14 can't-miss Vancouver food events happening this week: October 14 to 20

Oct 13 2019, 10:00 am

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.

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: Burdock & Co – 2702 Main Street, Vancouver

School of Magic Afternoon Tea

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

Richmond Night Market 2019

This market draws crowds from across the province, who travel to check out the rows on rows of vibrant cuisine along with the diverse line-up of nightly performances on the 50-foot entertainment stage.

When: May 10 to October 14, 2019
Where: 8351 River Road, Richmond (near Bridgeport Station)

Say it with WINGS for the Amanda Todd Legacy

From October 1 to 14, WINGS will donate $1 from every order of their Pumpkin Spice wings to the Amanda Todd Legacy. WINGS has also created a special Purple cocktail in memory of
Amanda and on October 10 (World Mental Health Day) wear Purple to a receive a free order of Pumpkin Spice wings!

When: October 1 to 14 with a special deal on October 10
Where: Participating restaurants across BC

Harvest Haus 2019

It’s baaack. Harvest Haus returns for its fifth year of Bavarian-style merrymaking, including traditional eats, music, and of course, tons of beer.

When: October 10 to October 19
Where: 
Hastings Park – 2901 East Hastings Street, Vancouver
Price: $24.99 and up; buy online

Seasons In The Park 30-Year Anniversary Menu

This spot will celebrate its 30-year anniversary this year by offering a special limited-edition menu on offer from October 16 to November 28. The prix-fixe menu will honour the milestone by bringing back fan favourites and classic dishes from the restaurant’s original menu when it first debuted back in 1989.

When: October 16 to November 30
Where: Seasons In The Park – W 33rd Avenue, Vancouver

Taste of Yaletown 2019

The annual food fest is returning for its 15th year of special menus, tasting plates, and expert pairings in the restaurants of one of Vancouver’s swankiest downtown neighbourhoods. Diners can enjoy a variety of three-course set menus from participating restaurants, each with a special fixed price of either $35, $45, or $55 for 11 delicious days in a row.

When: October 17 to 30
Where: Participating restaurants in Yaletown

Wildebeest Fall Game And Mushroom Tasting Menu

Chef Ian McHale is spearheading Wildebeest’s second annual Wildebeest Fall Game And Mushroom Tasting Menu. This meal offers five dishes inspired and made with produce from BC’s forests, farms, and fields from October 17 to 30.

When: October 17 to 30
Where: Wildebeest – 120 W Hastings Street, Vancouver
Price: $60 per person, $32 for additional beverage pairing

Seasonal ‘Fall Game and Mushroom’ Menu at Wildebeest

Wildebeest will feature a Fall Game and Mushroom Menu available from October 17 through 30. The new menu follows the lead of the restaurant’s recent Spring Field and Forest and Summer Farmers’ Harvest menus.

When: October 17 to 30
Where: Wildebeest – 120 W Hastings Street, Vancouver
Price: Reserve by calling or 604-687-6880

Kitchen Table Restaurants Celebrate International Pasta Day

The Kitchen Table Restaurants are celebrating International Pasta Day with a pasta feature at Vancouver’s Pourhouse, Ask For Luigi and Ristorante Di Beppe and North Vancouver’s newly opened Farina a Legna on October 17. Spaghetti Aglio e Olio (spaghetti with garlic and oil) will be up for order a half-price ($9).

When: October 17
Where: Kitchen Table Restaurants

FEAST: Asian Dining Festival 2019

Get ready to take a bite out of North America’s best Asian culinary scene, because a 32-day Asian food festival is happening in Richmond this fall. FEAST: Asian Dining Festival kicks off on October 18 and runs through November 18, 2019, this year. Urging diners to broaden their horizons and try a variety of Richmond restaurants – old and new – FEAST allows diners to indulge family-style.

When: October 18 to November 18
Where: Participating restaurants in Richmond

Eat North presents Drags Benny Vancouver

The fundraiser brunch starts with a welcome drink and brunch canape hour followed by a three-course brunch created by Fairmont Waterfront’s executive chef, Michael Pagnacco. Of course, expect some amazing drag performances!

When: October 20 from 11 am to 2 pm
Where: Fairmont Waterfront – 900 Canada Place, Vancouver
Price: $70 – $640; buy online

Vin Van Long Table

This wine-fuelled long table pop-up dinner is all about BBQ this time. Chef Nick Menzies will be rustling up a multi-course feast of North American and European-inspired BBQ dishes.

When: October 20 at 5 pm
Where: The Ellis Building – 1024 Main Street, Vancouver
Price: $90; buy online