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.
Running from May 11 to October 8, this wildly popular event is gearing up for a 2018 season filled with epic eats and live entertainment. There will be over 100 food vendors and 200 retail stalls this year.
When: Fridays and Saturdays from May 11 to October 8 from 7 pm to midnight; Sundays and holiday Mondays 7 to 11 pm
Where: 8351 River Road, Richmond (nearby Bridgeport Station)
Price: $4.25 (regular admission)
Attendees can expect to chow down on grub from 40+ food trucks in “hot food alley” and enjoy live entertainment all summer long. The Friday Night Market will also feature a 19+ beer garden, serving local craft beer and cider as well as Betty’s Vodka Iced Tea.
When: Every Friday from May 4 to September 28 from 5 to 10 pm
Where: Shipbuilders’ Square – 15 Wallace Mews, North Vancouver
The newest theme is a classic but cheeky one, The Great British Tea Party is available now through September 3, with seatings at 11 am, 1 pm, and 3 pm daily. Selections at this tea include Fairmont’s LOT 35 Tea, the Eton Mess with berries, meringue, and whipped double cream, and raisin and butter scones served with Devonshire cream and strawberry jam to name a few.
Where: Notch8 – Fairmont Hotel Vancouver – 900 W Georgia St, Vancouver
When: Now through September 3 at 11 am, 1 pm, or 3 pm.
Price: $65 per person; book online
The Davie Street location of Denny’s is celebrating their grand re-opening after undergoing renovations and will be offering their dollar breakfast deal from 7 am to 2 pm on Tuesday, June 12.
When: June 12 from 7 am to 2 pm
Where: 1098 Davie Street, Vancouver
On Tuesday, June 12, Yaletown will be transformed into a foodie’s paradise. This event serves up grub made by local restaurant chefs and food truck collabs, and it’s sure to be great. A ticket to this shindig costs $69 and it gets you access to all the food along with wine, beer, and cocktail tasters. Patrons can head to the intersection of Hamilton an Nelson and get in on the epic eats at this event brought to us by the Chefs’ Table Society of British Columbia.
When: June 12 from 6 to 9 pm
Where: Intersection of Hamilton an Nelson (Yaletown)
Price: $69; buy online
Pies of Summer
Bake the best pies with the most flavourful fruits of the summer! Recipes demonstrated: Tomato Tarte Tatin, Peach and Strawberry Lattice Pie, and make your own Mini Blueberry Pie. One glass of wine included, go home with printed recipes and one mini pie.
When: June 13 from 6 to 9 pm
Where: The Uncommon Cafe, 477 Powell Street, Vancouver
Price: $69; buy via Eventbrite
L’Abattoir chef and owner Lee Cooper will host Australian chef Mark Best (San Pellegrino World’s 50 Best Restaurants), alongside Calgary-based chef Darren MacLean of Shokunin for a spectacular six-course dinner with wine pairings on Wednesday, June 13 at 6:30 pm. The guest chef dinner will be held in L’Abattoir’s private room, tucked away in a refurbished 19th-century brick-and-beam heritage building located behind the main dining room.
When: June 13 at 6:30 pm
Where: 217 Carrall Street, Vancouver
Price: $200; to reserve call 1-800-656-0173 or buy online
Learn the art of crafting your own concoctions with H Tasting Lounge’s bartender, Dylan Williams. Use locally-foraged ingredients as you mix your way to mastery, with four curated cocktail recipes. Your handcrafted creations will be paired with executive chef Alex Mok’s tasting plates.
When: June 14 from 6 to 8 pm
Where: The Westin Bayshore – 1601 Bayshore Drive
Price: $120; buy online
Guests will receive complimentary wine and beer pairings along with a welcome glass of bubbles upon arrival at this multi-course dinner prepared by Chef Katsuji Tanabe owner of MexiKosher Restaurant, the first authentic Kosher Mexican restaurant in Los Angeles
When: June 15 at 6 pm
Where: TBD restaurant in Vancouver
Price: $125; buy online
This year, Devour! Osoyoos is back and better than ever, offering a wide variety of fun-filled events perfectly suited to food and film fanatics. June 15 will kick off the festivities with a welcome BBQ reception, and then attendees can get into a whole weekend of food-centric events.
When: June 15 to 17
Where: Venues around Osoyoos
Price: Prices vary; buy online
Guests are invited to pull up a chair and tuck into a true, East Coast-inspired communal seafood spread piled high on butcher’s paper and served with all the fixings, including Boulevard’s signature bacon cornbread and sweet Beignets for dessert.
When: June 17 and June 24 at 6 pm
Where: 845 Burrard Street, Vancouver
Price: $65; buy online