19 delicious Vancouver food events to check out in April

Mar 22 2018, 5:01 am

We made it through the coldest and darkest period of the year y’all – and spring is finally here, which means it’s time to celebrate. And what better way to do that than getting into some seriously awesome food and beverage-focused events?

Dinners, demos, festivals, and more – April has no shortage of delicious destinations.

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Here are 19 food events, in or around Vancouver, worth checking out this month.


TWG Tea’s Sakura Tea Set

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Enjoy an array of Japanese tea-infused savoury and sweet offerings at this tea service. You can also enjoy a cup of the Always Sakura Tea, and grab some of The Always Sakura Tea-infused macarons on your way out to make the most of this spot’s plethora of cherry blossom infused offerings.

When: Now until April 30

Where: 1070 W Georgia Street, Vancouver

Reflections: The Garden Terrace at the Rosewood Hotel Georgia

The spring opening of Reflections: The Garden Terrace, at the Rosewood Hotel Georgia, is going down on Thursday, April 5. After that, you can head to this secret spot daily to make the most of the outdoor bar, light tapas-inspired dishes, and its laid-back vibe.

When: Starting April 5

Where: 801 W Georgia Street, Vancouver

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Wildebeest Brewmaster’s Dinner with Luppolo Brewing

Wildebeest and Luppolo Brewing Company are teaming up for a dinner that will pair Chef Ian McHale’s decadent-yet-simple style of country cooking with four of the brewery’s limited-release beers. Guests will enjoy a four-course menu showcasing the trademark blend of classic butchery traditions and contemporary techniques.

When: Tuesday, April 3 from 7 to 10 pm

Where: Wildebeest – 120 West Hastings Street, Vancouver

Price: $55 per person; buy online

The Herbal Chef Pop-Up Dinner

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The Herbal Chef AKA Christopher Sayegh is inviting Vancouver diners to take part in an eight-course tasting menu comprised of exclusively cannabis-infused dishes. There are two dinners, April 6 and April 7.

When: April 6 and 7

Time: 7 pm

Where: Downtown Vancouver restaurant (to be announced day-of)

Price: $200 (including gratuity and a gift bag); to buy tickets email [email protected]

Chefs in the Hood

Chefs in the Hood is a Pop Up Food Phenomenon bringing together the best of Vancouver’s culinary talent in a collaborative dinner event. Includes a six-course reception style dinner and welcome cocktail. Live music and entertainment will be going on throughout the evening, and beer and wine will be available for purchase.

When: April 7 from 7 pm to 11 pm

Where: Pacific Restaurant Supply – 1020 East Cordova Street, Vancouver

Price: $60 per person; buy online

$0.99 Grand Slam Day at 1296 West Broadway

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On Tuesday, April 10 from 7 am to 2 pm you can head into the Denny’s located at 1296 W Broadway in Vancouver and get a Grand Slam breakfast for just $0.99. This is the only Denny’s that will be offering this insanely cheap deal, and you only can get one Original Grand Slam per person, per visit. Dine-in customers only.

When: Tuesday, April 10

Time: 7 am to 2 pm

Where: Denny’s – 1296 West Broadway, Vancouver

Les Tartes – Classic French Pies

Learn the secrets of thin, sandy crust pies, like the French do; strawberry and creampie, luscious chocolate tart and flaky apple pie. One glass of wine is offered during the class. Go home with your individual apple pie, leftovers, and recipes.

When:  April 11 from 6 to 8:30 pm
Where: The Uncommon Café – 477 Powell Street, Vancouver
Price: $65; buy via Eventbrite.

Wine For Waves

Be the first to sip and savour Naramata Bench Wineries‘ Spring Wine Releases. On April 13, this delicious evening of wining and dining will bring together BC’s best wineries and sustainable seafood restaurants. Taste Ocean Wise seafood offerings, meet top BC winemakers, and bid on silent auction items.

When: Friday, April 13

Time: 7 pm to 10 pm

Where: Four Seasons Hotel Vancouver – 791 W Georgia Street, Vancouver

Price: $115 per person; buy online

BC Distilled 2018

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The spirits-centric celebration will bring together 40 distilleries from across the province – veterans and newbies alike – and will give attendees the chance to interact and taste samples from each and every one of ’em.

