9 Vancouver food events to check out this week: November 13 to 19

Nov 11 2017, 10:35 am

While the weather is getting colder, the food and beverage scene in Vancouver is getting hotter.

Foodies in the city are prepping their stomachs for the holiday season, and November is the perfect warm up for this. It’s definitely time to get in the groove of eating, drinking, and being merry.

With this incredible lineup of events all month long, how could we not be excited to gear up and take some seriously epic food down during one-of-a-kind experiences?

Here are 9 Vancouver food events, in or around the city, worth checking out this week.

Game On Afternoon Tea at Fairmont Hotel Vancouver

This themed tea offers a selection of goodies such as house made scones, along with cleverly-named offerings such at the savoury ‘Go Fish’ Niscoise Sandwich and Chess-nut Tart (Candied Chestnut, Duck Confit), and sweet treats like the Double Domino Lemon Tart, Red Velvet XO Macaron, and the Checkmate Battenberg Cake to name a few.

When: September 20 to November 26, 2017 from Wednesday to Sunday; sittings at 11am, 1pm, and 3pm
Where: Notch8 Restaurant + Bar -900 West Georgia Street, Vancouver
Cost: $59 per person, Kids 12 and under $29.50

Tipsy Tea at Fairmont Hotel Vancouver

The Fairmont Hotel Vancouver has taken their tea to the next level this time by offering a ‘Tipsy Tea’ 19+ event which runs Friday evenings from October 6 to November 17 at 7 pm. This event is $75 per person. This means you need to get your crew together, head to the tea room in Notch8 Restaurant + Bar, and bring your appetite and your competitive spirit. You’ll be going head to head in games like Snakes & Ladders, Operation, and the Game of Life.

When: October 6 to November 17, 2017 at 7 pm
Where: Notch8 Restaurant + Bar -900 West Georgia Street, Vancouver
Cost: $75 per person (19+ only)

The Holy Crab Monster Roll Challenge 2017

The Holy Crab has concocted an event like no other – The Monster Roll Challenge. Running from October 31 to November 30, the eatery is inviting groups of two participants at a time to finish the Monster Roll as fast as they can and under five minutes. The 36-inch five pound roll will be sliced down the middle and each individual will be required to eat exactly half of the monster. Both contestants will need to eat everything on their half, meaning the table must be clean for the timer to stop.

When: Tuesday, October 31 to Thursday, November 30; Every day from Monday to Sunday during opening hours (Monday to Friday from 5 to 10 pm, weekends from 11:30 am to 11 pm)
Where: The Holy Crab  1588 Robson Street, Vancouver
Cost: Free if you finish in under 5 minutes, $75 if you fail

Ancora’s Caviar Festival

For the third year in a row Ancora will be offering a special Caviar Festival menu for the month of November. The menu will feature an elegant ensemble of dishes that showcase several different varieties of caviar. Guests can also opt for a classic caviar tasting with blinis, crème fraiche, and chives. The caviar menu is a la carte. To reserve at Ancora head online or call 604-681-1164.

When: Tuesday, November 7 to Tuesday, November 28
Where: Ancora Waterfront Dining – 1600 Howe Street, Vancouver

Cornucopia 2017

It’s time for the annual Cornucopia, “Whistler’s homage to this rugged land of plenty,” when food fans and industry insiders sip and savour the best the region has to offer. This 11-day events showcases BC’s talented chefs, winemakers, brewers, and distillers. Now in its 21st year, you can reserve your spot to experience tastings, seminars, workshops, dinners, and gatherings that puts food and drink centre stage.

When: Thursday, November 9 to Sunday, November 19
Where: Various venues/restaurants in Whistler
Cost: Prices vary per event; buy online

Ancora Champagne Dinner

Ancora will be hosting an intimate long table Champagne dinner November 15. This feast will feature a selection of Champagnes by renowned Champagne House Lanson that Ancora’s sommelier team will pair with the restaurant’s signature Peruvian-Japanese dishes crafted by Executive Chef Ricardo Valverde and Sushi Chef Yoshihiro Tabo.

When: Wednesday, November 15 at 6:30 pm
Where: Ancora Waterfront Dining – 1600 Howe Street, Vancouver
Cost: $195; buy online or call 604-681-1164

Reflections Winter Patio

Reflections: The Garden Terrace is located within the inner courtyard of the hotel’s fourth floor and will be open from November 16 until December 31,  from 3:30 to 10:30 pm daily. The space has been transformed yet again to protect guests from any inclement weather, and overall it exudes a “Christmas in California” vibe, thanks to the coastal chic decor decked out in holiday style.

When: Thursday, November 16 to Sunday, December 31
: Rosewood Hotel Georgia – 801 West Georgia Street, Vancouver

Dinner by Design Vancouver

Designers and guests mingle during this dazzling display of amazing tablescapes, while sampling gourmet treats paired with craft cocktails, wine, and beer. Get lost in an environment full of startling surprises and innovative creations. Re-imagine the traditional and witness the possibilities for the forward thinkers. Each ticket includes a complimentary welcome drink, canapés designed by some of Vancouver’s finest chefs, and live entertainment.

When: Thursday. November 16 at 8 pm
Where: The Harbour Event Centre – 750 Pacific Boulevard, Vancouver
Cost: $75 per person; buy online

Chocolate Lover’s Ultimate Cooking Class

Learn to make Lava Cake, Chocolate Mousse, and Truffles in this class by Tartine & Maple. You’ll be able to sample all the food demonstrated and take recipes and leftovers home.

When:  Sunday, November 19 from 2 to 4 pm
Where: Trout Lake Community Centre, 3350 Victoria Dr, Vancouver
Cost: $57; buy via Trout Lake CC



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