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.
- Starbucks is opening a massive Reserve Bar in downtown Vancouver
- Metro Vancouver's favourite FREE night market is having a holiday event
- Local sauce maker 'heartbroken' over Vancouver Coastal Health's warning
Disco Dumplings at Burdock & Co
This weekly series features a savoury dumpling menu, DJ Chris Allen spinning vinyl, and a flashy disco ball setting the mood. Plates are $10 and guests can choose from an assortment of decadent dumplings including nettle and ricotta with wild greens and pork and burdock with charred chili sauce.
When: Mondays at 8 pm (walk-ins only; reservations on Mondays will only be accepted until 6:30 pm)
Where: 2702 Main Street, Vancouver
A magical new afternoon tea is coming to town next week, so get ready to step into a real-life fairytale at Fairmont Hotel Vancouver. The West Georgia Street hotel, known for their amazing themed afternoon tea services, just revealed their fall theme: Enchanted Forest Afternoon Tea.
Where: Notch8 at Fairmont Hotel Vancouver – 900 W Georgia Street, Vancouver
When: September 7 to November 18; sittings Wednesdays to Sundays at 11 am, 1 pm, and 3 pm
Price: $59 per person; book online
Wildebeest Game and Mushroom Menu
Wildebeest will underscore its philosophy of working closely with local farms, foragers, and providers by offering a seasonal Game and Mushroom Menu available November 1 to 15.
When: November 1 to 15
Where: 120 W Hastings Street, Vancouver
Ancora’s fourth annual Caviar Festival kicks off on November 6. Executive Chef Ricardo Valverde and Sushi Chef Yoshihiro Tabo have crafted an elegant ensemble of caviar menu items inspired by Ancora’s Peruvian-Japanese concept, available until November 27.
When: November 6 to 27
Where: 1600 Howe Street, Vancouver
Whistler’s epic 10-day food and beverage celebration kicks off on November 8 this year. The festival has a huge lineup of events on its schedule that you don’t want to miss.
When: November 8 to 18
Where: Venues around Whistler
Price: Ticket prices vary; buy online
Craft Vancouver is celebrating its 5th birthday with live entertainment, complimentary small bites, a ton of sampling, special anniversary brews, and most importantly, cake. Tickets are $5 and 100% of the proceeds donated to the annual St. Vincent De Paul Charity Drive.
When: November 14 from 5 to 8 pm
Where: 85 West 1st Avenue – Vancouver
Price: $5; buy online
BC Iconic Reds, in conjunction with the Sutton Place Wine Merchant, will be holding the 11th annual BC Iconic Reds Wine Tasting Competition on November 14 at The Sutton Place Hotel. We are pleased to invite you to judge 18 to 20 of B.C.’s best Bordeaux style wines priced from $35 to $135.
When: November 14 from 7 to 10:30 pm
Where: Sutton Place Hotel Vancouver – 845 Burrard Street, Vancouver
Price: $89; buy online
The ever-popular Perogy Lunch. Come to taste some delicious homemade Perogies from our Baba’s, Borshsch, Kolbassa on a bun, and Cabbage Rolls. We’ll also have a display of homemade crafts for sale. This event always sells out so come early and get your fixing of Ukrainian food before it runs out.
When: November 17 and 18 from 11 am to 3 pm
Where: Ukrainian Cultural Centre – 805 East Pender, Vancouver
Hawkers Market will be back in action soon with an event taking place at Rocky Mountaineer Station (1755 Cottrell Street) on November 17. Attendees should be prepared for the beloved Hawker-style market they are familiar with, and then some.
When: November 17 from 4 pm till midnight (entry times at 4, 6, or 8 pm)
Where: Rocky Mountaineer Station – 1755 Cottrell Street, Vancouver
Price: $135; buy online
Similar to wine, both whiskey and cheese are complex to master but easy to enjoy, especially together. Get a closer understanding of four Macallan whiskeys and their perfect pairing, local B. cheeses. Macallan brand ambassador Dan Volway will leave this ‘masterclass’ followed by a four-course dinner paired with Macallan cocktails created by the YEW bar team.
When: November 18 from 5 to 8 pm
Where: YEW seafood + bar – 791 West Georgia Street, Vancouver
Price: $120; buy online