8 Vancouver food events to check out this week, May 8 to 14

May 7 2017, 5:13 pm

If you’re among the Vancouverites hungry for fun this week, here are xx food and drink events worth checking out between May 8 and May 14, 2017.

1. Starbucks Frappucino Happy Hour

Come on, get happy! Starbucks Canada is going to run their Happy Hour promo from May 5 to 14, when all their Frappuccino® blended beverages are half off from 3 to 6 pm at participating stores.

When: Now through May 14 from 3 to 6 pm
Where: Participating Starbucks locations

2. Tonight for Tomorrow Mealshare fundraiser night

Make plans to eat dinner out on May 10; it’s Mealshare’s second annual Tonight for Tomorrow fundraiser. Over 15 restaurants have partnered with the non-profit charity and agreed to donate one dollar to Mealshare for every dollar spent on food on this day.

When: Wednesday, May 10
Where: Participating restaurants in Metro Vancouver

3. Wild Rice X Steel & Oak Brewery Brew Masters Dinner

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Beer at Steel & Oak (Lindsay William-Ross/Daily Hive)

Enjoy a four-course dinner at Wild Rice Market paired with Steel & Oak Brewery craft brews. This menu features a drunken shrimp raft, filipino pork sisig, roasted lemongrass chicken, and old fashioned chocolate cake to finish. Reservations can be made online.

When: Thursday, May 11 at 6:30 pm
Where: Wild Rice Market Bistro (in the River Market), 810 Quayside Drive, New West
Tickets: $55

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4. Authentic Japanese Cooking Workshop at UBC Farm

Join local Japanese food expert and food educator Kimiko Suzuki to learn how to make an authentic home cooked Japanese meals in this hands-on class. Learn about traditional “ichiju, sansai” meals, get introduced to all the ingredients you need for real Japanese home cooking, and prepare a delicious meal of three authentic dishes accompanied by steamed rice.

When: Saturday, May 13 from 9 am to noon
Where: UBC Farm – 3461 Ross Drive, Vancouver
Tickets: $48 + GST

5. BC Spot Prawn Festival

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Tickets to this event include a plate of three juicy BC spot prawns along with side dishes and fresh breads from Terra BreadsR&B Brewing and Evolve Cellars will be providing free beer and wine sampled in the 19+ tent of the festival.

When: Saturday, May 13, 2017 from 11 am to 3 pm
Where: False Creek Fishermen’s Wharf1505 West 1st Avenue, Vancouver
Tickets: $19.75; buy via Eventbrite

6. Tartine & Maple’s Mother’s Day Brunch & Bake

Head to this event to enjoy brunch, bites, mimosas. You will learn how to make Eclairs and Cream Puffs, and for the brunch menu you can expect Beet Soup with Whipped Goat Cheese, Mini Asparagus & Bacon Quiches, and Homemade Baba Ganoush and Tapenade with Toasted Tortillas. One glass of mimosa comes with each ticket.

When: Sunday, May 14 from 11 am to 2 pm
Where: The Uncommon Cafe, 477 Powell Street, Vancouver
Tickets: $69; buy via Eventbrite

7. 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. Plus: Don’t forget to pick up something for Mom!

When: Now through May 15
Where: 3345 Cambie Street, Vancouver

8. Mangia Famiglia Sunday Supper at Cibo

With menus that feature an ever-changing roast meat entrée and a selection of seasonal side dishes, the Sunday Suppers give guests the opportunity to raise a glass and say ‘Salute!’ while tucking into a feast that showcases Cibo’s hearty, Italian-inspired cuisine. This family-style dinner is offered at $27 per person (two person minimum) with optional wine pairings also available.

When: Sunday, May 14
Where: Cibo Trattoria – 900 Seymour Street, Vancouver

With files from Hanna McLean