One of the best parts of summer is getting together with friends and enjoying delicious food and drink. Need some ideas for things to do? We got you covered.
Here are 12 Vancouver food events happening in and near the city this week, July 17 to 23, 2017.
1. Wild Bloom
Enjoy an intimate evening focused on getting to know the beauty of naturalist wines. Hosted by Eryn Dorman and Ryan Tanner, and taking place at Dock Lunch in Mount Pleasant, the wine-centric night will also feature farmhouse influenced small bites from the kitchen of Dock Lunch.
When: Monday, July 17 from 7 to 9 pm
Where: Dock Lunch – 152 East 11th Avenue, Vancouver
Cost: $75; buy online
2. Canada 150 Afternoon Tea at the Fairmont Hotel Vancouver
Zeroing in on July 1, and Canada’s big 150th birthday, the Fairmont Hotel Vancouver’s current afternoon tea is Canadian-themed, and features cool vintage Canadian travel decor, custom tea blends, a tiered “tower” of savoury nibbles inspired by different regions in our nation, and a delicious spread of Canadian desserts.
When: Now through September 3; daily sittings at 11 am, 1 pm, and 3 pm
Where: Fairmont Hotel Vancouver
Cost: $59 (Children 12 and under are $29.50); for reservations call 604-662-1900 or email [email protected]
Welcome chef Jonathan Tam of Denmark’s famed Relæ restaurant to co-host a guest chef dinner at The Farmer’s Apprentice. There will be two seatings at 6 and 8:30 pm for this multi-course menu with wine pairings selected by Farmer’s Apprentice and Grapes & Soda wine director Kieran Fanning.
When: Wednesday, July 19 at either 6 or 8:30 pm
Where: The Farmer’s Apprentice, 1535 W 6th Avenue, Vancouver
Cost: $150 per person;buy online
Whistler’s favourite BBQ is back! This summer, SIDECUT at the Four Seasons Whistler will be partnering with different BC craft breweries every week, weaving beer into classic recipes and offering guests interesting pours and a wide selection of barbequed proteins, bright salads and satisfying sides, plus live entertainment. At this price it is more than worth the drive.
When: Thursday, July 13; Thursdays through August 31
Where: SIDECUT – 4591 Blackcomb Way, Whistler
Cost: $34 for adults, $17 for kids (5-12) and $10 for kids under 5
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The Fourth Annual UBC Chef Challenge is back on July 20th. This challenge sees five chefs compete to create the tastiest bites and will feature Land & Food Systems Aggies, a special team of your fellow faculty/students. Challenge attendees can also enjoy three live bands, lawn games, and craft beer.
When: Thursday, July 20 from 5 to 7.30 pm
Where: Amphitheatre on Main Mall and Thunderbird Boulevard
Cost: $20 students; $25 staff, faculty, Alumni, UNA residents; $35 general public; $10 Children over 2 years; buy online
This will be the first ever, public event on the Four Seasons Hotel Vancouver pool deck. The hidden outdoor oasis will be the backdrop for a long table dinner which will feature an urban vineyard theme. The three-course seasonal menu will be paired with wines from Le Vieux Pinand La Stella wineries in the South Okanagan.
Kicking off on July 7, and running every Friday from 5 to 8 pm through August 25, the 600-block of Front Street will turn into a family-friendly market and hang-out zone, complete with artisan vendors from the New West Farmers Market and New West Craft, live music from the New Westminster Arts Council, and food trucks (which you may also catch at the Columbia StrEAT Food Truck Fest this July).
When: Friday, July 21 (and every Friday through August 25, 2017)
Where: 600-block of Front Street in New Westminster
Cost: Admission is free
The Black Bamboo Pop-Up Cocktail Bar at 1219 Granville Street is officially open from now until September 30, running every Friday and Saturday from 8 pm to 11 pm. You can make reservations up to two weeks in advance for this intimate, tropical-themed room which comes complete with live music, entertainment, champagne, and fresh cold-pressed juice cocktails. Patrons can expect something different on any given night, including rotating music themes like funk, hip hop, disco, and 90s jams.
When: Every Friday and Saturday from now through September 30 from 8 to 11 pm
Where 1219 Granville Street, Vancouver (back alley entrance)
The Deighton Cup is back for its 9th anniversary at Hasting Racetrack, and that means it’s time to get pretty and primped for this annual day-long event of the summer. Patrons will enjoy a day full of derby action, food, and champagne at Hastings Racetrack with 5,000 other well-dressed attendees.
When: Saturday, July 22 from 11 am to 6 pm
Where: Hastings Racetrack
Cost: $65 early bird, $75 regular price; buy online
This one of a kind, ultra-meaty outdoor culinary experience features chefs cooking up locally-sourced products and ingredients, and aims to educate guests about becoming a conscientious consumer and buying local – all while filling their stomachs with a ton of high quality grub. Guests will have the opportunity to sip on beers and craft sodas from Victoria’s Phillips Brewing Company, cider from Left Field Cider, and premium BC wines as well.
When: Sunday, July 23 from 1 to 4 pm
Where: Concord Pacific Lot, 88 Pacific Boulevard, Vancouver
Cost: $99.95 (2 tickets per person purchase limit); buy via TicketRocket
11. Sunday Seafood Dining Series at YEW seafood + bar
The latest family-style feast for YEW’s Sunday Seafood Dining Series includes house Summer Sangria and Lobster and Dungeness Crab. Enjoy a glass of CedarCreek’s Chardonnay while you crack into this unforgettable meal.
When: Sunday, July 23, 2017 (and July 30 and August 6, 13, 20, 27) at 6 pm
Where: 791 West Georgia Street, Vancouver
Cost: $75 per person; buy via Eventbrite
Boulevard Kitchen & Oyster Bar is brining back their annual Sunday Seafood Boil Series returns for a third consecutive year. Limited to just 24 seats at each event, enjoy best fresh-caught selections of crawfish, jumbo prawns, clams, mussels and Dungeness crab, served in a traditional East Coast-style seafood boil piled high on butcher’s paper.
When: Sunday, July 23, (and every Sunday from now through September 3) at 6 pm
Where: Boulevard Kitchen & Oyster Bar, 845 Burrard Street, Vancouver
Cost: $62; buy via Eventbrite
With files from Hanna McLean