If you’re among the Vancouverites hungry for fun this week, here are 11 food and drink events worth checking out between May 1 and May 7, 2017.
1. Benefit Dinner for Shalefield Organic Gardens at Farmer’s Apprentice
Chef David Gunawan and his team at Farmer’s Apprentice have partnered with farm-to-table restaurant, Shalefield Organic Gardens, to raise the funds to rebuild damages incurred from the February blizzard. The menu for this benefit dinner includes Sorrel Gazpacho, Asparagus, Slaw of Kohlrabi with Smoked Cod, and Red Fife and Einkorn Sourdough to name a few.
When: Monday, May 1 from 6 to 10:30 pm
Where: Farmer’s Apprentice, 1535 West 6th Avenue, Vancouver
Tickets: $122.66; buy via Eventbrite.
2. St. Lawrence restaurant preview pop-up
Another chance to test-drive the menu of the planned St. Lawrence restaurant is happening at their sibling spot Ask For Luigi on Monday, May 1. Experience four courses of old-school French and Quebecois inspired cuisine developed by chefs J-C Poirier and Mark Perrier.
3. 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
4. Tartine & Maple’s Dinner & Demo: Spring Flavors
Learn how to make Spring Salad, Slow Braised Lam, and Rhubarb Tarts. 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: Wednesday, May 3 from 6 to 9 pm
Where: The Uncommon Cafe, 477 Powell Street, Vancouver
Tickets: $69; buy via Eventbrite
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5. See Ya Later Ranch Wine Dinner at the Boathouse English Bay
The Boathouse English Bay invites wine connoisseurs to a See Ya Later Ranch Wine Pairing Event. Guests will enjoy a hand-crafted, six-course meal curated by The Boathouse executive chef, Johnathan Ampana, paired with a selection of wines from See Ya Later Ranch Vineyards. Special Guest David Saysomack, winemaker at See Ya Later Ranch, will offer guests exclusive insight about each wine served throughout the night.
When: Wednesday, May 3 at 7 pm
Where: The Boathouse English Bay, 1795 Beach Avenue, Vancouver
Tickets: $75 per person plus tax and tip; for reservations call 604-669-2225 or book online
6. Joël Watanabe and Nick Nutting: Italian/Asian Street Food and Cocktails
Joël Watanabe of Kissa Tanto and Bao Bei teams up with Nick Nutting of Tofino’s Wolf in the Fog collaborate on an evening of Asian/Italian street food. This even will also feature a raw bar outside at the Tofino Botanical Gardens.
When: Friday, May 5 from 6 to 10 pm
Where: Tofino Botanical Gardens and Ecolodge, 1084 Pacific Rim Highway, Tofino
Tickets: $68.25; purchase via Ticketfly
A celebration of both food and film, Devour! is a can’t-miss spring foodie event. This weekend features some of Western Canada’s best chefs cooking up multi-course feasts, along with a series of films films curated by Devour’s managing director Lia Rinaldo.
When: Friday, May 5 to Sunday, May 7
Where: South Okanagan
Tickets: Festival packages can be purchased online
8. Kentucky Derby Party at the Granville Room
Head to the Granville Room on May 6 for their first annual Kentucky Derby Party. This event will feature a complimentary bourbon sampling and feature derby brunch menu. Mint Juleps will also be on special for $7. Doors open at 1 and the race begins at 3 pm.
When: Saturday, May 6 at 1 pm (race at 3 pm)
Where: Granville Room, 957 Granville Street, Vancouver
9. Tartine & Maple’s Chocolate Lover’s Ultimate Cooking Class
Learn how to make Chocolate Mousse, Truffles, and Lava Cake. 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, May 7 from 2 to 4 pm
Where: Trout Lake Community Centre, 3360 Victoria Drive, Vancouver
Tickets: $57.14; register here.
10. Snout to Tail Pop-Up Dinner at Masaladobo
This seven-course dinner includes craft beer pairings and it is being hosted by Masaladobo on Granville Street. This event is sponsored by Windsor Meat Co, Beast and Brine, and Third Street Foods. The dinner will include local craft beer pairings. Reservations can be made by emailing [email protected]
When: Sunday, May 7 from 6 to 8 pm
Where: Masaladobo, 433 Granville Street, Vancouver
With files from Hanna McLean