The best Vancouver food events happening in November

Oct 24 2018, 7:52 pm

November is fast approaching, and that means Halloween candy and pumpkin spice is so last month, making way for a ton of new flavours, events, and reasons to eat all month long.

Prepare your stomachs friends, this month is going to be a good one. Here are all the can’t-miss food events happening in or around Vancouver this November.

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Disco Dumplings at Burdock & Co

This weekly series features a savoury dumpling menu, DJ Chris Allen spinning vinyl, and a flashy disco ball setting the mood. Plates are $10 and guests can choose from an assortment of decadent dumplings including nettle and ricotta with wild greens and pork and burdock with charred chili sauce.

When: Mondays at 8 pm (walk-ins only; reservations on Mondays will only be accepted until 6:30 pm)
Where: 2702 Main Street, Vancouver

Enchanted Forest Afternoon Tea

A magical new afternoon tea is coming to town next week, so get ready to step into a real-life fairytale at Fairmont Hotel Vancouver. The West Georgia Street hotel, known for their amazing themed afternoon tea services, just revealed their fall theme: Enchanted Forest Afternoon Tea.

Where: Notch8 at Fairmont Hotel Vancouver – 900 W Georgia Street, Vancouver
When: September 7 to November 18; sittings Wednesdays to Sundays at 11 am, 1 pm, and 3 pm
Price: $59 per person; book online

Wildebeest Game and Mushroom Menu

Wildebeest will underscore its philosophy of working closely with local farms, foragers, and providers by offering a seasonal Game and Mushroom Menu available November 1 to 15.

When: November 1 to 15
Where: 120 W Hastings Street, Vancouver

Caviar Festival at Ancora

Ancora’s fourth annual Caviar Festival kicks off on November 6. Executive Chef Ricardo Valverde and Sushi Chef Yoshihiro Tabo have crafted an elegant ensemble of caviar menu items inspired by Ancora’s Peruvian-Japanese concept, available until November 27.

When: November 6 to 27
Where: 1600 Howe Street, Vancouver

Foodie Tuesdays at Vancouver Christmas Market

Have you ever wanted to devour all the market’s delicacies, but your belly’s been too full? This year the market is offering you the chance to sip and sample with smaller portions for a lower price during Children’s Wish Weeks’ Foodie Tuesdays. Participating vendors throughout the market will be offering exclusive discounts and trial-size tastes so you can curate your very own festive food tour.

When: November 27 and December 4
Where: Vancouver Christmas Market – 1055 Canada Place, Vancouver
Price: $10 entry, additional cost for samples; buy online

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Ardbeg Distillery Dinner at Hawksworth

Hawksworth Restaurant is offering patrons and one of a kind five-course menu inspired by flavours of Islay and Ardbeg cocktail pairings.

When: November 2 at 7 pm
Where: 801 West Georgia Street, Vancouver
Price: $200; buy online

Vin Van Pop-up Wine Dinner

This multi-course long table dinner is focused on the wonderful wines of Canada. The dinner will take place in a unique warehouse space in Mount Pleasant and will showcase Canadian wines paired with Canadian-inspired dishes created by Vancouver chefs Michael Varga and Eugene Cheng. Tickets include a welcome cocktail, four courses, and all wine pairings.

When: November 2 from 7 to 10:30 pm
Where: 7 East 7 Avenue, Vancouver
Price: $90; buy online

Vancouver Tea Festival 2018

The Vancouver Tea Festival is back this year for its fifth annual celebration of all things tea. On November 3 and 4 head to the Chinese Cultural Centre of Greater Vancouver and the adjacent Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden to dive into the world of the planet’s most consumed beverage (other than water, of course).

When: November 3 from 10 am to 5 pm; November 4 from 11 am to 4 pm
Where: Chinese Cultural Centre of Greater Vancouver – 50 East Pender Street, Vancouver; Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden – 578 Carrall Street, Vancouver
Price: $44; buy online

Night at the Museum: BC Ale Trail Edition

Sports. Beer. Food. Music. The Olympic Experience Museum is turning down the lights, and turning up the music for a night of craft beer and beer-inspired food. All beer and food samples are included with your ticket, as is Hopping Mad Cider. Explore over 400 artifacts, digital archives, and a dozen sports simulators and challenges at Canada’s first Olympic Museum at this unique adults-only night. Must be 19+ to enter.

