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 in excess.
Here are 11 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
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)
The highly-anticipated Curry Cup returns to Vancouver this week for its fifth year of curry craziness. This annual event will go down on March 13 at Heritage Hall on Main Street, where eight chefs will compete to see who has created the most outstanding curry of the evening. Attendees of the Curry Cup can enjoy samples of each curry, beer from R&B Brewing, doughnuts from Cartems, and cocktail and wine samples.
When: Tuesday, March 13, 2018, from 6:30 to 9:30 pm
Where: Heritage Hall – 3102 Main Street, Vancouver
Price: $60 to $69; buy via Eventbrite
Remember that Vancouver chef? You know, the one that recently won the biggest culinary competition in Canada. Well, now you’ve got a chance to try his award-winning dishes for yourself – but only for one night. Chef Alex Chen of Boulevard Kitchen & Bar has put together a four-course tasting menu of his championship-winning fare, and you can try it Wednesday, March 14 by making a reservation.
When: Wednesday, March 14 at 6 pm
Where: 845 Burrard Street, Vancouver
Price: $95 ($45 for wine pairing); reserve by calling 604-642-2900
Liberty Merchant Company proudly presents the 6th Annual East Side Beer Fest tasting event. The evening will feature craft beers from BC and around the world, along with a silent auction and door prize.
When: March 14 from 7 to 9 pm
Where: The Wise Hall & Lounge – 1882 Adanac Street, Vancouver
Price: $29.99 plus a non-perishable food donation; buy tickets at Liberty Wine Merchants locations
Embark on this self-guided cocktail adventure to discover the latest culinary trends in one of the trendiest neighbourhoods in Vancouver. This trip consists of a unique cocktail and food pairing experience at three restaurants and bars in Yaletown. It all kicks off at House Special.
When: March 15 from 5:30 to 8 pm
Where: House Special – 1269 Hamilton Street, Vancouver
Price: $35-45; buy online
A three-course Moroccan vegetarian meal will be presented. Sample and take home recipes.
When: March 15 from 6:30 to 8:30 pm
Where: Kensington Community Center – 5175 Dumfries Street, Vancouver
Tickets: $50; buy via Kensington Community Centre
On Saturday, March 17 the first 100 customers will get a free Milky Honey soft-serve sundae, along with a buy-one-get-one-free coupon, that they can use for the remainder of the day (the free ice cream will be the Milky Honey flavour as well). The same deal goes for Sunday, March 18 except the deal will be for Milkcow’s Black Pearl variety.
When: March 17 and 18
Where: 105-5668 Hollybridge Way, Richmond
One of our favourite holidays ever, Saint Patrick’s Day is centered around eating, celebrating, and of course, drinking all the green beer you can get your hands on. There will be a plethora of celebrations at restaurants and bars, along with exciting events like the annual St. Patrick’s Day 5k run (where you’ll celebrate the Irish way after crossing the finish line).
When: March 17
Where: Events, restaurants, and bars around the city
Head to YEW to enjoy an afternoon of sipping and shucking, while learning about vodka and oysters. This event includes a vodka tasting, an oyster shucking lesson, a martini and an oyster (along with a preview of YEW’s soon-to-launch cocktail program).
When: March 17 from 2 to 5 pm
Where: YEW seafood + bar – 791 West Georgia Street, Vancouver
Price: $79; buy online
Celebrate and eat Easter like the French. Enjoy a demo and lunch of asparagus, lamb, and a traditional dessert with a glass of wine. Sample the cuisine and take home recipes to recreate it in your own kitchen.
When: March 18 from 1 to 4 pm
Where: The Uncommon Café – 477 Powell Street, Vancouver
Tickets: $69; buy via Eventbrite