16 Vancouver food events to check out in June

May 26 2017, 5:59 pm

Vancouver, it seems summer is finally here.

That means it’s time to celebrate, and what better way to do that than eat and drink the delicious offerings from bars and restaurants around the city and beyond?

Here are 16 Vancouver food events to check out in June.

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1. Coal Harbour Liquor Store Spring Patio Tasting

Taking place on on the waterfront patio at Dockside Restaurant, Coal Harbour Liquor Store’s 3rd annual Spring Patio Tasting will include over 20 suppliers pouring an irresistible selection of international and BC wines, alongside carefully-selected BC craft beers, ciders, and spirits. Your ticket gets you all drink samples, small bites from Dockside, a $10 voucher for use at the store, a free shuttle from Dockside to the store, and 10% off dinner that night at Dockside.

When: Thursday, June 1 from 5 to 8 pm
Where: Dockside – 1253 Johnston Street, Vancouver (Granville Island)
Tickets: $49.95, available via Eventbrite

2. Free Rosé Tasting

June is Rosé month and Wines of Provence kicks-off this celebration with a free tasting of Provence Rosés at the 39th & Cambie Signature Liquor Store on June 3. This free tasting features Wines of Provence Rosés from appellations including Côtes de Provence, Côteaux Varois en Provence and Côteaux d’Aix-en-Provence. Provence-inspired canapés will be provided by Chef Dino Renaerts of Bon Vivant Catering Group to showcase the art and beauty of Provence.

When: Saturday, June 3 from 2 to 5 pm
Where: 39th & Cambie Signature Liquor Store, 5555 Cambie Street, Vancouver
Tickets: Free

3. Vancouver Craft Beer Week

Raise a glass to craft beer in all its ways and glory at Vancouver Craft Beer Week (VCBW). Although things already kicked off on May 26, there’s something for everyone this whole week, including the big weekend-long tasting fest on the PNE grounds June 3 and 4.

When: May 26 to June 4, 2017
Where: Various locations in Vancouver
Tickets: Purchase tickets to each event online

4. Spot Prawn Boil Series at YEW seafood + bar

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On Sunday, June 4 head to YEW to enjoy a family style-Spot Prawn Boil Dining Series. Guests will get a special YEW bib to keep, along with a complimentary glass of CedarCreek Chardonnay with the feast.

When: Sunday, June 4 from 6 to 9 pm
Where: YEW seafood + bar, 791 West Georgia Street, Vancouver
Price: $75-$105; buy via Eventbrite

5. The Cascade Room’s Main Street Cup ll

The Cascade Room is hosting the second Main Street Cup, a bi-annual cocktail tournament open to any bar within a one-block radius of Main Street, from Crab Park to Marine Drive. The Cascade Room will select a maximum of ten mixologists to submit their own signature cocktail using The Botanist Gin and a mandatory foraged ingredient for their cocktail from anywhere on Main Street. Local band, Bonfire Ballerina, will be performing following the competition around 7:30 pm.

When: Monday, June 5 from 4 pm ’til late
Where: The Cascade Room, 2616 Main Street, Vancouver

6. Making Brioche!

Learn the secrets to this delicious and timeless French pastry and how you can use it in other recipes. Enjoy a glass of wine  bring your brioche home with all the recipes after the class. 

When: Wednesday, June 7 from 5:30 pm to 8:30 pm
Where: The Uncommon Cafe, 477 Powell Street, Vancouver
Tickets: $59; buy via Eventbrite

7. Cocktail & Donut Pairing at Cartems

Clough Club and Cartems have teamed up for a memorable night of cocktails and donuts. Tickets include an epic three-course savoury and sweet donut-inspired dinner with cocktails and a welcome beverage too.

Where: Cartems Donuterie, 534 West Pender Street, Vancouver
When: Wednesday, June 7 at 6:30 pm
Tickets: $45; buy via Eventbrite

8. Farmer’s Apprentice Welcomes Guest Chef Jesse McCleery

Farmer’s Apprentice (Photo: Carlo Ricci)

This month’s collaborative dinner at Farmer’s Apprentice pairs Chef David Gunawan and Jesse McCleery of Galiano Island’s Pilgrimme restaurant for a dinner made with local ingredients. This event features a six-course menu with wine pairings.

