Spring is in the air, and that means fresh new ingredients popping up on menus all over town, delicious treats, and plenty of reasons to raise your wine glass in a toast.
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If you’re among the Vancouverites hungry for fun this week, here are nine food and drink events worth checking out between April 24 and 30, 2017.
1. The Art of Plant-Based Cheesemaking Book Launch Party
Say (vegan) cheese! Join author Karen McAthy for an evening of celebrating the release of this foundational book. Get your own copy signed by the author and join for a fun evening of connection, celebration and plant-based cheese.
When: Monday, April 24 from 7 to 10 pm
Where: Bean Around the World – 175 West Hastings Street, Vancouver
Tickets: $15, available online
2. BETA5 Spring Pop-Up
Get ready to welcome in the sweetness of spring as local chocolatier and treat-maker BETA5 opens up their Cambie Village pop-up shop once again. They’ve added three new tea-infused flavours to their cream puff family: Mango Bubble Tea, Strawberry Jasmine, and Matcha. The pop-up shop will also soon have ice cream, ice cream sammies, and their ice cream socials.
When: Now through May 15
Where: 3345 Cambie Street, Vancouver
3. Freeze Happy Hours at 77K Freeze
Dessert first! When you check out Happy Hours at 77K Freeze, you can witness desserts being created at lightning speed with liquid nitrogen. You can interact with our Scientist & Freezeologists to understand our concept, our technology & our process; while sampling a few outstanding desserts and contributing to the creative process.
When: Tuesday, April 25 from 5:30 to 6:30 pm (also on Wednesdays and Thursdays)
Where: 77K Freeze – 2240 Commercial Drive, Vancouver
Tickets: $15, available online
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]
Learn from BC-based mom-preneur Leah Garrad-Cole, founder of Love Child Organics, about great ways to get your babies and kids eating right, from the start. Garrad-Cole will demo a set of recipes from her new cookbook, It All Begins With Food. Guests receive a signed copy of the book and treats.
When: Wednesday, April 26 from 6 to 8 pm
Where: Nourish Cafe & Cooking School – 3742 West 10th Avenue, Vancouver
Tickets: $29.95 + tax per person, includes gift bag with signed book, admission to the food demo, food samples and snacks. Purchase online.
6. Perfect Pairings Dinner – German Wines with Asian Cuisine
YEW seafood + bar’s Executive Chef Weimar Gomez and Sommelier Adam Mayhew have teamed up with Wines of Germany to present a fun and flavourful event.
When: Thursday, April 27 from 6 to 9 pm
Where: YEW seafood + bar – 791 West Georgia Street, Vancouver
Tickets: $125. Tickets can be purchased online, or by calling YEW Sales Manager, Alissa Horn at 604-609-5480.
7. Wine for Waves at the Four Seasons Vancouver
The annual Wine for Waves event will feature over two dozen wineries from the Naramata Bench Wineries Association. Fourth time partner the Naramata Bench Wineries Association has partnered with the Ocean Wise program to offer guests a taste of delicious wines and small bites along with the chance to meets some of B.C.’s top winemakers. All proceeds from the event support Vancouver Aquarium’s Ocean Wise program.
When: Friday, April 28 at 7 pm
Where: Four Seasons Hotel Vancouver, 791 West Georgia Street, Vancouver
Tickets: $110; purchase online
8. Tartine & Maple’s Eclairs & Cream Puffs – Choux Pastry basics
Learn how to make Choux a la crème (cream puff), Profiteroles, Chouquettes, and Eclairs. Guests will get to taste everything made during the class along with a savoury welcome snack and a glass of white wine. Recipes and take-home food will also be provided.
When: Sunday, April 30 from 2 to 4 pm
Where:Trout Lake Community Centre, 3360 Victoria Drive, Vancouver
Tickets: $57.14; purchase via Eventbrite
Hop Circuit is back! Take yourself on a tour of the city’s east-side craft breweries, orchestrated by Yeast. Hop on the shuttle service provided by Vancouver Brewery Tours or walk, skate, or bike your own route. Soak up the suds with grub from the many food trucks that will be parked around the ‘hood. Call 604-215-0092 for more information.
When: Sunday, April 30 from 1 to 5 pm
With files from Hanna McLean