10 Vancouver food events to check out this week: November 6 to 12

Nov 5 2017, 7:27 am

While the weather is getting colder, the food and beverage scene in Vancouver is getting hotter.

Foodies in the city are prepping their stomachs for the holiday season, and November is the perfect warm up for this. It’s definitely time to get in the groove of eating, drinking, and being merry.

With this incredible lineup of events all month long, how could we not be excited to gear up and take some seriously epic food down during one-of-a-kind experiences?

Here are 10 Vancouver food events, in or around the city, worth checking out this week.

Game On Afternoon Tea at Fairmont Hotel Vancouver

This themed tea offers a selection of goodies such as house made scones, along with cleverly-named offerings such at the savoury ‘Go Fish’ Niscoise Sandwich and Chess-nut Tart (Candied Chestnut, Duck Confit), and sweet treats like the Double Domino Lemon Tart, Red Velvet XO Macaron, and the Checkmate Battenberg Cake to name a few.

When: September 20 to November 26, 2017 from Wednesday to Sunday; sittings at 11am, 1pm, and 3pm
Where: Notch8 Restaurant + Bar -900 West Georgia Street, Vancouver
Cost: $59 per person, Kids 12 and under $29.50

Tipsy Tea at Fairmont Hotel Vancouver

The Fairmont Hotel Vancouver has taken their tea to the next level this time by offering a ‘Tipsy Tea’ 19+ event which runs Friday evenings from October 6 to November 17 at 7 pm. This event is $75 per person. This means you need to get your crew together, head to the tea room in Notch8 Restaurant + Bar, and bring your appetite and your competitive spirit. You’ll be going head to head in games like Snakes & Ladders, Operation, and the Game of Life.

When: October 6 to November 17, 2017 at 7 pm
Where: Notch8 Restaurant + Bar -900 West Georgia Street, Vancouver
Cost: $75 per person (19+ only)

The Holy Crab Monster Roll Challenge 2017

The Holy Crab has concocted an event like no other – The Monster Roll Challenge. Running from October 31 to November 30, the eatery is inviting groups of two participants at a time to finish the Monster Roll as fast as they can and under five minutes. The 36-inch five pound roll will be sliced down the middle and each individual will be required to eat exactly half of the monster. Both contestants will need to eat everything on their half, meaning the table must be clean for the timer to stop.

When: Tuesday, October 31 to Thursday, November 30; Every day from Monday to Sunday during opening hours (Monday to Friday from 5 to 10 pm, weekends from 11:30 am to 11 pm)
Where: The Holy Crab  1588 Robson Street, Vancouver
Cost: Free if you finish in under 5 minutes, $75 if you fail

Eat! Vancouver

The 15 annual EAT! Vancouver Food + Cooking Festival is back. This festival is all in support of Project CHEF and will feature award-winning chefs across Canada teaming up with local chefs for unique dining experiences. This year’s events include EAT! Dinner Series, EAT! Harvest, EAT! Pastry and EAT! Expert Classes, so get planning and then get eating.

When: Monday, November 6 to Sunday, November 11
Where: Various venues/restaurants in Vancouver
Cost: Prices vary per event; buy online

Ancora’s Caviar Festival

For the third year in a row Ancora will be offering a special Caviar Festival menu for the month of November. The menu will feature an elegant ensemble of dishes that showcase several different varieties of caviar. Guests can also opt for a classic caviar tasting with blinis, crème fraiche, and chives. The caviar menu is a la carte. To reserve at Ancora head online or call 604-681-1164.

When: Tuesday, November 7 to Tuesday, November 28
Where: Ancora Waterfront Dining – 1600 Howe Street, Vancouver

Reverse 7-Eleven Day

The Canada-wide chain of convenience stores is celebrating Reverse 7-Eleven Day–on Tuesday, November 7 (11/7), obviously–by giving away FREE medium-sized Slurpees. There’s just one catch… To take advantage of this free giveaway, Slurpee fans have dress backwards. Which may or may not be better than dragging an oversized fish bowl down to your corner store.

When: November 7, 11 am to 7 pm
Where: 7-Eleven locations across Canada

Tacofino x 33 Acres Brewing Dinner

33 Acres Brewing Company and Tacofino are collaborating on a dinner party that’s perfect for taco-loving-beer-drinking Vancouverites (AKA most of the population). On Thursday, November 9, these two beloved local purveyors are teaming up for a five-course dinner at Tacofino’s Hastings Sunrise restaurant, located at 2327 East Hastings Street.

When: Thursday, November 9 at 6 and 8 pm
Where: Tacofino Hastings – 2327 East Hastings Street, Vancouver
Cost: $48 per person; buy via Eventbrite

Cornucopia 2017

It’s time for the annual Cornucopia, “Whistler’s homage to this rugged land of plenty,” when food fans and industry insiders sip and savour the best the region has to offer. This 11-day events showcases BC’s talented chefs, winemakers, brewers, and distillers. Now in its 21st year, you can reserve your spot to experience tastings, seminars, workshops, dinners, and gatherings that puts food and drink centre stage.

When: Thursday, November 9 to Sunday, November 19
Where: Various venues/restaurants in Whistler
Cost: Prices vary per event; buy online

Chicken Nugget Festival 

Someone has organized a Chicken Nugget Festival on Saturday, November 11 and it sounds nothing short of hilarious. Organizers have asked attendees to bring their own nuggets and dipping sauces, and enjoy this widely-loved poultry dish together as one from noon to 3 pm at Central Park in Burnaby. While there won’t be any chicken nugget vendors to buy food on the premises, we urge you to turn your oven to 375 degrees, cook your own nuggets, and head to Central Park on November 11 to celebrate, dip your nugs, and celebrate some more.

Where: Saturday, November 11 from noon to 3 pm
Where: Central Park, Burnaby
Cost: Free

ELLEvate TogetHER

Head to the Fairmont Chateau Whistler for a collaborative culinary dinner on November 12 with three of Canada’s top powerhouse female chefs lending their time and talent for a cause. This event will raise money for cancer research while doing so, highlight other women in the industry. This special event is a part of Cornucopia 2017.

When: Sunday, November 12 at 6 pm
Where: The Grill Room at the Fairmont Chateau Whistler – 4599 Chateau Boulevard, Whistler
Cost: $279 per person; buy online

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