7 Vancouver food events happening this week: December 30 to January 5

Dec 30 2019, 8:00 am

If you’re anything like us, the hunger for unique and delicious food-and-beverage-centred events is as strong as ever. It’s a good thing Vancouver always delivers them in excess.

Here are the food events happening in or around Vancouver this week.

Special New Year’s Day brunches in Vancouver

Whether you’re planning to have a New Year’s Eve filled with debaucherous party antics or not, one thing we can guess is that you’ll likely be in need of a killer brunch on the first day of 2020. Lucky for you, several Vancouver restaurants have special brunches happening on January 1. Here are some awesome brunches to eat in Vancouver on New Year’s Day.

When: January 1, 2020
Where: Restaurants around Vancouver

Nutcracker Afternoon Tea

Held in the eatery’s Private Dining Room, this new tea service will be offered from now until December 31, 2019. There will be daily sittings at 11 am, 1 pm, and 3 pm. Adult tickets cost $79 and children $39.50 (ages 12 and under).

When: Now until December 31, 2019, with seatings at 11 am, 1 pm, and 3 pm
Where: Fairmont Hotel Vancouver – 900 W Georgia Street, Vancouver
Price: Adults, $79; children, $39.50 (ages 12 and under); reserve online

Winter Wonderland Afternoon Tea at the Trump Champagne Lounge

Available daily from December 9, 2019 to March 22, 2020 from noon to 4 pm, this festive tea is $65 per person or $118 per person for an additional box of macarons and a glass of bubbles. This spread boasts eats like a ruby chocolate lace lollipop, mont blanc cream puff, and a roasted spice duck slider, to name a few.

When: December 9, 2019 to March 22, 2020 from noon to 4 pm daily
Where: The Trump Champagne Lounge – 1161 W Georgia Street, Vancouver
Price: $65 per person or $118 for an additional box of macarons and a glass of bubbles; reserve online

Festive Set Menu at TWG Tea Salon & Boutique

The Festive Set Menu at TWG takes afternoon tea to a whole new level. Patrons who head here for this experience will enjoy a festive special mocktail, a main course of lightly seared foie gras and duck breast, and a choice of two desserts also with the Magic Christmas Tea, among other things. This menu is available from December 10, 2019 to January 3, 2020. Reserve online.

When: Daily until January 3, 2020
Where: TWG Tea Salon & Boutique – 1070 West Georgia Street, Vancouver

Winterlust at H Tasting Lounge

The menu will feature several boozy festive drinks including cocktails, warm sips, wines, and beers. For food, expect seasonal snacks like Fondue, Two Rivers Wurst, and Dungeness Crab Gratin, along with a Baked Chocolate Ganache if you want a sweet finish.

When: Available until January 19, 2020
Where: H Tasting Lounge – 1601 Bayshore Drive, Vancouver
Price: $200 food and beverage minimum spend

Bells and Whistles’ Sunday Night Movie Series

This month Bells and Whistles is getting festive with screenings of The Hangover (January 5), Galaxy Quest (January 12), The Naked Gun (January 19) and This is Spinal Tap (January 26).

When: January 5, 12, 19, 26, 2020
Where: Bells and Whistles – 3296 Fraser Street, Vancouver

West Craft’s Sunday Service

West Craft (Hopwired Festival, Fruit Beer Fest) will be setting up shop at East Vancouver’s Prototype Coffee starting January 5 and every Sunday for the next five weeks after that until February 2. The temporary residency will offer patrons rare and hard to find craft beers alongside Prototypes coffee and snacks, and proceeds go towards supporting the Greater Vancouver Food Bank. West Craft will also be collecting non-perishable food items.

When: Sundays from January 5 to February 2, 2020
Where: Prototype Coffee – 883 E Hastings Street, Vancouver