7 food events to check out this week, October 9 to 15

Oct 7 2017, 10:26 pm

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 7 Vancouver food events, in or around the city, worth checking out this week.

Game On Afternoon Tea at Fairmont Hotel Vancouver

This themed tea offers a selection of goodies such as house made scones, along with cleverly-named offerings such at the savoury ‘Go Fish’ Niscoise Sandwich and Chess-nut Tart (Candied Chestnut, Duck Confit), and sweet treats like the Double Domino Lemon Tart, Red Velvet XO Macaron, and the Checkmate Battenberg Cake to name a few.

When: September 20 to November 26 from Wednesday to Sunday; sittings at 11am, 1pm, and 3pm
Where: Notch8 Restaurant + Bar -900 West Georgia Street, Vancouver
Cost: $59 per person, Kids 12 and under $29.50

Tipsy Tea at Fairmont Hotel Vancouver

The Fairmont has taken their tea to the next level this time by offering a ‘Tipsy Tea’ 19+ event which runs Friday evenings from October 6 to November 17 at 7 pm. This event is $75 per person. This means you need to get your crew together, head to the tea room in Notch8 Restaurant + Bar, and bring your appetite and your competitive spirit. You’ll be going head to head in games like Snakes & Ladders, Operation, and the Game of Life.

When: October 6 to November 17 at 7 pm
Where: Notch8 Restaurant + Bar -900 West Georgia Street, Vancouver
Cost: $75 per person (19+ only)

Oktoberfest offerings at HandleBar Cafe and Apres

HandleBar Cafe and Apres in Whistler is offering Oktoberfest offerings all month long. HandleBar will be featuring a number of food and beer specials and pairings, including craft beer and German street food such as pretzels, bratwurst, and schnitzel. Patrons can also expect special casks, beer deals, and tap takeovers throughout the entire month of October.

When: All of October

North Shore Craft Beer Week

Did you know that Canada’s first ever craft brewery was actually the Horseshoe Bay Brewery, which opened in West Vancouver in 1982? Well it was (apparently) and now, 35 years later, the North Shore is finally getting its own craft beer week. Taking place from October 6 to 13, North Shore Craft Beer Week will feature seven days of festivities in venues across the area with events ranging from cask nights and guided tours, to live music, Brewmaster’s Dinners, and of course – beers!

When: Wednesday, October 6 to Wednesday, October 13
Where: Various locations throughout the North Shore

H2 Rotisserie & Bar’s Culinary Class & Thanksgiving Dinner

Led by Executive Chef Kamal Silva, Executive Sous Chef Mike Reid, and H2 Rotisserie & Bar Chef, Caitlin Mark, the first instalment of this spot’s culinary classes kicks off on Thanksgiving day. Attendees can expect informative demonstrations include everything from proper emulsification of vinaigrette to techniques for tableside turkey-carving. After the class enjoy a feast with an optional wine pairing.

When: Monday, October 9; class starts a 5 pm, dinner served at 7 pm
Where: H2 Rotisserie & Bar at The Westin Bayshore – 1601 Bayshore Drive, Vancouver
Cost: $85 per person; to book call 604-691-6966

Tartine and Maple: Eclairs & Cream Puff – Halloween Special

Learn how to make the new pastry craze straight from France – Pâte a Choux – known to some as choux pastry. Make Eclairs, Cream Puffs, Profiteroles, and more. Decorate them Halloween-style and feel free to samples and take home leftovers and recipes.

When: Sunday, October 15 from 2 to 4 pm
Where: Trout Lake Community Center – 3350 Victoria Drive, Vancouver
Cost$57 per person; buy via buy via Trout Lake CC

Chefs’ Table Society of BC’s Slow Fish Dinner

Lovers of local seafood and social times rejoice as the Chefs’ Table Society of BC‘s Slow Fish Canada Dinner returns to the Pacific Institute of Culinary Arts (PICA) on Sunday, October 15, from 6 to 9 pm for the fourth year. This annual event allows Vancouverites to gather and indulge in local sustainable seafood in the most interactive way.

When: Sunday, October 15 from 6 to 9 pm
Where: Pacific Institute of Culinary Arts – 1505 West 2nd Avenue, Vancouver
Cost: $109 per person;  buy via Eventbrite

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