If you are among the many Vancouverites hungry for some fun ways to get out and eating this coming week, here are 7 food events to check out this week, February 27 to March 5.
1. Crab Fest at The Boathouse Restaurant
Are you absolutely crab-tivated when it comes to delicious seafood?Us too, so it’s pretty convenient that Crab Fest has officially kicked off at all locations of The Boathouse Restaurant in BC. This annual promo runs for a limited-time and offers guests a chance to taste affordable crab-centric creations like Crab Stuffed Sockeye Salmon, Steamed King Crab, Firecracker Crab Claws, Crab Carbonara and Dungeness Crab Tostada.
When: Now, while supplies last
Where: Multiple locations around Vancouver, Richmond, New Westminster, White Rock, and Port Moody
Ever been to a wine séance rave? Yeah, us either. So this event at the always-delicious Burdock & Co. focusing on natural wines and aimed at the irreverent drinker looks promising. The Grape Witches will have seven of their fave natural wines available for pours by the glass. Tickets are $10 at the door, and each ticket gets a free glass of bubbles.
When: Monday, February 27 from 9 pm to 1 am
Where: Burdock & Co. – 2702 Main Street, Vancouver
Food plus art plus music equals an evening of exciting dining. FAMily Matters will run their seventh dinner party event on Monday, February 27, popping up this time at Gastown’s charming Bird & The Beets.
When: Monday, February 27, 7 to 11 pm
Where: The Birds & The Beets – 55 Powell Street, Gastown
Tickets: $120, available online
4. Mardi Gras menu at Mamie Taylor’s
Get into the spirit of Mardi Gras right here in Vancouver as Mamie Taylor’s, will let the good times roll with a special, Mardi Gras-themed menu running for two weeks ending this Friday, March 3. Beginning at 5 pm daily, the Mardi Gras Fresh Sheet will feature down-home Cajun and Creole delicacies such as Turtle Soup, Jumbalaya, and traditional Gumbo, complemented by classic New Orleans cocktails such as the Vieux Carré, the Sazerac and the Hurricane. Plus King Cake for dessert (if your piece has the hidden surprise–a jade rooster–your slice is free!). No reservations required. (The regular menu is also available, too!)
When: Daily from now to Friday, March 3 starting at 5 pm
Where: Mamie Taylor’s, 251 East Georgia Street, Vancouver
Forget that other summertime dress code dinner, this is all about the French Canadian life, including plaid. Dîner en Plaid, an evening of traditional French Canadian food, music, craft beer and fun will kick off the events for the annual Festival du Bois. And, yes, plaid is the dress code. Your $30 ticket includes food, a French Lumberjack Ale, music, entertainment, games and more
When: Wednesday, March 1 at 6:30 pm
Where: John B. Pub – 1000 Austin Avenue, Coquitlam
6. Sunday Paella Series at Boulevard Kitchen & Oyster Bar
Boulevard Kitchen & Oyster Bar will once again conjure up the rustic flavours of Spain’s national dish with the return of the Sunday Paella Series. Taking place each Sunday through March and April, Executive Chef Alex Chen and team will serve up a three-course menu featuring Paella as the centrepiece of each communal, family-style feast. Other dishes featured during this meal include Young Beet Salad and Orange Crema Catalana.
When: Sunday March 5 from 6 pm to 10 pm
Where: 845 Burrard Street, Vancouver
Tickets: $49 plus beverages; buy via Eventbrite
7. Tartine & Maple’s Cooking Series: “Freezer Dinner” #1
In this partially hands-on class guests will learn how to make meatballs, marinara, and banana bread. People will be provided with recipes to take home and they will also get to leave with what is made during the class – so be sure to bring containers. Participants in the class can expect a glass of wine and a welcome snack
When: Sunday, March 5 from 2 to 5 pm
Where: The Uncommon Cafe, 477 Powell Street, Vancouver
Tickets: $55-65; buy via Eventbrite
With files from Hanna McLean