11 Vancouver food events to check out this week: October 30 to November 5

Oct 30 2017, 4:40 pm

October is a fabulous month for food.

We’ve got Thanksgiving, Halloween, and all the pumpkin spice-flavoured goodies you can get your freshly-gloved hands on.

With so much going on, we almost forget that summer is behind us and the cold weather is here – but at least our bellies will be warm.

Here are 11 Vancouver food events, in or around the city, worth checking out this week.

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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)

Oktoberfest offerings at HandleBar Cafe and Apres

HandleBar Cafe and Apres in Whistler is offering Oktoberfest offerings all month long. HandleBar will be featuring a number of food and beer specials and pairings, including craft beer and German street food such as pretzels, bratwurst, and schnitzel. Patrons can also expect special casks, beer deals, and tap takeovers throughout the entire month of October.

When: All of October 2017
Where: 4557 Blackcomb Way, Whistler

What’s Up? HotDog! becomes Bob’s Burgers

What’s Up? HotDog! in East Vancouver is transforming into the Bob’s Burgers restaurant for the third year in a row to celebrate Halloween with patrons. The Fox TV cartoon series is a cult favourite, so What’s Up? HotDog is gearing up for an even bigger event than last year. The takeover will feature all the Bob-themed dishes from last year’s special menu, along with brand new creations, surely all named after our favourite cartoon burger shop.

When: Saturday, October 28 to Tuesday, October 31, 2017 from 11 am ’til late
Where: 2481 East Hastings Street, Vancouver

The Witchery- Halloween Samhain Dinner

Hosted by Intuitive & Psychic, Chloe Elgar of Chloe’s Countertop, Psychic Medium Natalie Miles- The Psychic Upgrade and plant based chef Emily Davies- Wholesome slice, the Witchery is a mystical five-course plant-based dinner, complete with psychic and tarot readers. Despite this event falling on Halloween, event organizers ask that you come dressed as your normal witch/wizard self.

When: Tuesday, October 31, 2017 from 7 to 11 pm
Where: Heritage Hall – 3102 Main Street, Vancouver
Cost: $111-144 per person; buy via Eventbrite

Choux & Champagne – Eclairs Party Style

Learn to make, pipe, and decorate Cream Puffs and Eclairs in this class by Tartine & Maple. Enjoy a glass of champagne while during and bring home recipes and pastries.

When: Wednesday, November 1, 2017 from 6 pm to 9 pm
Where: The Uncommon Cafe, 477 Powell Street, Vancouver
Cost: $65; buy via Eventbrite

Bone Appetit

On November 2, make your way to the Pinnacle Hotel Harbourfront in support of the BC SPCA’s Vancouver shelter. Enjoy a cocktail and delicious selection of vegan and vegetarian hors d’oeuvres, as well as a variety of silent auction items, all to support animals in need.

When: Thursday, November 2, 2017 from 6 to 8 pm
Where: Pinnacle Hotel Harbourfront – 1133 West Hastings, Vancouver
Cost: $60 per person; buy online

CinCin Mushroom & Truffle Festival Dinner

Head to this one-of-a-kind, five-course truffle dinner experience. In celebration of CinCin’s annual Mushroom & Truffle Festival, this dinner promises to be a spectacular autumn tasting of flavours and funghetti. Paired with the renowned La Spinetta wines from Italy’s Piedmont region, the magical evening will be a taste of la dolce vita.

When: Thursday, November 2, 2017
Where: CinCin Restaurant – 1154 Robson Street, Vancouver
Cost: $195 per person; buy online

Vancouver Health Show

The Vancouver Health Show is a two day consumer event for the health conscious individual. This year, attendees can expect new and reliable food as well as supplement, exercise and lifestyle tips that promote healthier living. The first 100 people through the door on Saturday and Sunday receive free swag bags.

When: Saturday, November 4, 2017 from 10 am to 6 pm and Sunday, November 5, 2017 from 10 am to 5 pm
Where: Vancouver Convention Centre East – 999 Canada Place, Vancouver
Cost: Day Pass $15, Weekend Pass $22.50, Kids under 12 free; tickets can be purchased at door

Vancouver Tea Festival

The Vancouver Tea Festival is back this year for its fourth annual celebration of all things tea. On Saturday, November 4 and Sunday, November 5, head to the Chinese Cultural Centre of Greater Vancouver and the adjacent Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden to dive into the world of the planet’s most consumed beverage (other than water, of course).

When: Saturday, November 4, 2017 from 10 am to 6 pm and Sunday, November 5, 2017 from 11 am to 5 pm
Where: Chinese Cultural Centre of Greater Vancouver (50 East Pender Street) and the adjacent Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden (578 Carrall Street)
Price: $5.95 – $31.95; buy via Eventbrite

Fraser Valley Wine Festival 2017

Known as the Fraser Valley Wine Festival, the event is taking place in Langley on Saturday, November 4 at the Willowbrook Shopping Centre from 7 to 9:30 pm. The 19+ event is hosted by the Rotary Club of Langley Central and tickets are just $55 for “all the wine you can handle.” As well as the different pourings that patrons will be able to enjoy, 12 different Langley restaurants will also be serving up hot and cold hors d’oeuvres.

When: Saturday, November 4, 2017 from 7 pm to 9:30 pm
Where: Willowbrook Shopping Centre – 19705 Fraser Highway, Langley
Tickets: $55, available online