24 Vancouver food events to check out in March

Feb 28 2018, 12:22 am

We made it through one of the coldest and darkest months of the year y’all – it’s time to celebrate. And what better way to do that than get into some seriously awesome food and beverage-focused events?

Dinners, demos, festivals and more – March is in no shortage of delicious destinations.

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Here are 24 food events, in or around Vancouver, worth checking out this month.


Silver Screen Hollywood Afternoon Tea at Fairmont Hotel Vancouver

The Silver Screen Hollywood Afternoon Tea celebrates all the glitz of Old Hollywood, think Marilyn Monroe, Elizabeth Taylor, and John Wayne. Black and white flicks are projected on a screen at the centre of the room, but the real star is the food.

When: Wednesday through Sunday from January 10 to April 1, 2018; seatings at 11 am, 1 pm, and 3 pm

Where: Notch8 Restaurant & Bar at the Fairmont Hotel Vancouver – 900 W Georgia Street, Vancouver

Price: $65 per person

Beta5 Weekend Brunch

Available on Saturday and Sunday, Beta5’s new mid-morning service will offer four rotating pastries for eight weekends only. Starts January 20 and 21 and runs until March 10 and 11.

When: 10 am Saturdays and Sundays until treats run out

Where: 413 Industrial Avenue, Vancouver

Ancora Pescatarian Tasting Menu

This stellar five-course menu will run from February 19 to March 31 for dinners on Sundays through Thursdays. Check out the menu and make your reservations to get in on this spread.

When: Daily from February 19 to March 31

Where: Ancora – 1600 Howe Street, Vancouver

Price: $59 per person ($99 including local BC wine pairings)

Eastside Flea (Bi-Weekly Market)

The Eastside Flea is a modern-day flea market that occurs every weekend in Vancouver. Each event hosts over 50 local vendors selling diverse goods from handmade craftsmen items to vintage clothing, antiques and collectibles, plants, artisan eats and more. You’ll also find food trucks, deejays, pinball machines, a pool table, outdoor courtyard, and other fun things to check out.

When: March 10-11 and 23-25 from 11 am to 5 pm

Where: The Ellis Building – 1024 Main Street, Vancouver

Price: $3 for a single day, or $5 for all weekend

One-time Events

Liuyishou Hot Pot Week 2018

Liuyishou Hotpot Week celebrates Chinese New Year cross Canada. With locations in Vancouver, Richmond, and Burnaby, Liuyishou Hotpot is the perfect place to warm up your Chinese New Year celebrations. What better way to treat your taste buds starting the year of The Dog? A Red Truck Brewery beer pairing is included in the holiday hotpot dinner set menus at all the locations in BC.

When: February 26 to March 2

 3 locations in Metro Vancouver

 $60 to $114; buy via Eventbrite

East Coast Boil at Portside

Settle into a chair at Portside on March 1st to enjoy an authentic East Coast seafood boil. Your ticket includes one free Alexander Keiths, a ‘mountain of fresh East Coast seafood’, and live music by The Sheets.

When: March 1 at 7:15 pm

Where: The Portside – 7 Alexander Street, Vancouver

Price: $33.99

Singles Night and DogClub Cafe

DogClub fosters meaningful friendships and lively conversation through fun, friendly games that revolve around your dog. This singles night is for people ages 24 to 36 (and for dogs up to 30 pounds. Liquor will be available and the first drink is free.

When: March 3 from 8 to 10 pm

Where: DogClub Cafe – #1180 – 8260 Westminster Highway, Richmond

Price: $25; buy online

ISSA BRUNCH TING – Authentic Jamaican Brunch Pop-Up

This authentic Jamaican brunch pop-up features dishes like oxtail stew (slow-cooked and seasoned for 48 hours), spicy fall-off-the-bone jerk chicken, and creamy vegan rasta pasta made with cashew and coconut alfredo sauce. Attendees will also get a complimentary beverage at this event.

When: March 4 from 11:30 am to 1 pm

Where: Kings Cafe – 2223 Kingsway Street, Vancouver

Price: $20; buy online

Make Brioche

Discover the secret of this sweet dough. Make brioche and learn about all the recipes you can make with it. Bring home recipes and pastries.

When: March 4 from 2 to 4  pm

Where: Trout Lake Community Center – 3350 Victoria Drive, Vancouver

Tickets: $57.14; buy via Trout Lake CC.

Craft Beer Launch Party

Head to Craft on March 7 as they add 42 new beers to their core menu. Enjoy live beats, light eats, and a complimentary beer sampling of much of the new lineup.

When: March 7 from 4 to 7 pm

Where: Craft Beer Market – 85 West 1st Avenue, Vancouver

Coquitlam Craft Beer Festival

Enjoy brews from 40 BC breweries, along with local fare from 8-10 restaurants and caterers, at this festival of all things beer.

When: March 9 from 7 to 9:30 pm, March 10 from noon to 2:30 pm

Where: Westwood Plateau Golf Club – 3251 Plateau Boulevard, Coquitlam

Price: March 9 $59, March 10 $49; buy online

BC Uncorked 2018

Local wine and food lovers should head to the 10th annual BC Uncorked to experience the best BC has to offer. Enjoy an indoor tasting tour of BC’s finest wineries (45 of them), and local restaurants and caterers.

