If you are among the many Vancouverites hungry for some fun ways to get out and eating this coming week, here are 6 food events to check out this week, March 20 to 26, 2017.
March 20 is Macaron Day, and Vancouver is ready to celebrate the delicate confection. In Vancouver, several cafés and bakeries specializing in macarons are having special events in honour of Macaron Day, many of which include a charitable component. Check out our story to learn if your favourite macaron spot is taking part this year.
When: Monday, March 20 2017
Where: Various locations
This is a fun industry event if you’re looking to get an early glimpse (and often taste) of products headed to your grocery store’s shelves in the near future, or a great opportunity if you are looking to get your product into mass-market production, if you’re an enthusiastic food entrepreneur. Those who are not members of the presenting organization can get passes for the trade show for $60 to $100.
When: Monday March 20 and Tuesday March 21, 2017
Where: Vancouver Convention Centre – East
Cost: $60-100; Register online
3. Vegan Wing Night at What’s Up? Hot Dog!
What’s Up? HotDog! may be known for their killer dogs, but this spot recently launched something completely unexpected – a vegan wing night. Every Monday from 6 pm until they close at midnight, the restaurant will be serving “Fricken” Wings – lightly battered, deep-fried cauliflower pieces, with your choice of sauces for dipping (vegan or non).
When: Mondays from 6 to midnight
Where: What’s Up? Hot Dog! – 2481 East Hastings Street, Vancouver
4. 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
Cost: $60; $50 for wine paring
5. Burger of the Month at Donnelly Pubs: Back Bacon Jalapeño Cheeseburger
The Donnelly Group pubs have announced they’ll be doing a monthly burger feature, and for March it’s the Back Bacon Jalapeño Cheeseburger. The March burg is loaded with bacon, hot peppers, and a housemade cheese sauce.
When: All of March
Where: Donnelly Group pubs; check online for location details
A rare chance to try Harvest Community Foods’ ramen at Burdock & Co. and to visit the Main Street restaurant for a lunchtime meal. Slurp!
When: March 22, 23, and 24, 2017 from noon to 2 pm
Where: Burdock & Co. – 2702 Main Street, Vancouver
Notch8’s setup in their Private Dining room for their special Brothers Grimm Afternoon Tea covers all the bases, from Red Riding Hood’s basket of breads and treats to the main event: Tiers of wooden log rounds are used to hold all the delectable goodies you love at a fancy tea-time, nestled on a “dirt” floor.
When: Now through April 30, 2017; Wednesday to Sunday at 11am, 1pm, and 3pm
Where: Notch 8 at Fairmont Hotel Vancouver – 900 West Georgia Street, Vancouver
Cost: Adults $59; Children $29.5 (ages 12 and under); For reservations or more information, please call 604-662-1900 or email [email protected]
Vancouver dumpling company Hey, Dumplings! is back for a seriously drool-worthy 6-month pop-up. The Russian-style local dumpling maker officially opened their seasonal shop as of March 4. Handmade daily for your pleasure, owner and dumpling connoisseur Heather Johnston creates a specific kind of dumpling called Pelmeni, which tehcnically translates to “ear bread.” They even make Dumpling Poutine!
When: Thursday to Monday from 11:30 am to 7:30 pm (or until sold out)
Where: 721 Gore Avenue, Vancouver
9. 7-Eleven’s Bring Your Own Cup Slurpee Days
On Friday, March 24 and Saturday, March 25 enjoy 2 days of Bring Your Own Cup Day thanks to 7-Eleven Canada. Marking its 4th year, customers can fill up their own cups with a flavoured Slurpee for only $1.50, but this year can enjoy the deal over 48 hours. Fine print: Cups must be within 26cm in diameter, watertight, clean and hygienic; one per customer per day; no refills.
When: Friday, March 24 and Saturday, March 25
Where: Participating 7-Eleven Canada locations
10. 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 26 from 6 to 10 pm
Where: 845 Burrard Street, Vancouver
Cost: $49 plus beverages; buy via Eventbrite
With files from Hanna McLean