9 Vancouver food events to check out this week, June 5 to 11

Jun 2 2017, 5:07 pm

Hungry for fun? We’ve got 9 tantalizing food and drink events worth checking out here, all going down in or near Vancouver this week. Eat, drink, and be merry!

1. 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

2. Kombucha-making class

Do you love kombucha? Join Laura Reid of Counter-Cultures in a class discussing the basics of kombucha fermentation. Ticket price includes the starting ingredients of your first batch at home (culture + sugar tea + jar).

When: Tuesday, June 6 from 12:30 to 2:30 pm
Where: Groundswell Community Marketplace, Triangle Square (Granville Island)
Tickets: $20; buy via Eventbrite

3. 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

4. Cocktail & Donut Pairing at Cartems

Cartems Donuts (Alison Pudsey / Daily Hive)

Donuts at Cartems Donuterie (Alison Pudsey/Daily Hive)

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

5. Farmer’s Apprentice welcomes Guest Chef Jesse McCleery

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
Tickets: $140; buy online

6. 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

7. BC Shellfish & Seafood Festival

Photo courtesy WildTale Grill

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
Tickets: Price varies per event

8. 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

9. Italian Day

Let your tastebuds start tingling! Vancouver’s annual Italian Day will pack Commercial Drive with pasta, pizza, and partygoers again on Sunday, June 11. Join thousands of Vancouverites in a celebration of all things Italian as Commercial Drive will transform into a 14-block car free zone, featuring over 200 merchants, food vendors, and entertainment.

When: Sunday, June 11, from noon to 8 pm
Where: Commercial Drive (from Venables Street to Grandview Cut)

With files from Hanna McLean and Daily Hive Vancouver staff

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