When: March 10 from 7 to 9:30 pm

Where: Westwood Plateau Golf Club – 3251 Plateau Boulevard, Coquitlam

Price: $69; buy online

Curry Cup 2018

The highly-anticipated Curry Cup returns to Vancouver next month for its fifth year of curry craziness. This annual event will go down on March 13 at Heritage Hall on Main Street, where eight chefs will compete to see who has created the most outstanding curry of the evening. Attendees of the Curry Cup can enjoy samples of each curry, beer from R&B Brewing, donuts from Cartems, and cocktail and wine samples.

When: Tuesday, March 13, 2018, from 6:30 to 9:30 pm

Where: Heritage Hall – 3102 Main Street, Vancouver

Price: $60 to $69; buy via Eventbrite

Boulevard Kitchen & Oyster Bar Championship-Winning Tasting Menu

Remember that Vancouver chef? The one that recently won the biggest culinary competition in Canada? Well, now you’ve got a chance to try his award-winning dishes for yourself – but only for one night. Chef Alex Chen of Boulevard Kitchen & Bar has put together a four-course tasting menu of his championship-winning fare, and you can try it Wednesday, March 14 by making a reservation.

When: Wednesday, March 14 at 6 pm

Where: 845 Burrard Street, Vancouver

Price: $95 ($45 for wine pairing); reserve by calling 604-642-2900

East Side Beer Fest 2018

Liberty Merchant Company proudly presents the 6th Annual East Side Beer Fest tasting event. The evening will feature craft beers from BC and around the world, along with a silent auction and door prize.

When: March 14 from 7 to 9 pm

Where: The Wise Hall & Lounge – 1882 Adanac Street, Vancouver

Price: $29.99 plus a non-perishable food donation; buy tickets at Liberty Wine Merchants locations

Yaletown Cocktail Crawl

Embark on this self-guided cocktail adventure to discover the latest culinary trends in one of the trendiest neighbourhoods in Vancouver. This trip consists of a unique cocktail and food pairing experience at three restaurants and bars in Yaletown. It all kicks off at House Special.

When: March 15 from 5:30 to 8 pm

Where: House Special – 1269 Hamilton Street, Vancouver

Price: $35-45; buy online

Easy Moroccan Vegetarian Dinner

A three-course Moroccan vegetarian meal will be demonstrated. Sample and take home recipes.

When:  March 15 from 6:30 to 8:30 pm

Where: Kensington Community Center – 5175 Dumfries Street, Vancouver

Tickets: $50; buy via Kensington Community Centre

Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day in Vancouver

One of our favourite holidays ever, Saint Patrick’s Day is centered around eating, celebrating, and of course, drinking all the green beer you can get your hands on. There will be a plethora of celebrations at restaurants and bars, along with exciting events like the annual St. Patrick’s Day 5k run (where you’ll celebrate the Irish way after crossing the finish line).

When: March 17

Where: Events, restaurants, and bars around the city

Vive la Vodka at YEW

Head to YEW to enjoy an afternoon of sipping and shucking, while learning about vodka and oysters. This event includes a vodka tasting, an oyster shucking lesson, a martini and an oyster (along with a preview of YEW’s soon-to-launch cocktail program).

When: March 17 from 2 to 5 pm

Where: YEW seafood + bar – 791 West Georgia Street, Vancouver

Price: $79; buy online

French Gastronomy Series: The Easter Roast

Celebrate and eat Easter like the French. Enjoy a demo and lunch of asparagus, lamb, and a traditional dessert with a glass of wine. Sample the cuisine and take home recipes to recreate it in your own kitchen.

When: March 18 from 1 to 4 pm

Where: The Uncommon Café – 477 Powell Street, Vancouver

Tickets: $69; buy via Eventbrite

Dîner en Plaid

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Head to the 5th annual Dîner en Plaid, to start the Festival du Bois’ festivities with French Canadian food, music, and craft beer.

Dress code? No surprise here – all plaid everything.

When: March 21 at 6:30 pm

Where: John B. Pub – 1000 Austin Avenue, Coquitlam

Price: $30; buy online

Dining Out For Life 2018

On March 22 dine out for breakfast, lunch, or dinner at participating restaurants from Whistler to White Rock and across the Lower Mainland. Enjoy some of the best dishes the region has to offer, while supporting people living with HIV/AIDS. Restaurant partners will contribute 25% of their food sales to A Loving Spoonful.

When: March 22

Where: Participating restaurants

Babes Who Brunch

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Each Babes Who Brunch event begins with the intention to help women grow, connect with one another, and is led by a different fierce female keynote speaker, who shares her insights, experiences and life story.

Its real talk for real women.

When: March 24 from 11 to 1 pm

Where: Glowbal – 590 W Georgia Street, Vancouver

Price: $51.75; buy online

Choux Pastry: The Advanced Workshop

If you’ve made cream puffs and éclairs, maybe you want to learn more about this fabulous family of desserts. Savvy bakers, come and learn how to make a classic saint-honoré and more while enjoying a glass of wine.

When:  March 28 from 6 to 9 pm

Where: The Uncommon Café – 477 Powell Street, Vancouver

Tickets: $65; buy via Eventbrite

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