November is here, life is good!
We’re gearing up for the holidays and using every chance we can to celebrate the last few months of 2019.
Vancouver’s bars and restaurants have some seriously drool-worthy experiences for foodies in November.
Make use of this delicious list and tick off the events one by one.
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Trump Champagne Lounge’s School of Magic Afternoon Tea will start on September 16 and run through December 1. The service begins with an assortment of artisanal scones, followed by savoury selections like a Pretzel & Cheese Broomstick, Mrs. Sprout’s Pasty, and Ron’s Chicken Leg to name a few.
When: September 16 to December 1 from noon to 4 pm
Where: Trump Champagne Lounge – 1161 W Georgia Street, Vancouver
Price: $65–$118; reserve online
Big Day BBQ at The American
The Big Day BBQ at The American tailgate launches on September 9 then runs every Sunday after that until end of the year. Enjoy Texas-style brisket, ribs, pulled pork, Tex-Mex pasta salad, smokey slaw, and pit beans too.
When: Every Sunday after that until the end of 2019 at 10 am
Where: The American – 926 Main Street, Vancouver
Prices: Start at $20
Nine Railtown eateries like Ask For Luigi, The Belgard Kitchen, and The Mackenzie Room will offer an exclusive feature from November 1 to 30 with proceeds from the sale of each item earmarked for programming at the Powell Street Getaway, a peer-led resource centre that supports people living with chronic illnesses, addictions and/or mental health challenges.
When: November 1 to 30
Where: Around Railtown
Ancora’s fifth-annual Caviar Festival will take place at its Ambleside and False Creek locations from November 1 to 30. Dishes are available both à-la-carte and as part of a tasting menu for $69 per person.
When: November 1 to 30
Where: Ancora Ambleside – 1351 Bellevue Avenue, West Vancouver; Ancora False Creek – 1600 Howe Street #2, Vancouver
Price: $69 per person
Dante NYC will be coming to Yaletown’s Homer St. Café and bar for a take-over November 1 to 5 from 6 to 10 pm nightly. The internationally acclaimed cafe was founded all the way back in 1915, it will bring its seasonal menu of specialties and aperitivo-style drinks (think Campari cocktails — Aperol Spritz and Classic Negronis served from a fountain) to Homer St. for five days only.
When: November 1 to 5 from 6 to 10 pm
Where: Homer St. Café – 898 Homer Street, Vancouver
The two-day fest will feature 30 independent micro-roasters, including Agro Coffee Roasters, Luna Coffee, Prototype Coffee, Pallet Coffee Roasters, and Rooftop Coffee Roasters to name a few.
When: November 2 and 3 from 9 am to 5:30 pm
Where: Performance Works on Granville Island – 1218 Cartwright Street, Vancouver
Price: $25–$75; buy online
Sunday Night Movie Series at Bells and Whistles
Enjoy movies every Sunday night at Bells and Whistles. November screenings include Airplane! (November 3), Pineapple Express (November 10), Men in Black (November 17), and The Princess Bride (November 24).
When: November 3, 10, 17, 24 at 9 pm
Where: Bells and Whistles – 3296 Fraser Street, Vancouver
The annual festival, now in its 18th year, is one of Canada’s “most anticipated premium world-class culinary festivals” and it supports the BC Breast Cancer Foundation.
When: November 4 to 9
Where: Venues around Vancouver
Price: Available online
This event sees local chefs pair artisan charcuterie with local craft beer. A part of EAT! Vancouver, guests will enjoy eight food stations and six beer samples included in their ticket price.
When: November 5 from 6:30 to 9 pm
Where: Heritage Hall – 3102 Main Street, Vancouver
Price: $59; buy online
Whistler’s epic 10-day food and beverage celebration, Cornucopia, kicks off on November 7 this year. The festival has a huge lineup of events lined up that you don’t want to miss.
When: November 7 to 17, 2019
Where: Venues around Whistler
Price: Ticket prices vary
Origo Club will be hosting Krug brand ambassador Brent Sutcliffe as a special guest when it teams with Moët Hennessy — Louis Vuitton SE for a five-course dinner menu paired with four cuvées of Krug Champagne on November 12.
When: November 12
Where: 6888 River Road #110, Richmond
Price: $350 per person; available online
The inaugural Uncorked – A Celebration of the Science of Wine will be taking place at Science World on November 14. Attendees of this event can look forward to hanging out with “winemakers, viticulturists, and chefs” as they taste some rare and celebrated wines.
When: November 14 from 7 to 10 pm
Where: Science World at TELUS World of Science – 1455 Quebec Street, Vancouver
Price: $89; buy online
This promo is around $27 per person (may vary depending on location) and it starts November 18 and ends on December 1. This gives you just under two weeks to make sure you get in on the deal, which is for dine-in customers only.
When: November 18 to December 1
Where: Participating locations
Vancouver chefs are banding together to bring attention to mental health issues in the kitchen with the inaugural Kitchen Aide fundraiser. Kitchen Aide Vol. 1 features dishes by 11 chefs with all proceeds benefiting Mind the Bar Foundation.
When: November 18 At 6:30 pm
Where: Café Medina – 780 Richards Street, Vancouver
Price: $100; buy online
Hip Hop Trivia Night at Juke Fried Chicken
Teams of up to six are invited to take part in five rounds of questions on all things hip hop. There will be food and drink specials and prizes up for grabs too. Sign up as an individual or a team of up to six via email ([email protected]), Instagram, or Facebook to guarantee a spot or simply walk-in night-of.
When: November 19
Where: Juke Fried Chicken – 182 Keefer Street, Vancouver
On November 20, Origo Club and That’s Life Wine + Sake will welcome Taichiro Fukumitsu of Fukumitsuya Brewery to Vancouver for a collaborative six-course gourmet dinner with a variety of seasonal and classic sakes from the producer.
When: November 20 at 6:30 pm
Where: 6888 River Road #110, Richmond
Price: $145 per person; availability online
Tacofino Launches ‘Shift Change’ Industry Outreach Initiative
Tacofino is launching a hospitality industry outreach initiative called ‘Shift Change’ at its Mount Pleasant location this month. The launch will be a “mingler-style event” with food, beverages, live music, art displays, silent auctions, and more. There will also be a panel discussion with industry veterans and experts about prevalent industry issues such as mental health and substance dependency and the launch of a new app that will provide free, 24/7 access to mental health resources for hospitality workers. All proceeds from the event will be donated to Mind The Bar — a local hub designed by and for hospitality workers that provides access to and information on mental health resources and support services.
When: November 25
Where: Tacofino Ocho – 8 E 5th Avenue, Vancouver