10 food events to check out this week, October 16 to 22

Oct 15 2017, 12:24 am

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 9 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
Where: 4557 Blackcomb Way, Whistler

Yuu Japanese Tapas Ramen Challenge

Yuu Japanese Tapas is offering their first ever Ramen Challenge, and ideally it will end in full stomachs, and big savings for those who participate. The Richmond eatery is offering $5 ramen to anyone who can finish an entire bowl in less than 10 minutes during their opening hours on October 16, 17, 18, and 20.

When: From Monday, October 16 to Friday, October 20 (closed on Thursdays) from 11:30 am to 10:30 pm
Where: Yuu Japanese Tapas – 1118 – 3779 Sexsmith Road, Richmond
Cost: $5

Ancora Winemaker’s Dinner

Ancora Waterfront Dining and Patio is offering an intimate one-of-a-kind 40-seat dinner with special guest Alberto Di Grésy (principal and world-renowned owner and winemaker of Marchesi di Grésy). Produced in the Piedmont region of Italy, the distinctive notes of Marchesi di Grésy’s elegantly crafted line of wines will be paired with an inspired selection of plates prepared by the stellar culinary team at Ancora including Panca Glazed Sablefish and 12-hour Braised Short Rib to name a few.

When: Tuesday, October 17 at 6:30 pm
Where: Ancora – 1600 Howe St #2, Vancouver
Cost: $195 per person; purchase by emailing [email protected]

Summerhill Winery X The Acorn Forages Mushroom Dinner

This epic five-course dinner celebrates wild foraged mushrooms and of course, the wines from Summerhill Pyramid Winery in Kelowna. The Acorn Restaurant and Wildcraft Foraging will be creating a unique, one-night-only menu from a variety of specially foraged wild mushrooms courtesy of Victoria, BC’s Lance “Wildcraft” Staples. Each course will involve a celebration of the unique varieties of local mushrooms currently in season, even dessert!

When: Wednesday, October 18 at 7 pm
Where: The Acorn – 3995 Main Street, Vancouver
Cost: $121.75; buy tickets online

Tartine and Maple: French Gastronomy Series – Champagne

While learning about culinary and cultural facts from the Champagne region, you will be shown how to make a main dish typically crafted in that region -“Potée Champenoise”. After the demonstration enjoy a full dinner complete with appetizer, main, and dessert, plus a glass of wine in the restaurant.

When: Wednesday, October 18 from 6 to 9 pm
Where: The Uncommon Café – 477 Powell Street, Vancouver
Cost: $69 per person; buy via buy via Eventbrite

Restaurants for Change 2017

Make a dinner reservation at a participating restaurant on October 18, 2017, and the restaurant will donate from 50% to 100% of their total food sales from dinner service to support community food programs in low-income neighbourhoods. Restaurants in Vancouver include Burdock & Co, Farmer’s Apprentice, and Jamjar on Commercial Drive.

When: Wednesday, October 18
Where: Three participating restaurants in Vancouver

Toast to the Coast

This event sells out fast – so read quickly and get your tickets ASAP. Enjoy gourmet bites prepared by top Ocean Wise restaurants and taste signature BC wines during this culinary journey celebrating the conservation of our oceans. Food and beverages are included in the ticket price. All proceeds support the Vancouver Aquarium’s important research, education and direct action programs that benefit ocean conservation.

When: Friday, October 20 at 7 pm
Where: Vancouver Aquarium – 845 Avison Way, Vancouver
Cost: $150 per person; buy tickets online

The BC Beer Awards and Festival 2017

It’s almost BC Craft Beer Month, and that means The BC Beer Awards and Festival 2017 is back too. You can check out this annual event on October 21 at the Croatian Cultural Centre in Vancouver and taste some of the best brews around. All tickets include four 5 oz drink tokens and entrance into the festival that celebrates the best in craft brewing from across the province.

When: Saturday, October 21 from 4 to 10 pm
Where: Croatian Cultural Centre, 3250 Commercial Drive, Vancouver
Cost: $40-55 per person; buy online

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