When: November 3 from 6 to 10 pm
Where: Richmond Olympic Oval – 6111 River Road, Richmond
Price: $59; buy online

Sunday Afternoon Tea Launch at Origo Club

Following the success of its Friday and Saturday Afternoon Tea service, Origo Club in Richmond will now be open on Sundays exclusively for Afternoon Tea starting November 4 with three available seatings (11:30 am, 1:30 pm, and 3:30 pm). To kick off the new Sunday Afternoon Tea service, the elegant restaurant will be hosting a special launch party with a live DJ (DJ ChoCha). Reservations for Origo’s Sunday Afternoon Tea service can be made online.

When: November 4, seatings at 11:30 am, 1:30 pm, and 3:30 pm
Where: Origo Club – 6888 River Rd #110, Richmond

Nomad Turns 4

Celebrate Nomad’s 4th anniversary on November 4 at 7 pm. Tickets are $44 and include a welcome cocktail, canapes, and a complimentary tequila tasting from Casamigos. Expect music by Mark Woodyard and Phil Bo and a friendly bartending competition between the Nomad bar team members.

When: November 4 at 7 pm
Where: 3950 Main Street, Vancouver
Price: $44; buy online

Cafe Medina Sparkling Supper

Café Medina will help winemaker Domaine Chandon celebrate its 45th anniversary by breaking out the bubbles as the downtown brunch destination welcomes the Napa Valley vintner for an exclusive ‘Sparkling Supper’ dinner on November 5.

When: November 5 at 6:30 pm
Where: 780 Richards Street, Vancouver
Price: $93; buy online

EAT! Vancouver 2018

This year’s events include EAT! Dinner Series, EAT! Harvest, EAT! Pastry, EAT! Expert Classes, and the all-new EAT! Vancouver Fine Cognac, along with exciting chef collaborations too.

When: November 5 to 10
Where: Venues around Vancouver
Price: Prices vary; buy online

CinCin Truffle Dinner 2018

CinCin’s annual Mushroom & Truffle Festival returns with a stellar five-course truffle dinner experience. Wine pairings can be purchased to go with this meal.

When: November 7 from 6:30 to 10 pm
Where: 1154 Robson Street, Vancouver
Price: $195; buy online

Cornucopia 2018

Whistler’s epic 10-day food and beverage celebration kicks off on November 8 this year. The festival has a huge lineup of events on its schedule that you don’t want to miss.

When: November 8 to 18
Where: Venues around Whistler
Price: Ticket prices vary; buy online

Beest Meets BEAST Dinner at Wildebeest

The US and Canada combine forces for the Ultimate Beastmaster Dinner when Wildebeest Chef Ian McHale opens up his kitchen to welcome Chef Naomi Pomery from Portland’s BEAST for an exciting collaboration dinner on November 8. Part of the week-long Eat Vancouver Food + Cooking Festival, the one-night-only ’Beest Meets BEAST event will see the award-winning chefs work in tandem to prepare a multi-course family style menu that showcases the very best seasonal, farm-to-table fare.

When: November 8
Where: 120 W Hastings Street, Vancouver
Price: $150; buy online

Mark Singson x Whole Foods Market

Mark Singson will be serving up a five-course vegan dinner on November 11. Guests will also receive a goodie bag from this event.

When: November 11 at 6:30 pm
Where: 120 E 13 Street, North Vancouver
Price: $120; buy online

Craft Beer Market Anniversary Party

Craft Vancouver is celebrating its 5th birthday with live entertainment, complimentary small bites, a ton of sampling, special anniversary brews, and most importantly, cake. Tickets are $5 and 100% of the proceeds donated to the annual St. Vincent De Paul Charity Drive.

When: November 14 from 5 to 8 pm
Where: 85 West 1st Avenue – Vancouver
Price: $5; buy online

11th Annual BC Iconic Red Wines Tasting Competition

BC Iconic Reds, in conjunction with the Sutton Place Wine Merchant, will be holding the 11th annual BC Iconic Reds Wine Tasting Competition on November 14 at The Sutton Place Hotel. We are pleased to invite you to judge 18 to 20 of B.C.’s best Bordeaux style wines priced from $35 to $135.

When: November 14 from 7 to 10:30 pm
Where: Sutton Place Hotel Vancouver – 845 Burrard Street, Vancouver
Price: $89; buy online

Famous Perogy Lunch Weekend

The ever-popular Perogy Lunch. Come to taste some delicious homemade Perogies from our Baba’s, Borshsch, Kolbassa on a bun, and Cabbage Rolls. We’ll also have a display of homemade crafts for sale. This event always sells out so come early and get your fixing of Ukrainian food before it runs out.