When: Wednesday, June 7; seatings at 6 and 8:30 pm
Where: Farmer’s Apprentice, 1535 W 6th Avenue, Vancouver
Price: $140; buy online

9. Fly By at Back and Forth Bar

Join the Goose Island crew for a night of beer, ping pong, and delicious eats at Back and Forth Bar on Columbia Street. This tap takeover will feature some special brews not currently available in Canada, so you’ll definitely want to be there.

When: Wednesday, June 7 from 7:30 to 11 pm
Where: Back and Forth Bar, 303 Columbia Street, Vancouver

10. BC Shellfish & Seafood Festival

Enjoy ten days of seafood celebrations during the 11th annual BC Shellfish & Seafood Festival. This is Western Canada’s largest seafood festival and it features culinary tastings, demonstrations, events, and tours in venues and scenic destinations within the Comox Valley.

When: Friday, June 9 to Sunday, June 18
Where: Many events daily in multiple venues
Price: varies per event

11. You Can! Preserve the Summer Bounty #1

In the first class of this short summer series learn how to make strawberry jam, pickled beets and carrots, preserved lemons, and rhubarb sauce. Enjoy wine during this class and go home with samples and recipes.

When: Sunday, June 11 from 11 am to 2 pm
Where: The Uncommon Cafe, 477 Powell Street, Vancouver
Tickets: $59; buy via Eventbrite

12. Dinner & Demo: Plan a Summer Party

Be ready to host the easiest, most delicious summer party after learning to make gazpacho, foccacia, beef kofta kebabs and pannacotta. Enjoy all the food with wine after the demonstration and take recipes home.

When:  Wednesday, June 21 from 6 pm to 9 pm
Where: The Uncommon Cafe, 477 Powell Street, Vancouver
Tickets: $69; buy via Eventbrite

13. Chianti Dinner at Cibo Trattoria

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Photo courtesy Cibo.

The event will pair a four-course Italian meal with an variety of Chianti picked by award-winning sommelier and General Manager and Wine Director of Cibo, Mark Taylor.

When: Wednesday, June 21 at 6:30 pm
Where: Cibo Trattoria, 900 Seymour Street, Vancouver
Price: $89; reservation via OpenTable

14. Eat. Drink. Play

For this event the The Firehall Art Centre brings together restaurants, craft brewers, small-batch distillers, and performers for an exciting celebration. Patrons can expect offerings from establishments like The Diamond, Deacon’s Corner, Clough Club, Tuc Craft Kitchen, Kofta Meatball Kitchen, Save On Meats, The Pint, and Cadeaux Bakery, along with a silent auction and music.  

When: Thursday, June 22 at 7 pm
Where: Firehall Arts Centre, 280 East Cordova Street, Vancouver
Price: $38, $22 for artists; buy online

15. Turtle Valley Bison Ranch Fest

Turtle Valley Bison Company is hosting a day full of food and fun out at the ranch in Turtle Valley, BC. Day admission (11 am  to 4 pm) includes a ticket for the bison burger lunch, access to guided ranch tours, cooking demos by Vancouver guest chefs, a local vendors market, and more. The evening festival admission (4 to 10 pm) includes a bison dinner showcase from three BC chefs, music from Western Canadian bands, and local beers and wines.

When: Saturday, June 24 from 11 am to 10 pm
Where: 724 Squilax Turtle Valley Road, Sorrento
Price: $20 for day tickets, $59 for evening festival tickets, kids 12 and under are free; buy via Eventbrite

16. Greasy Spoon Diner Vol. 28

Get your tickets to this one of a kind charity event that will be featuring Chef Chris Whittaker’s (Forage, Timber) set menu inspired by diner food. Enjoy cocktails, craft beer, and wine. Money from the Greasy Spoon Diner series goes towards A Better Life Foundation , which aims to empower those struggling with addictions and mental illness.

When: Monday, June 26 from 5:30 to 10:30 pm
Where: Save On Meats, 43 West Hastings Street, Vancouver
Tickets: $95; buy via Eventbrite

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