5 Calgary food events to check out this week, October 23 to 29
October is a fabulous month for food.
We’ve got Thanksgiving, Halloween, and all the pumpkin spice-flavoured goodies you can get your freshly-gloved hands on.
With so much going on, we almost forget that summer is behind us and the cold weather is here – but at least our bellies will be warm.
Here are 5 Vancouver food events, in or around the city, worth checking out this week.
Sunday Brunch and a Calgary Farmers’ Market Tour
Meet J. Webb Wine Merchants at The Calgary Farmers’ Market where you’ll receive a Yum Bakery pastry, Mediterranean salad, assortment of fruit, Analog coffee, and wine tasting. From there, stroll over to the farmer’s market and hear stories and experience tastings at ten different market vendors offering fresh fruits, vegetables, fruit wines, juices, bison, beef, pork, and cheeses. You’ll be seated for brunch and need to stand for about an hour at the market. All guests receive recipes, a shopping list, and a market bag. Don’t worry about tabs, tax, and tips – just show up ready to walk, watch, and eat!
When: Sundays from September 3 to November 26 at 10:30 am to 1 pm
Where: Calgary Farmers’ Market, 510 77 Street SE
Cost: $45; buy online
Savour 17 Ave SW: walking tour of RED mile (retail and entertainment district)
A tour guide will greet you at CIBO restaurant on 17th Avenue SW near the corner of 9th Street. From there head to Made by Marcus Micro Creamery, Ollia, Frenchie Wine Bar, Ox Bar de Tapas, and finally, finish at Anju Restaurant. Don’t worry about tabs, tax, and tips – just show up ready to walk and eat!
When: Saturday and Sundays from September 2 to November 26 from noon to 3 pm
Where: Multiple venues, begin a Cibo, 1012 17 Ave SW
Cost: $115; buy online
Taste for Adventure
What do drool-worthy menus created by award-winning chefs, appetizing special events, and one of a kind culinary experiences have in common? They will all be featured during an epic food fest called Taste for Adventure – and you’re definitely going to want to get in on the action. Taking place in the stunning scenic locations of Banff and Lake Louise, the culinary adventure spans over a whopping 16 days, from October 25 to November 9, so clear your schedule; it’s time to start planning your trip.
When: October 25 to November 9
Where: Multiple venues in Banff and Lake Louise
Cost: Prices vary
Halloween House Party at National 10th
Celebrate Halloween at National on 10th this year. It’s a Halloween House Party and it’s going down on October 28. Expect DJ’s, drinks, and a room full of costume-clad attendees.
When: Saturday, October 28
Where: National 10th – 341 10 Avenue SW
Pumpkin Carving Contest at National Westhills
Returning for its 3rd year at National Westhills is the family-friendly Pumpkin Carving Contest. Come in anytime from Sunday, Oct 29 to Tuesday, Oct 31 and carve your way to fame. $15 gets you a pumpkin and all the tools needed, but feel free to bring your own gear! Take a pic of your masterpiece and post on Instagram using the hashtag #ntnlpumpkins – photos will be judged on October 31st, and the winner will be notified.
When: Sunday, October 29 to Tuesday, October 31
Where: National Westhills – 180 Stewart Green SW