If you are among the many Vancouverites hungry for some fun ways to get out and eating this coming week, here are nine food events to check out this week, March 6 to 12, 2017.
1. Peruvian Tasting Menu at Ancora
For the entire month of March, Ancora Waterfront Dining is offering a one-of-a-kind Peruvian Tasting Menu. Inspired by his Peruvian heritage, Executive Chef Ricardo Valverde has created a menu featuring show-stopping dishes such as Papa a la Huancaina, Steelhead Trout, Squid & Prawn Ceviche, Short Rib Seco, and Picarones to finish. All these incorporate West Coast ingredients, and Okanagan wine pairings are available as well.
When: All of March
Where: 1600 Howe Street, Vancouver
Tickets: $60; $50 for wine paring
2. 4th Annual Curry Cup
To celebrate one of the great communal eating dishes enjoyed in our city, eight of Vancouver’s top chefs will compete in the 4th annual Curry Cup. Join the Chefs’ Table Society of British Columbia and its panel of participating chefs and judges for this fun event. Parts of the proceeds will be given to Project Chef.
When: Monday, March 6 at 6:30 pm
Where: Heritage Hall- 3102 Main Street, Vancouver
Tickets: $65, available online
3. Free Pancakes Day at IHOP
Like you need a reason to eat pancakes! But in case you do, March 7 is National Pancake Day, which means IHOP will be doing its usual freebie day. Expect long lines, but then again, no complaints when you’re getting a short stack for no bucks (unless you want to leave a donation for BC Children’s Hospital Foundation–the event is a fundraiser, after all).
When: Tuesday March 7
Where: There are 11 IHOP locations in Metro Vancouver. Use their website to find the one nearest you.
4. Sunshine Coast Beer Pairing Dinner at Darby’s Pub
Get a taste of what’s brewing on BC’s Sunshine Coast at a beer pairing dinner at Vancouver’s Darby’s Pub. You’ll enjoy a 20oz welcome pint and a three-course dinner prepared by Chef Simon McLeod. Each course will be paired with a beer; the first with two Single Hop Pale Ales from Persephone, the second with a Belgian Oatmeal Single from Townsite, and the third an exciting collab. $5 from each ticket goes to Mealshare, too.
When: Tuesday, March 7 from 7 to 10 pm
Where: Darby’s Public House – 2001 MacDonald Street, Vancouver
Tickets: $45, available online
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5. Tartine & Maple’s Choux and Champagne: Eclairs & Cream Puffs
Learn to make Pâte a Choux, or “choux pastry” as some call it. In the class, guests will make choux a la crème (cream puffs), profiteroles, chouquettes, and éclairs. People will get to pipe pastries, fill, and decorate them them to take home. Guests can enjoy a savoury welcome snacks and a glass of sparkling wine.
When: Wednesday, March 8, 6 to 9 pm
Where: The Uncommon Cafe, 477 Powell Street, Vancouver
Tickets: $52-65; buy via Eventbrite
6. Pink Pints – International Women’s Day Beer Dinner at CRAFT
Honour International Women’s Day with a dinner celebrating women in brewing in BC. CRAFT in Olympic Village is holding a beer pairing dinner, which kicks off with a welcome beer at 6 pm, followed by a three-course set menu dinner with beer pairings starting at 6:30 pm. Featured beers are from Faculty, Luppolo, Red Truck, and The Callister, Boombox & Lightheart collective.
When: Wednesday, March 8 from 6 to 9:30 pm
Where: CRAFT Beer Market – 85 West 1st Avenue, Vancouver
Tickets: $60, available online
The Coquitlam Craft Beer Festival is Coquitlam’s original craft beer and food festival. The event showcases craft brews from over 30 breweries and features bites from ten local restaurants and caterers. This festival is a semi-annual two-day event that supports Team Taylor with the Ride to Conquer Cancer and the BC Cancer Foundation.
When: Thursday, March 9 and Friday, March 10 from 7 pm to 9:30pm
Where: Westwood Plateau Golf & Country Club, 3251 Plateau Boulevard, Coquitlam
Tickets: $55; Buy online
The BC Uncorked Food & Wine Festival is an event that showcases BC wine and food artisans. Festival-goers here can expect 45 first class BC wineries, and with gourmet offerings from local restaurants, gastro-pubs, and caterers. The event also enlightens the wine enthusiast by offering an exclusive master class prior to the general tasting that adds to the pleasure of enjoying the world class wines of British Columbia.
When: Saturday, March 11 from 7 to 9:30 pm; Master Class tickets from 4:30 pm to 9:30 pm
Where: Westwood Plateau Golf & Country Club, 3251 Plateau Blvd, Coquitlam
Tickets: $65, Master Class Package $109; Buy online
9. 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 12 from 6 to 10 pm
Where: 845 Burrard Street, Vancouver
Tickets: $49 plus beverages; buy via Eventbrite
With files from Hanna McLean