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.
A magical new afternoon tea is coming to town next week, so get ready to step into a real-life fairytale at Fairmont Hotel Vancouver. The West Georgia Street hotel, known for their amazing themed afternoon tea services, just revealed their fall theme: Enchanted Forest Afternoon Tea.
Where: Notch8 at Fairmont Hotel Vancouver – 900 W Georgia Street, Vancouver
When: September 7 to November 18; sittings Wednesdays to Sundays at 11 am, 1 pm, and 3 pm
Price: $59 per person; book online
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: 2702 Main Street, Vancouver
To celebrate its one-year anniversary Parq Vancouver has launched a ‘Passport to Play’ which gives guests the chance to enjoy a variety of discounts and promotions across the resort. The passport is your limited time access to culinary, wellness, gaming and hotel offers. Start collecting your stamps for a chance to win the ultimate grand prize. This celebration run from September 29 to October 31. The Passport to Play is available for ages 19+.
When: September 29 to October 31
Where: Parq Vancouver – 39 Smithe Street, Vancouver
As part of its daily breakfast buffet and Sunday brunch buffet, H2 Rotisserie & Bar is featuring the following special additions from October 1 to 8 including its weekday breakfast like congee with accompaniments, steamed dim sum, sticky rice wrapped with banana leaf, and more for its Sunday brunch like Chinese noodles, stir-fried vegetables, beef with gai lan, spring rolls, and mooncakes.
Each Saturday and Sunday until October 7, the traditional Afternoon Tea in H Tasting Lounge boasts an enhanced menu of Asian and European-influenced indulgences, including a mini-mooncake, green-pea cake, BBQ pork puff, Chinese pastry, pannacotta, prosciutto croissant sandwich, dim sum, charcoal bao, braised pork-belly bao, and an open-faced smoked-turkey sandwich. Additional guests can sip on the Golden Flower, a feature cocktail for the annual celebrations.
When: October 1 to 8; check dates online for specific offerings
Where: H2 Rotisserie & Bar and H Tasting Lounge, in the Westin Bayshore – 1601 Bayshore Drive, Vancouver
If there’s one Oktoberfest event you don’t want to miss this year, it’s the Vancouver Alpen Club’s shindig. Head to 4875 Victoria Drive for one of the many dates this party is going down. There will be German food, beer, and live music all night long.
When: October 5 and 6; October 12 and 13; October 19 and 20
Where: Vancouver Alpen Club (Ballroom) – 4875 Victoria Drive, Vancouver
Price: $35; buy online
DarkLake Tarot and La petite cuillère are partnering to bring you Wednesday afternoon in-house tarot readings and 10% off all tea services. Come by from 1 to 4 pm to get a three-card reading for $10 from Lindsay at DarkLake Tarot and enjoy one of our tiered tea platters. Available every other week.
When: October 10 and 24 at 1 pm
Where: La Petite Cuillère – 55 Kingsway, Vancouver
Whisky lovers can take part in an ultra-exclusive showcase for single malts and journey through the Scottish highlands when the celebrated distillery takes centre stage during a whisky pairing dinner at Boulevard Kitchen & Oyster Bar on October 10. Tickets to the dinner, which pairs a custom menu created by Executive Chef Roger Ma with seven varieties of The Macallan’s world-renowned whiskies, are available for $149 per person plus tax and gratuity.
When: October 10 at 7 pm
Where: Boulevard Kitchen & Oyster Bar – 845 Burrard Street, Vancouver
Price: $149; call 604-642-2900 to reserve
The Infused Dining Series returns to Vancouver for a fourth time from October 11 to 14. Special Guest Chef Joe Sasto (Bravo’s Top Chef) joins Chef Travis in the 315 Kitchen collaborating on a beautiful six-course Pacific Northwest-inspired menu infused with THC and CBD. Each seating can fit 10 guests, every individual is dosed based on their own tolerance level. For more information please email [email protected].
When: October 11, 12, 13, 14 (several seatings on each date, times vary)
Where: Location is announced once you purchase your ticket
Price: $85 – $113; buy online
Put on your Dirndl and Lederhosen and engage with over 150 professionals from Vancouver’s marketing, media, and communications industry. Due to high demand, tickets are selling like soft pretzels, so make sure you get yours. Raise your glass to a night full of bier, brot and fun. By supporting nabs through events like Oktoberfest, you help support Canadian professionals in the marketing and communications industry facing personal, career and family challenges due to illness, injury, unemployment or financial difficulties.
When: October 11 from 5:30 to 11 pm
Where: Deutsches Haus (Vancouver Alpen Club) – 4875 Victoria Drive, Vancouver
Price: $30-$35; buy online
Savour Fall Food Festival is Lonsdale Quay Market’s exciting food and beverage festival from October 12 to 14. Immerse yourself in the taste of Lonsdale Quay Market and explore an assortment of fine foods, from locally grown produce to imported delicacies to freshly made fare. You can watch a culinary showcase, take a delicious market taste tour, and learn more about beer and wine pairings with food. Tickets are just $5 – $10 and some events are free.
When: October 12 to 14
Where: Lonsdale Quay Market – 123 Carrie Cates Court, North Vancouver
Price: $5 – $10 entry
Join Paddlewheeler Riverboat Tours as they celebrate Oktoberfest. Music, pub style menu. and drinks available for purchase in the theme of Oktoberfest of course. Bring your friends, co-workers or family and enjoy this event.
When: October 12 and 19 from 7 to 10 pm
Where: Paddlewheeler Riverboat Tours – #150-810 Quayside Drive, New Westminster
Price: $42; buy online
On October 13 and 14 Win Win Chick-N has a special promo for patrons and it includes $1 fried chicken drumsticks (with a maximum of three per person), and a special $5 meal deal which includes two drumsticks, one Filipino macaroni salad, and a regular drink.
When: October 13 and 14
Where: 12160 First Avenue, Richmond
Vin Van will be running a Sunday Roast Series this autumn/winter, bringing the best of a British Sunday to Vancouver. The first pop-up is happening on October 14 at Cafe Lokal in Kitsilano. Attendees can expect a traditional roast dinner with all the trimmings along with a dessert and of course, wine pairings.
When: October 14 from 6:30 to 9:30 pm
Where: Cafe Lokal – 2610 West 4th Avenue, Vancouver
Price: $55; buy online