8 Vancouver food events this week, January 30 to February 5

Jan 27 2017, 6:26 pm

If you are among the many Vancouverites hungry for some fun ways to get out and eating this coming week here are 8 Vancouver food events happening from January 30 to February 5, 2017.

1. Vancouver Hot Chocolate Festival

Taking place now through February 14, 2017, the Hot Chocolate Festival once again makes for a delectable countdown to the sweetest day of the year, Valentine’s Day, when a lot of us are definitely thinking about chocolate. The month-long event finds cafes, sweet shops, and restaurants around Vancouver serving up special cocoa-y creations. Boasting an impressive 29 participating restaurants and cafes (called “chocstars” for the event), there will be an incredible 61 flavours of the warming wintery chocolatey drink to check out this time around.

When: Now through Tuesday, February 14
Where: Check out details including participating locations here

2. Dine Out Vancouver

With an exciting 17 days of foodie events going down in Vancouver, you’re bound to want to go to at least one. Check out the impressive list of events, dinners, tastings, and brunch crawls coming up for Dine Out Vancouver this year.

When: Now through Sunday, February 5
Where: Participating venues across Vancouver
Price: Tickets can be purchased here

3. Unsung Heroes Menu at Blue Water Cafe

This year the Blue Water Cafe’s Executive Chef, Frank Pabst, will celebrate the 13th anniversary of his sustainable seafood festival. Unsung Heroes is a month-long event that brings awareness to local and unique seafoods. Guests in previous years have enjoyed dishes such as red sea urchin trifle, stir-fried jellyfish, and poached periwinkles. Every year, Blue Water Cafe donates 10% of the proceeds from Unsung Heroes to the Ocean Wise program.

When: All of February
Where: Blue Water Cafe 1095 Hamilton Street, Vancouver
Price: For further information or reservations, please contact Blue Water Cafe via phone at 604-688-8078 or email at [email protected]

4. Japan Unlayered: Chef’s Plate Lunches at Fairmont Pacific Rim

Part of the exciting Japan Unlayered events at the Fairmont Pacific Rim, their special culinary offering includes food by Hiromitsu Nozaki, head chef of two Michelin star restaurant Waketokuyama in Tokyo. Under his direction, the hotel’s sushi chef Taka Omi and his culinary brigade will present a limited number of his signature Bento Boxes in The RawBar, over lunch, from January 27 to February 28.

When: Now through February 28, 2017 (Noon to 2 pm)
Where: RawBar at the Fairmont Pacific Rim – 1038 Canada Place, Vancouver

5. Fire + Whisky Vancouver World Chef Exchange Dinner

As a part of Dine Out Vancouver Chef Chris Whittaker (Forage, Timber), will team up with longtime friend Chef Ryan McIlwraith of Bellota in San Fransisco. This five-course collaboration dinner will feature Spanish and Canadian flavours. Food will be served family-style paired with whisky based cocktails.

When: Wednesday, February 1 at 6:30 pm
Where: Timber Restaurant, 1300 Robson Street, Vancouver
Price: $187, book online

6. Benny Bonanza at Joe Fortes

This February head to Joe Fortes for brunch and take part in the restaurant’s Benny Bonanza. Three varieties of bennys will be available for only $9.95 each: Classic Eggs Benedict (shaved ham, poached eggs, hollandaise, housemade biscuit), Sausage Eggs Benedict (housemade pork sausage, poached eggs, hollandaise, housemade biscuit) and BLT Benedict (arugula, tomato and bacon jam, poached eggs, hollandise and housemade biscuit).

When: Saturday, February 4 and Sunday, February 5 (runs through Sunday, February 26); available during brunch hours (11 am to 3:30 pm)
Where: Joe Fortes Seafood & Chop House, 777 Thurlow Street, Vancouver

7. Explore BC Wine Brunch

Hosted by Boulevard Kitchen & Oyster Bar., this stand-up mingler-style event lets guests taste wines from BC’s top wineries along with seafood-focused cuisine of Boulevard Executive Chef Alex Chen. This event includes a stand-up wine brunch mixer, with two wines from each of the seven participating wineries. The event takes place as part of the 2017 Dine Out Vancouver Festival.

When: Saturday, February 4 from 11 am to 1 pm
Where: Boulevard Kitchen & Oyster Barat the Sutton Place Hotel, 845 Burrard Street, Vancouver
Price: $56.50, book online

8. Dough’nya Wanna Have Coffee? at Platform 7

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Platform 7 is adding Cartems doughnuts to their food offerings, and to celebrate, they’ll be having a little party. Head to the coffee shop’s Kitsilano location to enjoy free samples of Cartems’ delicious goodies.

When: Saturday, February 4
Where: Platform 7 Kitsilano – 2300 West Broadway, Vancouver

With files from Hanna McLean