When: November 17 and 18 from 11 am to 3 pm
Where: Ukrainian Cultural Centre – 805 East Pender, Vancouver

Hawkers Market

Hawkers Market will be back in action soon with an event taking place at Rocky Mountaineer Station (1755 Cottrell Street) on November 17. Attendees should be prepared for the beloved Hawker-style market they are familiar with, and then some.

When: November 17 from 4 pm till midnight (entry times at 4, 6, or 8 pm)
Where: Rocky Mountaineer Station – 1755 Cottrell Street, Vancouver
Price: $135; buy online

Mac + Cheese: Macallan Tasting and Dinner

Similar to wine, both whiskey and cheese are complex to master but easy to enjoy, especially together. Get a closer understanding of four Macallan whiskeys and their perfect pairing, local B. cheeses. Macallan brand ambassador Dan Volway will leave this ‘masterclass’ followed by a four-course dinner paired with Macallan cocktails created by the YEW bar team.

When: November 18 from 5 to 8 pm
Where: YEW seafood + bar – 791 West Georgia Street, Vancouver
Price: $120; buy online

Swine Out Vancouver

Local chefs pair artisan charcuterie with local craft beer at Swine Out Vancouver. Come and taste the fruits of their charcuterie labours paired with locally brewed craft beer at the inaugural Swine Out Vancouver organized by Chefs’ Table Society of BC in collaboration with the Mount Pleasant Business Improvement Association.

When: November 19 from 6:30 to 9:30 pm
Where: Heritage Hall – 3102 Main Street, Vancouver
Price: $59; buy online

Dominion Bar + Kitchen Presents Tap +Table

On November 20 guests will enjoy a meal led by Dominion’s Head Chef, Dylan Ellis, and Steel & Oak’s Account Manager, Jay Schreiber. Guests receive a welcome beer and four samples of S&O favourites like the Royal City Ale and Baltic Porter, and family-style handcrafted cheese, artisanal meats, tender prime rib beef sliders, and apple streusel.

When: November 20 from 7 to 9:30 pm
Where: 13475 Central Avenue, Unit D1 on Surrey Civic Plaza
Price: $45; buy online

The Macallan Whiskey Dinner at Mamie Taylor’s

Enjoy an intimate five-course dinner paired with five special expressions of The Macallan. Brand Ambassador Dan Volway will lead you through the story of The Macallan and explain each whiskey in detail while Mamie Taylor’s Executive Chef Jonas Hamre will match your whiskey with the perfect dish for each course.

When: November 22 from 6:30 to 9:30 pm
Where: CRAFT Beer Market – 85 West 1st Avenue, Vancouver
Price: $90; buy online

US Thanksgiving Dinner at Ancora

Ancora Waterfront Dining and Patio Executive Chef Ricardo Valverde will put his Peruvian culinary heritage in the spotlight when the False Creek restaurant hosts a special holiday dinner service to mark US Thanksgiving on November 22. The three-course Thanksgiving menu will feature roasted mushroom bisque to start followed by Valverde’s unique interpretation of a classic Peruvian dish of arroz con pato (rice with duck) with huancaina sauce as the main and carrot cake for dessert.

When: November 22
Where: 1600 Howe St #2, Vancouver
Price: $59, wine pairings available; reserve online or call 604-681-1164

Vancouver Babes Who Brunch

The November edition of Vancouver Babes Who Brunch features local boss babe Kaya Dorey, the Creator of Novel Supply Co. She cares about the mark we leave on our planet and is disrupting the fashion industry through a closed-loop conscious apparel lifestyle brand.

When: November 24 from 10 am to noon
Where: Per se Social Corner – 891 Homer Street, Vancouver
Price: $45; buy online

Brewery vs. Winery Dinner at Craft

Beer or wine? Why not have both at Craft Beer Market’s annual battle of brewery vs. winery. This year, Vancouver Island Brewery and CedarCreek Estate Winery will go head-to-head for five rounds in this challenge to see who pairs it best and you will be the judge.

When: November 27 from 6 to 9 pm
Where: 251 East Georgia Street, Vancouver
Price: $60; buy online

Provence Winemaker Dinner with JoieFarm

Join Provence Marinaside and JoieFarm for a joyous evening of great wine and a five-course dinner. Tickets for the JoieFarm Winemaker Dinner are priced at $125 per person (exclusive of tax and gratuity) and can be secured with a credit card by calling Provence Marinaside at 604-681-4144.

When: November 27 at 6:30 pm
Where: 1177 Marinaside Crescent, Vancouver
Price: $125

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