17 Vancouver food events worth checking out this November

Oct 12 2016, 10:37 pm

Even though there aren’t many traditional foodie holidays in November, there are still a ton of amazing events where you can eat, drink, and celebrate with friends and loved ones. Here are 17 food events you can attend this season.

Vancouver Craft Cider Festival

The Vancouver Craft Cider Festival is making its debut this year, and cider enthusiasts from across the province are excited to see what it’s all about. Expect tastings of ciders from around the province, pair-able foods, and lessons from some of BC’s best cider educators. With a ticket you’ll receive three drink tokens and souvenir glassware.

When: Sunday, November 25 from 1 to 5 pm
Where: The Beaumont Studios, 326 West 5th Avenue, Vancouver
Tickets: Earlybird tickets are $20 for CAMRA members, $25 general, and are available via Eventbrite.

Whistler Cornucopia

Whistler’s exciting 11 day and night mountain festival is back. This celebration of all things food and drink has an incredible lineup of events, tastings, and seminars planned for attendees. Festivities will highlight the palate of the Pacific North West through events like the brand new Cornucopia Wine Summit running alongside Cornucopia’s wellness microfestival, Nourish, and the Cornucopia Kids cooking day. Some events are sold out already so check out the ticket availability and secure your spot.

When: Thursday, November 10 to Sunday, November 20
Where: 4010 Whistler Way, Whistler
Tickets: Check out the schedule and buy event tickets individually, prices vary.

Watershed Dinner Series 

Chef Chris Whittaker will prepare a dinner paired with wines from the Southern Okanagan. Some of the wines being served are sold out, like the Cab-Zin Ambra, so this tasting at Forage is an incredible opportunity for wine lovers.

When: Thursday, November 10 at 6 to 9 pm
Where: Forage, 1300 Robson Street, Vancouver
Tickets: $118.67 per person, available via Eventbrite.

Neighbourhood Noshing

Young apprentice cooks from Fairmont Hotels located in the Pacific Northwest region will come together and show off their skills at the 12th Annual Culinary Apprenticeship dinner. The theme for the dinner this year is ‘Neighbourhood Noshing’, meaning each dish will showcase a different dining district in Vancouver. Taking you from Granville Island to East Vancouver and everything in between, each hotel will be creating a dish unique to its area. Interactive chef stations, wine pairings, cocktails, and a reception await guests at this event.

When: Thursday, November 17 at 5:30 pm
Where: The Fairmont Pacific Rim, 1038 Canada Place Way, Vancouver
Tickets: $139 per person, for reservations call 604-695-5452.

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Food Talks 

Food Talks and Vancouver Foodster founder Richard Wolak is back to host the 14th volume of this informative event. The theme is “From Boat to Table – the Sustainable Seafood Supply Chain” and speakers include entrepreneurs, scientists, and chefs. Trevor Bird of Fable Diner, Mike McDermid of The Fish Counter, and Guy Dean of Albion Farms & Fisheries are a few of the guests speaking during this event. Expect a behind-the-scenes tour of the venue, wine for purchase, and a Q&A period during the Food Talk.

When: Wednesday, November 2 at 6 pm
Where: Gold Corp 4D Theatre at the Vancouver Aquarium, 845 Avison Way, Vancouver
Price: $20 per person, available on Eventbrite.

Tasting Plates Yaletown

A tasting extravaganza that offers guests a chance to dine at some of the best eateries in Yaletown. The restaurants participating in this tasting are House Special Modern Vietnamese, Kuma Izakaya, Lime and Moon Pie Co, Chasers Fresh Juice, On Yogurt, Straight Outta Brooklyn Pizzeria, and Rocanini.

When: Wednesday October 19 from 6 to 9:30 pm
Where: Rocanini, 863 Beatty Street, Vancouver
Price: $45 for advance and $60 for regular, tickets available via Eventbrite.

Ocean Wise Chowder Chowdown

2013 Chowder Chowdown/Vancouver Aquarium

2013 Chowder Chowdown/Vancouver Aquarium

Taste the flavour of delectable original chowders while sipping on craft beer and then vote for your favourite once you’ve tried them all. Tickets to this chowder showdown include complimentary chowder, wine, beer, and a spirits sampling.

When: Wednesday, November 16 at 7 pm
Where: Vancouver Aquarium, 845 Avison Way, Vancouver
Price: $60 per person, buy tickets here.

Foxtrot Vineyards Dinner

Foxtrot Vineyards is bringing its wine from Okanagan Valleys’ Naramata Bench to YEW for a night of inspired dining served up by Chef Weimar Gomez. This will be an intimate evening with six Foxtrot wines paired with dishes for a four-course dinner you’ll never forget.

When: Tuesday, November 8 from 6 to 9 pm
Where: YEW seafood + bar, 791 West Georgia Street, Vancouver
Price: $150 per person, tickets available via Eventbrite.

Vancouver Firefighters’ Umbrella Day

The Vancouver Firefighter Charities are putting on their third annual Umbrella Day Campaign in support of Snacks for Kids. The team at The Flying Pig in Gastown will be hosting an event and keeping the fundraising festivities going into the evening. At this event expect hors d’oeuvres, entertainment, refreshments, and the chance to meet Vancouver Firefighters.