When: Saturday, April 14

Time: Trade Tasting from 2 to 4:30 pm, Public Tasting from 6 to 9 pm

Where: Croatian Cultural Centre, 3520 Commercial Drive, Vancouver

Price: Starting at $57; buy online

Canada Beer Run – Vancouver 2018

The event comes to Vancouver on April 15, 2018 and includes an 8.9 kilometre fun run with stops at five different breweries. Participants will begin their journey in large groups (75 people) and make their way from brewery to brewery.

When: April 15, 2018

Time: 11:00 am

Where: Event starts at Big Rock Brewery

Price: $66.49; buy via event website

Eclairs & Cream Puffs – Choux Pastry Basics

Choux Pastry is the new craze in French pastry, and you get to learn all of it secrets. You get to share all the pastries and take home leftovers and recipes.

When: April 15 from 2 to 4  pm
Where: Trout Lake Community Center, 3350 Victoria Drive, Vancouver
Price: $57.14; buy via Trout Lake CC

Melt for Cheese – Appies for Parties

There is no great party without cheese! Let’s bake it, roll it, fold it and eat it! Learn five easy-to-recreate recipes, then share all the food and take home leftovers and recipes.

When:  April 18 from 6:30 to 8:30 pm
Where: Kensington Community Center, 5175 Dumfries Street, Vancouver
Price: $50; buy via Kensington Community Centre

40th Annual Vancouver Greek Food Fest

The dates for the 40th Annual Vancouver Greek Food Fest have been announced, and that means endless amounts of baklava, spanakopita, and tzatziki sauce are in sight. The beloved Vancouver festival will be returning on Friday, April 20 and will run until Sunday, April 22 in 2018.

When: Friday, April 20 to Sunday, April 22

Where: Hellenic Community of Vancouver – 4500 Arbutus Street, Vancouver

Babes Who Brunch

The April edition of Babes Who Brunch will be featuring boss babe Marissa Grootes, CEO & Principal Designer of STIL Classics as the keynote speaker. Beyond the raw conversation, there is, of course, delicious brunch time eats and sips, making it the perfect start to your Saturday.

When: Saturday, April 21

Time: 11 am to 1 pm

Where: TBA

Price: $51.25 per person; buy online

The Sakura Night Gala

The fundraiser for Vancouver Cherry Blossom Festival is happening on April 22. This celebration of Japanese arts and culture raises money for a ton of free community events and programming. It will feature eats from seven local chefs, along with sake, beer, and wine pairings.

When: April 22

Time: 6:30 to 9:30 pm

Where: Stanley Park Pavilion – 610 Pipeline Road, Vancouver

Price: $150 per person; buy online

Perogy Lunch Weekend

Get homemade perogies made with love, cabbage rolls, borscht, and sausage on a bun, for cheap at this annual lunch. Everything on the menu (except sausage) is vegetarian-friendly.

When: Sunday, April 22

Time: 11 am to 3:30 pm

Where: AUUC Strathcona Ukrainian Hall & Performing Arts Society – 805 East Pender, Vancouver

French Gastronomy Series: Brittany

Take a trip to France’s Brittany and enjoy savoury crepes, mussels and tarte tatin, with a glass of wine. This event features a three-course meal demonstrated, after which you’ll sit in the restaurant and eat it all. Take home recipes included.

When:  April 25 from 6 to 9 pm
Where: The Uncommon Café – 477 Powell Street, Vancouver
Price: $69; buy via Eventbrite

Tacofino Beer Dinner Series: Strange Fellows Brewing

On Thursday, April 26, Strange Fellows Brewing and Tacofino will team up for a 5-course dinner at the taco spot’s Hastings Sunrise location.

When: Thursday, April 26

Time: 6 pm to 11 pm

Where: Tacofino Hastings – 2327 East Hastings Street, Vancouver

Price: $50 per person; buy online

ChefmeetsBCGrape – Vancouver

Dive into the largest sampling of BC wines in Western Canada, offering hundreds of premium BC VQA wines in a walk-around tasting. Pair these wines with small plates prepared by top chefs from renowned local restaurants. Participate and vote along with celebrity judges for your favourite local wine and food pairing.

When: Thursday, April 26

Time: 7 pm to 10 pm

Where: JW Marriott Parq Vancouver – 39 Smithe Street, Vancouver

Price: $90 per person; buy online

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