15 Vancouver food events worth checking out this November

Dec 19 2017, 5:59 pm

Featuring lobster suppers, anniversary galas, and pig roasts, Vancouver’s food events calendar for November is marked with an array of fun food-focused gatherings.

We’ve complied a list, which we will keep adding to, of upcoming food-related events happening in the city this November.

Boulevard’s Sunday Pig Roast Series


Photo courtesy of Boulevard Kitchen & Oyster Bar (KKLaw)

Boulevard Kitchen & Oyster Bar will continue to host their Sunday Pig Roast Series this November, in its luxurious private dining room. Tickets for Boulevard’s Sunday Pig Roast Series are limited to just 42 tickets per event, therefore it’s advised to pre-book your spot.

When: Every Sunday in November (1, 8, 15, 22, and 29)
Where: Boulevard Kitchen & Oyster Bar, 845 Burrard Street
Price: Pig Roast: $59 per person, Hog & Hops (with beer pairings): $69 per person, Swine & Wine (with wine pairings): $89 per person. Tickets can be pre-purchased online here.

Sunday Lobster Supper Series at WildTale Coastal Grill


Photo courtesy of WildTale Coastal Grill

Love lobster? Grab your plastic bib and head to WildTale Coastal Grill. Continuing throughout the month of November, the Yaletown eatery will present a Sunday Lobster Supper Series, that entails cracking claws and indulging on a range of seafood delights, like seafood chowder, steamed P.E.I. mussels, fresh steamed lobster, and more.

When: Every Sunday in November (1, 8, 15, 22, and 29), from 4 p.m. onwards
Where: WildTale Coastal Grill, 1079 Mainland Street
Price: $50 for a 1 lb. lobster, and $60 for a 1.5 lb. lobster

Coast to Coast dinner series at Edible Canada

Edible Canada kicks off New Brunswick Month with a dinner prepared by Chef Chris Aerni of Rossmount Inn. Guests who attend this east coast-inspired feast will enjoy a range of foods and rich hearty flavours affiliated with Canada’s Atlantic province.

When: Monday, November 2, from 7 to 10 p.m.
Where: Edible Canada, 212 – 1551 Johnston Street
Price: Tickets are $99 per person and can be purchased online here.

EarthBites Cooking Class Series

If you’re looking to expand your cooking repertoire, why not sign up to an EarthBites cooking class. Teaming up with twelve of Vancouver’s top chefs, including Meeru Dhalwala of Vij’s and Robert Clark of The Fish Counter, EarthBites is running a series of fun, informative and hands on adult cooking classes to raise funds for EarthBites, a local non-profit initiative that teaches school kids to connect with food and nutrition. Pizza lovers will appreciate November 4’s class, which will be lead by chef Oliver Zulauf from Rocky Mountain Flatbread Co.

When: Wednesday, November 4, from 6 to 8 p.m.
Where: CSNN Demonstration Kitchen, 2245 West Broadway
Price: Tickets are priced at $85 per person, with 100 per cent of the proceeds being donated to the EarthBites school program, and can be purchased online here.

Provence-Inspired Cooking Class

Lead by the talented Valentine Kitamura, owner of Tartine & Maple and baker at The Uncommon Café, the Provence-inspired cooking class entails creating a complete menu (starter, main and dessert). With fresh produce and comforting flavours the meals prepared are sure to warm participants up. Attendees will be served a snack upon arrival, and will be able savour everything that is made during the class, while enjoying a glass or two of wine.

When: Wednesday, November 4 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Where: The Uncommon Café, 477 Powell Street
Price: Tickets are priced at $65 per person. Register online here.

Invitro Pop-Up at Kitchen On Main

Sadly, one of our favourite restaurants closed down recently, but they’re already planning a bit of a comeback. Invitro Restaurant chef/owner Sarah Kashani will be doing a month-long pop-up at Kitchen On Main. Kashani promises a larger, but just as tasty menu, including signature dishes from Invitro. Reservations are highly recommended: [email protected]  For hours/availability call the restaurant at 604-620-8300.

When: All month, starting November 5
Where: Kitchen On Main, 3941 Main Street


Whistler’s ultimate food and drink festival, Cornucopia (presented by BlueShore Financial) returns to the majestic resort town for its 19th year, and brings with it a spectacular line-up of local chefs, creative culinary offerings, regional wines, and more. The fall festival will play host to luncheons, winemakers dinners, interactive seminars, gala wine tastings and electric after parties.

When: Thursday, November 5 through Sunday, November 15
Where: Various locations
Price: Ticket prices vary according to selected events. For further information visit whistlercornucopia.com

Joe Fortes Anniversary Gala


Photo courtesy of Joe Fortes

This November Joe Fortes turns 30. To celebrate Vancouver’s beloved seafood and chop house is throwing an anniversary gala. Guests are encouraged to don their finest cocktail attire and join in the celebration. Highlights of the evening include fresh oysters, gourmet canapes, local wine and beer, entertainment, and a live auction. All proceeds from the event will benefit the Vancouver Firefighters’ Charitable Society.