When: Wednesday, November 9 from 6 to 10 pm
Where: The Flying Pig – 102 Water Street, Vancouver
Price: $75

Wood Fired Cucina Dinner

CinCin Ristorante’s Executive Chef Andrew Richardson has written his debut cookbook called Wood Fired Cucina. To celebrate the release the chef invites the public to a book launch and dinner that coincides with the restaurant’s annual Mushroom & Truffle Festival. Expect a tasting of flavours, flights, and funghetti throughout this five course dinner.

When: Tuesday, November 15 from 6:30 to 9:30 pm
Where: CinCin Ristorante – 1154 Robson Street, Vancouver
Price: $225 per person (includes signed copy of the cookbook), tickets can be purchased through Barbara-Jo’s Books to Cooks.

Tartine and Maple Cooking Demo and Dinner: Fall Flare

This event is all about celebrating fall and creating comfort food with seasonal ingredients. Watch a cooking demo of dishes like Butternut Squash Crispy Filo Ravioli,Veal in Cream Sauce, and Spiced Poached Pears. A savoury welcome snack and two glasses of wine will be provided to guests, and all the demonstrated recipes will be printed and provided. Relax and enjoy a dinner after the demo.

When: Saturday, November 5 from 6 to 9 pm
Where: The Uncommon Cafe – 477 Powell Street, Vancouver
Price: $75 per person

Pig And Pinot

Chef Alex Chen and his team will offer guests an all-inclusive, ‘nose-to-tail’ menu that includes pork belly porchetta, confit and glazed pig’s head, chipotle-spiced pig’s tails, crunchy pig’s ears as well as a variety of sides, accompaniments and dessert along with a Pinot Gris reception courtesy of Cedar Creek Estate Winery. Guests will also have the option to pair each course with Pinot varietal wines, hand-selected by Restaurant Director and Sommelier Steve Edwards.

When: Every Sunday in November (6, 13, 20, and 27) at 6:30 pm
Where: Boulevard Kitchen & Oyster Bar – 845 Burrard Street, Vancouver
Price: $52 per person plus tax and gratuity ($82 with wine pairings); two-guest minimum. Tickets available online

Café Medina: Front of the Line Movember Fundraiser

While Café Medina normally operates under a no-reservations policy, the popular dining spot is giving you an opportunity to skip the line and book your table by donation throughout November with 100% of proceeds to benefit the Movember Foundation. From November 1 to November 30, Medina is offering up three peak time slots each day (10am, 11:30am and 1pm) to those who pledge a $25 per-table donation to the Movember Foundation, a global charity that raises awareness of men’s health issues with the aim of helping men lead happier, healthier, and longer lives. Max 3 tables per slot and up to 6 people per table. Get your tickets online now.

When: Tuesday, November 1 to Wednesday, November 30
Where: Medina – 780 Richards Street, Vancouver
Price: $25

An Evening With Tableau Bar Bistro & Laughing Stock Vineyards

Chef de Cuisine Garett Blundell welcomes winemakers David and Cynthia Enns for a collaborative evening featuring French-inspired cuisine, and one of British Columbia’s top vineyards. Visiting from the Okanagan’s Laughing Stock Vineyards, David and Cynthia will join guests for dinner at Tableau Bar Bistro to share winemaking anecdotes, answer questions, and pour wine pairings with each course. There are only 20 seats are available for this dinner, so book your tickets by emailing [email protected] or call 778-373-1620.

When: Wednesday, November 16 from 6:30 to 9:30pm
Where: Tableau Bar Bistro – 1181 Melville Street, Vancouver
Price: $129 per guest

Caviar Festival at Ancora 

For the second year in a row, Ancora Waterfront Dining and Patio will unveil a selection of feature dishes for this exciting event. Executive Chef Ricardo Valverde has crafted an elegant ensemble of caviar menu items inspired by Ancora’s Peruvian-Japanese concept, available throughout Caviar Festival. Guests can indulge in a selection of five dishes, such as smoked trout caviar, complemented by bold squid ink linguini and uni with house bacon and beurre blanc ($20); and caviar aficionados will particularly enjoy Ancora’s pure caviar tasting ($180), starring Siberian, Ossetra and Northern Divine varieties served with potato blinis, crème fraiche and chives.

When: Wednesday, November 2 to Wednesday, November 23
Where: Ancora Waterfront Dining and Patio – 1600 Howe Street, Vancouver
Price: $20 to $180 depending on what you order.

Caffe Divano Anniversary Celebrations

Caffe Divano is celebrating eight years in Port Moody and 17 in Coquitlam. To celebrate this milestone, the Divano team invites you to participate in a month of giveaways. From October 31st to November 30th, the cafe will be offering delicious offers like weekly draws, discounted deals, business card giveaways, and it will also be giving away daily prizes each week with one grand prize finale. Check out the details here, and visit a Divano location to get in on the action yourself.

When: Monday, October 31 to Wednesday, November 30
Where: All 4 locations across BC

Wildebeest Four-Course Feast

Wildebeest is officially kicking-off the Winter season with a series of beer-focused events. This four-course dinner is a collaboration with Brassneck Brewery and Four Winds Brewing Co. where brewmasters from both breweries will showcase Wildebeest’s drinks program by pouring special beers with carefully selected food pairings. For this event Wildebeest’s Chef Alessandro Vianello and his team are preparing a delicious Southern-style menu, something you don’t want to miss. Get your tickets here.

When: Tuesday, November 15 at 7pm
Where: Wildebeest – 120 West Hastings Street, Vancouver
Price: $69 per person plus gratuity and tax.