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.
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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
Trump Champagne Lounge’s School of Magic Afternoon Tea is on now until 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: Now until 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 will take place every Sunday until the end of the year. Enjoy Texas-style brisket, ribs, pulled pork, Tex-Mex pasta salad, smokey slaw, and pit beans too.
When: Every Sunday until the end of 2019 at 10 am
Where: The American – 926 Main Street, Vancouver
Prices: Start at $20
Ancora Yoshida Shuzo + Tenzan Sake Dinner Menu
This one-night-only dinner invites diners to enjoy iconic Japanese craft beer, rare sakes, and Ancora Executive Chef Ricardo Valverde’s signature Nikkei cuisine.
When: October 28
Where: Ancora False Creek – 1600 Howe Street, Vancouver
Price: $175; buy online
Fall Harvest Dinner at AnnaLena
From October 28 to November 3, AnnaLena will offer a Fall Harvest menu featuring seasonal ingredients and flavours. Enjoy a five-course feast in one of Vancouver’s best dining rooms.
When: October 28 to November 3
Where: 1809 W 1st Avenue, Vancouver
Price: $59; book online
Chef Mark Burton, the students of Pacific Institute of Culinary Arts, and Deep Cove Brewers & Distillers will be serving up a family-style BBQ feast at this Beer Meets Grill collab dinner.
When: October 29
Where: Blue Hat Bistro at Pacific Institute of Culinary Arts – 1505 #101, W 2nd Avenue, Vancouver
Price: $90; buy online
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 takeover 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