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
There are 60 Vancouver bars and restaurants participating in this years celebratory week, meaning you’ll have ample opportunity to grab a quality Negroni no matter where you are in Vancouver.
When: June 4 to 10
Where: 60 participating restaurants
Heritage Asian Eatery executive chef and co-owner Felix Zhou will bring his signature modern Eastern cuisine to the kitchen at Gastown’s PiDGiN for an exclusive guest chef dinner on Tuesday, June 5. Zhou will work alongside PiDGiN executive chef Wesley Young to prepare a five-course family style dinner featuring an array of unique, Asian-inspired dishes such as albacore tuna with asparagus, scallion sauce and Japanese charcoal; sturgeon with curried tonkatsu broth; and roasted duck breast with Peking sauce, stuffed morels, alliums and scallion pancake.
When: June 5
Where: 350 Carrall Street, Vancouver
Price: $65; book via phone at 604-620-9400 or email at [email protected]
Learn the basics of safe canning, so you can preserve the summer flavours. Recipes demonstrated: strawberry fam and pickled cukes. Go home with samples of each and printed recipes.
When: June 6 from 6:30 to 8:30 pm
Where: Kensington Community Center, 5175 Dumfries Street, Vancouver
Tickets: $50; buy via Kensington Community Centre
Boulevard Kitchen & Oyster Bar will welcome a flagship family winery from the South Okanagan region when the restaurant co-hosts a “Generations Wine Dinner” with Blue Mountain Vineyard and Cellars on Friday, June 8 at 6:30 pm. The one-night-only event – which is limited to 30 guests – will feature a reception and a four-course menu of Boulevard’s signature, West Coast-inspired fare prepared by Executive Chef Roger Ma paired with the unique insights and expertise of Blue Mountain father-daughter ownership duo Ian and Christie Mavety.
When: June 8 at 6:30 pm
Where: 845 Burrard Street, Vancouver
Price: $125; call 604-642-2900 to reserve
Vancouver’s annual Italian Day is set to pack Commercial Drive with pasta, pizza, and partygoers again on Sunday, June 10, 2018. Join thousands of Vancouverites in a celebration of all things Italian as Commercial Drive will transform into a vibrant 14-block car-free zone, featuring over 150 merchants, food vendors, and entertainment.
When: Sunday, June 10 from noon to 8 pm
Where: Commercial Drive (from Venables Street to Grandview Cut)
No one can teach you how to make sourdough, beginning to end, in 2 hours. But in this demonstration event, you will learn the basics: how to care for your starter, how to knead, rest and cook a loaf, with 3 stages of the making presented. You get to go home with a sample of sourdough starter (bring your jar), a piece of loaf, and recipes.
When: June 10 from 1:30 to 4 pm
Where: Trout Lake Community Center, 3350 Victoria Drive, Vancouver
Price: $67; buy via Trout Lake CC