Vancouver food events to check out in April

Mar 25 2021, 10:53 pm

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Spring has sprung and so have some awesome food and beverage events in and around Vancouver.

Here are some can’t-miss Vancouver food events, special dining occasions, and exclusive seasonal offerings to check out in April.

Di Beppe’s Festa della Polenta

April Food Events

Polenta Festival

Di Beppe’s third-annual “Festa della Polenta” menu returns from April 1 to 30. For $49 a person folks can enjoy a feast centred around Italian culinary staple, polenta.

When: April 1 to 30
Where: Di Beppe – 8 W Cordova Street, Vancouver
Price: $49 per person; reserve online

Boulevard Kitchen & Oyster Bar’s Paella Series

Boulevard’s Paella Sunday Supper Series kicks off March 28 and runs until April 25 (excluding Easter, April 4). Enjoy a three-course feast centred around authentic Spanish paella.

When: Sundays from March 28 to April 25 (excluding April 4) at 5:30 pm
Where: Boulevard Kitchen & Oyster Bar – 845 Burrard Street, Vancouver
Price $69 per person; reserve online

Eat Sakura Treats

best sakura-themed eats

Honolulu Coffee

With the arrival of cherry blossom season comes sakura-inspired eats in Vancouver, and to celebrate, local chefs, bakers, and restaurants have crafted some special, drool-worthy treats for us.

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Eat Mini Eggs Treats

Best Mini Eggs treats

Mini Eggs Puffcream from Popina Canteen and Popina Cantina

Easter ham? We can take it or leave it. Carrot cake? Okay, we’ll definitely have a slice. Mini Eggs treats? Get out of our way, we’ve got some eating to do. We’re lucky it’s the season to find cakes, ice cream, cookies, and more topped with these delightful pastel-coloured, egg-shaped chocolate wonders.

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Bottomless Easter Brunches


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The only thing better than a holiday brunch is a bottomless holiday brunch. If you agree, check out where you can find all-you-can-eat mid-morning offerings in Vancouver during Easter weekend.

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West Oak X Chandon Easter Bubbly Brunch


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West Oak and Chandon have teamed up for an Easter Bubbly Brunch featuring bubbles, oysters, Lee’s “Chandonuts,” and other brunch and cocktail features.

When: April 3 to 5 from 11 am to 3 pm
Where: West Oak Restaurant – 1035 Mainland Street, Vancouver
Price: Reservations required; call 604-629-8808 or email [email protected]

Greater Vancouver Food Truck Festival

The GVFTF is back in Abbotsford at Tradex Easter weekend on both Saturday and Sunday from 11 am to 6 pm in drive-thru format.

When: April 3 and 4 from 11 am to 6 pm
Where: Tradex – 1190 Cornell Street, Abbotsford
Price: Free entry

Travel With Your Palate Botanist Dinner

Botanist (Courtesy Fairmont Pacific Rim)

Fairmont Pacific Rim Executive Chef Damon Campbell and Botanist Executive Chef Hector Laguna will host three top-tier local Vancouver chefs for the second iteration of the popular “Travel with your Palate” dinner series. This six-course tasting menu event benefits the Vancouver Food and Beverage Community Relief Fund.

When: April 13
Where: Botanist – Hotel Fairmont Pacific Rim, 1038 Canada Place, Vancouver
Price: $148 per person; reserve online

Oliver Osoyoos Wine Country Virtual Tasting Series

April food events

Oliver Osoyoos Wine Country

Oliver Osoyoos Wine Country will kick start BC Wine Month with their 2021 Uncork the Sun Virtual Tasting Series, accessible to all via their Facebook Live platform, on the last Tuesday of every month at 7 pm. This month, on April 27, participants will take a look at the saigneé method of producing Rosé.

When: April 27
Where: Virtual Event

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