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 best food events happening in or around Vancouver this week.
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Bells and Whistles’ Sunday Night Movie Series
This month Bells and Whistles is getting festive with screenings of The 2020 Academy Awards (February 9), Footloose (February 16), and Road House (February 23).
When: February 9, 16, 25
Where: Bells and Whistles – 3296 Fraser Street, Vancouver
The annual celebration of all things hot chocolate kicked off on January 18 and runs until February 14, 2020 – which means you have tons of time to try all 44 of the participating “chocstars” at this year’s fest, all of which are local purveyors.
When: Now through February 14, 2020
Where: Venues around Vancouver
Inside guests will find luxurious pillows, blankets, and decor as they enjoy a three-course meal prepared by a celebrity chef. Diners can choose between blind menus, which will accommodate several different dietary restrictions including meals that can be made meat, fish, and vegan-centric.
When: January 15 to February 16, 2020
Where: Ambleside Beach, West Vancouver
Price: $199.99 for dome reservations and $109.99 per dinner per person; tickets go on sale December 9 at 7 am when you can buy them online
Benny Bonanza, an uber affordable mid-morning weekend promo at Joe Fortes, is officially returning to the Thurlow Street restaurant. From now until March 1 on Saturdays and Sundays from 11 am to 3:30 pm, patrons can order three of Joe Fortes’ signature eggs Benedict for just $12.95 each.
When: Weekends now until March 1 from 11 am to 3:30 pm
Where: Joe Fortes Seafood and Chop House — 777 Thurlow Street, Vancouver
Winter Wonderland Afternoon Tea at the Trump Champagne Lounge
Available daily from now until 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: Now until 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
The W Georgia Street spot will welcome guests into its tea salon to enjoy the rain inside while keeping cozy from the real winter rain outside. The tea, which runs Wednesday through Sunday until April 12, features both sweet and savoury treats.
When: Wednesday through Sunday from January 11 to April 12, 2020; sittings at 11 am, 1 pm, and 3 pm
Where: Fairmont Hotel Vancouver — 900 W Georgia Street, Vancouver
Price: $65 per person; book online or call 604-662-1900
Whether you’re heading out to a special Valentine’s Day dinner with your partner, your bestie, your mom, or your crew, make it a special one by going to a restaurant that’s going the extra mile on February 14. Check out the drool-worthy menus and make a reservation at one of these Vancouver restaurants for Valentine’s Day.
This event is brought to us in partnership with Blue Heron Creamery (Vancouver’s first-ever vegan cheese shop). Attendees can expect some welcome bubbly, amazing dairy-free cheeses, canapes, and Old-World all-vegan wine too.
When: February 14 at 7:30 pm
Where: Beetbox — 1074 Davie Street, Vancouver
Price: $25; buy online
On February 16, folks who head to Kafka’s Coffee (577 Great Northern Way) can enjoy a selection of special eats such as Hot Pastrami Shakshuka on a Latke, Eggs on Lox, Mensch’s Famous Reuben Sandwich, Egg Salad on a fresh Challah, Bubbe’s Sweet Cheesecake Blintzes with Fruit Confiture, and more.
When: February 16 at 11 am
Where: Kafka’s Coffee — 577 Great Northern Way, Vancouver
The Harry Potter-inspired beer festival will take place at Big Rock Vancouver Brewery & Eatery (310 W 4th Avenue) on February 16 from 11 am to 8:30 pm. Ticket holders can enjoy a 12 oz welcome beer along with five tokens that will give you access to various beer and activity stations.
When: February 16 from 11 am to 8:30 pm
Where: Big Rock Vancouver Brewery & Eatery — 310 W 4th Avenue, Vancouver
Price: $50; buy online