sauce. Attendees will also get a complimentary beverage at this event.
When: March 4 from 11:30 am to 1 pm
Where: Kings Cafe – 2223 Kingsway Street, Vancouver
Price: $20; buy online