When: Tuesday, November 10, from 6:30 to 11:30 p.m.
Where: Joe Fortes, 777 Thurlow Street
Price: Tickets are priced at $175 per person. For further information call 604-685-4040 or email [email protected]

Pop-up Collaborative dinner at Nicli’s Next Door

An exciting collaborative dinner will take place at Nicli’s Next Door on November 10. Head Chef Josh Gale will share his Nicli’s Next Door kitchen with Chef Sean MacDonald (from Calgary’s MARKET restaurant) and Chef Juno Kim (from Juno Kim Catering) to present ‘Friends Next Door: An Autumn Dinner’. Using fresh, local ingredients each course will feature one seasonal ingredient, elevating it to a refined dish with multiple elements and textures.

When: Tuesday, November 10, from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Where:  Nicli’s Next Door, 68 East Cordova Street
Price: Dinner only tickets are priced at $65 per person. Paired dinner tickets are priced at $85 per person. Both can be purchased online here.

50 Years. 50 Chefs.

To mark their 50th anniversary, Vancouver Community College will host a celebratory gala. The event, which brings together 50 chefs (all with a connection to VCC), will boast an array of successful alumni and dedicated chef instructors who have made their mark on the Vancouver food scene. Besides from being a memorable one-of-a-kind event, 50 Years. 50 Chefs. is a fundraiser for the Vancouver Community College Foundation to provide scholarships and training materials for current and future VCC students.

When: Tuesday, November 17, from 7 to 11 p.m.
Where: Rocky Mountaineer Station, 1755 Cottrell Street
Price: Tickets are priced at $300 per person and can be purchased online here.

Taste of the States

Mamie Taylor’s third Taste of the States regional longtable dinners will take place on Wednesday, November 18, and will introduce 30 guests to the traditional flavours of a chosen American culinary region with a native welcome cocktail and a four-course menu. Diners who attend the sit-down meal will be rewarded with a feast prepared by chef Tobias Grignon, and inspired by the flavours of Kansas City, Missouri.

When: Wednesday November 18, 6:30 p.m.
Where: Mamie Taylor’s, 251 East Georgia Street
Price: Tickets are priced at $45 per person. Reservations are a must and can be made online at www.mamietaylors.ca.

Ocean Wise Chowder Chowdown

On Wednesday, November 18 an assembly of Vancouver’s Top Ocean Wise chefs will compete head-to-head for the title of 2015 Ocean Wise Chowder Chowdown Champion. Attendees to the event will have the opportunity to sample 14 original chowders paired with local craft beer. All proceeds from the evening will directly support Ocean Wise, a Vancouver Aquarium conservation program created to educate and empower consumers about the issues surrounding sustainable seafood.

When: Wednesday, November 18, from 7 to 10 p.m.
Where: Vancouver Aquarium, 845 Avison Way
Price Tickets are priced at $63 per person and can be purchased online here.


In an effort to highlight unnecessary and excessive food waste, Food Connections is hosting a collaborative dinner, on November 18. Re-plated will showcase rescued food that would’ve otherwise been wasted. These include aesthetically imperfect or blemished produce, uncommonly used parts of produce, and products that are at their “best before” dates (but that are still edible). The ingredients in the four-course mystery meal will be unveiled by the hosts as they tell the story behind each plate while diners are enjoying the dish, along with a complimentary glass of wine.

When: Wednesday, November 18, from 7 p.m to 10 p.m.
Where: Secret location TBA
Price: Early bird tickets are priced at $45 per person. After November 1, regular tickets will be priced at $60. Both can be purchased online here.

MERCATO Italian Market

The Mercato Italian Market prides itself on bringing together the tastes of Italy with the produce grown in local farms. The people of Vancouver are invited to shop for a vibrant assortment of fresh fruit and vegetables, handmade products from local artisans and delicious food prepared by Il Centro’s chef. The Italian community market element allows you the opportunity to bring home a taste of Italy every month. Stay for live Italian music featuring the classic mandolin and accordion, and children’s activities provided by Italian School teachers.

When: November 20, from 4 to 8 p.m.
Where: Italian Cultural Centre, 3075 Slocan Street
Price: Free Admission

Ugly Duckling Dinner Series

Those looking for a unique and zero-waste dining experience this November should check out Royal Dinette’s Ugly Duckling Dinner Series, where Chef/Owner David Gunawan’s waste-not, want-not culinary values really come into focus. Gunawan will transform a host of common cast-offs like stems, stalks, leaves, rinds and even coffee grounds into a delicious five-course menu designed to both inform and educate guests on the importance of making the most of what local producers, pastures and farms provide.

When: Tuesday, November 24, at 6:30 p.m.
Where: Royal Dinette, 905 Dunsmuir Street
Price: Tickets are priced at $79 per person, plus tax and gratuity, and can be purchased online here.

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