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 Vancouver food events, in or around the city, to check out this week.
Riley Park Farmers’ Market (Winter Edition)
Formerly known as the Nat Bailey Farmers’ Market, the market was renamed after being changed to a year-round event. Visitors will be able to find over 30 producers and a selection of food and coffee trucks. The market also has amenities such as bike racks, an ATM on-site, and at times, live music.
When: Saturdays from now to April 27 from 10 am to 2 pm
Where: Nat Bailey Stadium – 4601 Ontario Street, Vancouver
Disco Dumplings at Burdock & Co
This weekly series features a savoury dumpling menu, DJ Chris Allen spinning vinyl, and a flashy disco ball setting the mood. Plates are $10 and guests can choose from an assortment of decadent dumplings including nettle and ricotta with wild greens and pork and burdock with charred chili sauce.
When: Mondays at 8 pm (walk-ins only; reservations on Mondays will only be accepted until 6:30 pm)
Where: Burdock & Co – 2702 Main Street, Vancouver
Blue Water Cafe has been concocting weird and wonderful culinary creations from the sea for its annual Unsung Heroes Festival for over a decade, and this year’s selection is no different. Now in its 15th year, Executive Chef Frank Pabst has created an array of delights not commonly found on many menus for the festival, which runs throughout the month until February 28.
When: Now through February 28
Where: Blue Water Cafe – 1095 Hamilton Street, Vancouver
This annual celebration of all things hot chocolate is kicking off on January 19 and runs until February 14 – which means you have tons of days to try all of the participating ‘chocstars’ at this year’s fest.
When: January 19 to February 14
Where: Venues around Vancouver
Fortune Sound Club, a Chinatown staple, will be hosting ‘Fortune Food Fair’ on February 10 from 11 am to 4 pm, the Chinese New Year Parade will return to Vancouver for the 46th time on the same day.
When: February 10 from 11 am to 4 pm
Where: 147 E Pender Street, Vancouver
Price: Free entry
Origo Club is a five-course dinner for $100/ per person with Branaire Ducru on February 13 at 6:30 pm.
When: February 13 at 6:30 pm
Where: Orio Club – 6888 River Road #110, Richmond
Price: $100; buy online
Notch8 at the Fairmont Hotel Vancouver will be offering lovebirds a Valentine’s Day-themed tea service hosted on The Roof, on the 15th floor of the building. The $65 tea includes drool-worthy morsels such as sweet butter scones and preserved cherry lemon scones served with passion fruit curd, clotted cream, and strawberry preserve along with Lot 35 tea blends.
When: February 14; seatings at 11 am, 1 pm, and 3 pm
Where: The Roof at the Fairmont Hotel Vancouver – 15th Floor, 900 W Georgia Street, Vancouver
Price: $65; reserve online
The cave lives in the eatery’s private dining room and features floor-to-ceiling custom built chocolate covered walls, along with a stunning array of 20 different chocolate desserts.
When: February 14 from 5:30 pm to close, February 15 from 7:30 pm to close, and February 16 and 17 from 2:30 pm to close
Where: Fairmont Hotel Vancouver – 900 W Georgia Street, Vancouver
Price: $65; make reservations by calling 04-662-1900 or email [email protected]
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. Some of these spots are even spreading the love and giving diners the chance to taste these menus before and after the big day.
When: February 14 and beyond
Where: Multiple Venues in Vancouver